Elton John may be long past the prime of his career, but he’s also a living legend, so obviously he’s getting paid the big bucks to perform in concert. How many “big bucks”, exactly? $500,000 per show to perform in Las Vegas at The Colosseum, far outdoing Britney Spears‘ run at Planet Hollywood.
Elton’s definitely in the driver’s seat. According to his deal he gets 88% of the door for every show. He also has a sign off on ticket prices, which range from $55 to $1,000 for VIP seats.
Captain Fantastic is putting Britney’s $475K take a show to shame, because he’s doing it with fewer seats — The Colosseum only seats 4,296 while Britney’s show at Planet Hollywood has 4,600.
The show began Friday and runs through April 14.
Isn’t it crazy how easy it is for rich people to get even richer? $500k! For ONE SHOW that runs about 2 hours! That’s like, a decade of work for normal people!
Sigh. Maybe he’ll write me a check if I ask nicely?
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Elton is also known for spending the money stupidly as fast as it comes in. Making $500K per show might mean he’s spending $400K a day on flowers, upkeep and jewelry for his entourage
He earned every penny of it too. Unlike Brit and JLo who have no talent to speak of.