BlogDecember 16, 2013 3:48 PM ET

some fall 2013 metal/rock concert box office numbers

If you're one of those people curious about the business side of the music world, you may be interested to have a look at some of the Boxscore numbers from a bunch of metal and heavy rock shows during the past few months. You'll obviously note that some bands appear to be having an easier time selling tickets than a few others.

date: 11/24/2013
bill: Rob Zombie, Korn, Scar the Martyr
venue: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
attend/capacity: 5,839 / 5,839
gross sales: $276,942

date: 11/9/2013
bill: Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage
venue: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
attend/capacity: 2,800 / 2,800
gross sales: $98,465

date: 11/22/2013
bill: Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Stars in Stereo, Throw the Fight
venue: Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
attend/capacity: 1,255 / 1,566
gross sales: $47,786

date: 11/22/2013
bill: Clutch
venue: Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
attend/capacity: 1,691 / 2,200
gross sales: $43,109

date: 11/24/2013
bill: Megadeth, Fear Factory, Nonpoint
venue: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
attend/capacity: 1,098 / 2,000
gross sales: $40,230

date: 11/20/2013
bill: Sleeping With Sirens, Breathe Carolina, Issues, Our Last Night
venue: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
attend/capacity: 1,427 / 2,370
gross sales: $32,963

date: 10/8/2013
bill: GWAR, Whitechapel, Iron Reagan, Band of Orcs
venue: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
attend/capacity: 704 / 1,000
gross sales: $23,313

date: 11/16/2013
bill: August Burns Red, Blessthefall, Defeater, Beartooth
venue: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center Grand Ballroom
attend/capacity: 834 / 1,424
gross sales: $19,653

date: 11/21/2013
bill: The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, Volumes, Texas In July
venue: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center Grand Ballroom
attend/capacity: 695 / 1,424
gross sales: $13,324

date: 10/7/2013
bill: Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, The Contortionist, The Safety Fire
venue: Calgary, AB @ Republik Nightclub
attend/capacity: 432 / 500
gross sales: $10,727

date: 11/22/2013
bill: Every Time I Die
venue: Columbus, OH @ Basement
attend/capacity: 310 / 310
gross sales: $4,650

date: 11/20/2013
bill: High On Fire, Kvelertak
venue: Columbus, OH @ A and R Music Bar
attend/capacity: 221 / 400
gross sales: $3,315


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anonymous 12/16/2013 1:38:25 PM

holy shit clutch

anonymous 12/16/2013 2:27:22 PM

In tampa the devil wears prada switched venues cause they are so ghey. even though they went from the gay district of tampa to across the bay to st pete

anonymous 12/16/2013 3:06:04 PM

So, how much of this does the bands receive? There's alot of things to be paid for, like manager, bus etc etc, Does anyone know?

anonymous 12/16/2013 3:20:45 PM

That Devil Wears Prada show in SF was the same night as two other large tours in the Bay Area. Not surprised it didn't do that well.

anonymous 12/16/2013 3:31:33 PM

passive aggressive goat.

anonymous 12/16/2013 3:53:08 PM

Would be a more relevant post if you used numbers from the same venue/market.

anonymous 12/16/2013 4:06:50 PM

Yes I am also interested in the bands actual take home. Unless that is the bands take home.

anonymous 12/16/2013 4:17:26 PM

Most labels assign 30-35% of ticket sales to the bands, while keeping almost 100% of their record sales. Has been a nearly set figure for most labels for many years now.

anonymous 12/16/2013 4:19:47 PM

These halls / venues / promoters take a sizable amount of that money I'd imagine. The dollar value here is divided amongst various things and all of these bands have entirely different guarantees. I doubt this is take home or even close.

anonymous 12/16/2013 5:02:24 PM

anonymous posted 1 hour ago passive aggressive goat.

anonymous 12/16/2013 7:50:49 PM

venues have all kinds of expenses, which vary greatly from place to place. i've seen door deals range from 80/20 splits (band/venue) and on down. some of these venues i would imagine keep as much as half of the door, if not more.

anonymous 12/16/2013 10:55:41 PM

TDWP was only 125 less than an ABR show on Saturday? Sounds like bias to me. How were all of these bands on Saturdays? Tuesdays?

anonymous 12/17/2013 4:58:56 AM

This is cool do more stuff like this

anonymous 12/17/2013 8:04:00 AM

what is wrong with people in Ohio?

anonymous 12/17/2013 8:54:42 AM

probably the most misleading article on here.has lambgoat ever heard of what a study consists of.... like same location, day, etc... fck this is stupid

anonymous 12/17/2013 2:01:23 PM

Apparently no one understands what "gross sales" means.

anonymous 12/18/2013 5:32:07 AM

"Apparently no one understands what "gross sales" means." It was a gross sale if you attended any of these..

anonymous 12/18/2013 9:06:33 AM

I can't believe people are so butthurt about the devil wears prada's draw

anonymous 1/5/2014 5:00:52 PM

At a larger venue, the venue gets 15% - 20% and the bands get the rest to divide up, of course the headliner get's a good chunk of that.