This is why we can’t afford the big name talent in Herndon…

Here’s what artists got paid for the Orange County Fair (ganked from the LA Times – use for login):

Paul Simon: $325,000, plus 85% of the gross box-office revenue.

The Moody Blues: $300,000.

Velvet Revolver: $275,000.

Steve Miller Band: $225,000, plus $7,500 bonus if more than 7,500 tickets are sold.

Scorpions: $220,000.

Seal: $200,000.

Bill Cosby: $150,000.

Linda Ronstadt: Minimum $100,000.

Hawthorne Heights: $100,000.

Chris Isaak: $100,000.

Cyndi Lauper: $100,000.

Switchfoot: $90,000.

Michael Bolton: $85,000, plus $10,000 bonus for sold-out show.

The All-American Rejects: $85,000.

Gnarls Barkley: $75,000.

Shaggy: $65,000.

X: $55,000.

Lifehouse: $40,000.

Maldita Vecindad: $40,000.

Julieta Venegas: $40,000.

John Kay & Steppenwolf: $35,000.

David Crowder Band: $30,000.

Jefferson Starship: $30,000.

Big Head Todd & the Monsters: $25,000.

One thought on “This is why we can’t afford the big name talent in Herndon…”

  1. Wow, some of those numbers are really surprising, especially in contrast with the others. (Also, when you said Orange County Fair, I thought you meant OC, VA, and I was all WTF mate? But then I got it…)

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