The legendary rockers received $2,926,064 in ticket sales at one gig alone
The legendary rockers have toured significantly since their reunion with Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith in 1999.
According to Billboard’s Boxscore report which reveals how much money is generated entirely from ticket sales alone, Iron Maiden received $2,926,064 in ticket sales at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm Sweden.
The list, which shows which stars earned the most from ticket sales, revealed that Ed Sheeran is in first place, earning $13,687,200 from his performance in Glasgow’s Hampden Park.
According to PRP, Iron Maiden continued to earn impressive amounts elsewhere across their European tour.
The band received huge amounts from ticket sales in Prague ($2,314,576), Helsinki ($2,072,080), Hannover ($1,678,755), Berlin ($1,408,961), Copenhagen ($1,394,397) and Tallinn ($544,989).
Last year, Dickinson criticised the founders of Napstar, the file sharing service which enabled fans to download music for free in the late 90’s.
“[Musicians starting out today] have a tough job, actually, because digital downloading, well, not digital downloading now in itself, but the result of Napster and things like that,” he told German music blog Comebackstage.
“Even though downloading is now kind of mainstream, Napster destroyed the concept of music having any value – which is terrible.”
“I think the guy [who founded Napster] should be locked up, maybe he has been, he deserves to be. It was an act of pure selfish destruction.”
Last year, Dickinson also spoke to NME about the release of his book, opening up about his cancer diagnosis and he future of Iron Maiden.