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Interpol Boxscore For 2010 To 2011

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:15 PM

How Interpol did with concert sales for 2010 to 2011 based on data from Billboard Boxscore (I got the data from this forum since they collect data from Billboard).

It's only for a segment of the shows since the Boxscore takes the top few hundred shows or info/date wasn't posted. I'm not even going to include the ones with U2 because those don't count even though U2 raked in millions. <_<

Looks like Interpol did well with sales in Ireland.

Artist/Event Venue
City/State
Event Dates
Gross Sales
Attend/ 
Capacity
Shows/ 
Sellouts
Prices
Promoters 

Interpol, Twin Tigers, The Postelles House of Blues
Atlantic City, N.J.
July 31, 2010
$28,741
841 /
2,370
1 /
0
$37.50, $32.50
House of Blues/C3 Presents/Harrah’s

Interpol, White Rabbits, Imagine Dragons The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel
Las Vegas, Nev.
Oct. 22, 2010
$64,874
2,428 /
3,247
1 /
0
$50, $29.50

Interpol, White Rabbits Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 23, 2010
$208,200
5,808 /
5,808
1 /
1
$39.50, $30
Nederlander Concerts


Interpol, White Rabbits DAR Constitution Hall
Washington, D.C.
Nov. 3, 2010
$74,382
1,932 /
3,500
1 /
0
$38.50
I.M.P.

Interpol Olympia Theatre
Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2010
$252,673
4,770 /
4,770
3 /
3
$52.97
MCD

Interpol, School of Seven Bells RIMAC Arena
San Diego, Calif.
Feb. 2, 2011
$65,588
2,275 /
3,500
1 /
0
$31.50, $25.50
Nederlander Concerts


Interpol, School of Seven Bells Events Center
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Feb. 4, 2011
$80,960
2,883 /
3,800
1 /
0
$38.50, $23
Nederlander Concerts




Interpol, School of Seven Bells Riviera Theatre
Chicago, Ill.
Feb. 12, 2011
$72,500
2,500 /
2,500
1 /
1
$29
Jam Productions

Interpol, School of Seven Bells
Metropolis
Montreal, Quebec
Feb. 16, 2011
$72,222
2,186 / 2,250
1 / 0
$35.43, $32.90
evenko/Greenland Productions

Interpol, School of Seven Bells Radio City Music Hall
New York, N.Y.
Feb. 17, 2011
$212,452
5,396 / 5,961
1 / 0
$45.50, $41, $35, $25
The Bowery Presents



Interpol
Lotto Arena
Antwerp, Belgium
March 16, 2011
$164,940
5,197 /
5,409
1 /
0
$41.84, $34.87

Interpol, School of Seven Bells 9:30 Club
Washington, D.C.
July 13, 2011
$48,000
1,200 /
1,200
1 /
1
$40
I.M.P.

Interpol Clash Club
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nov. 6, 2011
$61,743
800 / 1,000
1 / 0
$80.08, $40.04
Evenpro/Water Brother/XYZ Live

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

View Postsfive, on 08 April 2012 - 12:15 AM, said:

Interpol Clash Club
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nov. 6, 2011
$61,743
800 / 1,000
1 / 0
$80.08, $40.04
Evenpro/Water Brother/XYZ Live


What do all these numbers mean?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

View Posthazey jane, on 08 April 2012 - 07:56 AM, said:

What do all these numbers mean?


Interpol Clash Club
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nov. 6, 2011
$61,743 Gross Sales
800 Attended/ 1,000 Capacity
1 Show/ 0 Sellouts
Price $80.08, $40.04
Promoters- Evenpro/Water Brother/XYZ Live

They made $61,743 in ticket sales. 800 tickets were sold out of 1,000 tickets. There was 1 show, but it was not sold out. The tickets were priced at $80.08 and $40.04. (I'll see if I can calculate how many tickets were sold at $80.08 and $40.04)


There's a Rank number before the band name. Interpol ranked at number 87. There was also Interpol for Planeta Terra Festival that ranked at number 6: There was a list of top 222 concerts posted on Billboard Boxscore for this date 1/7/2012. Complete listing here to see where Interpol sales rank.

87 Interpol Clash Club
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nov. 6, 2011
$61,743
800 / 1,000
1 / 0
$80.08, $40.04
Evenpro/Water Brother/XYZ Live


6 Planeta Terra Festival: The Strokes, Interpol, Goldfrapp, Broken Social Scene, Groove Armada and others Playcenter
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nov. 5, 2011
$1,212,400
17,000 / 17,000
1 / 1
$172.68, $57.56
Evenpro/Water Brother/XYZ Live

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

View Postsfive, on 08 April 2012 - 01:19 PM, said:

They made $61,743 in ticket sales. 800 tickets were sold out of 1,000 tickets. There was 1 show, but it was not sold out. The tickets were priced at $80.08 and $40.04. (I'll see if I can calculate how many tickets were sold at $80.08 and $40.04)


Thanks a lot! So they made some money with the Brazillian gigs. That's excellent, because it means they'll come back here with their next tour.
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There were 200 tickets left and that place was completely full of people. I don't understand.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

You're welcome! I wish I could find more info on other concert ticket sales, but they weren't listed for most countries, probably because people forgot to post or something, so the information might have been left out.

