The Chicago nu-metal band Disturbed has been touring around the world for nearly 30 years, and as of their most recent 2023 run, the band has broken a major career record.
As reported by Billboard, Disturbed’s 2023 tour supporting their latest studio album Divisive is their most financially successful tour to date.
The band’s “Take Back Your Life Tour” kicked off on April 27th in Montreal, Quebec, and concluded on September 2nd in Noblesville, Indiana. Disturbed was accompanied by Theory of A Deadman, Jinjer, and Breaking Benjamin.
Per information provided via Billboard Boxscore, this recent Disturbed tour sold 336,000 tickets and made $17.4 million. This new achievement beats out the band’s prior record by roughly $3 million; that previous record, dated back in 2019, was for $14.6 million.
That is pretty damn remarkable. Billboard goes on to provide additional breakdowns, including the average ticket price associated with this run, and a factor that appears to have aided in Disturbed’s financial success.
Per show, the band averaged a whopping $601,000. The site notes that the average price for Disturbed tickets on this run ($51.07) was down 11% compared to ticket prices in 2019 ($58.66). However, even with reduced ticket prices, the band was still able to make an incredible amount of money.
A factor that seems to have played into Disturbed’s financial success is that these recent shows took place in large outdoor amphitheaters, which allowed more people to come in. Performing in such locations provided fans the chance to purchase relatively cheaper lawn tickets, and overall, the infrastructure of such venues allows for modest pricing. It’s reported that this Disturbed tour averaged 11,573 tickets per concert.
Major congratulations to Disturbed for this new career high. Making over $17 million dollars – pulling in over $600k per show – is one hell of an achievement. Did you happen to see Disturbed on their recent tour?
In other band-related news, we recently ranked every Disturbed album from worst to best.