Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA Gross Over $500k For Single Australian Show

Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age are set to continue their their rapturously received Australian co-headline tour at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena tonight and recent figures show it bodes well for their bank accounts, having made over $500,000 for a single Newcastle show.

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme recently told Triple J that he would like to see more co-headline tours as they could serve as an alternative to festivals with bloated lineups and overpriced tickets while fostering solidarity, and it looks as though there’s a pecuniary incentive too.

Recent Boxscore data has Bruce Springsteen outgrossing every other touring artist in the world, bringing in over $10 million from two consecutive Auckland shows, but the highest grossing rockers were NIN, QOTSA, and Brody Dalle at 18, taking over $550,000 from their Newcastle show.

Imagine Dragons made the Top 20 with an Atlanta, Georgia performance for which they took in over $500,000, with Kings of Leon not far behind, grossing just under $450,000 for their Atlanta gig. Meanwhile, UK indie kings Arctic Monkeys raked in $65,000 for their sold-out Columbus, Ohio gig.

Gallery: Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Brody Dalle – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 13/03/14

Boxscore Rock Acts Data (via Billboard)

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium – Auckland, New Zealand
Date: March 1-2, 2014
Gross Sales: $10,221,082
Attendance/Capacity: 73,958 / 73,958
Ticket 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: $568,013
Attendance/Capacity: 5,430 / 7,445
Ticket 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: $501,238
Attendance/Capacity: 14,539 / 14,539
Ticket Prices: $49.50, $29.50

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

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

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