Monday, 16 April 2012

Michael Coppel Presents sold to Live Nation

Leading concert promoter Michael Coppel Presents has been acquired by Live Nation Entertainment and will be merged with the company’s existing business in NZ and Australia to create, Live Nation Australasia. 
Michael Coppel will lead the business as CEO, while Luke Hede and Roger Field, who have run Live Nation’s local operations since it launched, will continue as Vice Presidents - Promotions.
Coppel said, “I am delighted to be joining Live Nation and look forward to working with Luke, Roger and my current team, together with the touring teams in Los Angeles and London to firmly establish Live Nation as the leading promoter in Australia and New Zealand.”

MCP sells up to 1.7 million tickets annually, and responsible for tours including, Dire Straits, Pink, U2, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Roger Waters and more.
Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally.