Service For Nick Williams

Production manager Nick Williams, aka Nicky Venom, who began his career in 1979 working for promoter Barry Fey as a stagehand, died in Manchester, England, December 19th.

Williams, 46, will have a memorial service and "one heck of a party" at the Paramount Theatre in Denver January 20th, according to a statement.

Fey called Williams the "Mariano Rivera of Rock ’n’ Roll." He produced shows for The Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Eagles, Widespread Panic and U2 (in Sarajevo).

He was head of production for Feyline and Nobody In Particular Presents as well as a production head at the Denver divisions of MCA Concerts and Universal Concerts. He owned Pro-Staging and spent much of the ’90s promoting boxing matches for America Presents.