Playing 400 sell to venues is the way to go.
You can DIY with a contract rider your lawyer draws up, no booking agent or promoter needed. Easy to secure & sell out.
400 sell to x $30 =
12K gross - 3.6 venue's 30% =
8.4K one artist by 3 to 5 members =
1.68K, 2.1K, or 2.8K per member per show plus merchandise sales
If 2.1K plus merch sales that's a month's rent or mortgage a show thus a year's rent or mortage in only two weeks if you play 12 shows in 14 days.
Again this is if it was your band playing for two hours.