Live Nation and Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents will continue their strategic partnership to exclusively book and promote concerts at the
The 10-year agreement extends the Live Nation/Hewitt-Silva partnership at the Hollywood Bowl, forged in October 2011, to oversee booking, marketing and promotion of the non-Philharmonic concerts as well as some shows in Las Vegas.
Silva and Hewitt, of course, have some 27 years of history at the 17,500-capacity Hollywood Hills landmark, and the deal ensures them 10 more. The latest agreement takes effect Jan. 1.
The Hollywood Bowl is owned by the L.A. Philharmonic, which runs its own summer season generally from June through September. Silva and Hewitt began bringing pop and rock shows to the venue beginning in 1991 and increased the number of offerings to 15-20 shows per year. Their efforts contributed greatly to the Bowl’s 13 consecutive Pollstar Awards for Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue
“The Hollywood Bowl is a historic and iconic Los Angeles venue,” Live Nation President/CEO Michael Rapino said. “In partnership with Andy and Bill, we are proud to continue to deliver the world’s greatest live performers and tours to the venue for the next 10 years.”
In a joint statement, Hewitt and Silva added, “We have enjoyed over 25 years of magical experiences in cooperation with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl and have witnessed the incredible collaboration between the LA Phil and the County of Los Angeles, which has transformed the location into the world class venue that we see today. We look forward to the continuation of this association.”
Among concerts already on the books at the Hollywood Bowl this summer are shows from Dead & Company, A Perfect Circle, New Kids on the Block, Queen + Adam Lambert, and Jason Mraz. The season stretches well into November with artists including two nights with Diana Krall, Steve Winwood and Mavis Staples, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons and four nights with Depeche Mode.
“We’ve had a wonderful experience with Andy and Bill for over 25 years at the Hollywood Bowl,” said Gail Samuel, acting President/CEO of the L.A. Philharmonic Association. “We look forward to continuing to develop this relationship with Live Nation/Hewitt-Silva, bringing great artists to perform for our audiences at the Hollywood Bowl and enhancing the musical history of this iconic venue.”