AEG Live, which opened its regional headquarters in Florida in March with former Fantasma Productions executive John Valentino at the helm, has now settled into a permanent home in downtown West Palm Beach, FL, doing business as AEG Live SE, LLC.
The Florida office will book, produce and promote concerts and events in the southeast U.S. as well as promote AEG Live’s national tours in the Florida markets.
Jesse Stoll, son of late independent promoter and Fantasma owner Jon Stoll, joins the company on July 14 as operations coordinator and will work on venue, festival and special event development and marketing. Also joining AEG is George Perley, director of Production; Kathy Bohan, finance manager; Amanda Ances, marketing manager; Erica Rieke, marketing manager; Colyn Volpe, artist relations/assistant to senior VP; Carrie Swett, artist relations; Allen Anders, producer/talent buyer; Ethan Levinson, talent buyer; and Scott Gartner, corporate booking. Live Nation bought a majority of Fantasma’s concert assets in March.
“I’m thrilled about joining AEG Live, establishing the regional office in Florida and contributing to the national network,” said Valentino, senior vice president, AEG Live SE, LLC, in a statement. “My staff and I will work with the national touring divisions and other regional offices as well as independently to bring Florida’s favorite artists across the state. We look forward to introducing crowds to new artists and special events, and reestablishing existing venue relationships while developing new deals.”
“I am extremely excited to work with AEG Live and roll along with the ever-changing waves of the wild music business,” added Stoll. “Florida is my home base from growing up traveling from venue to venue and festival to festival with my father. I will continue to rock in my father’s spirit in the years to come.”