Prince sued for ditching Dublin gig, accused of disrespect
It was announced today that Prince might again have to pay for what Dublin event promoters are calling disrespectful behavior, as he and the William Morris agency are being sued for 1.7 million Euro after a scheduled gig in June '08 went unrocked at Dublin's Croke Park.
According the Belfast Telegraph, MCD boss Denis Desmond told the court:
"I just felt that, to be honest, we'd been messed around and that the artist was showing no respect for us or for his fans. There was no reason forthcoming as to why the show was being cancelled - it just seemed to be a whim as far as we were concerned."
When you've been mind bogglingly famous for so long, you're bound to have off days that fall on big gigs, but it seems the real beef here is in how the star and his agency handled the situation - neither entity in agreement over who should pay the damages (of course). You'd think there'd be a special fund in place for moves like this within Prince's estate: Where most people save for a rainy day, Prince should be saving for his interesting moods.