LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Live Nation Entertainment (LYV: NYSE), the leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, today announced key appointments to the New York office and the North American Touring team. Veteran entertainment executive and concert promoter Alan Ostfield will fill the newly created position of President, North Atlantic for Live Nation encompassing the New York and Philadelphia regions. Jason Miller is named President of New York for Live Nation. He replaces Kevin Morrow who will return to his hometown of Los Angeles to join the North American Touring office as Senior Vice President. Ron Delsener will continue in his role as Chairman of the New York market.
Geoffrey Gordon remains President of Philadelphia, taking on an expanded role as tour producer.
“Alan comes to Live Nation with an incredible wealth of experience in managing major sports and entertainment businesses and facilities,” said Mark Campana, Co-President of North America Concerts. “Jason Miller who will be running our New York office has deep artist relationships from his work over the last 20 years, and then add in the iconic Ron Delsener, I believe we have a big team playing in New York.”
Ostfield is the former President & Chief Executive Officer of Palace Sports & Entertainment, where he was responsible for overall management of the Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre and the Meadow Brook Music Festival. Prior to that, Alan held the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the San Diego Padres.
Miller most recently served as Live Nation’s Senior Vice President of New York where he booked a wide range of successful shows with such superstars as JAY-Z, Beyonce, Radiohead, deadmau5 and more, across the spectrum of Live Nation New York area venues, including the Roseland Ballroom, Irving Plaza, the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach, PNC Bank Arts Center and beyond. Prior to New York, Miller was the Senior Vice President of Music for Live Nation in Denver.
Ron Delsener is the preeminent New York concert promoter and has promoted concerts in New York for over 40 years. From the smallest and most obscure artist in a night club to Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium, Ron Delsener is regularly called upon by the world’s greatest stars to promote their shows in New York.
Morrow originally joined the House of Blues in 1994 as the talent buyer for the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. In 1996, he was promoted to the Head of Talent for all House of Blues overseeing the talent buying teams for each venue and all House of Blues nationally branded tours including Smokin’ Grooves, blink-182, Elvis Costello and many more. Morrow’s live entertainment accomplishments also include producing the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXI, at the Superdome in New Orleans, with The Blues Brothers, James Brown and ZZ Top.
Geoff Gordon has recently expanded his role to include Tour Producer. He has had tremendous success with the Watch The Throne Tour featuring JAY-Z and KANYE WEST and has already started working on additional tours for Live Nation.
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