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, including rock and metal ones, and we’ve summarized them here for you.
US Festival season is here and, while we can’t compare to the ones across the pond, we have a good amount of festivals across the country with big acts. We will also throw in there some long running artist to add a comparison how profitable those bands are nowadays compared to a lineup of 30+ bands. These are the bands and festivals you would roadie for if you had the chance:
Artist: The Rolling Stones & St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Venue: Atlanta, GA – Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grand Field
Date: Jun. 09th, 2015
Gross Sales: $7,625,554
Attendance/Capacity: 42,320 / 42,320
Ticket Prices: $395, $150, $69.50, $29.50
Artist: ‘Rock On The Range‘: Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, etc.
Venue: Columbus, OH – Mapfre Stadium
Date: May 15th-17th, 2015
Gross Sales: $4,293,389
Attendance/Capacity: 120,000 / 120,000
Ticket Prices: $199.50, $169.50, $124.50, $99.50
Artist: ‘Carolina Rebellion‘: Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, etc.
Venue: Concord, NC – Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: May 02nd-03rd, 2015
Gross Sales: $3,438,222
Attendance/Capacity: 80,000 / 80,000
Ticket Prices: $159, $139, $104.50, $74.50
Artist: ‘Rocklahoma‘: Linkin Park, Godsmack, Slayer, Papa Roach, etc.
Venue: Pryor, OK – Catch The Fever Grounds
Date: May 22nd-24th, 2015
Gross Sales: $2,263,820
Attendance/Capacity: 60,000 / 72,000
Ticket Prices: $379, $189, $109, $79.50
Artist: ‘Rockfest‘: Rob Zombie, Volbeat, Anthrax, Halestorm, etc.
Venue: Kansas City, MO – Liberty Memorial Park
Date: May 30th, 2015
Gross Sales: $1,700,645
Attendance/Capacity: 50,000 / 50,000
Ticket Prices: $60, $47.50, $27.50
Artist: ‘Northern Invasion‘: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, etc.
Venue: Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheatre
Date: May 09th, 2015
Gross Sales: $1,272,284
Attendance/Capacity: 25,000 / 25,000
Ticket Prices: $89.50, $69.50, $49.50
Venue: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Date: Jun. 21st, 2015
Gross Sales: $939,304
Attendance/Capacity: 13,024 / 13,024
Ticket Prices: $105.45, $36.64
Artist: Def Leppard & Vince Neil
Venue: San Juan, PR – Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot
Date: Jun. 20th, 2015
Gross Sales: $403,909
Attendance/Capacity: 4,446 / 6,784
Ticket Prices: $150, $69
Artist: Whitesnake & Diamante
Venue: San Francisco, CA – Regency Center Grand Ballroom
Date: Jun. 11th, 2015
Gross Sales: $48,454
Attendance/Capacity: 882 / 1,424
Ticket Prices: $165, $49.50
If you want to feel better for being so broke, let me give you a reminder that Whitesnake used to be one of the biggest bands in the world, who even in 2005 filled the Hammersmith Apollo in England, as you can see in the video below, and now, they can’t even sell out the Regency in San Francisco.