Paychecks for Orange County Fair

So how much are the bands at the Orange County Fair making? Los Angeles Times has a great story…. Here’s the list:

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.

Lots more good info in the article.

  • I love the fact The Scorps are making more than Seal!

  • han

    They also have rider info in the article. Gnarls Barkley’s is like a list of stereotypes:

    1 bucket of fried chicken
    1 box of Magnum condoms
    1 box of Swisher Sweet blunts

  • Oh, ok. Well then that’s why Gnarls Barkley barely tried for 45 minutes. Good to know.