Live Nation New England And Crossroads Presents Hires Two Talent Buyers, Reorganizes Booking Responsibilities
Live Nation Entertainment is expanding its booking team at Live Nation New England and Crossroad Presents with the hire of talent buyers Dustin Labbe and Alex Pickert. Today’s announcement notes that the group is reorganizing day-to-day duties to better serve the region’s venues and artists.
Labbe will oversee bookings at Brighton Music Hall in Boston. He returns to Live Nation/Crossroad Presents after working as an Account Manager at Reebok, specializing in unique entertainment events, in 2018. He previously worked as a booking assistant at Live Nation New England/Crossroad Presents while studying Entertainment Management in Bay State College. Labbe got his start in the business booking local electronic shows in Boston while running underground music label/collective Lifted Contingency.
Pickert will handle Crossroads Presents’ bookings at Once Ballroom and Arts at the Armory in Somerville, Mass.; and Boston’s Café 939. He was most recently the lead talent buyer at Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub in Cambridge, Mass. Pickert also promoted shows in the Boston area under Coach & Sons Olde Time Family Booking.
The booking team at Live Nation New England / Crossroad Presents will continue working out of the Cambridge office, reporting to Don Law, President of Live Nation New England and Crossroads Presents.
“We are pleased to welcome Dustin Labbe and Alex Pickert to the Live Nation New England/Crossroads Presents booking team,” Law said in a statement. “It is an exciting time in our business and their addition, as well as the other adjustments made to the day to day operation of the booking team, will put us in the best position possible to exceed the needs and expectations of all artists who play our market – big and small!”
Ryan Vangel, VP of Talent Booking, will now be responsible for booking Boston’s Fenway Park and Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, as well as Live Nation New England’s bookings at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.; Boston’s TD Garden, and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Talent buyer Lance Tobin will now book Boston’s Big Night Live, due to open this fall, and Boston’s Paradise Rock Club, along with shows at Somerville Theatre, Boston’s Berklee Performance Center and Cambridge’s Sanders Theatre.
Bob Duteau, VP of Booking, will continue to be responsible for booking Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine; Maine Savings Bank Pavilion at Rock Row in Westbrook, Maine; and Bold Point Park in East Providence, R.I.; in addition to Live Nation New England’s bookings at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, N.H.; Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.; Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine; and the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass.
John Innamorato, VP of Booking, will continue to handle booking at House of Blues Boston, the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass.; and Orpheum Theatre in New Bedford, Mass.
Talent Buyer Kegan Harrington will be responsible for booking Live Nation New England’s shows at Boston’s Agganis Arena; Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass.; Boston’s Boch Center and the Boston Opera House. He also shares responsibilities for the House of Blues Boston and Orpheum Theatre.