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Agencies in legal battle over fictional Adam Lambert bookings

By | Published on Friday 9 March 2012

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Adam Lambert wouldn’t get out of bed for less than half a million dollars. Well, he wouldn’t get out of a Russian bed. By which I mean he wouldn’t fly to Russia and sing some songs. Or at least that’s what a new lawsuit between two booking agencies, one in the UK and one in the US, claims.

According to TMZ, UK-based live firm Madison Universal is suing Family Productions in Santa Monica over allegations the defendants claimed to be able to book Lambert for two Eastern European shows for a total of £80,000 when, the litigation claims, the US agency was in no position to do any such thing.

The two shows would have been in Russia and the Ukraine, and Madison Universal seemingly handed over a 10% deposit to secure the former ‘Idol’ star and current Queen collaborator, but then became suspicious when no firmer plans for the bookings were forthcoming.

The company possibly also started to think that 40 grand a show, in dollars, was rather cheap, and so contacted Lambert’s agent at CAA direct, who informed them that the budget for two shows that required his client to fly to Russia would be at least $500,000.

Madison is now suing Family Productions for a return of its deposit and damages to the tune of $25,000.