Here’s How Much Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, A Perfect Circle, Deftones 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.
For a deeper dive on numbers for other recent shows by Guns N’ Roses, Metallica and Iron Maiden, click those there links.
Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Our Lady Peace
Venue: Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Date: Aug. 19th, 2017
Gross Sales: $2,539,510
Attendance/Capacity: 23,117 / 27,685
Ticket Prices: $318.44, $49.11
Artist: Iron Maiden & Ghost
Venue: St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Date: Jun. 16th, 2017
Gross Sales: $1,148,500
Attendance/Capacity: 14,494 / 15,825
Ticket Prices: $99.50, $39.50
Artist: Deftones, Rise Against, Thrice & Three Trapped Tigers
Venue: Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Date: Jun. 17th, 2017
Gross Sales: $287,663
Attendance/Capacity: 9,000 / 9,445
Ticket Prices: $49.50
Artist: A Perfect Circle & Prayers
Venue: San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Date: Apr. 11th, 2017
Gross Sales: $259,198
Attendance/Capacity: 4,450 / 4,805
Ticket Prices: $99.95, $30
More sales figures are available at The PRP, including Babymetal, At the Drive In, Anthrax, Testament, Amon Amarth and more.