The star DJ is suing the company behind the Palms Casino in Las Vegas for failing to pay the remainder of his contract after closing the venue last November
What was one of Las Vegas's most famous casinos willing to pay top DJ Kaskade to play nightly at a fancy new club? A $7.95 million payday for a run of 37 remaining shows at the KAOS nightclub was revealed in court filings earlier this week as lawyers battle it out over what the artist is owed for gigs he was supposed to play at the now-defunct venue inside Las Vegas' Palms Casino.
The seven-figure payday works out to about $214,000 per show for Ryan Raddon, who performs as Kaskade and is suing F.P. Holdings, a limited partnership connected to the Palms, for breach of contract over his residency deal. Raddon accuses the company of failing to pay the remainder of his contract after closing its KAOS nightclub last November. Opened in April 2019 with a residency from global superstar Marshmello as part of a $690 million renovation of the Palms, the club lost nearly $50 million, according to a Nov. 6, 2019, quarterly earnings call, and shut down permanently.