BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Some of the stagehands who worked on the Rolling Stones concert nearly two months ago still have not been paid.
In July, they were told the money was coming in days, but it didn’t.
The Zipcode Tour made its stop in Buffalo on July 11 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Overall, the tour brought in more than $100 million.
The Buffalo show alone grossed nearly $9 million.
The stagehands received checks for working two days on the show, but they bounced due to insufficient funds.
AEG Live was the promotion company and the payroll was contracted out to Big Whitey Production in New York City.
The stagehands union president Kevin Faulhaber said the production company’s accounts were frozen.
The company has sent out replacement checks, but some people like Rev. Kirk Laubenstein still have not been paid.
“I think the show grossed $8.6 million. So the fact that my $250 check still hasn’t been paid whole is pretty terrible,” Laubenstein said.
Faulhaber said representatives for Big Whitey Production say the checks are coming and that everyone will be reimbursed.
Stagehands from the same union will set up the One Direction show on Thursday at the Ralph, but this time Live Nation is doing the payroll.
If you worked as a stagehand at the Stones concert and have not been paid, you can log onto the union website www.iatse10.com for information about how to get reimbursed.