I calculated the break down of the tickets for Clash Club. :lol:

About 742 tickets sold at $80.08 = $59,419.36

About 58 tickets sold at $40.04 = $2,322.32

800 tickets with $59,419.36 + $2,322.32 = $61,741.68, rounded off the cents to dollar $61,742 which is almost $61,743.

They did well.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

Interpol is a touring band and album sales are almost irrelevant at this point, there are so many different ways to listen to music these days. They make their money touring, which is obviously one of the reasons Carlos left.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

I have a feeling they make more money from shows outside of North America, like Europe and South America.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:34 AM

The amount of money the individual members earn from the shows would be small in comparison. For every $20,000 the show earned they would see about $1000 each. The other costs are divided between the costs of touring, admin and crew. Things like food, drinks and hotels are covered by management. Touring is where bands make their living. Your food, travel and shelter is paid for. They would be earning roughly $60,000 - $80,000 a year.

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View PostScavenger, on 11 April 2012 - 01:34 AM, said:

The amount of money the individual members earn from the shows would be small in comparison. For every $20,000 the show earned they would see about $1000 each. The other costs are divided between the costs of touring, admin and crew. Things like food, drinks and hotels are covered by management. Touring is where bands make their living. Your food, travel and shelter is paid for. They would be earning roughly $60,000 - $80,000 a year.


Thanks for the info! I always wondered how much profit is earned once expenses are taken off.

So how does tour band management determine which future shows to book? Do they book shows at places that profit from previous years? Do they forecast and look at trends at different regions of the countries to see where the band is popular and would make lots of money? I figure that there must be some marketing strategy that is done.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

View Postsfive, on 11 April 2012 - 07:51 PM, said:

Thanks for the info! I always wondered how much profit is earned once expenses are taken off.

So how does tour band management determine which future shows to book? Do they book shows at places that profit from previous years? Do they forecast and look at trends at different regions of the countries to see where the band is popular and would make lots of money? I figure that there must be some marketing strategy that is done.


This is where tour/booking managers put in the extra miles. Tours are usually worked out months in advance between booking agents and the venue. If you play a venue that receives a good profit the tour manager will book it again. The venue can turn around and say 'no thank you' if they feel another band is more likely to bring in more customers though. A huge factor is marketing and whether the bands music is selling well in that area. There's no point driving 3 hours into the desert to play a venue if no one's heard of you. Interpol wouldn't have started making any proper money until Antics was released. If I remember correctly they sold TOTBL to Matador for $10,000. The first tour was done in a van. The hotels were cheap. The food even cheaper and Sam couldn't even take his own drumkit. It was a bare bones crew too with just Harley and a few other sound techies. Harley did Sam's drums and the front of house. I can't even remember if they had a lighting guy until halfway through. The joys of touring, brings a tear to the eye. One added bonus is the riders. If you're doing interviews, tv shows or large gigs you'll get a rider at the hosts expense. Meaning if you haven't eaten for 10 hours that's the time to exploit it.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

View PostScavenger, on 15 April 2012 - 06:12 PM, said:

This is where tour/booking managers put in the extra miles. Tours are usually worked out months in advance between booking agents and the venue. If you play a venue that receives a good profit the tour manager will book it again. The venue can turn around and say 'no thank you' if they feel another band is more likely to bring in more customers though. A huge factor is marketing and whether the bands music is selling well in that area. There's no point driving 3 hours into the desert to play a venue if no one's heard of you. Interpol wouldn't have started making any proper money until Antics was released. If I remember correctly they sold TOTBL to Matador for $10,000. The first tour was done in a van. The hotels were cheap. The food even cheaper and Sam couldn't even take his own drumkit. It was a bare bones crew too with just Harley and a few other sound techies. Harley did Sam's drums and the front of house. I can't even remember if they had a lighting guy until halfway through. The joys of touring, brings a tear to the eye. One added bonus is the riders. If you're doing interviews, tv shows or large gigs you'll get a rider at the hosts expense. Meaning if you haven't eaten for 10 hours that's the time to exploit it.



I would think that they would make a bit more on their tours, otherwise they would always be on the road. I know that they stayed at a posh hotel in Montreal, although I will not mention the name of the place. I would venture to say that they've made 300k each . That would be enough money to take 2 to 3 years out between releases. Although you seem to be really knowledgeable about music and tours. Album sales equate to pennies back to them per CD and downloads.

