LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), the world’s leading live music company, today announced that it has entered into a long-term lease agreement to operate, manage and book the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, one of the most versatile and modern mid-size music venues in the country.
Located in downtown Phoenix and consistently nominated for Theater of the Year by concert industry trade magazine Pollstar since its opening in 2002, the Dodge Theatre marries a classic theatre configuration with the excitement of modern arena technologies, including moving sidewalls. The theatre’s capacity can easily shift from 1,900 seats to as many as 5,500, making it one of the most adaptable venues in the country. The theatre also utilizes a cutting edge sound system, making it ideal for live concerts.
“Our decision to sign a long-term lease to operate, manage and book the Dodge fits perfectly with our strategy to expand our mid-size venue reach in the top 25 markets in the United States,” said Bruce Eskowitz, Live Nation’s President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Venues and Alliances. “We know what an exceptional venue the Dodge is because we’ve been booking top quality talent into the theatre since its opening. The people of Phoenix can expect a vibrant and even more eclectic roster of musical and comedy acts at the Dodge along with the highest quality customer service in live entertainment.”
Over the past four years hundreds of music’s brightest stars have headlined the Dodge Theatre, including David Bowie, Coldplay, Josh Groban, Neil Young, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The theatre is also popular with comedy superstars such as Robin Williams and Dave Chappelle, and recently served as the location for The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie as well as a George Lopez television special being produced by HBO.
The Dodge Theatre’s General Manager is Judy Alberti. For booking information, please contact Danny Zelisko or Terry Burke with Live Nation at 602-870-5300.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s leading live entertainment company, annually connecting more than 67 million fans with their favorite performers at over 33,000 events. We are the largest producer of live concerts in the world, the second-largest venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. Live Nation creates superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate and/or have booking rights for more than 170 venues, including House of Blues-branded music venues and prestigious locations such as San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Hammersmith Apollo and Wembley Arena. Live Nation’s websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” For more information regarding concerts near you, Live Nation and its businesses, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.
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