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Wanna Know How Much Money Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Mastodon, Soulfly and Others Earn to Play Shows?

  • Axl Rosenberg


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: Rob Zombie & Godsmack
Venue: Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Date: Oct. 06th, 2015
Gross Sales: $168,244
Attendance/Capacity: 3,440 / 6,793
Ticket Prices: $49.50

Artist: Mastodon, Clutch & Corrosion Of Conformity
Venue: Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
Date: Oct. 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $62,300
Attendance/Capacity: 1,644 / 3,150
Ticket Prices: $80, $35

Artist: Soulfly, Soilwork & Shattered Sun
Venue: Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Date: Oct. 15th, 2015
Gross Sales: $12,415
Attendance/Capacity: 519 / 625
Ticket Prices: $26.93, $23.08

Artist: Unearth, Wovenwar & Extinction A.D.
Venue: Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
Date: Oct. 14th, 2015
Gross Sales: $2,523
Attendance/Capacity: 160 / 900
Ticket Prices: $16, $13

The PRP has lots more. Check ’em out.

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