Live Nation Shakes Up Canada

Live Nation Canada has been reorganized with a new executive team, bringing onboard several execs from its House of Blues division.

Riley O’Connor has been named chairman of Live Nation Canada. Longtime HoB Canada exec VP Don Simpson, who helped build the company into the powerhouse it is today, has not been with the company for a few weeks now.

O’Connor most recently served as senior VP of talent for House of Blues Concerts Canada. He will oversee all LN activity in the Great White North.

"As a Top 10 global music market, Canada is a priority for Live Nation and we now have a strong executive team in place which we expect will enable us to continue to grow our business," Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino said in a statement.

Shane Bourbonnais has been named president of touring and business development. Bourbannais is the former prexy of Live Nation Canada and will oversee all touring and business development in Canada, according to a statement.

Paul Haagenson has been named president of Western Canada. He most recently served as VP and GM for the Western division of HoB Canada.

Former Rogers Center concerts and events VP Bret Gallagher has been named president of Eastern Canada. Ian Low has been named executive VP of talent. Low most recently served as VP of talent for the Western division of HoB Canada.