Wanna Know How Much Money Metallica Earned on Their Recent European/U.K. Tour?


News flash: Metallica are still really fucking rich! Here are some eye-popping numbers for you from recent history:

Metallica’s 2017 North American tour, the first on their latest album Hardwired… To Self-Destructaveraged ticket grosses of over $4 million per show.

Their European tour in 2018 saw the band breaking a $2 million average. That was all inside the “cozy” confines of indoor arenas… no stadiums. An American arena tour later that year posted similar numbers.

Some figures from their European stadium tour this past spring saw the band regularly clear $5 million in grosses, sometimes even surpassing $6 million.

And now we’ve got numbers from the band’s current summer European run via Boxscore via The PRP. From a 13-show sampling for which numbers are currently available out of the 19-date run, all of them cleared $4 million, with the highest, in Slane, Ireland, topping $8 million. Shew!

Note that these numbers are not a wholly accurate reflection of how much money the band takes 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 bands, especially relative to one another.

Here are the stats:

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Slane, IRE – Slane Castle
Date: Jun. 08th, 2019
Gross Sales: $8,194,075
Attendance/Capacity: 71,122 / 78,824
Ticket Prices: $115.21

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Berlin, GER – Olympiastadion
Date: Jul. 06th, 2019
Gross Sales: $6,745,329
Attendance/Capacity: 68,452 / 68,452
Ticket Prices: $98.54

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: London, UK – Twickenham Stadium
Date: Jun. 20th, 2019
Gross Sales: $6,080,657
Attendance/Capacity: 51,819 / 52,244
Ticket Prices: $117.34

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Moscow, RUS – Luzhniki Stadium
Date: Jul. 21st, 2019
Gross Sales: $6,073,606
Attendance/Capacity: 61,546 / 63,505
Ticket Prices: $98.68

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Hameenlinna, FIN – Festival Park
Date: Jul. 16th, 2019
Gross Sales: $5,330,615
Attendance/Capacity: 55,519 / 55,519
Ticket Prices: $96.01

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Brussels, BEL – King Baudouin Stadium
Date: Jun. 16th, 2019
Gross Sales: $5,243,080
Attendance/Capacity: 49,039 / 49,039
Ticket Prices: $106.92

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Amsterdam, NET – Amsterdam Arena
Date: Jun. 11th, 2019
Gross Sales: $5,151,429
Attendance/Capacity: 50,576 / 50,576
Ticket Prices: $101.86

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Copenhagen, DEN – Telia Parken
Date: Jul. 11th, 2019
Gross Sales: $4,811,332
Attendance/Capacity: 44,944 / 45,698
Ticket Prices: $107.05

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Tartu, EST – Raadi Airfield
Date: Jul. 18th, 2019
Gross Sales: $4,791,241
Attendance/Capacity: 59,099 / 59,099
Ticket Prices: $81.07

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi Stadion
Date: Jul. 09th, 2019
Gross Sales: $4,668,092
Attendance/Capacity: 63,348 / 63,348
Ticket Prices: $73.69

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Manchester, UK – Etihad Stadium
Date: Jun. 18th, 2019
Gross Sales: $4,510,011
Attendance/Capacity: 40,473 / 42,154
Ticket Prices: $111.43

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Trondheim, NOR – Granasen Arena
Date: Jul. 13th, 2019
Gross Sales: $4,348,793
Attendance/Capacity: 38,794 / 38,794
Ticket Prices: $112.10

Artist: MetallicaGhost & Bokassa
Venue: Koln, GER – RheinEnergieStadion
Date: Jun. 13th, 2019
Gross Sales: $4,267,243
Attendance/Capacity: 41,460 / 42,021
Ticket Prices: $102.92

No wonder the band’s management wanted to skim some money off the top with a secretive plan hatched with ticket sellers and promoters… the band’s business is insanely lucrative! Now excuse us, we’ll be over here drinking Rolling Rock.

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