Who Is This Rascal Flatts Guy (And Why Is He Earning $702,500 Per Gig)?
So what does it cost to book Drake or Kiss for a concert? What about “American Idol” winner Kris Allen or Disney star Selena Gomez (pictured below)? Let’s go to the contracts.
While the fattest paycheck for the 2010 U.S. summer concert season would have been banked by U2--had Bono not been temporarily crippled--several other touring acts are commanding hefty six-figures fees.
According to contract documents obtained by Buster, here’s a sampling of what it costs to book some country, hip-hop, rock, and bubblegum acts:
Rascal Flatts $702,500 *
Kiss $500,000 *
Keith Urban $487,500 *
Selena Gomez $100,000
Kelly Pickler $40,000 **
Kris Allen $12,500
Chris Young $7,500 ***
* Represents a minimum guaranteed fee. This figure can increase based on gross box office sales, a percentage of which goes to the artist once receipts exceed a contractually stipulated amount.
** Pickler finished sixth during the fifth season of “American Idol.”
*** Young is a former winner of the “Nashville Star” reality TV show.