Wanna Know How Much Money Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, 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: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Date: Feb. 26th-27th, 2016
Gross Sales: $3,471,530
Attendance/Capacity: 29,411 / 29,411
Ticket Prices: $184.50, $144.50, $90, $60

Artist: AC/DC & Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Venue: Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Date: Feb. 02nd, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,544,102
Attendance/Capacity: 21,337 / 21,337
Ticket Prices: $137, $72

Artist: Iron Maiden, Anthrax & The Raven Age
Venue: Mexico City, MEX – Palacio de los Deportes
Date: Mar. 03rd-04th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,952,233
Attendance/Capacity: 39,059 / 39,059
Ticket Prices: $66.44, $22.51

The PRP has lots more. Check ’em out.

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