Find out how much U2, Alice in Chains, Shinedown and more made on the road

Posted by on August 12, 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 week, we have a short but sweet list of bands you may have thought “Do people still care about this band?” showing in some cases that, yes, people still are die-hard fans and in others, quite the opposite. Of course, seniority has a lot to do with it but you’ll see that sometimes, that’s not the case. These are the bands who sold their souls to the devil for their success:


Artist: U2
Venue: New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
Date: Jul. 18th-31st, 2015
Gross Sales: $19,474,285
Attendance/Capacity: 149,942/ 149,942
Ticket Prices: $275, $30


Artist: Alice In Chains
Venue: Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Date: Aug. 07th-08th, 2015
Gross Sales: $265,077
Attendance/Capacity: 4,506 / 4,506
Ticket Prices: $59.50, $49.50


Artist: Shinedown & Otherwise
Venue: Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
Date: Aug. 07th, 2015
Gross Sales: $86,598
Attendance/Capacity: 2,325 / 2,325
Ticket Prices: $39.50, $29.50


Artist: Whitesnake
Venue: Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Date: Aug. 03rd, 2015
Gross Sales: $80,997
Attendance/Capacity: 2,008 /2,332
Ticket Prices: $79.50, $25


Artist: Shinedown & Nothing More
Venue: Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre
Date: Aug. 05th, 2015
Gross Sales: $76,837
Attendance/Capacity: 1,966 / 2,353
Ticket Prices: $39.50, $29.50


Artist: Powerman 5000, SOiL & 3 Years Hollow
Venue: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Date: Jul. 02nd, 2015
Gross Sales: $3,200
Attendance/Capacity: 128 / 1,200
Ticket Prices: $25


People can say whatever they want about U2 but look at those numbers! They probably can’t hear you over the sound of the truckloads of cash they get into their mansions every day. Now take a look at Powerman 5000 which should probably be called Powerman 128 at this point but on the plus side, those numbers probably boosted the morale of many small bands out there that can draw more people than a touring band from the 90’s. Maybe not charging $25 would’ve helped attendance out a bit.


[via theprp.com]

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