Friday, April 12, 2024

Rolling Stones: AEGLive Grabs Tour Away from Branson and Australian, Already Had Hyde Park


I broke the story that AEG Live would promote two huge¬† Rolling Stones concerts in July in Hyde Park. The rest of the tour — 18 dates in the US– were going to be handled by Paul Dainty of Australia working for Richard Branson’s Virgin Live. Dainty and Branson handled the dates in Brooklyn, New Jersey and London last winter. But now AEGLive, under Randy Phillips, has taken over the new tour completely. Very interesting since AEG Live was for sale until recently. But they’ve risen like a phoenix. More details to come shortly. But I’ve confirmed this part with my sources, adding to the original scoop. This is likely the Stones’ last tour so it will be a big deal and a big payday. Ticket prices will be astronomical. More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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