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Earnings & Attendance

Earnings & Attendance for SLAYER, MARILYN MANSON, SMASHING PUMPKINS, ALICE IN CHAINS and more…

Posted by on August 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm

How much money does a band make on the road? Billboard hopes to answer that question, somewhat, by providing gross sale reports in their weekly Boxscore report. We like to check in every once in a while to see how metal bands are doing. Keep in mind, these are gross sales, meaning this is before the venue, promoter, etc. get the cut. This doesn't mean the band gets the entire piece of the pie and their profits vary based on the deals they make. Check out our previous Earnings & Attendance Reports.

It's been over a month since we've ran one of these, so let's start comparing some numbers…

Artist: Slayer
Venue: Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Date: Jun. 16th-17th, 2015
Gross Sales: $181,039
Attendance/Capacity: 3,146 / 3,146
Ticket Prices: $58

Slayer charge $60 for just them! Meanwhile, when Mayhem Fest charges half the price to see them a few weeks later with about 20 other bands, including King Diamond, they drew about  the exact same crowd.

Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson
Venue: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Date: Jul. 10th, 2015
Gross Sales: $313,578
Attendance/Capacity: 4,136 / 4,136
Ticket Prices: $200, $135, $75, $59.50

An impressive sell out for two acts about 20 years past their prime.  It's crazy that these two bands outdraw Slayer, but then again, Slayer was never on the radio.

Artist: Mastodon, Clutch & Graveyard
Venue: Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Date: May 17th, 2015
Gross Sales: $84,775
Attendance/Capacity: 2,407 / 2,577
Ticket Prices: $35

Mastodon = $$$

Artist: Melvins & Le Butcherettes
Venue: Chicago, IL – Double Door
Date: Jul. 08th, 2015
Gross Sales: $13,750
Attendance/Capacity: 550 / 550
Ticket Prices: $25

Melvins still deliver, while maintaining integrity.

Artist: Alice In Chains
Venue: Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
Date: Jul. 24th, 2015
Gross Sales: $138,600
Attendance/Capacity: 2,800 / 2,800
Ticket Prices: $49.50

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

Alice In Chains still deliver the goods live and it pays off for them.

Artist: Rise Against, Killswitch Engage & letlive.
Venue: Montreal, QC – Theatre L’Olympia
Date: Jul. 21st, 2015
Gross Sales: $97,076
Attendance/Capacity: 2,250 / 2,250
Ticket Prices: $46.20, $43.12

Artist: Rise Against, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, letlive. & Meg Myers
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Date: Jul. 25th, 2015
Gross Sales: $172,624
Attendance/Capacity: 4,467 / 5,000
Ticket Prices: $42, $30

An odd fit for Killswitch, but it seems to be working.

Artist: Faith No More & Napalm Death
Venue: Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
Date: Jul. 26th, 2015
Gross Sales: $165,937
Attendance/Capacity: 3,250 / 3,250
Ticket Prices: $52.50, $49.50

90s artists are having a moment right now, it seems.

Artist: Ministry & Hemlock
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Date: May 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $29,916
Attendance/Capacity: 446 / 1,115
Ticket Prices: $89.50, $75, $69.69, $34.84

I believe this is Ministry's 5th farewell tour. Those ticket prices are insane, and it's reflected in the poor turnout.

Artist: Between The Buried And Me, Animals As Leaders & The Contortionist
Venue: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Date: Jul. 31st, 2015
Gross Sales: $28,452
Attendance/Capacity: 1,383 / 1,400
Ticket Prices: $23, $20

 

Between the Buried and Me outdrew Ministry but because of the lower ticket prices did not outsell the band.

Artist: Corey Taylor
Venue: Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
Date: Jul. 08th, 2015
Gross Sales: $25,050
Attendance/Capacity: 1,002 / 1,002
Ticket Prices: $25

A huge win for Taylor, who will have a career long after Slipknot is done.

Artist: Kamelot & DragonForce
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Date: May 07th, 2015
Gross Sales: $16,182
Attendance/Capacity: 638 / 750
Ticket Prices: $30, $28, $25, $12.50

Artist: Ensiferum, Korpiklaani & Trolfest
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Date: May 17th, 2015
Gross Sales: $11,562
Attendance/Capacity: 507 / 750
Ticket Prices: $25, $22

I'm happy these more power/folk metal acts can still draw!

Artist: Attila
Venue: Sydney, AUS – Bald Faced Stag
Date: Apr. 11-12th, 2015
Gross Sales: $11,427
Attendance/Capacity: 426 / 700
Ticket Prices: $46.11, $30.74, $26.74

Artist: Attila
Venue: Perth, AUS – Amplifier
Date: Apr. 17th, 2015
Gross Sales: $9,635
Attendance/Capacity: 340 / 500
Ticket Prices: $45.54, $31.03, $26.99

Artist: Attila
Venue: Melbourne, AUS – The Corner Hotel
Date: Apr. 14th, 2015
Gross Sales: $9,096
Attendance/Capacity: 341 / 400
Ticket Prices: $45.61, $30.40, $26.45

Artist: Attila
Venue: Brisbane, AUS – The Lab
Date: Apr. 09th, 2015
Gross Sales: $7,068
Attendance/Capacity: 259 / 400
Ticket Prices: $46.10, $30.73, $26.73

Artist: Attila
Venue: Adelaide, AUS – Fowler’s Live
Date: Apr. 16th, 2015
Gross Sales: $7,025
Attendance/Capacity: 255 / 500
Ticket Prices: $45.69, $30.46, $26.50

Artist: Attila
Venue: Brisbane, AUS – The Brightside
Date: Apr. 08th, 2015
Gross Sales: $6,961
Attendance/Capacity: 263 / 400
Ticket Prices: $45.84, $30.56, $26.59

Artist: Attila
Venue: Melbourne, AUS – Arrow On Swanston
Date: Apr. 15th, 2015
Gross Sales: $6,949
Attendance/Capacity: 270 / 800
Ticket Prices: $45.62, $30.41, $26.46

Artist: Attila
Venue: Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
Date: Apr. 10th, 2015
Gross Sales: $5,448
Attendance/Capacity: 206 / 800
Ticket Prices: $46.18, $30.79, $26.79

Artist: Attila
Venue: Perth, AUS – YMCA HQ
Date: Apr. 18th, 2015
Gross Sales: $4,524
Attendance/Capacity: 162 / 200
Ticket Prices: $46.73, $31.16, $27.11

Artist: Attila
Venue: Canberra, AUS – Magpies
Date: Apr. 13th, 2015
Gross Sales: $2,420
Attendance/Capacity: 92 / 300
Ticket Prices: $46.04, $30.69, $26.70

I guess Attila isn't that popular in Australia?  Although that is A LOT of shows, which certainly add up.

 

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