“I love this gig,” Black said of what has become his annual opportunity to unleash his ire at laud the folks behind the shows.

Black will do his toasting and roasting along with what promises to be the most star-studded list of guest presenters in the event’s 17-year history.

The Concert Industry Awards recognize the people whose efforts continue to broaden and enrich the industry and the concert experience itself.

Each year Pollstar invites a cross section of international music business professionals to make the nominations for these awards. Winners are then determined by votes from the international readership of Pollstar magazine.

Tickets for the event are $150 and are available at pollstaronline.com.

Among those nominated for awards are:

Major Tour of the Year


Green Day

Kenny Chesney

Paul McCartney

Rolling Stones


Most Creative Tour Package

Def Leppard / Bryan Adams

Foo Fighters / Weezer

Gwen Stefani / Black Eyed Peas

Tom Petty / The Black Crowes

Most Creative Stage Production

Paul McCartney

Rolling Stones


Best New Touring Artist

Arcade Fire

Fall Out Boy

John Legend

My Chemical Romance

Ray Lamontagne


Music Festival of the Year (non-touring)

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Bonnaroo Music Festival

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival


International Music Festival of the Year

East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival (Australia)

Fuji Rock Festival (Japan)

Glastonbury Festival (UK)

Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)

Reading Festival (UK)

Rock Werchter (Belgium)

V Festival (UK)