Find out how much Opeth, Wednesday 13, Puscifer and more made on the road

Posted by on November 18, 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 w’ve summarized them here for you.

We’re getting closer to the end of the year and we’ve seen how much money some of your favorite bands have made so far on our boxscore segment, so we have numbers from some bands we’ve seen before and we’re going to compare how well or bad they did in different periods of the year. Maybe that may shed some light on their touring habits and you can later understand why they don’t go to your town as often as you want. Here are the bands who make you believe you can become a rockstar:


Artist: Rush
Venue: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Date: Jun. 17th-19th, 2015
Gross Sales: $2,568,650
Attendance/Capacity: 28,364 / 28,364
Ticket Prices: $141.98, $36.91


Artist: KISS
Venue: Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
Date: Jun. 03rd, 2015
Gross Sales: $434,531
Attendance/Capacity: 7,069 / 11,748
Ticket Prices: $69.61, $58.90


Artist: Korn, Suicide Silence & Islander
Venue: Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Date: Oct. 30th, 2015
Gross Sales: $138,705
Attendance/Capacity: 2,800 / 2,800
Ticket Prices: $55, $49.50


Artist: Opeth
Venue: New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Date: Oct. 22nd, 2015
Gross Sales: $119,284
Attendance/Capacity: 2,777 / 2,777
Ticket Prices: $70, $40, $34.50, $29.50


Artist: Puscifer
Venue: New Orleans, LA – Saenger Performing Arts Center
Date: Nov. 07th, 2015
Gross Sales: $84,084
Attendance/Capacity: 1,669 / 2,400
Ticket Prices: $55.50, $42.50


Artist: Danzig, Superjoint Ritual, Veil Of Maya, Prong & Witch Mountain
Venue: San Jose, CA – City National Civic
Date: Oct. 29th, 2015
Gross Sales: $25,361
Attendance/Capacity: 1,087 / 3,326
Ticket Prices: $35, $16.60


Artist: Blind Guardian & Grave Digger
Venue: Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
Date: Nov. 06th, 2015
Gross Sales: $12,895
Attendance/Capacity: 611 / 1,100
Ticket Prices: $25, $20


Artist: Finger Eleven
Venue: Hamilton, ON – Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place
Date: Nov. 10th, 2015
Gross Sales: $3,404
Attendance/Capacity: 151 / 342
Ticket Prices: $22.54


Artist: Wednesday 13
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – The Nether Bar at Mill City Nights
Date: Aug. 02nd, 2015
Gross Sales: $1,519
Attendance/Capacity: 111 / 200
Ticket Prices: $15, $13


Let’s do this in order, shall we? Wrap your head around that fact that every Rush show pulls more than $1M and that’s mainly limited by seating capacity cause previously, they also sold out their show in Texas with less capacity. While KISS will always be KISS, they don’t seem to sell out venues like before but they still have good numbers no matter where they are. Korn didn’t do bad on their headlining tour, and sold out unlike their run with Slipknot in Europe. That’s probably due to them playing the self-titled album, with fans knowing it was likely a one-time dea. Considering the amount of Danzig fans out there, I’m puzzled as to why they aren’t even filling half the attendance on their last tour, or why the promoters still believe they will sell that many tickets, but hey, at least their numbers are consistent; Finally, no wonder Blind Guardian took 5 years to come back to the US. Look at those anorexic numbers! considering they made 10 times more than that in Europe this year, I’d never come to North America either if that’s what I expect to make.



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