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Guns N’ Roses, Kiss, Slipknot Among 2021’s Highest Grossing Tours

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Pollstar, the people who keep track of how much money the live entertainment industry makes, has released their annual list of the year’s top 100 grossing tours. This is an especially big deal in 2021, given the paucity of touring in 2020.

The bands/numbers relevant to the world of metal and hard rock are below. You can see all the stats here.

Guns N’ Roses

No. 7 Worldwide
No. 7 North America

Total gross: $47.3 million
Average ticket price: $134.75
Average tickets: 15,276
Total tickets: 351,339
Average gross: $2,058,329
Cities/shows: 21/23

Kiss

Photo by Anirudh Koul 

No. 30 Worldwide
No. 29 North America

Total gross: $16.9 million
Average ticket price: $83.85
Average tickets: 9,175
Total tickets: 201,852
Average gross: $769,311
Cities/shows: 22/22

“Knotfest Roadshow” / Slipknot

Photo by Alexandra Gray

No. 42 Worldwide
No. 40 North America

Total gross: $12.3 million
Average ticket price: $48.23
Average tickets: 10,644
Total tickets: 255,455
Average gross: $513,395
Cities/shows: 24/24

Korn

No. 48 Worldwide
No. 46 North America

Total gross: $10.3 million
Average ticket price: $38.49
Average tickets: 9,936
Total tickets: 268,268
Average gross: $382,422
Cities/shows: 27/27

Megadeth / Lamb of God / Trivium / Hatebreed

No. 61 Worldwide
No. 55 North America

Total gross: $7.9 million
Average ticket price: $46.30
Average tickets: 7,140
Total tickets: 171,365
Average gross: $330,571
Cities/shows: 24/24

Shinedown

(Photo Credit: Sanjay Parikh)

No. 63 Worldwide
No. 58 North America

Total gross: $7.5 million
Average ticket price: $54.97
Average tickets: 5,475
Total tickets: 136,866
Average gross: $300,967
Cities/shows: 25/25

Primus

No. 69 Worldwide
No. 64 North America

Total gross: $7 million
Average ticket price: $51.61
Average tickets: 3,555
Total tickets: 135,072
Average gross: $183,464
Cities/shows: 37/38

Foo Fighters

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

No. 85 Worldwide
No. 81 North America

Total gross: $4.5 million
Average ticket price: $86.44
Average tickets: 17,332
Total tickets: 51,997
Average gross: $1,498,264
Cities/shows: 3/3

Stone Temple Pilots

Photo by Michelle Shiers

No. ?? Worldwide
No. 98 North America

Total gross: $3.2 million
Average ticket price: $95.93
Average tickets: 6,582
Total tickets: 32,911
Average gross: $631,451`
Cities/shows: 4/5

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