Galbraith Takes Off With Eagles

Former Live Nation U.K. managing director Stuart Galbraith’s new company has announced that it will promote the only European dates on the Eagles’ Long Road Out Of Eden tour.

Kilimanjaro Live, a joint venture between Galbraith and AEG, has firmed four show’s at London’s 22,000-capacity O2 Arena (March 20, 22, 23 and 26).

At press time it hadn’t been officially announced who’ll promote the rest of the world tour, although AEG looks likely to be heavily involved.

After being sacked by LN last autumn for allegedly negotiating a future deal with its main competitor, Galbraith says the new company is "the best of both worlds."

"We are a boutique promoter, we can be nimble and flexible. But the main investor is AEG and we can call on a global resource if we need to. We will have all the expertise and depth of resources of the big players but we can react quickly, concentrating on a select group of artists, both large and small, and really maximizing their potential."

Kilimanjaro has three areas of activity: Galbraith is already getting back into festivals via the purchase of 51 percent share of Wakestock Festival, Europe’s largest wakeboard and music event, and twinning it with a new similarly themed bash at Blenheim Palace, Oxford.

Galbraith also hopes the company will continue to tour some of the big acts that he’s worked with historically, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Muse, Guns N’ Roses, Stereophonics and Simply Red, while he sets up a department to develop new talent from grass roots up to the arena and stadium levels.