How Much Do Alice in Chains, Deftones, Chris Cornell 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.

Some highlights:

Artist: Alice in Chains & Puddles Pity Party
Venue: New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Date: Jul. 25th-26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $373,495
Attendance/Capacity: 5,356 / 5,356
Ticket Prices: $94, $70, $60, $44.50

Artist: Shinedown, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry and Whiskey Myers
Venue: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Date: Aug. 13th, 2016
Gross Sales: $277,947
Attendance/Capacity: 7,216 / 7,238
Ticket Prices: $49.50, $39.50

Artist: Deftones & Refused
Venue: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Date: Aug. 07th, 2016
Gross Sales: $148,757
Attendance/Capacity: 3,766 / 6,218
Ticket Prices: $39.50

Artist: Chris Cornell
Venue: Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
Date: Jul. 12th, 2016
Gross Sales: $94,451
Attendance/Capacity: 1,527 / 1,950
Ticket Prices: $76, $25

There’s a lot more over at The PRP.

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