Ross Heads AEG Fests

Stuart Ross, known for spearheading the Lollapalooza festival and his years as a top-notch tour manager and consultant, has been named chief of AEG’s newly formed Festival Division.

Ross will work on the company’s festivals including, but not limited to, Coachella Music & Arts Festival and the Stagecoach country music fests in Indio, Calif., Rothbury in Grand Rapids, Mich., All Points West in NYC and the Mile High Music Festival, which debuted in Denver last fall.

Ross is the longtime booking agent for Tom Waits and is expected to remain so. He has served as tour accountant and/or tour manager for Metallica, George Michael, Weezer and – believe it – Spinal Tap. Ross will continue to operate his booking agency and tour consulting firm, Music Tour Consulting.

Ross will be working closely with AEG’s Goldenvoice division.

“It’s great to have Stuart’s input as we continue to expand and grow our festivals,” Goldenvoice President Paul Tollett said. “We’ve worked with Stuart through the years and are looking forward to having his expertise on our side.”