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Holy Crap, Metallica Are Earning SO MUCH MONEY On Their European Tour

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Metallica’s 2017 North American tour, the first on their latest album Hardwired… To Self-Destructaveraged ticket grosses of over $4 million per show, with their European average last year breaking a $2 million average inside arenas. They’re currently on tour in Europe again, this time in stadiums with much greater capacity than their last run, and… whew, Metallica are really fucking popular unless you somehow missed the memo. Take a look at some of these recent show numbers via Boxscore:

Artist: Metallica, Ghost
Venue: Paris, France – Stade de France
Date: May 12, 2019
Gross Sales: $6,917,057
Attendance/Capacity: 74,889 / 76,183
Ticket Prices: $157.29, $56.17

Artist: Metallica, Ghost
Venue: Madrid, Spain – Valdebebas
Date: May 3, 2019
Gross Sales: $6,781,467
Attendance/Capacity: 69,897 / 70,000
Ticket Prices: $139.91, $95.14

Artist: Metallica, Ghost
Venue: Zurich, Switzerland – Stadion Letzigrund
Date: May 10, 2019
Gross Sales: $5,671,665
Attendance/Capacity: 46,349 / 47,226
Ticket Prices: $172.68, $88.81

Artist: Metallica, Ghost
Venue: Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olumpic Lluis Companys
Date: May 5, 2019
Gross Sales: $5,285,919
Attendance/Capacity: 51,799 / 53,760
Ticket Prices: $140.08, $72.84

Artist: Metallica, Ghost
Venue: Milan, Italy – SNAI San Siro Hippodrome
Date: May 8, 2019
Gross Sales: $3,992,522
Attendance/Capacity: 47,427 / 47,500
Ticket Prices: $95.15, $83.96

As usual, please note that Boxscore numbers are not a wholly accurate reflection of how much money 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 reports do provide a general idea of the earning power of bands, especially relative to one another. And Metallica’s recent numbers are insanely impressive!

[via Ultimate Guitar]

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