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Earnings & Attendance: How Much More Money Does METALLICA Make Than IRON MAIDEN, BLACK SABBATH, TOOL

Plus earnings from Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, Ghost, Puscifer, Volbeat, Megadeth and more.

Plus earnings from Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse, Ghost, Puscifer, Volbeat, Megadeth and more.

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. As always, thanks to ThePRP for the numbers. Check out our previous Earnings & Attendance Reports.

Artist: Metallica & Cage The Elephant
Venue: San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
Date: Feb. 06th, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,341,114
Attendance/Capacity: 41,119 / 43,681
Ticket Prices: $149.50, $49.50

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Metallica might not be touring actively, but anytime they play a show, you damn better believe they are getting massive returns.

Artist: Iron Maiden & The Raven Age
Venue: Inglewood, CA – The Forum
Date: Apr. 15th-16th, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,218,068
Attendance/Capacity: 24,886 / 24,886
Ticket Prices: $94.50, $54.50

Artist: Iron Maiden & The Raven Age
Venue: Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Date: Apr. 11th, 2016
Gross Sales: $843,417
Attendance/Capacity: 15,106 / 15,333
Ticket Prices: $86.95, $26.95

Artist: Iron Maiden & The Raven Age
Venue: Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Date: Apr. 13th, 2016
Gross Sales: $836,499
Attendance/Capacity: 11,943 / 12,411
Ticket Prices: $89.50, $39.50

Iron Maiden aren't doing too bad either. Half the attendance, half the revenue. Pretty huge!

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Chicago, IL – United Center
Date: Jan. 22nd, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,525,127
Attendance/Capacity: 14,517 / 15,648
Ticket Prices: $147, $32

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Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Auburn Hills, MI – Palace Of Auburn Hills
Date: Feb. 19th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,204,212
Attendance/Capacity: 13,030 / 14,231
Ticket Prices: $165, $35

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Date: Feb. 15th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,202,717
Attendance/Capacity: 12,257 / 14,280
Ticket Prices: $165, $35

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Date: Feb. 09th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,182,483
Attendance/Capacity: 12,226 / 13,533
Ticket Prices: $147, $32

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Date: Jan. 25th, 2016
Gross Sales: $965,445
Attendance/Capacity: 10,871 / 12,928
Ticket Prices: $147, $32

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Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
Date: Feb. 13th, 2016
Gross Sales: $962,808
Attendance/Capacity: 8,555 / 9,283
Ticket Prices: $165, $35

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Date: Jan. 20th, 2016
Gross Sales: $875,263
Attendance/Capacity: 10,317 / 13,681
Ticket Prices: $147, $32

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Date: Feb. 17th, 2016
Gross Sales: $868,001
Attendance/Capacity: 10,715 / 13,115
Ticket Prices: $165, $35

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
Date: Apr. 23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,458,830
Attendance/Capacity: 13,717 / 13,717
Ticket Prices: $115.98, $100.51

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Artist: Black SabbathRival Sons
Venue: Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Date: Apr. 25th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,020,320
Attendance/Capacity: 9,623 / 9,623
Ticket Prices: $130.93, $92.40

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Perth, AUS – Perth Arena
Date: Apr. 15th, 2016
Gross Sales: $795,368
Attendance/Capacity: 7,570 / 7,570
Ticket Prices: $132.53, $94.15

Black Sabbath's final tour keeps bringing in millions!

Artist: AC/DC & Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Venue: St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Date: Feb. 20th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,520,878
Attendance/Capacity: 13,985 / 14,320
Ticket Prices: $140, $95

Artist: AC/DC & Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Venue: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Date: Feb. 23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,519,861
Attendance/Capacity: 13,727 / 14,391
Ticket Prices: $140, $95

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If you're wondering why Angus Young is adamant on the AC/DC train rolling on, take a look at these returns.

