Even at $75 a ticket, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett tells the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that the Summer Sanitarium Tour isn’t making any of the bands on the lineup rich. “I’ll be 100 percent honest, Summer Sanitarium is not a big money maker,” Hammett admitted. “There are so many expenses. We figured out that every third show we’re basically doing for free. So the payoff definitely isn’t financial. The big payoff for us is to play a stadium-size show. We figure we’ll probably break even on this tour. And we’re fine with that because we’re taking the music to the fans in a festival-style show.” Read more.
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