Re: Interesting, Some Touring Bands Paydays
Originally Posted by Foo3001
No way they are doing a big UK gig for that money. Maybe that PLUS a cut on ticket sales and 100% of all merch income.
The Rolling Stones shows have worked for ages as follows - they come to town and take everything. 100% on ticket sales, merch, everything. The organizer makes their money on selling parking space, guess that's profitable enough.
Just talked to a guy that worked on a month long tour in the US by a band that sold out 3,000 - 6,000 capacity venues, in the US the average concert goer spends a little less than 20$ on merch.
So, if the FF plays a 10,000 capacity venue that will be 200,000$ they'll make on merch each show.
Eh, this is a guy that works for a booking agency so he's quite reliable