QOTSA, NIN Grossed Over $500,000 from Single Australian Show, Official Data Confirms

Fresh Boxscore info surfaces, Imagine Dragons also cross the $500,000 mark, Bruce Springsteen bagged over $5 million per show.

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This week's Boxscore data has recently surfaced, confirming some impressive earnings made by rock musicians.

Topping the list comes Bruce Springsteen, who managed to gross over $10 million from two consecutive arena shows in Auckland, New Zealand. As far as other rockers go, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Brody Dalle claimed the No. 18 spot with their Newcastle, Australia show and a figure of over $550,000.

Imagine Dragons also managed to reach the Top 20 with their Atlanta, Georgia performance, fetching just over $500,000. On the rest of the list, Kings of Leon reached the No. 24 spot, also with an Atlanta gig, grossing barely under $450,000.

Further down the line, Arctic Monkeys noted $65,000 gross figure with their sold-out Columbus, Ohio gig, Zakk Wylde bagged over $18,000 in Montreal, Quebec, while Between the Buried and Me scored a 15,000 total in Montreal, Quebec. Check out the more detailed info below.

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium - Auckland, New Zealand
Date: March 1-2, 2014
Gross Sales: $10,221,082Attendance/Capacity: 73,958 / 73,958Ticket Prices: $210.28, $205.50, $130.63, $74.87

Artist: Queens Of The Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Brody Dalle
Venue: Newcastle Entertainment Centre - Newcastle, Australia
Date: March 8, 2014
Gross Sales: $568,013Attendance/Capacity: 5,430 / 7,445Ticket Prices: $113.66, $95.47

Artist: Imagine Dragons, The Naked and Famous, Nico Vega
Venue: Philips Arena - Atlanta, Georgia
Date: February 26, 2014
Gross Sales: $501,238Attendance/Capacity: 14,539 / 14,539Ticket Prices: $49.50, $29.50

Artist: Kings of Leon, Gary Clark Jr.
Venue: Philips Arena - Atlanta, Georgia
Date: February 5, 2014
Gross Sales: $445,617Attendance/Capacity: 9,239 / 11,980Ticket Prices: $59.50, $29.50

Artist: Arctic Monkeys
Venue: Lifestyle Communities Pavilion - Columbus. Ohio
Date: February 11, 2014
Gross Sales: $64,900Attendance/Capacity: 2,200 / 2,200Ticket Prices: $29.50

Artist: Zakk Wylde
Venue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, Quebec
Date: February 28, 2014
Gross Sales: $18,550Attendance/Capacity: 589 / 589Ticket Prices: $35.20, $31.43

Artist: Between the Buried And Me, Deafheaven, Intronaut, The Kindred
Venue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, Quebec
Date: February 26, 2014
Gross Sales: $15,553Attendance/Capacity: 574 / 574Ticket Prices: $27.10

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    Im not a financial expert (otherwise I'd have more money than I do), but isn't Gross pay before they take out everyones pay, the venues fee's, lighting, security, blah blah blah? I mean its still a huge whack of cash and im sure they all earnt a fair bit, but QOTSA & NIN have a fair few guys playing live with them at the moment, I'm sure it spread out pretty quickly
    Even if, making a half million in one single event is pretty amazing.
    Especially considering there were only 5,430 people there. I live in Newcastle and am surprised it didn't sell out. I don't think they promoted it very well.
    You're definitely a better financial expert than the writer of the article.
    What surprises me the most is that i'm from montreal and I didn't know we had this Virgin Mobile venue.
    I saw the QOTSA/NIN show in Sydney and they deserve every goddamn cent, both bands were phenomenal. They scored $260 outta me alone between tickets and merch.
    Those attendances for The Boss are wrong though. That must be the attendance over the 2 nights because the capacity at Mt. Smart is 40,000. Nevertheless $10,000,000 for 2 nights work?! Not a bad haul, even if is only gross, and you have to share with the what seemed like 25 members of the E Street Band.
    Date: March 1-2, 2014 (two days) Attendance/Capacity: 73,958 / 73,958 Yep, it's two days like you said. About 74k divided by 2 is about 37k which is about capacity size, like you said.
    Australian tickets prices are so expensive compared to U.S.A!