Wanna Know How Much Ghost, A Perfect Circle and Night Inch Nails 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.

In particular we’d like to point out the following: Ghost are earning real money now! Given, only one show is listed and that one may not be representative of the whole tour (although it certainly could be), but either way the former band members who filed and lost a lawsuit against Tobias Forge are surely smarting right now.

Artist: Nine Inch Nails & The Jesus And Mary Chain
Venue: New Orleans, LA – Saenger Performing Arts Center
Date: Nov. 23rd-25th, 2018
Gross Sales: $898,329
Attendance/Capacity: 7,350 / 7,350
Ticket Prices: $175, $99.50

Artist: Def Leppard & Scorpions
Venue: Perth, AUS – RAC Arena
Date: Nov. 02nd, 2018
Gross Sales: $829,774
Attendance/Capacity: 9,223 / 10,355
Ticket Prices: $147.88, $74.91

Artist: A Perfect CircleTricky & Night Club
Venue: Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center
Date: Nov. 13th, 2018
Gross Sales: $142,738
Attendance/Capacity: 2,120 / 4,919
Ticket Prices: $76.50, $25

Artist: Ghost
Venue: Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
Date: Nov. 20th, 2018
Gross Sales: $123,208
Attendance/Capacity: 2,572 / 2,827
Ticket Prices: $75, $39.50

More concert grosses are available at Boxscore.

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