Wanna Know How Much Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Kiss and Trans-Siberian Orchestra 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. These week’s numbers show that Metallica continue to rake it in as do Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which should come as a surprise to no one.

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: Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Date: Nov. 30th, 2018
Gross Sales: $2,026,905
Attendance/Capacity: 16,215 / 16,215
Ticket Prices: $135, $65

Artist: KISS
Venue: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Date: Feb. 20th, 2019
Gross Sales: $1,611,304
Attendance/Capacity: 12,033 / 12,737
Ticket Prices: $995, $405, $200, $105, $40

Artist: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Venue: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Date: Dec. 22nd, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,603,797
Attendance/Capacity: 25,190 / 27,446
Ticket Prices: $74.50, $64.50, $53.50, $44

Artist: Metallica & Jim Breuer
Venue: Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Date: Dec. 02nd, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,597,670
Attendance/Capacity: 12,854 / 12,916
Ticket Prices: $135, $65

Artist: KISS
Venue: Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Date: Feb. 02nd, 2019
Gross Sales: $1,464,975
Attendance/Capacity: 14,191 / 14,659
Ticket Prices: $1,000, $59.50

Artist: Metallica & Jim Breuer
Venue: Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Date: Nov. 28th, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,454,270
Attendance/Capacity: 11,868 / 12,719
Ticket Prices: $135, $65

Artist: KISS
Venue: Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
Date: Feb. 08th, 2019
Gross Sales: $1,014,452
Attendance/Capacity: 9,847 / 10,802
Ticket Prices: $1,000, $29.50

Artist: Nine Inch NailsThe Jesus And Mary Chain & Daniel Avery
Venue: Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Date: Nov. 27th-28th, 2018
Gross Sales: $892,337
Attendance/Capacity: 7,293 / 7,293
Ticket Prices: $135, $99.50

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