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Here’s How Much Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Lamb of God 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. This week’s report is particularly packed, with 366 shows listed!

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: MetallicaAvenged Sevenfold & Volbeat
Venue: Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Date: Jul. 19th, 2017
Gross Sales: $3,258,580
Attendance/Capacity: 29,218 / 34,375
Ticket Prices: $205.34, $66.87

Artist: SlayerLamb Of God & Behemoth
Venue: Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Date: Jul. 18th, 2017
Gross Sales: $176,867
Attendance/Capacity: 3,688 / 4,500
Ticket Prices: $52, $33.30

Artist: MegadethMeshuggahTesseracT & Lillake
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Date: Jul. 11th, 2017
Gross Sales: $89,418
Attendance/Capacity: 2,245 / 4,500
Ticket Prices: $42, $39.50

Artist: Lamb Of GodBehemoth & Cryptopsy
Venue: Montreal, QC – Metrpolis
Date: Jul. 24th, 2017
Gross Sales: $88,164
Attendance/Capacity: 2,264 / 2,264
Ticket Prices: $43.85, $39.46

Waaaay more show grosses are listed at The PRP, including those for Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch, In This Moment, Melvins, DragonForce and more.

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