Find out how much Vans Warped Tour, Atreyu, The Melvins, and more made on the road.

Posted by on July 9, 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 time, we decided to pick random bands that we believe you may want to know if they make as much money as you in your day job by playing in front of a bunch of people. We all know most of the old and big bands make on the $100k+ range so let’s see what your smaller bands made this past months on the road and we’ll throw a tour in there for comparison’s sake:


Artist: ‘Vans Warped Tour
Venue: Pomona, CA – Fairplex Park
Date: Jun. 19th, 2015
Gross Sales: $593,611
Attendance/Capacity: 14,783 / 18,000
Ticket Prices: $45, $39.50


Artist: Jane’s Addiction (performing “Nothing’s Shocking“) & A Place To Bury Strangers
Venue: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Date: May 15th, 2015
Gross Sales: $137,000
Attendance/Capacity: 2,000 / 2,000
Ticket Prices: $68.50


Artist: Judas Priest & Saxon
Venue: Cincinnati, OH – Horseshow Casino
Date: May 17th, 2015
Gross Sales: $117,450
Attendance/Capacity: 2,940 / 4,056
Ticket Prices: $40


Artist: Testament, Exodus & Shattered Sun
Venue: Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Date: Apr. 30th, 2015
Gross Sales: $14,837
Attendance/Capacity: 459 / 621
Ticket Prices: $25


Artist: D.R.I., The Casualties, Blanks 77, Enrage, The Donner Party, Gravity Well & The Holy Terror
Venue: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Date: May 31st, 2015
Gross Sales: $9,325
Attendance/Capacity: 587 / 1,000
Ticket Prices: $19, $16, $10


Artist: Melvins & Le Butcherettes
Venue: Columbus, OH – A & R Music Bar
Date: Jun. 18th, 2015
Gross Sales: $6,800
Attendance/Capacity: 400 / 400
Ticket Prices: $17


Artist: Atreyu, Unearth & Old Wounds
Venue: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Date: Apr. 25th, 2015
Gross Sales: $36,645
Attendance/Capacity: 1,887 / 2,000
Ticket Prices: $25, $20


Artist: Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath & Theories
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
Date: Jun. 26th, 2015
Gross Sales: $4,800
Attendance/Capacity: 348 / 352
Ticket Prices: $15, $13


For that kind of money, I wouldn’t mind working or playing at Vans Warped Tour and I’m sure you wouldn’t either.


[via theprp.com]

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