Wanna Know How Much System of a Down, Tool, Guns N’ Roses, Slayer and More 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.

Of particular note this week: fuck, System of a Down are raking it in! These numbers confirm our theory that the band’s 12-year hiatus from releasing new music only seems to have helped their popularity. Tool are also cleaning up on the road, and Guns N’ Roses’ reunion continues to be a massive success.

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.

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Point Of View
Venue: Dubai, UAE – Autism Rocks Arena
Date: Mar. 03rd, 2017
Gross Sales: $3,643,960
Attendance/Capacity: 26,502 / 26,502
Ticket Prices: $270.86, $108.89

Artist: System Of A Down & Code Orange
Venue: Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
Date: Jun. 01st, 2017
Gross Sales: $1,127,960
Attendance/Capacity: 13,805 / 13,805
Ticket Prices: $95.14, $84.86

Artist: Tool & The Crystal Method
Venue: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Date: Jun. 15th, 2017
Gross Sales: $1,117,210
Attendance/Capacity: 13,269 / 13,269
Ticket Prices: $94.56, $56.74

Artist: Slayer
Venue: Santiago, CHL – Movistar Arena
Date: May 08th, 2017
Gross Sales: $480,485
Attendance/Capacity: 12,168 / 16,088
Ticket Prices: $89, $35.94

More numbers from Deftones, The Amity Affliction, Def Leppard and more are available at The PRP.

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