Kaskade was awarded nearly $8 million for a breach in his contract with Las Vegas nightclub, KAOS. FP Holdings, owner of Station Casinos, had to close the club in 2019 and were not able to continue the artists’ residency. The US District Court ruled in favor of the artist, who filed to be compensated for shows he was unable to perform. Kaskade’s attorneys also noted that of the 30 shows booked by FP for, his last two for 2019 were canceled on very short notice.
FP holdings argued that it owed Kaskade only $1.2 million because it had canceled some of his shows while it remodeled KAOS in an effort to draw more customers. Gordon rejected their argument in awarding the full $7.9 million. Kaskade was due $6.75 million for 30 shows in 2020, with payments in far in advance of the performances.
Federal judge Andrew Gordon ultimately ruled that despite the restrictions of the Pandemic, FP could have found alternative ways for the artist to perform like streaming or an alternate venue. “Streaming or drive-in performances were not part of FP’s business model, but that does not excuse FP from performing its obligations,” he says in his decision.
In other news, Kaskade and deadmau5 will return to Los Angeles to break records once again as they announce Kx5 will headline the legendary Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Saturday, December 10, 2022. Presented by Live Nation and Insomniac, tickets for the show go on sale next Thursday, April 7 with pre-sale launching at 9 am PST on Tuesday, April 5.