Find out how much Ensiferum, Kamelot, Between the Buried and Me and more made on the road

Posted by on August 20, 2015

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, including rock and metal ones, and we’ve summarized them here for you.

Most of the metal acts focus on touring Europe during summer, because who would want to go through Norway in the middle of winter? Gladly, there are still a few bands who stay here driving across the country to bring you and your friends joy and mosh pits. This week, we’ll see how some of those bands did on the road and we can tell if they made the right decision to put that much faith in the North American crowd, or if they should’ve went across the pond while listening to languages other than American English. These are the bands who have more money than the local opener you saw last weekend:


Artist: Faith No More & Napalm Death
Venue: Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
Date: Jul. 26th, 2015
Gross Sales: $165,937
Attendance/Capacity: 3,250 / 3,250
Ticket Prices: $52.50, $49.50


Artist: Deftones, Death Form Above 1979 & The Bots
Venue: Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Date: Jul. 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $65,345
Attendance/Capacity: 1,867 / 3,500
Ticket Prices: $35


Artist: Ministry & Hemlock
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Date: May 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $29,916
Attendance/Capacity: 446 / 1,115
Ticket Prices: $89.50, $75, $69.69, $34.84


Artist: Between The Buried And Me, Animals As Leaders & The Contortionist
Venue: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Date: Jul. 31st, 2015
Gross Sales: $28,452
Attendance/Capacity: 1,383 / 1,400
Ticket Prices: $23, $20


Artist: Corey Taylor
Venue: Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
Date: Jul. 08th, 2015
Gross Sales: $25,050
Attendance/Capacity: 1,002 / 1,002
Ticket Prices: $25


Artist: Kamelot & DragonForce
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Date: May 07th, 2015
Gross Sales: $16,182
Attendance/Capacity: 638 / 750
Ticket Prices: $30, $28, $25, $12.50


Artist: Ensiferum, Korpiklaani & Trolfest
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Date: May 17th, 2015
Gross Sales: $11,562
Attendance/Capacity: 507 / 750
Ticket Prices: $25, $22


Artist: The Devil Wears Prada, Secrets & Sleepwave
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Date: May 08th, 2015
Gross Sales: $10,399
Attendance/Capacity: 572 / 1,200
Ticket Prices: $20, $17


Artist: Amaranthe, Santa Cruz & I Prevail
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Date: May 21st, 2015
Gross Sales: $8,260
Attendance/Capacity: 393 / 750
Ticket Prices: $25, $20


Artist: Attila
Venue: Canberra, AUS – Magpies
Date: Apr. 13th, 2015
Gross Sales: $2,420
Attendance/Capacity: 92 / 300
Ticket Prices: $46.04, $30.69, $26.70


Look at you, Minneapolis! The closest show you had nearly sold out was Kamelot with Dragonforce, followed closely by The Devil Wears Prada show, which reflects you have a varied and unclear taste. Also, we added Attila’s show in Australia at the end because it creates some sort of satisfaction to know they traveled thousands of miles for hours and hours to play for 92 people, making only close to $2,500. Kudos to our Aussie friends!

[via theprp.com]

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