150 Bands Average Ticket Counts
Average worldwide attendance for 150 rock and metal bands.
I’ve compiled worldwide ticket count averages for 150 Hard Rock, Metal, and Punk(ish) bands, based on Pollstar from the last three years.
Bands included range in size from Metallica, Rammstein, and Iron Maiden, to Cannibal Corpse, Animals As Leaders, and Lorna Shore.
The first number is the average attendance figure for a headlining show. The second is the number of shows added together to reach that figure.
As with any music-related data, it’s not a perfect science. There are various factors that cause Pollstar to have incomplete information at times. Any show’s turnout also depends on the support bill, ticket price, advertising, and so forth.
This is less of a definitive picture for any given band and more of a general idea about each act, which taken together, gives a nice look at the genre as a whole.