Find out how much The Contortionist, Muse, and Scorpions made on the road

Posted by on June 3, 2016

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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.

Our friends at Billboard gather all the numbers for us to get an idea of how much money is involved at a band’s show. It’s good for educational purposes and to understand better how or why all the bands playing (or not playing)  your town make their decisions. This time, the list is rather short but there’s always a lesson to learn even when we see some bands we’ve reported in the past. These are the bands that make you sad after every one of your local gigs:

Artist: Muse & De Staat
Venue: Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
Date: May 11-12th, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,869,240
Attendance/Capacity: 26,000 / 26,000
Ticket Prices: $115, $84.17

Artist: Scorpions
Venue: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
Date: May 13-14th, 18th, 20th-21st, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,294,975
Attendance/Capacity: 11,537 / 13,278
Ticket Prices: $300, $150, $99.95, $49.95

Artist: Disturbed, Rob Zombie & Pop Evil
Venue: Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center
Date: May 17th, 2016
Gross Sales: $243,783
Attendance/Capacity: 5,011 / 6,285
Ticket Prices: $66.99, $46.95

Artist: Puscifer & Luchafer
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Date: April 01st, 2016
Gross Sales: $64,765
Attendance/Capacity: 1,630 / 2,300
Ticket Prices: $45, $39.50

Artist: Between The Buried And Me,Animals As Leaders & The Contortionist
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Date: April 09th, 2016
Gross Sales: $26,600
Attendance/Capacity: 1,064 / 1,250
Ticket Prices: $25

It’s always amazing to see Muse doing as good as they do. We all knew they were pretty successful but not “two million dollars per weekend” successful. Scorpions, who’s arguably a more iconic and classic band, can barley pull half of what Muse did in five days of their Las Vegas residency showing how fame is really subjective in the industry. We’ve seen Pittsburgh numbers in the past but it appears that no matter who plays at the Stage AE won’t ever sell out, but you’ll get close to it if you play there, which is nice.

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