Wanna Know How Much Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters 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. It’s been a while since we’ve posted one of these, and this one’s light on the metal but heavy on ’90s alt 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.

Artist: Foo Fighters & The Struts
Venue: New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
Date: Jul. 16th-17th, 2018
Gross Sales: $2,747,430
Attendance/Capacity: 31,343 / 31,343
Ticket Prices: $93, $73.50, $53.50

Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins & Metric
Venue: New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
Date: Aug. 01st, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,221,076
Attendance/Capacity: 12,055 / 12,055
Ticket Prices: $150, $109, $69, $49, $29

Artist: Nine Inch Nails & The Jesus And Mary Chain
Venue: Washington, DC – The Anthem
Date: Oct. 09th-10th, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,147,225
Attendance/Capacity: 11,290 / 12,000
Ticket Prices: $175, $95

Artist: Journey & Def Leppard, Foreigner
Venue: San Francisco, CA –AT&T Park
Date: Sept. 21, 2018
Gross Sales: $3,915,971
Attendance/Capacity: 35,617 / 35,617
Ticket Prices: $176, $96, $66, $39.50

More figures available over at Boxscore.

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