Documents obtained by 13 Actions News, and first reported by TMZ, show record producer and remixer Kaskade (real name Ryan Gary Raddon) has filed a lawsuit because of the closure of club KAOS at the Palms hotel-casino.
KAOS closed in early November. Red Rock Resorts Inc. sent out a statement at the time that said the "expense side of the business has been challenging to date, due in large part to the entertainment and fixed cost structure associated with KAOS."
Kaskade was signed to a 2-year deal with the casino for a total of 60 dates in 2019 and 2020, his residency agreement shows.
According to an 11 page complaint filed in court, Kaskade made 20 appearances at KAOS from January through the end of September, but three scheduled performances in October were canceled and the owner of the club failed to reschedule.
He was paid for those canceled performances in accordance with the residency agreement, the complaint says.
However, it goes on to say that the abrupt closure of KAOS left the artist without a suitable venue to perform six additional scheduled performances from November through the end of 2019 -- and one performance for New Year's Eve -- and alleges the company that owns the club made no effort to provide an alternative space.
He was never paid for those seven canceled shows, the documents allege.
Citing a breach of contract, lawyers representing Kaskade are seeking the unpaid balance of fees for 2019 -- a total of seven canceled performances.
A former KAOS employee also filed suit in early November. The lawsuit was filed by Alyssa Faultick and she claims employees were not given lawful notice of the closing and not paid as required by the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act.
KAOS open in April 2019 as part of the resort's $690 million update by Station Casinos, which acquired the 17-year-old off-Strip property for $313 million in 2016. KAOS featured multiple pools and levels, a rotating DJ booth, an additional stage, the city's largest LEX wall, and a 6-story sculpture by British artist Damien Hirst titled "Demon With Bowl."
KAOS closed in September for 6 weeks so that a roof could be installed over the main area. Cardi B, who had also been signed to a residency, kicked off the reopening on Halloween with the "Demon Dome" spectacular. It was announced at the time that the structure would remain in place through March and then the dome would be removed for the summer season. It appears likely that this was an attempt to save the club from closing.
The pool area is still open for hotel guests and private events.