Mergers & Acquisitions

Live Nation Australia acquires Face To Face Touring

Live Nation Australia has acquired Face To Face Touring to focus on delivering a range of single-stage, multi-artist events to regional locations across the country. 

Face To Face has headquarters in Perth, Western Australia as well as operating offices in Ballarat, regional Victoria. The collaboration will see a focus on supporting local talent, and providing a more diverse portfolio of shows and music.

The company is the result of Zaccaria Concerts and Touring merging with Regional Touring Event Enterprises. Face To Face Touring has curated a range of live music events including Red Hot Summer Tour, SummerSalt, By The C, Castaway, Live in The Vines, One Electric Day, Sydney Spiegeltent, and the new Lookout Festival.

“By bringing together our companies to form Face to Face Touring we are creating a strong platform for growth,” said John Zaccaria, promoter and founder of Zaccaria Concerts and Touring.

“Our combined brands and businesses mean increased scale and relevance both in Australia and internationally. We have massive respect for Duane and what he has achieved with the Red Hot Summer brand and really look forward to working together as we integrate the two companies into one. By teaming up with Live Nation, we are poised for even greater expansion with the ability to create something truly amazing and magical for artists and fans all over Australia.”

Face To Face has also worked with internationally acclaimed artists including Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Tame Impala.

Duane McDonald, promoter and founder of Regional Touring and Event Enterprises, added: “We are thrilled with the unique opportunities this partnership will create for fans, as well as our employees, contractors, and business partners. There will continue to be a strong focus on delivering the high quality of artists and concert experiences that fans love, with the backing of the world’s leading promoter and live entertainment company.”