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Olenik, who joins as VP of touring, is the "perfect addition" to Live Nation's US concerts business, says SVP Omar Al-Joulani
By IQ on 23 Sep 2017
Lesley Olenik has joined Live Nation as vice-president of touring for its US concerts division.
Olenik, who will be based in Los Angeles and report to senior VP of touring Omar Al-Joulani, is a nine-year veteran of AEG/Goldenvoice, most recently serving as Goldenvoice’s senior VP of talent buying, where she booked shows throughout southern California.
Olenik’s career highlights at AEG include producing and booking Adele’s eight-show run at the Staples Center (21,000-capacity) in LA, two Radiohead shows at Shrine Auditorium (6,300-cap.) and launching Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flow Gnaw Carnival, which has grown from a single-day, 2,500-cap. event to a major festival taking over LA’s entire 160-acre Exposition Park.
“Lesley is the perfect addition to help lead our touring group as we continue to meet the growing demand for concerts”
“With a deep knowledge of the industry and an innate ability to connect with artists, Lesley is the perfect addition to help lead our touring group as we continue to meet the growing demand for concerts,” says Al-Joulani.
“We’re extremely happy she decided to make the jump to Live Nation and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes as part of the world’s leading live entertainment team.”
Prior to joining AEG, Olenik served as director of talent buying for Nederlander Concerts.
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