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Live Nation joins Hewitt-Silva as exclusive Hollywood Bowl concert promoters

Live Nation and Hewitt Silva have been jointly named in a 10-year partnership deal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (PA) to promote concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.

Under the agreement, which launches on January 1, 2018, the companies will become the exclusive promoters of non-Philharmonic concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. Usually its summer season runs from June through to September.

The 18,000-capacity stadium is run by the PA and owned by the Los Angeles County. However, Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva have jointly produced concerts there for the past 27 years, most recently as Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents.

The Hollywood Bowl hosts an average of 15 to 20 non-classical concerts in its off-season, with upcoming shows including Incubus, New Order, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Imagine Dragons and Chance the Rapper.

“We’ve had a wonderful experience with Andy and Bill for over 25 years at the Hollywood Bowl,” said Gail Samuel, acting president and chief executive of the LA PA, according to the Variety magazine. 

“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.”

Michael Rapino, president and chief executive of Live Nation, said: “The Hollywood Bowl is a historic and iconic Los Angeles venue. 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.”

Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva said: “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.”

This year, Hewitt Silva has already brought A Perfect Circle, La La Land in Concert, Dead & Company, New Kids on the Block, Jason Mraz and Queen with Adam Lambert to the Bowl.

Over the years, big names such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Morrissey, Genesis, Roger Waters, The Who, Sting, Coldplay and Radiohead, among many others have also graced the Hollywood Bowl stage.

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