Rascal Flatts Gets $702,500 Per Gig—Really

Concert booking fees might surprise you
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2010 10:59 AM CDT
In this June 12, 2010 file photo, Rascal Flatts performs during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Wade Payne, file)
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(Newser) – In the world of concert bookings, you probably wouldn’t be shocked to hear KISS commands a $500,000 fee. You might be surprised, however, by who comes in ahead of KISS. The Smoking Gun runs down contracts from the 2010 US summer concert season:

  • Rascal Flatts: $702,500
  • KISS: $500,000

  • Keith Urban: $487,500
  • Drake: $155,000
  • Selena Gomez: $100,000
For the complete list, which includes some American Idol names, click here.

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