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Find out how much Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Black Sabbath made on the road

Posted by on September 8, 2016

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If 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.

This week, we have some of the highest-grossing bands in rock and metal this year pulling some impressive six-digit figures on each of their dates. We’ve seen numbers from the first show Guns N’ Roses played on their recent reunion and we expected the figures to go even higher. Same with Metallica and Black Sabbath, so we can see which will be awarded with the highest grossing rock and metal band at the end of the year (spoiler alert: it’s gotta be GN’R). We put other big tours at the bottom to contrast with other successful bands which, let’s not kid ourselves, don’t even come close to what those legendary bands made. These are the bands paying generous bonus checks to their employees:

 

Artist: Guns N’ RosesLenny Kravitz
Venue: East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Date: Jul. 22nd-23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $11,687,391
Attendance/Capacity: 100,177 / 100,177
Ticket Prices: $280, $45.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & The Cult
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
Date: Aug. 18th-19th, 2016
Gross Sales: $8,917,758
Attendance/Capacity: 84,634 / 87,917
Ticket Prices: $275, $45.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Alice In Chains
Venue: Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Date: Jul. 01st, 03rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $8,843,684
Attendance/Capacity: 82,172 / 96,088
Ticket Prices: $250, $44.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Lenny Kravitz

Venue: Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Date: Jul. 19th-20th, 2016
Gross Sales: $8,302,575
Attendance/Capacity: 65,472 / 71,099
Ticket Prices: $280, $50.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses amp; Skrillex
Venue: Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
Date: Aug. 05th, 2016
Gross Sales: $6,166,657
Attendance/Capacity: 49,778 / 49,778
Ticket Prices: $252, $41.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & The Cult
Venue: Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
Date: Jul. 29th, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,852,060
Attendance/Capacity: 40,702 / 40,702
Ticket Prices: $253.50, $63.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & The Struts
Venue: San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
Date: Aug. 09th, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,597,843
Attendance/Capacity: 38,173 / 38,173
Ticket Prices: $275, $55

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Billy Talent
Venue: Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
Date: Jul. 16th, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,370,460
Attendance/Capacity: 48,016 / 48,016
Ticket Prices: $195.72, $40.46

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & The Cult
Venue: San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
Date: Aug. 22nd, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,337,634
Attendance/Capacity: 49,458 / 49,458
Ticket Prices: $225, $45.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Alice In Chains
Venue: Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
Date: Aug. 12th, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,237,966
Attendance/Capacity: 42,697 / 42,697
Ticket Prices: $254, $49

 

Artist: Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold & Volbeat
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
Date: Aug. 20th, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,158,790
Attendance/Capacity: 48,492 / 48,492
Ticket Prices: $149.50, $49.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Wolfmother
Venue: Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Date: Jul. 14th, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,883,474
Attendance/Capacity: 49,328 / 49,328
Ticket Prices: $254, $49

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & The Cult
Venue: Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
Date: Aug. 03rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,786,948
Attendance/Capacity: 39,015 / 43,449
Ticket Prices: $250, $45.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Alice In Chains
Venue: Detroit, MI – Ford Field
Date: Jun. 23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,776,767
Attendance/Capacity: 44,439 / 44,439
Ticket Prices: $253.50, $49.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Chris Stapleton
Venue: Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
Date: Jul. 09th, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,765,878
Attendance/Capacity: 42,824 / 42,824
Ticket Prices: $253, $48

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & The Cult
Venue: Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
Date: Jul. 27th, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,544,620
Attendance/Capacity: 41,508 / 41,508
Ticket Prices: $254, $49.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses, Zakk Wylde & Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Venue: Glendale, AZ – University Of Phoenix Stadium
Date: Aug. 15th, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,257,189
Attendance/Capacity: 44,110 / 48,914
Ticket Prices: $256.75, $52.25

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Alice In Chains
Venue: Landover, MD – FedExField
Date: Jun. 26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,107,027
Attendance/Capacity: 41,208 / 48,186
Ticket Prices: $255, $50.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Wolfmother
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
Date: Jul. 12th, 2016
Gross Sales: $3,810,026
Attendance/Capacity: 39,109 / 42,109
Ticket Prices: $229, $53.50

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & The Cult
Venue: New Orleans, LA – Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Date: Jul. 31st, 2016
Gross Sales: $3,447,362
Attendance/Capacity: 32,894 / 40,215
Ticket Prices: $240, $55

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Alice In Chains
Venue: Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium
Date: Jun. 29th, 2016
Gross Sales: $3,285,043
Attendance/Capacity: 40,387 / 49,385
Ticket Prices: $254, $49

 

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Venue: Cincinnati, OH – Paul Brown Stadium
Date: Jul. 06th, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,857,336
Attendance/Capacity: 32,516 / 33,845
Ticket Prices: $253.50, $62.50

 

Artist: Black Sabbath & Rival Sons
Venue: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Date: Aug. 27th, 2016
Gross Sales: $1,013,384
Attendance/Capacity: 7,361 / 7,373
Ticket Prices: $194, $144, $94

 

Artist: ‘Vans Warped Tour
Venue: Pomona, CA – Fairplex Park
Date: Aug. 07th, 2016
Gross Sales: $874,545
Attendance/Capacity: 20,236 / 20,236
Ticket Prices: $51.50, $29

 

Artist: Kiss & The Dead Daisies
Venue: Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Date: Aug. 26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $472,700
Attendance/Capacity: 5,289 / 5,598
Ticket Prices: $125, $39.50

 

 

Artist: Deftones, Yelawolf & Sister Crayon
Venue: Berkeley, CA – Hearst Greek Theatre
Date: Aug. 26th, 2016
Gross Sales: $259,470
Attendance/Capacity: 5,461 / 6,500
Ticket Prices: $50, $47.50

 

Artist: Prophets Of Rage, AWOLNATION & Wakrat
Venue: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Date: Aug. 28th, 2016
Gross Sales: $236,291
Attendance/Capacity: 3,909 / 5,707
Ticket Prices: $69, $49, $18

 

Artist: Volbeat, Killswitch Engage & Black Wizard
Venue: Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center
Date: Aug. 24th, 2016
Gross Sales: $48,595
Attendance/Capacity: 1,130 / 4,750
Ticket Prices: $56.75, $38.25

 

Artist: Skunk Anansie
Venue: Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
Date: Jun. 10th, 2016
Gross Sales: $41,303
Attendance/Capacity: 1,095 / 1,200
Ticket Prices: $45.46, $37.50

 

If you didn’t understand why GN’ R were so insistent on making this reunion tour a reality, now you have 115,000,000 reasons to understand. And let’s keep in mind they still have more dates confirm throughout the entire world so you can expect them to reach very high on the highest-grossing tours list. Having said all that, let’s not forget Metallica is also able to pull millions of dollars per show and, with their plans to tour Latin America in the next few months, plus their expected North American tour next year in support of their new upcoming album Hardwire…To Self-Destruct, they will match, if not surpassed those numbers. As for the rest? It doesn’t even matter.

[via theprp.com]

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