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Earnings & Attendance: How Much Do BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT Make On Touring?

Also numbers for Between the Buried and Me, Deep Purple, Korn and more.

Also numbers for Between the Buried and Me, Deep Purple, Korn 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. Check out our previous Earnings & Attendance Reports.

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Date: Feb. 23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,079,950
Attendance/Capacity: 13,840 / 15,043
Ticket Prices: $108.80, $28.75

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Black Sabbath getting huge returns out of 14,000 people.

Artist: Iron Maiden & The Raven Age
Venue: Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Date: Feb. 24th, 2016
Gross Sales: $954,111
Attendance/Capacity: 12,478 / 12,478
Ticket Prices: $89.50, $49.50

Artist: Iron Maiden & The Raven Age
Venue: Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
Date: Feb. 28th, 2016
Gross Sales: $862,872
Attendance/Capacity: 9,000 / 9,000
Ticket Prices: $103.17, $61.65

Artist: Iron Maiden & The Raven Age
Venue: Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Date: Feb. 26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $702,218
Attendance/Capacity: 11,421 / 11,421
Ticket Prices: $87.50, $27.50

Iron Maiden making slightly less than Black Sabbath on this run, likely do to the slightly cheaper ticket prices.

Artist: Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White
Venue: Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Date: Jul. 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $375,357
Attendance/Capacity: 13,527 / 14,868
Ticket Prices: $70, $20

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Slipknot did big business last summer, selling a lot of tickets. It's no wonder they are back for another round this summer.

Artist: Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson
Venue: Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Date: Aug. 05th, 2015
Gross Sales: $286,693
Attendance/Capacity: 10,159 / 15,040
Ticket Prices: $99.50, $20

These numbers are much better than I thought they would be. It seemed like they were struggling with ticket sales.

Artist: ‘Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival‘: Slayer, King Diamond, HELLYEAH, etc.
Venue: Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Date: Jul. 11th, 2015
Gross Sales: $163,627
Attendance/Capacity: 5,530 / 6,189
Ticket Prices: $99.99, $15

Remember last year when Mayhem Fest numbers were down? Well, as you can see they were way down compared to Slipknot and the Pumpkins/Manson in the same venue!

Artist: AC/DC & Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown
Venue: Fargo, ND – Fargodome
Date: Feb. 11th, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,049,080
Attendance/Capacity: 19,308 / 19,308
Ticket Prices: $135, $110, $80

Artist: AC/DC & Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown
Venue: St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Date: Feb. 14th, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,010,470
Attendance/Capacity: 14,858 / 14,858
Ticket Prices: $140, $115

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Artist: AC/DC & Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown
Venue: Chicago, IL – United Center
Date: Feb. 17th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,696,155
Attendance/Capacity: 13,773 / 13,773
Ticket Prices: $140, $115, $95

With returns like that you can see why AC/DC refused to stopped touring until doctors basically forced their hand.

Artist: Scorpions & Whitesnake
Venue: Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
Date: Nov. 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $737,938
Attendance/Capacity: 8,970 / 13,000
Ticket Prices: $94.37, $84.63

Artist: Deep Purple
Venue: London, UK – O2 Arena
Date: Dec. 03rd, 2015
Gross Sales: $656,639
Attendance/Capacity: 9,292 / 9,960
Ticket Prices: $75.14, $67.62

Artist: Deep Purple
Venue: Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
Date: Nov. 09th, 2015
Gross Sales: $419,725
Attendance/Capacity: 5,847 / 13,000
Ticket Prices: $86.40, $76.39

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Classic rock does amazing overseas.

Artist: Nile
Venue: Anaheim, CA – City National Grove Of Anaheim
Date: Feb. 03rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $6,388
Attendance/Capacity: 339 / 1,700
Ticket Prices: $25, $22

Nile could probably play a smaller venue on the next go-around.

Artist: Korn, Suicide Silence & Islander
Venue: Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Date: Oct. 08th, 2015
Gross Sales: $110,456
Attendance/Capacity: 2,427 / 2,606
Ticket Prices: $45

Korn fans come out to shows. No wonder the band is heading out again this summer.

Artist: Parkway Drive, Miss May I, Thy Art Is Murder & In Hearts Wake
Venue: Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Date: Nov. 15th, 2015
Gross Sales: $45,125
Attendance/Capacity: 1,788 / 1,854
Ticket Prices: $25

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Artist: Falling In Reverse, Attila, Metro Station & Assuming We Survive
Venue: Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Date: Nov. 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $28,255
Attendance/Capacity: 1,101 / 1,133
Ticket Prices: $25

Artist: Between The Buried And Me, Enslaved, Intronaut & Native Construct
Venue: Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Date: Dec. 12th, 2015
Gross Sales: $23,661
Attendance/Capacity: 945 / 1,033
Ticket Prices: $25

Artist: Motionless In White, The Devil Wears Prada, The Word Alive, Upon A Burning Body & The Color Morale
Venue: Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Date: Oct. 19th, 2015
Gross Sales: $13,833
Attendance/Capacity: 590 / 632
Ticket Prices: $23

Metalcore does big numbers in Boston.

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