KISS Earn A Half-Mil Per Show
After getting their hands on a variety of artists’ touring contracts, TheSmokingGun.com is reporting that veteran performers KISS make a guaranteed $500,000 every time they “Rock and Roll All Nite.”
However, that amazing sum isn’t quite enough to be #1 on the website’s list. Country music superstars Rascal Flatts top Gene Simmons and Co. by banking $702,500 per show. Rounding out the Top 10 are Keith Urban ($487,500), Brooks & Dunn ($460,000), Sugarland ($325,00), Justin Bieber ($300,000), comedian Jeff Dunham ($200,000), Drake ($155,000), Weezer ($150,000) and Steve Miller Band ($150,000).
The numbers are based on contracts that were used on the acts’ summer tours. Many of the artists actually make more than those fees; they also get a percentage of the box office following the show.