A periodic peek at faces and places from across the venues universe

ON LOKDOWN:  Babymetal and Dethlok played two sold-out shows at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California, on Oct. 11-12. Venue officials gave the fictional band’s live performers custom denim vests. Pictured above are Kelly Kapp of Live Nation, left; Robael Enyew of SoFi Stadium/YouTube Theater/Hollywood Park; Gene Hoglan of Dethlok; Russell Gordon of YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park; and Nili Brosh, Brendan Small; and Pete Griffin of Dethlok. (Robert McCoy photo)


ON THE BEAT: Cody Johnson is pictured with Brad Garrett of Police Productions, left, and and Greensboro (North Carolina) Coliseum Complex Deputy Director Scott Johnson before the performer’s sold-out Oct. 14 concert. (Courtesy venue)

OH BABY: To celebrate Babymetal and Dethlok’s two sold-out shows at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California, on October 11-12, YouTube Theater executives gifted Babymetal custom action figures of themselves. Pictured with the performers are Jesse Robbins  of WME, Robael Enyew  of SoFi Stadium/YouTube Theater/Hollywood Park, Ron Opaleski  of WME, Greg Siegel and Kelly Kapp of Live Nation and Russell Gordon of YouTube Theater. (Robert McCoy photo)

TOUR WRAPS: Natalia Lafourcade wrapped her world tour Dec. 8 at WaMu Theater at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington. Pictured with her backstage are JP López-Fonseca of Natalia Lafourcade production crew, Andy Roe of Mammoth Marketing, and Sean Striegel, president – Mammoth Northeast. (Courtesy Promovere Agency)

WITH A VENGEANCE: Theo Von brought his “Revenge of the Rat Tour” to a laugh-hungry crowd at Evansville, Indiana’s Ford Center on Nov 15. Scott Schoenike, right, is the Ford Center’s executive director. (Courtesy venue)

SUCCESSFUL UNDERTAKING: WWE wrestler The Undertaker looks on as quarterback Quinn Ewers of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Big 12 Championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on December 2, 2023. The WWE signed on as the conference sponsor in November. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

LIFE BEGINS AT THE BOP: Kidz Bop Live on Dec. 8 concluded the record-breaking 2023 season at YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park. The facility’s vice president and general manger Russell Gordon celebrated with the performers for hosting the venue’s first family show by gifting them YouTube Theater backpacks and gear. (Steve Thrasher photo)

FORD CENTER FUN: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias brought his “Don’t Worry be Fluffy” Tour to Evansville, Indiana’s Ford Center on Oct 27 and was gifted a basket of homemade candies from a fan who couldn’t attend the show. Pictured with Iglesias is the venue’s AV manager Derick Brattain, left, associate director Colin Holman, executive director Scott Schoenike and marketing manager Megan Smith. (Courtesy venue)

RAMBLIN’ ON MY MIND: The Marshall Tucker Band was awarded the Pandora Billionaires Plaque at the Grand Ole Opry Dec. 9 after topping one billion streams on the service. Pictured are Steve Hinson, left, and Rick Willis of The Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Jr.; MTB singer Doug Gray; Hazel Daniels; the band’s Chris Hicks, Marcus Henderson and B.B. Borden (MTB); Alec Vidmar of UTA; Don Murry Grubbs of Absolute Publicity; and Dan Rogers of the Grand Ole Opry. (Chris Hollo photo courtresy Grand Ole Opry)

HOLDING DOWN THE FORT: Jason Aldean played Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 14, 2023. Flanking the country crooner are Dickies Arena Marketing Director Whitney Blake, left, and General Manager Matt Homan. (Brandon Colston Photo)