Author: Brad Weissberg

Texas: Blazing Hot

SUITED UP: The Jonas Brothers play American Airlines Center in Dallas. (RAP Photo Co.) Records fall at top Lone Star State venues   THE CIRCUIT Venue managers talk about what defined their year Globe Life Park, Arlington Sean Decker, executive vice president of events and entertainment How did you do last year? 2019 was a record year for Globe Life Park and its last as the home of the Texas Rangers. From a historic final baseball season to three major concerts, an international soccer match and 200-plus private events, Globe Life Park was busier than ever before. All of this prior to starting a major renovation in mid-October to transition the facility from a ballpark to multipurpose sports and entertainment facility. Big shows Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and Jason Aldean. Changes Globe Life Park, which was the home of the Texas Rangers for 26 seasons from 1994 to 2019, welcomes […]

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Pollstar Live! Preview

Pollstar Live! is going down Feb. 4-6 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. To prep for the three days of music business discussions, we present interviews with a couple of featured speakers. Lucy Noble, artistic and commercial director, Royal Albert Hall, London, and chair, U.K. National Arenas Association Panel: “An Update on the Global Venue Landscape” Other panelists: Michael Brill, D.Live CEO; Ashish Hemrajani, BookMyShow founder and CEO; James Taylor, Wembley Stadium senior commercial manager; John Boyle, Live Nation Japan president; and moderator Brian Kabatznik, Oak View Group EVP for international facilities. Interviewed by Gideon Gottfried Is Christmas/New Years traditionally a busy time for the Royal Albert Hall? Very much so. It’s always been busy, but in recent years it’s taken on a new scale as we’ve started promoting and producing all of the Christmas season ourselves. During the monthlong Christmas season, which included several triple-show days, we welcomed more […]

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