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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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16.

KicksandGiggles    

My My..... Haven't our nuggets grown??!! Unless he stops screaming and bumping everything bending, he won't be around to sing!!

905 days ago
17.

Laura    

Why would anyone pay adam lambert anything?

905 days ago
18.

LeeMoney    

I wouldn't see him doing anything for free

905 days ago
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QueenRhye    

Wow! A whole lot of hate and jealousy going on in some of these comments. I know everyone has differing opinions on what is good music, etc., but to say that Adam Lambert has no talent? Seriously? You either have no musical training, or a badly corrupted "ear for talent". Only those who have not actually listened to him, or summarily dismiss him because he was on "American Idol" or they are rampant homophobes, or can't appreciate an incredible voice would say that he has no talent. Say you don't like him or his music as much as you like - but you'll be lying or in denial to say he doesn't possess a great voice.

905 days ago
20.

Pete    

The guy is performing with The band Queen for two shows in Russia then doing another one in the UK. He gets at least 500k per show as demonstrated in the past.

905 days ago
21.

ReineBrille    

Wow! A whole lot of hate and jealousy going on in some of these comments. I know everyone has differing opinions on what is good music, etc., but to say that Adam Lambert has no talent? Seriously? You either have no musical training, or a badly corrupted "ear for talent". Only those who have not actually listened to him, or summarily dismiss him because he was on "American Idol" or they are rampant homophobes, or can't appreciate an incredible voice would say that he has no talent. Say you don't like him or his music as much as you like - but you'll be lying or in denial to say he doesn't possess a great voice.

905 days ago
22.

NRE    

This makes no sense at all. First if they knew Lambert was repped by CAA why would they go through some tiny booking agent. Second...you always pay a 50% deposit and not 10%. Lastly, in typical CAA fashion $500k in a huge joke for AL. He will be playing regional casino gigs for $50k for two shows by next year...if he's lucky. I think $500k is the standard answer CAA gives for everyone. I wonder...do you get a discount if AL and his boyfriend go to blows during their trip or is that the bonus plan?

905 days ago
23.

Ann    

Wow. I bet Lambert's thinking about the negative comments here on his way to the bank.

905 days ago
24.

Lena    

haters, shut your mouths, it smells like ****.
Adam is wonderful and very talented singer.
that's all;D

905 days ago
25.

MsSharon1031    

Great article. Hope that company gets their money back. Who would think Adam would do two shows in Russia for 80K. Are they dreaming. I didn't know that 500K was going rate for Adam to go there. So with both Queen performances he should make some good money it's about damn time he's paid what he's worth.

905 days ago
26.

Jack    

He's a very good singer but not intersting enough voice. He's about toast

905 days ago
27.

mm    

It was reported that he made 500k for the concert he did in Russia last year. He is also fronting for Queen this summer doing a concert in Russia and the UK. So to all the haters..no he isn't going anywhere so deal with it!!!

905 days ago
28.

Kelster    

-_-

905 days ago
29.

s.t.f.u.    

some of these comments prove how many homophobics are living among us. Adam is a fantastic singer, showman, has a wonderfull heart and loves his fans. i don’t understand why homophobics like you get all offensive over this article. i attended his concerts and boy can this guy sing!!! there is no one like him out there. only idiots like you people would troll and article like this. If you don’t like adam then why bother posting and reading about him?!?!?!

905 days ago
30.

Smart    

HA! 80k is toooooo much for Adam Lambert for anything. What a waste of money. What is the world coming to when people are willing to pay to see that?

905 days ago
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