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Earnings & Attendance – TOOL, MISFITS Made HOW MUCH On Their Recent Shows?!

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.

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On our last check in, Metallica were making insane amounts of money on their arena tour, even beating out KISS. Let's kick things off with some TOOL numbers:

Artist: Tool & All Souls
Venue: Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Date: May 14th, 2019
Gross Sales: $1,161,642
Attendance/Capacity: 13,211 / 13,211
Ticket Prices: $122, $92, $72

Artist: Tool & All Souls
Venue: St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Date: May 13th, 2019
Gross Sales: $1,135,240
Attendance/Capacity: 13,085 / 13,085
Ticket Prices: $122, $92, $72

Artist: Tool & All Souls
Venue: St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Date: May 08th, 2019
Gross Sales: $1,106,397
Attendance/Capacity: 13,101 / 13,101
Ticket Prices: $119.50, $55.50

These were mostly off-dates from Tool's headlining appearances at a bunch of rock festivals. These were also some of Tool's first shows of 2019, where they unveiled new material. Naturally, all the shows sold out and each drew over a million dollar gate. Very impressive!

Artist: The Original Misfits
Venue: Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
Date: Apr. 27th, 2019
Gross Sales: $1,084,116
Attendance/Capacity: 10,341 / 12,530
Ticket Prices: $249.75, $59.75

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The Misfits make absolute bank on these limited reunion shows. They are pulling in just as much money as Tool working a slightly smaller venue, thanks to higher VIP pricing.

Artist: Bring Me The HorizonYou Me At SixFrank Carter & The Rattlesnakes & Trophy Eyes
Venue: Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
Date: Apr. 13th, 2019
Gross Sales: $431,962
Attendance/Capacity: 6,308 / 7,273
Ticket Prices: $85.81, $71.50

Artist: Bring Me The HorizonYou Me At SixFrank Carter & The Rattlesnakes & Trophy Eyes
Venue: Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
Date: Apr. 12th, 2019
Gross Sales: $501,859
Attendance/Capacity: 6,742 / 7,897
Ticket Prices: $85.65, $71.36

Look at these ticket prices! Bring Me The Horizon must be huge in Australia.

Artist: GodsmackVolbeat & Stitched Up Heart
Venue: Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Date: Apr. 19th, 2019
Gross Sales: $517,063
Attendance/Capacity: 10,217 / 10,217
Ticket Prices: $67, $22.50

Artist: Breaking BenjaminSkilletUnderoath
Venue: Evansville, IN – Ford Center
Date: Mar. 18th, 2019
Gross Sales: $151,028
Attendance/Capacity: 3,489 / 4,623
Ticket Prices: $56.50, $22

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Artist: ShinedownPapa Roach & Asking Alexandria
Venue: Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Date: Mar. 15th, 2019
Gross Sales: $446,304
Attendance/Capacity: 8,626 / 9,167
Ticket Prices: $78.50, $63, $53, $45

Radio rock is indeed doing just fine!

Artist: Dream Theater
Venue: Montreal, QC – Place des Arts
Date: Apr. 05th, 2019
Gross Sales: $158,217
Attendance/Capacity: 2,922 / 2,952
Ticket Prices: $54.15

Dream Theater played an intimate venue but maxed out capacity for a decent return.

Artist: Aerosmith
Venue: Las Vegas, NV – The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
Date: Apr. 06th, 08th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd & 26th, 2019
Gross Sales: $2,821,779
Attendance/Capacity: 46,358 / 47,006
Ticket Prices: $750, $75

Wow, these Vegas residencies are insane money makers for the bands and these hotels. Look at those ticket prices.

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