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Find out how much Children of Bodom, At The Drive-In, The Sword and more made on the road

Posted by on April 14, 2016

Joe-Satriani-Net-WorthIf you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you.

Let’s take a look at what the past few months have been for all the touring bands who decided to hit the road before the summer season rush. While most of the bands listed have been featured here before, one that it’s interesting to point out is the guitar legends collaboration tour ‘Generation Axe’ comprised by  Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi. These musicians usually do extremely good when they tour on their own with the rest of their bands and it would be logical that the fanbase for each of them would be eager to see them collaborating with each other on the same stage. These are the bands that can go on tour without hitting a Taco Bell or a McDonald’s:

 

Artist: Puscifer & Luchafer
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Memorial Auditorium
Date: Mar. 23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $90,621
Attendance/Capacity: 1,938 / 2,622
Ticket Prices: $54.50, $44.50, $34.50

 

Artist: Joe Satriani
Venue: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
Date: Mar. 16th, 2016
Gross Sales: $75,082
Attendance/Capacity: 951 / 1,100
Ticket Prices: $97.50, $52.50

 

Artist: Underoath & Caspian
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – The Novo by Microsoft
Date: Mar. 27th, 2016
Gross Sales: $69,104
Attendance/Capacity: 2,336 / 2,336
Ticket Prices: $35, $29

 

Artist: Breaking Benjamin
Venue: Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee
Date: Feb. 26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $66,583
Attendance/Capacity: 3,413 / 3,888
Ticket Prices: $22.50, $20

 

Artist: ‘Generation Axe‘ (Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, etc.)
Venue: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
Date: Apr. 09th, 2016
Gross Sales: $59,920
Attendance/Capacity: 842 / 2,280
Ticket Prices: $170, $120, $74.50, $34.95

 

Artist: At The Drive-In & Le Butcherettes
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater
Date: Mar. 23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $49,600
Attendance/Capacity: 1,240 / 1,240
Ticket Prices: $40

 

Artist: Wolfmother & Deap Vally
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater
Date: Mar. 26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $33,600
Attendance/Capacity: 1,200 / 1,200
Ticket Prices: $28

 

Artist: Children Of Bodom & Havok
Venue: Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona
Date: Mar. 25th, 2016
Gross Sales: $24,527
Attendance/Capacity: 890 / 890
Ticket Prices: $27.56

 

Artist: The Sword & Royal Thunder
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Date: Mar. 23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $16,725
Attendance/Capacity: 669 / 771
Ticket Prices: $25

 

Artist: Napalm Death, Melvins & Melt Banana
Venue: Birmingham, AL – Iron City
Date: Apr. 03rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $8,450
Attendance/Capacity: 338 / 750
Ticket Prices: $25

 

Artist: Blessthefall, Miss May I, The Plot In You, Sirens & Sailors & A War Within
Venue: Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Date: Mar. 13th, 2016
Gross Sales: $6,665
Attendance/Capacity: 379 / 1,250
Ticket Prices: $30, $20

 

Artist: Blessthefall, Miss May I, The Plot In You, Sirens & Sailors & A War Within
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Date: Feb. 29th, 2016
Gross Sales: $6,226
Attendance/Capacity: 291 / 1,228
Ticket Prices: $40, $22, $20

 

You have to admit that, while ‘Generation Axe’ sounds like a cool G3-like tour with more guitarists and all, those numbers can’t really compare to what the actual G3 organizer, Joe Satriani, did in Florida. The problem isn’t really any of the featured guitarists on the tour but the ticket prices which go up to $170 per piece. Sure, they seem to have made good bank but that’s because of the price for entry instead of actual attendance.

There are others that should reconsider what their reach and attendance really are and that’s Blessthefall and Miss May I. Filling a 1200 people venue with only 12-15% of its capacity must really feel like a financial and logistical blow. Better luck next time, boys.

[via theprp.com]

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