Wanna Know How Much Money Metallica, Megadeth, Tool 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: Metallica & Cage The Elephant
Venue: San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
Date: Feb. 06th, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,341,114
Attendance/Capacity: 41,119 / 43,681
Ticket Prices: $149.50, $49.50
Artist: Tool, Primus & 3TEETH
Venue: Southaven, MS – Landers Center
Date: Jan. 19th, 2016
Gross Sales: $572,627
Attendance/Capacity: 7,812 / 8,085
Ticket Prices: $79.50, $55
Artist: Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Children Of Bodom & Havok
Venue: Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Date: Feb. 20th, 2016
Gross Sales: $135,511
Attendance/Capacity: 3,175 / 4,282
Ticket Prices: $49.50
Artist: Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven & Power Trip
Venue: Hollywood, CA – Palladium
Date: Feb. 12th, 2016
Gross Sales: $116,620
Attendance/Capacity: 3,789 / 4,594
Ticket Prices: $39, $35
The PRP has lots more. Check ’em out.