Reports claim Dallas attorney-turned-international concert promoter Gabe Reed of Gabe Reed Productions is being sued for $270,000.
Why? Remember those Rock ‘N’ Roll Allstars shows that were to happen in South America, boasting the likes of Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot and Gene Simmons from Kiss? They were canceled, and now, the promoters in Caracas, Venezuela, are fucking pissed.
Evenpro Entertainment Holding claims in March, it agreed to pay Reed $270,000 for a two-hour concert by the Rock ‘N’ Roll Allstars — also featuring Alice in Chains’ Mike Inez, Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses fame.
In April, Gabe Reed Productions canceled Rock ‘N’ Roll Allstars shows in Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Venezuela, citing “the failure of the local promoters to comply with contractual obligations;” Evenpro claims it never got its $270,000 back.
Reed claims the terms of the contract allowed his company to keep the money and told the Dallas Observer “they breached the contract. We had every intention of doing the show, but when we weren’t paid as agreed under the contract, then we had to do what we had to do.”
Evenpro’s attorney, Michael Hurst, told the Dallas Observer he believes Reed will argue that Evenpro paid part of the deposit late.
However, “We paid the full amount,” Hurst said. “There was no reason why the concert should’ve or would’ve been canceled.”
I knew there was something shady about those shows being cancelled.
Evenpro seeks actual damages and prejudgment garnishment. It alleges breach of contract, money had and received, conversion, fraud, unjust enrichment and business disparagement.
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