Wanna Know How Much Money Mötley Crüe, Godflesh, Kamelot, 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: Mötley Crüe
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Date: Dec. 28th, 30th-31st, 2015
Gross Sales: $2,760,290
Attendance/Capacity: 37,090 / 41,739
Ticket Prices: $159.50, $99.50, $59.50, $20

Artist: Blind Guardian & Grave Digger
Venue: Anaheim, CA – City National Grove Of Anaheim
Date: Nov. 21st, 2015
Gross Sales: $39,027
Attendance/Capacity: 1,252 / 1,700
Ticket Prices: $39.50, $29.50

Artist: Kamelot & DragonForce
Venue: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Date: Nov. 25th, 2015
Gross Sales: $14,498
Attendance/Capacity: 441 / 1,200
Ticket Prices: $100, $35, $27.50

Artist: Godflesh & Prurient
Venue: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Date: Oct. 01st, 2015
Gross Sales: $10,205
Attendance/Capacity: 314 / 500
Ticket Prices: $32.50

The PRP has lots more. Check ’em out.

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