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Adam Lambert

Worth WAY More than $80K

In Russia ... According to Lawsuit

3/8/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Adam Lambert
would NEVER perform in Russia for less than $500,000 -- this according to a new lawsuit, in which a promotional company claims it was conned into thinking it could book him for a fraction of that price.

UK-based Madison Universal filed the lawsuit against a talent agency in Santa Monica named Family Productions -- claiming FP promised to broker a deal in which Adam would perform two concerts for $80,000 ... one in Ukraine and one in Russia.

Madison claims it paid FP a 10% deposit of $8,000 -- but FP didn't do squat to line-up the concerts ... so Madison tried to get its money back ... to no avail.

According to the complaint, Madison grew suspicious -- so it contacted Adam's agent Randy Salcedo at CAA -- who informed Madison that an $80,000 fee wouldn't cover a Lambert concert in Russia ... let alone an additional one in Ukraine.

According to the suit, the cost for flying Lambert out to Eastern Europe to perform is more accurately $500,000 ... or more.

Madison is suing FP for unspecified damages in excess of $25,000. Calls to FP were not returned.

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jr70895    

$500,000 for a no talent she-male to sing...I think not

905 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

How much would he charge Iran?:)

905 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

I saw him on American Idol. The dude can raise the roof. He should have won that year. Never heard of the winner doing anything again.

905 days ago
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ufos8mycow    

I would happily donate to the 'Send Adam Lambert To Eastern Europe Tour'.

Of course only if it was a one way ticket.

905 days ago
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thea    

He may not even be able to perform at all in St Petersburg, they have a new law that makes any kind of "Homosexual propoganda or promotion" illegal! He should boycott any offer from Russia.

905 days ago
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Ty    

Wouldnt go see him if they pay me. Annoying egomaniac. Where is this world coming to where people actually like this crap.

905 days ago
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Gardner    

Isn't this the second lawsuit? The first one was in the States. A group in Pennsylvania were duped into thinking they could book Adam Lambert. I can't remember how much. But why don't people do more investigating before they hand over thousands of $'s?

905 days ago
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silversiren    

I don't believe they are soldiers. In one of the pictures the guy isn't wearing a patch on his arm. On one arm is the patch for the unit they belong to, on the other, is the patch representing what unit they are deployed with. They also are not wearing helmets. I was also looking for the american flag on above their patches and didn't see it. It will not be the traditional red, white and blue, but a special flag that can be seen at night.

905 days ago
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CNB    

Adam performed a concert in Russia at the Maxidrom Festival in May of 2011. He will be performing in Moscow with Queen in June. I don't believe any propaganda and lies put out by TMZ.

905 days ago
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Kari    

#13--CNB--if you don't believe propaganda and lies put out by TMZ, why are you even reading TMZ? It makes no sense.

905 days ago
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Kari    

I can't imagine paying any money to book Adam Lambert.

905 days ago
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Pete    

That booking company was stupid that they thought they could hire a singer and his entire band to do TWO concerts for $80k. I don't think $80k would cover the cost of flying the band, the equipment and the road crew to Eastern Europe. They need a dope slap.

905 days ago
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KenzieQ    

Lambert performed at the MAXIDROM festival in Russia last summer on the same bill as KORN, it was awesome & surreal. And now he gets to perform w/ QUEEN this summer in Russia & the UK!! I don't care how much $ he makes IM EXCITED :D

905 days ago
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tre    

who would pay to see him?

905 days ago
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Chuck    

My wife drug me to an Adam lambert concert. I spent the last half in the lobby. He was screechy and so over the top I lost interest quickly. He's not worht 8 cents of my money.See him once and you'll probably never see him again...bad.

905 days ago
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