Artist: Tool, Primus & 3TEETH
Venue: San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Date: Jan. 09th-10th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,447,470
Attendance/Capacity: 17,870 / 18,582
Ticket Prices: $79.50, $59.50

Artist: Tool, Primus & 3TEETH
Venue: San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Date: Jan. 13th, 2016
Gross Sales: $774,157
Attendance/Capacity: 12,750 / 13,031
Ticket Prices: $79.50, $59.50

Artist: Tool, Primus & 3TEETH
Venue: Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
Date: Jan. 25th, 2016
Gross Sales: $705,108
Attendance/Capacity: 10,133 / 10,371
Ticket Prices: $75, $55

Artist: Tool, Primus & 3TEETH
Venue: Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
Date: Jan. 28th, 2016
Gross Sales: $613,421
Attendance/Capacity: 7,871 / 8,116
Ticket Prices: $75, $55

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Artist: Tool, Primus & 3TEETH
Venue: Charlotte, NC – Bojangles Coliseum
Date: Jan. 26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $582,930
Attendance/Capacity: 8,067 / 8,248
Ticket Prices: $75, $55

Artist: Tool, Primus & 3TEETH
Venue: Southaven, MS – Landers Center
Date: Jan. 19th, 2016
Gross Sales: $572,627
Attendance/Capacity: 7,812 / 8,085
Ticket Prices: $79.50, $55

Artist: Tool, Primus & 3TEETH
Venue: Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
Date: Jan. 17th, 2016
Gross Sales: $512,737
Attendance/Capacity: 6,150 / 6,292
Ticket Prices: $79.50, $55

Artist: Tool, Primus & 3TEETH
Venue: Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
Date: Jan. 17th, 2016
Gross Sales: $512,737
Attendance/Capacity: 6,150 / 6,292
Ticket Prices: $79.50, $55

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Tool haven't put out music or been very active for 10 years and people still come out to shows. This is the power of rock radio.

Artist: Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven & Power Trip
Venue: Hollywood, CA – Palladium
Date: Feb. 12th, 2016
Gross Sales: $116,620
Attendance/Capacity: 3,789 / 4,594
Ticket Prices: $39, $35

Lamb of God are living the dream.

Artist: Dream Theater
Venue: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Date: Apr. 15th, 2016
Gross Sales: $155,534
Attendance/Capacity: 2,687 / 3,237
Ticket Prices: $61.90, $30.75

Artist: Dream Theater
Venue: New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Date: Apr. 23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $343,203
Attendance/Capacity: 5,307 / 5,850
Ticket Prices: $120, $74.50, $59.50, $34.50

Artist: Dream Theater
Venue: Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Date: May 08th, 2016
Gross Sales: $114,746
Attendance/Capacity: 1,732 / 1,859
Ticket Prices: $85, $49.50

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Artist: Dream Theater
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Date: May 01st, 2016
Gross Sales: $86,056
Attendance/Capacity: 1,658 / 2,080
Ticket Prices: $70.50, $30.50

No wonder Mike Portnoy is bummed he quit Dream Theater.

Artist: Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown & P.O.D.
Venue: Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Date: May 04th, 2016
Gross Sales: $415,240
Attendance/Capacity: 9,220 / 9,220
Ticket Prices: $49.75, $25

Artist: Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown & P.O.D.
Venue: Evansville, IN – Ford Center
Date: May 03rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $379,672
Attendance/Capacity: 8,152 / 8,152
Ticket Prices: $49.75, $25

Artist: Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
Date: May 09th, 2016
Gross Sales: $394,580
Attendance/Capacity: 8,520 / 8,520
Ticket Prices: $49.75, $25

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You can't fuck with FFDP's returns, very respectable.

Artist: Megadeth, Anthrax & Overkill
Venue: San Juan, PR – Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot
Date: Apr. 28th, 2016
Gross Sales: $248,795
Attendance/Capacity: 3,386 / 6,890
Ticket Prices: $85, $55

Artist: Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Children Of Bodom & Havok
Venue: Hollywood, CA – Palladium
Date: Feb. 28th, 2016
Gross Sales: $174,914
Attendance/Capacity: 3,670 / 3,909
Ticket Prices: $49.50

Artist: Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Children Of Bodom & Havok
Venue: Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Date: Feb. 20th, 2016
Gross Sales: $135,511
Attendance/Capacity: 3,175 / 4,282
Ticket Prices: $49.50

Puerto Rico loves thrash metal!

