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Find out how much System of a Down, Mastodon, Manson and more made on the road

Posted by on May 7, 2015

Have you ever wondered how much your favorite bands make  when they head out on the road? Well, Billboard‘s Boxscore has listened to your questions and released the latest earnings and attendance from many artists, including rock and metal ones who most likely you’re more interested than Elton John (close to $1 million in case you really are). Here’s a sampling of how some of the harder-leaning artists have been eking out a living while on tour (spoiler alert: pretty good, for the most part!):

 

Artist: System Of A Down
Venue: Inglewood, CA – The Forum
Date: Apr. 06th, 2015
Gross Sales: $971,523
Attendance/Capacity: 13,820 / 13,820
Ticket Prices: $79.50, $49.50

 

Artist: Marilyn Manson
Venue: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Date: Jan. 24th, 2015
Gross Sales: $109,890
Attendance/Capacity: 2,003 / 2,003
Ticket Prices: $55, $27.50

 

Artist: Mastodon, Clutch & Big Business
Venue: Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Date: Apr. 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $78,760
Attendance/Capacity: 2,237 / 2,800
Ticket Prices: $40, $35

 

Artist: Black Veil Brides, Memphis May Fire & Ghost Town
Venue: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Date: Feb. 06th, 2015
Gross Sales: $45,802
Attendance/Capacity: 1,891 / 2,000
Ticket Prices: $29.50, $25

 

Artist: August Burns Red, Miss May I, Northlane, ERRA & Fit For A King
Venue: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Date: Mar. 07th, 2015
Gross Sales: $34,185
Attendance/Capacity: 1,634 / 2,000
Ticket Prices: $23, $22.50

 

Artist: In This Moment, Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body & The Nearly Deads
Venue: Nashville, TN – The Cannery
Date: May 02nd, 2015
Gross Sales: $20,731
Attendance/Capacity: 819 / 1,048
Ticket Prices: $27, $25

 

Artist: Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless & Starset
Venue: Birmingham, AL – Iron City
Date: Apr. 28th, 2015
Gross Sales: $40,950
Attendance/Capacity: 1,300 / 1,300
Ticket Prices: $31.50

 

Artist: HELLYEAH, Like A Storm & Devour The Day
Venue: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Date: Mar. 01st, 2015
Gross Sales: $13,022
Attendance/Capacity: 776 / 1,000
Ticket Prices: $23, $18

 

Artist: High On Fire, Windhand, Mountain Of Wizard & Gruzer
Venue: Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
Date: Jan. 07th, 2015
Gross Sales: $3,684
Attendance/Capacity: 219 / 219
Ticket Prices: $18, $16

Maybe promoters should just book Elton John.

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