i've heard bumblebee claim it but i don't believe it for a second. he played the next night at the Joint in Vegas, and with capacity x ticket cost he had to have gotten less than 1.2 million for that show.
i believe that quote came from what was made off his Giants stadium gig, which was him solo at about chella ticket prices.
Media reports at the time had Prince/Paul in the $3-4m range.
Stadium gigs are minus their own staging costs and venue rental. Expenses that acts don't worry about at Festivals.
There's "prestige" bookings in Vegas venues all the time where they overpay for acts. They think they can make it up on VIP, scalping, the tables, alcohol and room rentals. Paul also accepted some last minute vegas arena booking 8-10 years ago when a major fight fell thru and the strip wanted some big "event" that weekend.
Based on other acts we've seen confirmed or strongly rumored...Booking the Stones, if it indeed happens, doesn't seem to be hurting the potential quality of the lineup at all.
In fact, probably got some bands jumping at chance to be on same bill as Stones. Just have a feeling the 10-20 older/reunion acts on this bill will be fantastic.
Just hope Stone Roses are there too, reviews of their past summer shows were fantastic.
This exactly. They could probably get bands that would demand more to play for less knowing they were on the same lineup as The Rolling Stones.
Look at who they to come on stage and guest with them at the america shows they did. Bruce, Lady GaGa. I can't remember the other one. But they as a band you would think could pretty much get whoever they wanted to appear.