Also I question the veracity of the numbers. They sold out both times they were in Montreal. I know, I was there when they put the sold out sign at the Metropolis and this states that there was 70+ tickets left. Can't be.

We also have to think that they started the tour in August 2010 and visited some cities twice, even 3-4 times if you count in the US tour, where they were payed to just show up. Probably fixed rate too.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

View PostEtoileMaris, on 17 April 2012 - 01:30 PM, said:

I would think that they would make a bit more on their tours, otherwise they would always be on the road. I know that they stayed at a posh hotel in Montreal, although I will not mention the name of the place. I would venture to say that they've made 300k each . That would be enough money to take 2 to 3 years out between releases. Although you seem to be really knowledgeable about music and tours. Album sales equate to pennies back to them per CD and downloads.

Also I question the veracity of the numbers. They sold out both times they were in Montreal. I know, I was there when they put the sold out sign at the Metropolis and this states that there was 70+ tickets left. Can't be.

We also have to think that they started the tour in August 2010 and visited some cities twice, even 3-4 times if you count in the US tour, where they were payed to just show up. Probably fixed rate too.



Since the release of Antics they've been making a lot of money on tours. With the cheap hotel comment I was referring to their initial tour (for TOTBL). These days they would be making enough to live off for a short while.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

View PostScavenger, on 15 April 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:

...A huge factor is marketing and whether the bands music is selling well in that area. There's no point driving 3 hours into the desert to play a venue if no one's heard of you. ...


I was surprised Interpol had a show in Salt Lake City, Utah on their recent tour. Sorry that I'm stereotyping a city. :lol: But they ended up cancelling the show due to illness.

I'm still pretty shocked that Asian countries were left out of this recent tour. Surprised that they didn't even have any shows in Japan. I wonder why they decided not to tour there.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:05 PM

View Postsfive, on 25 April 2012 - 07:29 AM, said:

I was surprised Interpol had a show in Salt Lake City, Utah on their recent tour. Sorry that I'm stereotyping a city. :lol: But they ended up cancelling the show due to illness.

I'm still pretty shocked that Asian countries were left out of this recent tour. Surprised that they didn't even have any shows in Japan. I wonder why they decided not to tour there.


Probably not enough money to make compared to the expense of going. They did go to Australia and go to places like Russia and other eastern European countries which I think is very cool.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:27 AM

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Probably not enough money to make compared to the expense of going. They did go to Australia and go to places like Russia and other eastern European countries which I think is very cool.


Sadly they're Australian obligations were fulfilled by playing a festival :/

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

From the setlist.fm site:

http://www.setlist.f...erpol+australia

Seems like there were shows.

Which place has the most shows from the very beginning?


From http://www.setlist.f...l-2bd6982e.html :
Years on tour
2011 (109)
2010 (82)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:23 AM

View PostEtoileMaris, on 25 April 2012 - 11:05 PM, said:

Probably not enough money to make compared to the expense of going. They did go to Australia and go to places like Russia and other eastern European countries which I think is very cool.


Haha like Australia's some obscure wasteland. :lol:
They should do more shows here, though.

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Haha like Australia's some obscure wasteland. :lol:
They should do more shows here, though.


Mad Max territory. Any particular places in mind, especially places that they have not gone? Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane have been chosen a lot.

New Zealand they skipped on this last tour, but they did have shows there before.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

View Postsfive, on 27 April 2012 - 08:24 AM, said:

Mad Max territory. Any particular places in mind, especially places that they have not gone? Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane have been chosen a lot.

New Zealand they skipped on this last tour, but they did have shows there before.


Well, in 2010 they only played festivals, and in 2011 they only played one show in Melbourne. That's not enough! :P
Also, although I don't live there, it would be good for them to play more shows in Perth, Radelaide, etc. instead of just sticking to the eastern states as they have for the last couple of years.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

^ Any particular venues in mind?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

View Postsfive, on 27 April 2012 - 10:34 AM, said:

^ Any particular venues in mind?


Nope, I don't really care where. Just as long as they play, I'm happy.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

View Postmatt_19, on 27 April 2012 - 11:01 PM, said:

Well, in 2010 they only played festivals, and in 2011 they only played one show in Melbourne. That's not enough! :P
Also, although I don't live there, it would be good for them to play more shows in Perth, Radelaide, etc. instead of just sticking to the eastern states as they have for the last couple of years.


I'm from Perth and they've played here twice. Which was both surprising and a relief since most bands skip Perth to save time and money. The first gig they played here was around 2005 for Antics and then again in 2007 for OLTA. For the last album they played a festival slot miles out in the country. I was really disappointed I didn't get to see them.

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