Don’t Worry, Metallica are Still Crazy Rich


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 Boxscore features numbers from some recent Metallica shows, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone reading this to learn that they still bring in insane amounts of money. You can click here and here for some examples of more Metallica show gross reports from the recent past.

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: Metallica & Jim Breuer
Venue: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Date: Jan. 24th, 2019
Gross Sales: $2,213,550
Attendance/Capacity: 16,340 / 16,340
Ticket Prices: $145, $75

Artist: Metallica & Jim Breuer
Venue: Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Date: Jan. 18th, 2019
Gross Sales: $2,195,900
Attendance/Capacity: 17,612 / 17,612
Ticket Prices: $135, $65

Artist: Def Leppard
Venue: London, UK – O2 Arena
Date: Dec. 06th, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,017,480
Attendance/Capacity: 16,511 / 18,070
Ticket Prices: $70, $47.73

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