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Iron Maiden are Making Insane Money on Their Current World Tour

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Billboard has released attendance and grosses for some of the shows on Iron Maiden’s current world tour, and holy fucking crap: they’re making bank!

Now, running an Iron Maiden tour is far from cheap, so these grosses don’t reflect the amount the band actually takes home. As we know, they’ve chartered a customized 747 jet to fly the band, their crew, their stage setup and their gear between cities; the costs of that alone must be astronomical, between the rental of the plane itself, overhauling it for the needs of the tour, fuel, flight crew, etc. And the band also has to pay their own crew, hotels, management, their agency, the opening band (in this case Anthrax, who themselves aren’t cheap), food/drink for everyone, etc. before they even see a pound. The promoter and/or ticketing agency probably takes a cut, too.

BUT these figures do not include merch, merch being an area in which Iron Maiden notoriously clean up. Last time I went to see them (five years ago?) all t-shirts were $40 (!), and the merch booths were completely mobbed before and after the show.

So… take these figures with a grain of salt… but not a spoonful. The six lads in Iron Maiden are definitely all making a pretty penny here… except perhaps for Janick Gers. Poor Janick!

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: Estadio Nacional Jorge Magico Gonzalez
City/State: San Salvador, El Salvador
Date: March 6, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,331,925
Attendance/Capacity: 22,041 / 22,041
Ticket Prices: $175, $15

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma
City/State: San Jose, Costa Rica
Date: March 8, 2016
Gross Sales: $996,194
Attendance/Capacity: 16,655 / 18,000
Ticket Prices: $100.36, $32.84

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: Estadio Nacional
City/State: Santiago, Chile
Date: March 11, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,181,940
Attendance/Capacity: 54,911 / 56,674
Ticket Prices: $123.01, $28.94

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes
City/State: Cordoba, Argentina
Date: March 13, 2016
Gross Sales: $857,309
Attendance/Capacity: 17,680 / 18,600
Ticket Prices: $80.43, $36.86

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: Estadio Velez Sarsfield
City/State: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: March 15, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,558,520
Attendance/Capacity: 32,629 / 32,629
Ticket Prices: $77.08, $37.03

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: HSBC Arena
City/State: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: March 17, 2016
Gross Sales: $844,709
Attendance/Capacity: 12,219 / 12,219
Ticket Prices: $156.12, $29.11

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: Esplanada do Mineirao
City/State: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Date: March 19, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,165,280
Attendance/Capacity: 16,844 / 16,844
Ticket Prices: $157.31, $34.50

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: Ginasio Nilson Nelson
City/State: Brasilia, Brazil
Date: March 22, 2016
Gross Sales: $631,263
Attendance/Capacity: 10,942 / 11,380
Ticket Prices: $132.45, $27.59

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: Arena Castelao
City/State: Fortaleza, Brazil
Date: March 24, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,449,220
Attendance/Capacity: 23,531 / 23,531
Ticket Prices: $215.35, $13.84

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, ANTHRAX
Venue: Allianz Parque
City/State: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date: March 26, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,844,250
Attendance/Capacity: 39,583 / 39,583
Ticket Prices: $168.17, $27.12

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, THE RAVEN AGE
Venue: Madison Square Garden
City/State: New York City, New York
Date: March 30, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,472,331
Attendance/Capacity: 13,289 / 13,289
Ticket Prices: $125, $64.50

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, THE RAVEN AGE
Venue: Bell Centre
City/State: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date: April 1, 2016
Gross Sales: $866,918
Attendance/Capacity: 14,963 / 14,963
Ticket Prices: $67.47, $42.02

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, THE RAVEN AGE
Venue: Air Canada Centre
City/State: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: April 3, 2016
Gross Sales: $889,288
Attendance/Capacity: 13,734 / 13,734
Ticket Prices: $74.91, $38.03

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, THE RAVEN AGE
Venue: Palace Of Auburn Hills
City/State: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Date: April 5, 2016
Gross Sales: $750,508
Attendance/Capacity: 10,232 / 10,900
Ticket Prices: $89.50, $29.50

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, THE RAVEN AGE
Venue: United Center
City/State: Chicago, Illinois
Date: April 6, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,085,976
Attendance/Capacity: 13,968 / 13,968
Ticket Prices: $89.50, $39.50

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, THE RAVEN AGE
Venue: Rexall Place
City/State: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date: April 8, 2016
Gross Sales: $842,035
Attendance/Capacity: 12,813 / 12,813
Ticket Prices: $74.40, $22.51

Artist/Event: IRON MAIDEN, THE RAVEN AGE
Venue: Rogers Arena
City/State: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: April 9, 2016
Gross Sales: $794,762
Attendance/Capacity: 12,478 / 13,405
Ticket Prices: $74.59, $22.57

[via Blabbermouth]

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