How Much Would It Cost to Book Your Favourite Band

Say you’ve got some sort of milestone occasion coming up.  A birthday.  A wedding.  A bar mitzvah. And you want to impress your family, friends, neighbours and enemies by booking some big-name kick-ass entertainment.  How much would you have to spend?

That all depends on the artist, of course.  And just about every single artist has their price.  Jason sent along this link that will help you budget for the party.  Here are some highlights:

The Million-Dollar-Plus Club:

  • Justin Bieber
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Madonna
  • Dave Matthews
  • Boni Jovi
  • Taylor Swift
  • James Taylor

The $750,000-ish Club:

  • Adele
  • Coldplay
  • Lady Gaga
  • Mumford & Sons


If You’ve Only Got Half  Mil...

  • Foo Fighters (Really?  A bargain!)
  • Pink
  • Shakira
  • Green Day
  • Linkin Park


Bargain Bin

  • Silversun Pickups: $20-40,000
  • Solange Knowles: $20,40,000
  • Alien Ant Farm: $10,000

Spend some time browsing the list here.



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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