When we told you Roman Abramovich was cancelling New Year’s Eve and trying to sell his soccer team and/or yacht, we assumed that was because of his dire financial condition. But just this weekend he felt solvent enough to drop $450,000 on a private concert from rock band Kings of Leon.
The band earned themselves $450,000 for the one-off intimate gig, which took place in New York, reports UK newspaper The Sun.
This is not the first private performance Abramovich has shelled-out for either, as he paid Amy Winehouse $1.5 million for a five-set show in June.
UK indie band Klaxons also picked-out a big payout of $350,000 to perform at his daughter’s 16th birthday party.
Indeed, Abramovich has pretty good taste in contemporary music. Maybe he should try to moonlight as a radio DJ. Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse, Klaxons…we’d listen to that playlist. It would probably sound something like this:
Meanwhile, Abramovich was in New York over the holidays? Did anyone happen to see him? If so, we want details.
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