Calvin Harris to earn $400k per show in new Hakkasan Group residency deal

Hakkasan Group will reportedly announce a new multi-year, multi-venue deal with Calvin Harris that will net the DJ and producer $400,000 per performance.

Rumors about Calvin’s move to the soon-to-open Omnia Nightclub have swirled since October but it now appears he’ll perform at both Omnia and Hakkasan, in addition to MGM’s daytime party zone Wet Republic.

The three venues have been teasing the forthcoming announcement of “an unprecedented partnership” on Jan. 26.

A residency deal with Calvin is not surprising considering his image has become almost synonymous with Hakkasan for the past two years. But the sheer amount of cash he’ll earn PER show over the three-year run reinforces the income-generating power of dance music and experiential nightlife experiences in Las Vegas.

This isn’t the highest per-show paycheck we’ve seen. Deadmau5 allegedly raked in $425,000 per night during a handful of 2013 Hakkasan performances. Calvin is expected to perform multiple times each month across the three venues.

Forbes already named Calvin Harris the highest-paid DJ in 2014 with estimated earnings totaling $66 million.

Hakkasan Group itself is backed by Abu Dhabi’s mega-rich investment group Tasameem, led by Sheikh Mansour, a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi and deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. Hakkasan made big news late last year when it announced the purchase of a majority stake in competing Light Group.

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Kent is founder and editor-in-chief. He's always had a love and passion for music of all types, but didn't discover the music festival scene and community until moving to Southern California during his early post-college years. He returned to his roots in the Midwest in 2011 and has since been determined to share the magic and beauty of the music scene with as many as possible. Email