Lawsuit Over ‘fake’ Lambert Gigs

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March 8, 2012 | 7:31am EST

A legal battle has been launched over allegations a promotions company was duped into booking Adam Lambert for two concerts which never materialised.
Bosses at Madison Universal in the U.K. claim they set up a deal with executives at a talent agency in Santa Monica, California for the pop star to play gigs in Russia and the Ukraine.

They allege they handed over a 10 per cent deposit on the $80,000 fee, but the gigs were never scheduled and they have filed suit in a bid to have the money returned.

The lawsuit states that when Madison executives contacted Lambert’s agent, Randy Salcedo at the CAA talent agency, he confirmed the star would not have signed up for two gigs at that price, as he would normally charge $500,000 for just one gig in Russia, according to

The suit is seeking damages in excess of $25,000 .