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MCD v Prince: judge issues warning to pop star

Full report here from Mary Carolan on today’s proceedings in the case taken by MCD to recover some €1.6 million damages over the cancellation of Prince’s mooted gig at Dublin’s Croke Park in June 2008. Per agents William Morris, Prince …

Tue, Dec 8, 2009, 17:36

   

Full report here from Mary Carolan on today’s proceedings in the case taken by MCD to recover some €1.6 million damages over the cancellation of Prince’s mooted gig at Dublin’s Croke Park in June 2008.

Per agents William Morris, Prince was on a “an artist’s guaranteed fee of $3 million” (€2.04 million) for this gig but refused to travel to Dublin and gave “no reason of substance” for this. Promoters MCD had to refund some 55,126 tickets purchased (at prices ranging from €66.50 to €125.50) and its total losses exceeded $1.66 million.

(Comments turned off as this case is currently before the courts)