Artist: Volbeat, Black Stone Cherry & Monster Truck
Venue: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Date: Apr. 14th, 2016
Gross Sales: $114,350
Attendance/Capacity: 2,623 / 3,505
Ticket Prices: $125, $75, $74.50, $40

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Everything is bigger in Vegas, including the returns.

Artist: Ghost & Tribulation
Venue: Austin, TX – Emo’s
Date: Apr. 25th, 2016
Gross Sales: $39,016
Attendance/Capacity: 1,500 / 1,500
Ticket Prices: $28, $26

Artist: Ghost & The Shrine
Venue: Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Date: Apr. 15th, 2016
Gross Sales: $52,173
Attendance/Capacity: 1,442 / 1,573
Ticket Prices: $36

Ghost selling out everywhere!

Artist: Behemoth & Myrkur
Venue: Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona
Date: Apr. 25th, 2016
Gross Sales: $20,715
Attendance/Capacity: 875 / 875
Ticket Prices: $23.67

Crazy to think Ghost is outdrawing Behemoth, then again, it's different cities.

Artist: Muse, Nothing But Thieves & Phantogram
Venue: London, UK – O2 Arena
Date: Apr. 03rd,11th-12th, 14th-15th, 2016
Gross Sales: $8,119,590
Attendance/Capacity: 92,167 / 92,167
Ticket Prices: $106.67, $64

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Artist: Muse & X Ambassadors
Venue: Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Date: Jan. 27th, 2016
Gross Sales: $874,783
Attendance/Capacity: 14,916 / 14,916
Ticket Prices: $74.50, $69.50, $59.50, $45

Artist: Muse & X Ambassadors
Venue: Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Date: Jan. 14th, 2016
Gross Sales: $518,330
Attendance/Capacity: 8,748 / 13,109
Ticket Prices: $69.50, $39.50

Muse are one of the last bastions of big rock bands.

Artist: Puscifer & Luchafer
Venue: Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
Date: Apr. 10th, 2016
Gross Sales: $46,367
Attendance/Capacity: 905 / 1,371
Ticket Prices: $59, $49

Artist: Puscifer & Luchafer
Venue: Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall
Date: Mar. 26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $83,398
Attendance/Capacity: 1,473 / 2,251
Ticket Prices: $73.45, $33.45

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Artist: Puscifer & Luchafer
Venue: Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Date: Apr. 09th, 2016
Gross Sales: $63,010
Attendance/Capacity: 1,302 / 1,573
Ticket Prices: $48

Maynard keeps bringing in new income while Tool is still writing.

Artist: Napalm Death, Melvins & Melt Banana
Venue: Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Date: Apr. 08th, 2016
Gross Sales: $11,647
Attendance/Capacity: 665 / 1,095
Ticket Prices: $25, $20

Artist: Napalm Death, Melvins & Melt Banana
Venue: Chicago, IL – Metro
Date: Apr. 22nd, 2016
Gross Sales: $36,800
Attendance/Capacity: 1,150 / 1,150
Ticket Prices: $32

This was a great show in NYC, shocked how little they're earning.

Artist: Amon Amarth, Entombed A.D. & Exmortus
Venue: Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Date: Apr. 29th, 2016
Gross Sales: $64,094
Attendance/Capacity: 2,190 / 2,200
Ticket Prices: $31.83, $29.04

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Artist: Amon Amarth, Entombed A.D. & Exmortus
Venue: Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Date: Apr. 28th, 2016
Gross Sales: $29,249
Attendance/Capacity: 929 / 929
Ticket Prices: $31.48

Amon Amarth are officially a top-tier draw.

Artist: Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Cryptopsy & Abysmal Dawn
Venue: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Date: Mar. 07th, 2016
Gross Sales: $26,378
Attendance/Capacity: 1,199 / 1,301
Ticket Prices: $22

Artist: Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Cryptopsy & Abysmal Dawn
Venue: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Date: Feb. 29th, 2016
Gross Sales: $22,068
Attendance/Capacity: 876 / 1,258
Ticket Prices: $25

Cannibal Corpse are the world's most successful death metal band. If you're looking to start a death metal career, this is basically your ceiling. Not a bad ceiling.

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