Smashing Pumpkins Made Shocking Money At Reunion Show

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Billboard have released new box office concert numbers, and it includes a recent Smashing Pumpkins show from their Shiny and Oh So Bright tour. View the reports below.

Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins, Metric
Venue: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Date: July 29, 2018
Gross Sales: $469,230
Attendance/Capacity: 6,556 / 7,112
Ticket Prices: $95, $75, $55

Artist: Heavy Montreal Festival (Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Gojira, etc.)
Venue: Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
Date: July 28-29, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,328,690
Attendance/Capacity: 21,101 / 25,340
Ticket Prices: $244.93, $72.72

Artist: Queen + Adam Lambert
Venue: London, England – SSE Arena, Wembley
Date: July 1, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,098,510
Attendance/Capacity: 10,799 / 10,831
Ticket Prices: $104.30, $91.10

Artist: Dave Matthews Band
Venue: Orange Beach, AL – Amphitheater at the Wharf
Date: July 29, 2018
Gross Sales: $776,035
Attendance/Capacity: 8,627 / 9,984
Ticket Prices: $95, $85

Artist: Bryan Adams
Venue: St. John’s, Canada – Mile One Centre
Date: July 27-28, 2018
Gross Sales: $669,323
Attendance/Capacity: 10,247 / 10,426
Ticket Prices: $75.83, $37.53

Artist: Arctic Monkeys, Mini Mansions
Venue: Washington, DC – The Anthem
Date: July 28-29, 2018
Gross Sales: $656,030
Attendance/Capacity: 12,000 / 12,000
Ticket Prices: $75, $55

Artist: Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament
Venue: Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Date: May 25, 2018
Gross Sales: $620,460
Attendance/Capacity: 22,176 / 22,176
Ticket Prices: $59.50, $29.50

Artist: Lenny Kravitz
Venue: London, England – SSE Arena, Wembley
Date: June 22, 2018
Gross Sales: $456,636
Attendance/Capacity: 7,087 / 7,964
Ticket Prices: $72.59, $42.23

  • Seattlesound21

    How much do the actual band members themselves make though? Does anyone know

    • Jim

      It is not easy to decipher for the following reasons:

      • promoters generally buy the tour as a package, promoting multiple shows of the tour through a swath of geographical territory, so estimates vary based on venue sizes and band guarantees.

      • I’ve not looked at the full tour venue slate, but if they’re all Live Nation-owned venues, then that simplifies the calculus a bit since if so I’d imagine Live Nation is the sole promoter.

      • The band typically gets an 85/15 split with said promoter, maybe 90/10 but I’d think this tour was 85/15 and that 85% is against any package guarantee(s).

      • It’s nearly impossible without true inside info to know what band splits are, but since Corgan is such a dominant force I’d think he is getting a larger cut than the other members, especially the non-original members, but I honestly don’t know.

      So based on this very loose, uncertain info and assuming EQUAL split for all members (5), with roughly $500K box office at this one show, each member nets roughly $50,000 for the night, not including merchandise sales. I still believe Corgan gets a bigger slice, or at the very least the non-original members negotiated a set salary for the duration of the tour, which is deducted from box office gross (in addition to promoter take) and then the original 3 members take their percentage against a full tour guarantee that was also pre-negotiated.

  • Jim

    Odd choice of words — “shocking” — which is ambiguous at best, weaselly at worst. Looks to me that unfortunately the early returns of the Pumpkins tour selling below expectations are confirmed — at least for this venue as well as Miami’s American Airlines Arena where I saw them, got 13th row floor seats for $46 an hour before their great show and the venue curtained off much of the non-prime seating sections. Regardless, a great show and I wish them well.

  • Jon

    Lol, clickbait BS.

    • John

      Not really, I find it interesting.

  • Alex Jonestown

    Just saw them in San Diego the place was packed wall to wall and OMFG they were incredible.