Wanna Know How Much Money The Smashing Pumpkins, Disturbed, August Burns Red, Def Leppard 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: August Burns Red, Between The Buried & Me & Good Tiger
Venue: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Date: Mar. 14th, 2016
Gross Sales: $32,260
Attendance/Capacity: 1,150 / 1,180
Ticket Prices: $27, $24

Artist: Disturbed & Nonpoint
Venue: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Date: Mar. 16th, 2016
Gross Sales: $43,764
Attendance/Capacity: 1,199 / 1,301
Ticket Prices: $38.50

Artist: Smashing Pumpkins & Liz Phair
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at Ace Hotel
Date: Mar. 26th-27th, 2016
Gross Sales: $228,051
Attendance/Capacity: 2,813 / 3,253
Ticket Prices: $80, $50

Artist: Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon & Tesla
Venue: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Date: May 15th, 2016
Gross Sales: $507,983
Attendance/Capacity: 6,757 / 6,757
Ticket Prices: $79, $59

The PRP has lots more. Check ’em out.

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