Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Humperdinck pursued by the Palace

Albany's Palace Theater has issued proceedings against Engelbert Humperdinck, claiming he failed to show for a show:

Humperdinck was scheduled to perform at the Palace on June 29, 2011. The theater provided him with a $20,000 deposit, spent nearly $10,000 on advertising and $632 for transportation. Also, 668 tickets were sold for a total of $31,549.

The Palace, represented by Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, is looking to be reimbursed for a list of costs totaling more than $70,000, including the $20,000 deposit, advertising expenses, transportation funding, ticket sales and attorney fees.
You can understand the Palace being upset - although it sort-of looks like the event was going to be a financial hit anyway.

And given what happened when Engelbert does show up - like in Baku, in 2012 - you might consider they had something of a narrow escape.