boxscore festivals

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you.

Here’s a very interesting week when we get to see the numbers for some of the various spring and summer festivals across the country, including Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion and others. We summarized a list of all the upcoming festivals in North America which has some of the festivals organized by Danny Wimmer who told us a little bit about how this whole festival promotion business works. On top of that, we can see the numbers on some interesting bands who just recently toured through the land of Uncle Sam… and Germany. These are the bands and fests who can actually afford an accountant to handle their money:


Artist: ‘Rock On The Range‘: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, etc.
Venue: Columbus, OH – Mapfre Stadium
Date: May 20th-22nd, 2016
Gross Sales: $6,804,796
Attendance/Capacity: 120,000 / 120,000
Ticket Prices: $239.50, $199.50, $139.50, $79.50


Artist: ‘Carolina Rebellion‘: Scorpions, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, etc.
Venue: Concord, NC – Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: May 06th-08th, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,063,330
Attendance/Capacity: 90,091 / 96,000
Ticket Prices: $209, $139, $119.50, $79.50


Artist: ‘Rocklahoma‘: Scorpions, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, etc.
Venue: Pryor, OK – Catch The Fever Festival Grounds
Date: May 27th-29th, 2016
Gross Sales: $3,200,219
Attendance/Capacity: 63,993 / 72,000
Ticket Prices: $352, $192, $112, $85


Artist: ‘Northern Invasion‘: Rob Zombie, Korn, Disturbed, A Day To Remember, etc.
Venue: Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheatre
Date: May 14th-15th, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,478,881
Attendance/Capacity: 45,521 / 50,000
Ticket Prices: $225, $160, $99.50, $59.50


Artist: ‘RockFest‘: Disturbed, HELLYEAH, Sevendust, Ghost, etc.
Venue: Kansas City, MO – Liberty Memorial Park
Date: May 14th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,103,988
Attendance/Capacity: 50,000 / 50,000
Ticket Prices: $75, $47.50, $27.50


Artist: Slayer, Testament & Carcass
Venue: St. Paul, MN – Myth
Date: Mar. 11th, 2016
Gross Sales: $157,908
Attendance/Capacity: 3,187 / 3,187
Ticket Prices: $50, $49.50


Artist: Chris Cornell
Venue: Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Date: Jun. 16th, 2016
Gross Sales: $120,887
Attendance/Capacity: 2,118 / 2,118
Ticket Prices: $71, $23.25


Artist: Sleep & Windhand
Venue: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Date: Jun. 26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $36,000
Attendance/Capacity: 1,200 / 1,200
Ticket Prices: $30


Artist: Baroness & Closet Disco Queen
Venue: Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
Date: Apr. 02nd, 2016
Gross Sales: $23,028
Attendance/Capacity: 1,000 / 1,000
Ticket Prices: $28.46, $22.77


Artist: CHON, Polyphia & Strawberry Girls
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
Date: Mar. 22nd, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,583
Attendance/Capacity: 405 / 405
Ticket Prices: $15, $13


Take a look at those numbers! Almost every festival and show sold out or was close to it and that really shows how metal isn’t dying or going anywhere anytime soon. We have seen how some of our readers have pointed out how all these festivals share a lot of the same bands on the bill and how it would affect each other, but the truth of the matter is that it doesn’t. What we’re seeing is basically one massive “touring” festival going to different states at different times of the year, bringing some of the biggest rock and metal acts out there and it seems to be working just fine. If the trend continues, we’ll see these festivals coming back next year with some quality bands to guarantee you attend it, no matter where you are. Good job to the rest of the bands too!