Lucas Launches Live 360

As promised, former Clear Channel Entertainment co-CEO Dave Lucas has put out his shingle as an independent promoter in Indianapolis, where he first jumped into the water with Sunshine Promotions 34 years ago.

Lucas Entertainment Group will launch its concert promotion wing, Live 360, May 8th with Good Charlotte and Simple Plan at the city’s Pepsi Coliseum. Plus, tickets were to go on sale April 30th for the BIG Summer Classic festival featuring The String Cheese Incident at White River Amphitheatre July 10th.

Lucas expects to announce additional shows in coming weeks at venues throughout the market.

Live 360 is the first wing of Lucas Entertainment Group, which intends to become a multifaceted live entertainment firm. Plans are in the works to offer wide-ranging business models to arenas that will help them expand opportunities and find new revenue streams.

A live event marketing arm, Bio Creative, is expected to be ready to roll out by the end of the year. Noting that he is currently working with a very small staff, Lucas said he’d be expanding the ranks by year-end with the addition of new divisions of LEG.

“I’ll be taking applications from all interested parties in November,” Lucas told Pollstar.

He came to Clear Channel Entertainment as part of the roll up of SFX, to which he sold his Sunshine Promotions in 1997.

Lucas spent more than two years at the top of CCE, as co-president and CEO along with Don Law, before leaving in the fallout of the conglomerate’s restructuring last fall that elevated Michael Rapino to the position of Global Music President/CEO.

Law remains in Boston with CCE’s Tea Party Concerts office.