Check this out . . . a somewhat well known venue recently replied to my inquiry about booking my band there. We are a quartet, I try to get at least $100 for each of us . . . we would have to bring, what 80 people to make that? Sounds like a bad deal to me . . . what do you guys say? As an opening band we do ask that you sell tickets in advance to help promote the show then make commission on those tickets. Commission rates vary between $2-$5 per ticket depending on ticket price & number sold. Our opening bands typically bring out between 25-60 fans, the minimum required for most shows is only 15. We mail you hardcopies and make you a ticketfly option so you get credit for fans who purchase online. -online and hardcopy presales determine set order, whoever has the most fans coming out is direct support. -presales and walkups determine commission. Must reach the ticket minimum to make commission.