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Here’s How Much Anthrax, Coheed & Cambria, Mastodon and More 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.

Here are a few samples:

Artist: MastodonOpethGojira & Eagles Of Death Metal
Venue: Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory Outdoor Stage
Date: May 06th, 2017
Gross Sales: $229,330
Attendance/Capacity: 2,700 / 4,967
Ticket Prices: $32.50

Artist: Coheed And Cambria & The Dear Hunter
Venue: New York, NY – Terminal 5
Date: May 05th, 2017
Gross Sales: $120,116
Attendance/Capacity: 2,755 / 2,800
Ticket Prices: $45, $39.50

Artist: AnthraxKillswitch Engage & The Devil Wears Prada
Venue: Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Date: Apr. 05th, 2017
Gross Sales: $48,425
Attendance/Capacity: 1,366 / 2,800
Ticket Prices: $40, $35

The PRP has a bunch more, including Sevendust, Behemoth, The Sword and Mutoid Man.

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