Wanna Know How Much Money Korn, Motörhead, Megadeth, Danzig and Others Earn to Play Shows?


The latest Boxscore report has landed and, as usual, The PRP’s done the heavy-lifting of sorting through it and posting the box office numbers of some notable metal and hard rock bands.

As usual, note that these numbers are not a wholly accurate reflection of how much money these artists take home. After the ticket numbers are in, the bands still need to pay their crew and travel expenses, share a cut with the promoter, pay their manager and booking agent, etc. On the other side of it, the numbers also don’t include any money earned from merch sales. But these Boxscore reports do provide a general idea of the earning power of each of these bands, especially relative to one another.

Here are a few highlights:

Artist: Motörhead, Saxon & Crobot
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
Date: Aug. 22nd, 2015
Gross Sales: $113,693
Attendance/Capacity: 2,868 / 4,500
Ticket Prices: $48, $35.50

Artist: Megadeth & Children Of Bodom
Venue: Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
Date: Oct. 18th, 2015
Gross Sales: $170,593
Attendance/Capacity: 2,823 / 5,278
Ticket Prices: $70.27

Artist: Danzig, Superjoint , Veil of Maya, Prong & Witch Mountain
Venue: Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Date: Oct. 18th, 2015
Gross Sales: $24,646
Attendance/Capacity: 784 / 950
Ticket Prices: $34.83, $30.96

Artist: Korn, Suicide Silence & Islander
Venue: Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q/Waller Creek Amphitheatere
Date: Oct. 19th, 2015
Gross Sales: $115,655
Attendance/Capacity: 2,200 / 2,200
Ticket Prices: $60, $55

The PRP has lots more. Check ’em out.

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