Wanna Know How Much Korn, Mastodon, Sabaton 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.

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.

Also worth noting: Korn’s numbers are from their tour in South American — where they rarely play — so they might not be representative of what the band would pull in the U.S.

Artist: Korn
Venue: Buenos Aires, ARG – Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
Date: Apr. 25th, 2017
Gross Sales: $420,072
Attendance/Capacity: 6,436 / 8,000
Ticket Prices: $71.50, $45.50

Artist: Korn
Venue: Sao Paulo, BRA – Espaco das Americas
Date: Apr. 19th, 2017
Gross Sales: $257,000
Attendance/Capacity: 3,458 / 6,300
Ticket Prices: $161.16, $45.13

Artist: Korn
Venue: Santiago, CHL – Teatro Caupolican
Date: Apr. 27th, 2017
Gross Sales: $240,922
Attendance/Capacity: 4,407 / 5,000
Ticket Prices: $75.30, $54.22

Artist: Korn
Venue: Bogota, COL – Corferias
Date: Apr. 17th, 2017
Gross Sales: $231,374
Attendance/Capacity: 2,703 / 4,000
Ticket Prices: $104.59, $62.41

Artist: MastodonEagles Of Death Metal & Russian Circles
Venue: New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Date: May 11th, 2017
Gross Sales: $144,170
Attendance/Capacity: 3,255 / 3,291
Ticket Prices: $65, $39.50

Artist: Korn
Venue: Porto Alegre, BRA – Pepsi On Stage
Date: Apr. 23rd, 2017
Gross Sales: $112,012
Attendance/Capacity: 1,876 / 5,500
Ticket Prices: $123.68, $57.08

Artist: Korn
Venue: Curitiba, BRA – Live Curitiba
Date: Apr. 21st, 2017
Gross Sales: $105,413
Attendance/Capacity: 1,385 / 4,800
Ticket Prices: $228.44, $95.18

Artist: SabatonLeaves Eyes & Battle Beast
Venue: New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
Date: Apr. 21st, 2017
Gross Sales: $51,859
Attendance/Capacity: 1,957 / 2,150
Ticket Prices: $75, $13

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