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Wanna Know How Much Babymetal, Def Leppard, and Others Earn to Play Live 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. This week’s report is light on metal bands you will actually care about it, but it’s still always interesting to look at the numbers.

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 the opening acts, cover 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: Red Hot Chili Peppers, BABYMETAL & Jack Irons
Venue: Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Date: Apr. 29th, 2017
Gross Sales: $1,314,362
Attendance/Capacity: 13,554 / 13,554
Ticket Prices: $103, $53

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers, BABYMETAL & Jack Irons
Venue: Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Date: Apr. 26th, 2017
Gross Sales: $1,178,414
Attendance/Capacity: 12,557 / 12,557
Ticket Prices: $102, $52

Artist: Def Leppard, Poison & Tesla
Venue: Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Date: Apr. 17th, 2017
Gross Sales: $896,974
Attendance/Capacity: 9,935 / 9,935
Ticket Prices: $125, $39.50


More over at Boxscore.

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