After 2 years without concerts or festivals, this year a lot of bands are touring around the world. These biggest bands or artists here are the stats for which metal or rock bands sell the most tickets.
Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper, System of a Down, Korn, Iron Maiden, Deftones, Gojira, Metallica, and Slipknot are just a few other artists we’re not thinking about right now who are ready to rock the world, including in the United States and around the world, to finally bring their fans and fans together. They will also perform at the most renowned annual music festivals to come. Some bands include Metallica, Foo Fighters, Tool and many more. On top of that, Pollstar recently rounded up the top 10 tours of the moment based on the number of tickets sold. They mainly represented metal and rock music genres in the top 10.
Although the top spot belongs to Ed Sheeran with an average of 73,000 tickets sold for each concert, the total of 98% of the venue’s capacity, the pop star actually earned slightly less gross income than the Reds. Hot Chili Peppers, which are ranked 3rd. Ed Sheeran’s average earnings are about $50,000 lower than the iconic rock band. Even though they sold about 10,000 tickets less. After that we have Motley Crue with Def Leppard with their Stadium Tour.
The event sold 36,000 tickets and had a capacity of 98.8% of the hall. The group could play numbers. 4. For metal fans of the past, Iron Maiden is the highest ranked band at no. 6. They sell an average of 27,000 tickets at each concert, with a capacity of 98.4%. Kenny Chesney is 7th, Lewis Capaldi is 8th with 20,595 tickets per concert. Harry Styles is the 9th and The Lumineers is the 10th according to the number of tickets sold.
- Ed Sheeran – 73,340 tickets/concert
- Coldplay – 66,429 tickets/concert
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – 60,033 tickets/concert
- Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard – 36,513 tickets/concert
- Billy Joel – 33,414 tickets/concert
- Iron Maiden – 27,369 tickets/concert
- Kenny Chesney – 26,066 tickets/concert
- Lewis Capaldi – 20,595 tickets/concert
- Harry Styles – 19,343 tickets/concert
- The Lumineers – 14,893 tickets/concert
However, ticket prices are higher than before:
The cost of tickets for live music events is expected to be 30% more expensive in 2022. The reason for this is “pent up growing demand” due to the pandemic. The report notes that concert visitors purchased tickets for the 2019-2020 concerts for an average of $81 per ticket, however, those who attended the concerts paid more for tickets for the 2021-2022 shows. Data shows that people paid an average of $192 for tickets, which represents a 137% increase in price.