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Bill Silva, Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation will continue to book non-LA Phil shows at the Hollywood Bowl through 2028 under a new ten-year agreement
By Jon Chapple on 08 Aug 2017
Live Nation-Hewitt Silva has agreed a new ten-year deal to exclusively promote non-classical concerts at California’s 17,500-cap. Hollywood Bowl, beating a rival bid by AEG Presents.
The company, formed in 2011, is a joint venture between Live Nation and veteran concert promoters Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva, who have produced concerts at the Bowl for four decades, most recently as Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents. The new arrangement – which gives LN-Hewitt Silva exclusive rights to promote all non-Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (LA Phil) shows at the venue – comes into force on 1 January 2018.
“We’ve had a wonderful experience with Andy and Bill for over 25 years at the Hollywood Bowl,” comments Gail Samuel, acting LA Phil president and CEO. “We look forward to continuing to develop this relationship with Live Nation-Hewitt Silva, bringing great artists to perform for our audiences at the Hollywood Bowl and enhancing the musical history of this iconic venue.”
Past Hewitt Silva-promoted shows at the Hollywood Bowl include the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Morrissey, Genesis, Roger Waters, The Who, Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, Coldplay and Radiohead, while the 2017 concert season has so far seen performances by Queen and Adam Lambert, Jason Mraz, New Kids on the Block and La La Land in Concert.
The Bowl has been Pollstar’s best outdoor venue for the past 13 years.
“The Hollywood Bowl is a historic and iconic Los Angeles venue,” says Michael Rapino, president and CEO of Live Nation. “In partnership with Andy and Bill, we are proud to continue to deliver the world’s greatest live performers and tours to the venue for the next 10 years.”
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