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Here’s an updated list of how much it costs to book your favorite band

Posted by on June 13, 2014

Tool-band-2006A few weeks ago, website Priceonomics did some number crunching and found out what it would cost to book a number of bands. At the time, we noted that the math was a little bit off, due to the fact that it was through a third party booking agent. We also noted that some of the acts were on hiatus and others seemed mysteriously low. Business Insider has done some sleuthing and found that that booking agent, Degy Entertainment, doesn’t show that list any more. They went to Celebritytalent.net, who claim they update their list daily. This list, which theprp isolated the rock/metal artists from, may be more reputable than the one from a few weeks ago, but it still appears that there are some questionable acts on there. We discuss that below: 

$1,000,000-$1,499,999:

Aerosmith
Nickelback
The Black Keys
Rolling Stones

$750,000-$999,999:

Blink-182
Muse
Pink Floyd
Rage Against The Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers

$500,000-$749,000:

Dave Grohl (solo)
Faith No More
Kid Rock
Linkin Park

$350,000-$499,999:

Alice In Chains
Kiss
Soundgarden
Stone Temple Pilots
ZZ Top

$250,000-$349,000:

311
Billy Idol
Evanescence
Foo Fighters
Godsmack
Limp Bizkit
Queens Of The Stone Age
Rise Against
Shinedown
Tool
Van Halen
Weezer

$150,000-$249,000:

3 Doors Down
Beastie Boys
Chris Cornell
Creed
Heart
Incubus
Korn
Nine Inch Nails
Ozzy Osbourne
Pixies
Radiohead
Smashing Pumpkins
Them Crooked Vultures
Whitesnake

$100,000-$149,000:

Boston
Cake
Deep Purple
Iggy Pop
Primus
Puddle Of Mudd
Staind
Styx
Sublime

$20,000-$29,000:

Megadeth
Quiet Riot
Rollins Band

$10,000-$19,999:

Alien Ant Farm
Andrew WK
Bloodhound Gang
Filter
Serj Tankian
Suicidal Tendencies
Travis Barker
Warrant

$7,500-$9,999:

Bam Margera

So yeah, Pink Floyd isn’t playing shows any more. Neither are the Beastie Boys. Van Halen hasn’t played since they canceled a large part of their summer tour a few years ago. It doesn’t seem like Them Crooked Vultures are in any rush to reunite, and Evanescence appear to be undergoing some issues that might stop them  from playing. Not to mention, it’s a little odd that a Dave Grohl solo show would happen. And wow, if The Black Keys are commanding Rolling Stones money, that’s pretty damn impressive for them.

On the other side, Megadeth for under $30,000 is a steal, and who wouldn’t want to take up a collection to get a Jani Lane-less Warrant or Suicidal Tendencies to play their next party for that much? Tool and Queens of the Stone Age are also somewhat of a value, considering how huge both bands are. At any rate, these should be taken with somewhat of a grain of salt.

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