First To Bangkok

John Finberg is moving his First Row Talent agency out of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and taking it overseas to Bangkok, Thailand.

Finberg plans to conduct business as usual, with the same contact info, but during the late-night/early morning hours necessary to communicate with the U.S. Finberg is expected to touch down July 2 and expects the move to be permanent.

He will also maintain his partnership with management company Foo King Entertainment, which manages Nightwish outside of Europe, among other acts and still own and operate fan club ticketing site as well as operate his recently purchased bar in Helsinki, Finland.

The agent has a long history with Thailand, having taken his annual vacations there and being in the country when the tsunami hit in 2004.

First Row Talent represents Ministry, Nightwish, Kreator and Overkill among dozens of other acts.

For the near future, mail will be forwarded from the Sherman Oaks location to Seattle where his new partnership with Dana Sims, owner of El Corazon, is based but plans for mail to go directly there later in the year.