Idol’s Concert Fee Revealed

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A recent lawsuit reveals just how much money Adam Lambert thinks his performances are worth. Let’s just say his fee isn’t cheap…  His agent claims he’d never perform in Russia for less than $500,000, as reported by TMZ.

UK-based Madison Universal says they booked Lambert to play two shows (one in Russia and another in Ukraine) for $80,000. Details were evidently arranged with a talent agency based in Santa Monica named Family Productions. But after Madison paid a 10% deposit to Family Products, the agency never did anything to line up the shows and refused to refund the money.

As noted in the suit, Madison grew skeptical and contacted Lambert’s agent Randy Salcedo at CAA. The agent informed Madison that $80,000 wouldn’t cover one show in Russia, let alone two, and the cost for flying the singer overseas and having him perform would cost upwards to $500,000 or more.

Adam Lambert’s rise to fame came during the eighth season of ‘American Idol,’ in which he was the runner-up.

Madison is suing FP for unspecified damages in excess of $25,000, according to TMZ.

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