Enlarge Recent ticket sales numbers for Guns N' Roses, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and ZZ Top are quite impressive.

Wanna Know How Much Guns N’ Roses, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and ZZ Top 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.

That Guns N’ Roses currently earn a ton of money shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is also a cash cow, having split into two simultaneously touring units that cleans up during the holiday season. It’s good to see ZZ Top appear on this list still selling well also.


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: Guns N’ Roses & Wonderboom
Venue: Johannesburg, SAF – FNB Stadium
Date: Nov. 29th, 2018
Gross Sales: $3,092,383
Attendance/Capacity: 52,042 / 59,603
Ticket Prices: $96.29, $32.10

Artist: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Venue: Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
Date: Dec. 19th, 2018
Gross Sales: $585,288
Attendance/Capacity: 8,992 / 9,730
Ticket Prices: $87.50, $36

Artist: ZZ Top
Venue: San Jose, CA – City National Civic
Date: Jan. 13th, 2019
Gross Sales: $217,873
Attendance/Capacity: 2,564 / 2,946
Ticket Prices: $110, $85, $65

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