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Wanna Know How Much Rob Zombie, Slayer and The Smashing Pumpkins 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, although there’s not a whole lot of that this week.

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 considering: gross ticket sales at festivals (as with Heavy Montreal below) don’t paint a fully accurate picture either, since concessions, vendors, brand sponsorships etc. also account for significant income (but there are presumably much greater expenses involved in putting on the festivals, and way more bands to pay).

Artist: ‘Heavy Montreal‘: Rob ZombieLimp BizkitGojira, etc.
Venue: Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Date: Jul. 28th-29th, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,328,690
Attendance/Capacity: 21,101 / 25,340
Ticket Prices: $244.93, $72.72

Artist: SlayerLamb Of GodAnthraxBehemoth & Testament
Venue: Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Date: May 25th, 2018
Gross Sales: $620,460
Attendance/Capacity: 22,176 / 22,176
Ticket Prices: $59.50, $29.50

Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins & Metric
Venue: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Date: Jul. 29th, 2018
Gross Sales: $469,230
Attendance/Capacity: 6,556 / 7,112
Ticket Prices: $95, $75, $55

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