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Earnings & Attendance for FOO FIGHTERS, MACHINE HEAD, MARILYN MANSON and more

Foo Fighters make a lot of money.

Foo Fighters make a lot of money.

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.

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Let's quickly see how "the other side" lives, by which I mean, a mega-successful stadium rock band by the name of Foo Fighters:

Artist: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs & Raimundos
Venue: Sao Paulo, BRA – Estadio do Morumbi
Date: Jan. 23rd, 2015
Gross Sales: $5,210,300
Attendance/Capacity: 66,958 / 66,958
Ticket Prices: $246.99, $67.54

Artist: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs & Raimundos
Venue: Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Estadio do Maracana
Date: Jan. 25th, 2015
Gross Sales: $3,604,000
Attendance/Capacity: 47,992 / 55,265
Ticket Prices: $232.11, $77.37

Artist: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs & Comunidade Nin-Jitsu
Venue: Porto Alegre, BRA – Estacionamento da FIERGS
Date: Jan. 21st, 2015
Gross Sales: $2,868,020
Attendance/Capacity: 31,471 / 31,471
Ticket Prices: $170.38, $41.65

Artist: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs & Eruca Sativa
Venue: Buenos Aires, ARG – Estadio Unico Ciudad de La Plata
Date: Jan. 18th, 2015
Gross Sales: $2,388,040
Attendance/Capacity: 32,241 / 37,888
Ticket Prices: $160.27, $69.68

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Artist: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs & Los Mox
Venue: Santiago, CHL – Estadio Nacional
Date: Jan. 15th, 2015
Gross Sales: $1,280,750
Attendance/Capacity: 20,939 / 24,918
Ticket Prices: $243.09, $59.96

Artist: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs & Raimundos
Venue: Belo Horizonte, BRA – Esplanada do Mineirao
Date: Jan. 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $1,268,100
Attendance/Capacity: 17,014 / 24,000
Ticket Prices: $232.21, $58.05

Needless to say, when you're pulling in at least a million a night, and sometimes almost three million, it's tough to complain. But, being on rock radio isn't the only key to success, you have to actually be liked. Take a look at this:

Artist: Nickelback & The Pretty Reckless
Venue: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Date: Feb. 18th, 2015
Gross Sales: $600,835
Attendance/Capacity: 9,874 / 11,616
Ticket Prices: $71.62, $19.31

Artist: Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Venue: Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
Date: Nov. 10th, 2014
Gross Sales: $316,696
Attendance/Capacity: 6,975 / 7,000
Ticket Prices: $49.81, $43.59

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Still respectable numbers but nowhere near the Foo Fighters.

Artist: Marilyn Manson & Hide
Venue: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Date: Feb. 05th, 2015
Gross Sales: $122,310
Attendance/Capacity: 2,265 / 2,500
Ticket Prices: $54

 

Marilyn Manson charges a lot for tickets! But I guess people are willing to pay.

Artist: Machine Head
Venue: Dublin, IRE – The Academy
Date: Dec. 19th, 2014
Gross Sales: $32,969
Attendance/Capacity: 850 / 850
Ticket Prices: $38.79

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Artist: Machine Head
Venue: Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Date: Feb. 12th, 2015
Gross Sales: $9,000
Attendance/Capacity: 400 / 400
Ticket Prices: $22, $20

I heard nothing but good things about Machine Head's overseas tour. Crazy hiow they drew double what they did in Madison overseas.

Artist: Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall, Chelsea Grin, Upon A Burning Body and The Family Ruin
Venue: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Date: Dec. 14th, 2014
Gross Sales: $29,352
Attendance/Capacity: 1,158 / 1,400
Ticket Prices: $28, $25

It will be interesting to see if Asking Alexandria can continue to draw without their frontman.

[via ThePRP]

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