Find out how much Sabaton, Clutch, Cavalera Conspiracy and more made on the road

Posted by on June 10, 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.

This round, we can contemplate the vast difference some of the worldwide known artist make compared to those lesser known bands, particularly metal bands. While you can still do fairly well playing metal in a good-sized venue, it’s undeniable what bands like Nickelback and Foo Fighters take home every night. These are the bands you probably hate a little for being better than yours:


Artist: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs & BLK JKS
Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa – FNB Stadium
Date: Dec. 13th, 2014
Gross Sales: $2,641,690
Attendance/Capacity: 46,585 / 59,873
Ticket Prices: $85.98, $17.20


Artist: Linkin Park & Of Mice & Men
Venue: Berlin, GER – O2 World
Date: Nov. 19th, 2014
Gross Sales: $943,486
Attendance/Capacity: 14,930 / 14,930
Ticket Prices: $81.22, $59.35


Artist: Nickelback & The Pretty Reckless
Venue: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Date: Feb. 22nd, 2015
Gross Sales: $524,916
Attendance/Capacity: 10,093 / 10,093
Ticket Prices: $75.77, $55.83, $39.88, $19.94


Artist: Sabaton, Delain & Battle Beast
Venue: Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena
Date: Feb. 13th, 2015
Gross Sales: $158,386
Attendance/Capacity: 4,525 / 4,573
Ticket Prices: $36.30


Artist: Clutch, Mastodon & Graveyard
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Date: May 10th, 2015
Gross Sales: $60,229
Attendance/Capacity: 2,028 / 4,500
Ticket Prices: $32, $29.50


Artist: Kamelot & DragonForce
Venue: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Date: May 05th, 2015
Gross Sales: $16,050
Attendance/Capacity: 585 / 1,000
Ticket Prices: $32, $27


Artist: Cavalera Conspiracy, Death Angel, COC Blind & Lody Kong
Venue: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Date: Apr. 23rd, 2015
Gross Sales: $5,373
Attendance/Capacity: 215 / 1,000
Ticket Prices: $26, $24.50


Let me point out that Nickelback had a sold out venue and Cavalera Conspiracy probably didn’t even fill the pit of the venue. Who’s laughing now?



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