Live Nation and Face To Face Touring have today announced an acquisition that will focus on delivering a range of single-stage, multi-artist events to regional locations across Australia, signifying both companies’ ongoing dedication to supporting local talent and bringing world-class live entertainment to even more corners of the country.
Through this partnership, Live Nation will provide the Face to Face team with global resources and industry knowledge to expand their offering, resulting in a more diverse portfolio of shows and music, while providing artists with greater unique opportunities to connect with fans across Australia.
With headquarters in Perth, Western Australia, and operating offices in Ballarat, regional Victoria, Face To Face Touring delivers another set of important operating points for Live Nation.
Face To Face came to be following the merging of two of Australia’s most successful local touring companies – Zaccaria Concerts and Touring and Regional Touring Event Enterprises. Face To Face Touring boasts an impressive catalogue of live music events, including Red Hot Summer Tour, SummerSalt, By The C, Castaway, Live in The Vines, One Electric Day, Sydney Spiegeltent, and the all-new Lookout Festival. Face To Face has also worked with an incredible roster of artists, including Cold Chisel, Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, Nile Rogers & CHIC, Tina Arena, The Cat Empire, John Butler, The Teskey Brothers, Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, ICEHOUSE, Hunters & Collectors, Birds of Tokyo, Bernard Fanning, Tame Impala, RUFUS DU SOL and more.
John Zaccaria, Promoter and Founder of Zaccaria Concerts and Touring commented: “By bringing together our companies to form Face to Face Touring we are creating a strong platform for growth. Our combined brands and businesses mean increased scale and relevance both in Australia and internationally. We have massive respect for Duane and what he has achieved with the Red Hot Summer brand and really look forward to working together as we integrate the two companies into one. By teaming up with Live Nation, we are poised for even greater expansion with the ability to create something truly amazing and magical for artist and fans all over Australia.”
Duane McDonald, Promoter and Founder of Regional Touring Event Enterprises, commented: “We are thrilled with the unique opportunities this partnership will create for fans, as well as our employees, contractors, and business partners. There will continue to be a strong focus on delivering the high quality of artists and concert experiences that fans love, with the backing of the world’s leading promoter and live entertainment company.”