Because they're that big. Don't let the stupidity of people on this site make you think otherwise. Most people here have no idea how big these bands are because they cloud themselves with the fact that this kind of music is trashed here.
Alberta, Canada. In Calgary, they would play at the MacEwan Ballroom which is two venue sizes below what Queens would play. Tegan and Sara play the MacEwan Hall which holds 1000 while the Ballroom holds maybe half. Queens of the Stone Age play the Stampede Corral which holds about 7,500. Bands like Mariana's Trench, Rise Against and Metric also play there. There's some perspective into why these sales numbers shock me.
You're telling me they'd play the 500 cap venue...? No way dude. They just did a headlining Europe run and sold out multithousand person venues every day... They draw in more than a thousand kids no problem...
This honestly shocks me, when I passed by their set at warped there was a big crowd but nothing like other scene bands I saw at warped over the year (ADTR, Miss May I, Of Mice and Men), I don't think they even sold out any of their shows around me. I mean ALOT of teenage girls listen to them but bands like ADTR have those same teen girls and a bunch of other types of people too, while the only people at SWS shows are usually 13-15 year old scene girls.
Their draw at warped was HUGE. Kellin couldn't walk around without multiple security because tons of people would follow him. Their sets drew one of the biggest crowds of the day, anthem ve gotten much bigger since then as we'll...
I'd argue, but all you have to do is to look up the facts and you'd clearly see that you're wrong.
It sounded like you were talking about August Burns Red. They're a 1000+ cap band all over Europe and you know what? Not many are. A Day To Remember would be in the low thousands (800-4000 and everywhere in-between) and that's with a good support bill.
No. SWS. On the tour they did for Slam Dunk. 1,000+ cap venues, my singer was on the tour. You are wrong.