Metallica Gross Over $70 Million From 13 Summer Shows
It's good to be Metallica. The veteran metallers are touring at their own pace, and it hasn't really slowed the cash flow coming from the road. According to Billboard's Boxscore data, the band's 13 shows so far from their summer tour of Europe just grossed them in excess of $70 million.
The biggest grossing show during the run came in Meath, Ireland, where the band became one of the rare acts granted access to perform at Slane Castle. The special evening brought in $8,194,075. The second biggest show on the run came at Berlin's Olympicstadion, which sold out the 68,000-plus capacity and earned the band $6,745,329.
It was reported earlier this summer that the band's performance at Hämeenlinna in Finland drew roughly one percent of the entire country's population. That show drew a max capacity 55,519 people and earned the band $5,330,615 in gross sales.
Back in July, Pollstar reported that Metallica, after playing only 26 shows on the year, ranked fourth in worldwide tour earnings among all artists at the halfway point of 2019. At that point, they had grossed a cool $69.7 million.
Metallica still have a handful of "WorldWired" European tour dates left in August, while they'll be back stateside in September for their "S&M2" performances. A tour of Australia and New Zealand is also on the books for the fall. To see Metallica, check out the ticketing info here.
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