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Wanna Know How Much Tool and Iron Maiden (But Not Metallica or Slipknot) Earn to Play Shows?


The latest Boxscore report has landed, and some eye-popping figures from recent shows by Iron Maiden and Tool, among others, are included.

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.

Artist: Tool
Venue: Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
Date: June 25, 2019
Gross Sales: $1,076,960
Attendance/Capacity: 9,013 / 13,300
Ticket Prices: $120.50, $86.38

Artist: Iron Maiden & The Raven Age
Venue: Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
Date: August 7, 2019
Gross Sales: $988,584
Attendance/Capacity: 12,860 / 13,993
Ticket Prices: $94.48, $29.85

[via Ultimate Guitar]

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