Observatory and Live Nation—the world’s largest live entertainment company—have announced that the Observatory clubs in Santa Ana and San Diego will be exclusively booked by Live Nation.
Combined with Live Nation’s operation of the House of Blues Anaheim and San Diego, The Wiltern, Fox Riverside, Riverside Municipal Auditorium and the Hollywood Palladium as well as the recently announced Majestic Ventura exclusive booking deal, Live Nation plans to attract an increasingly robust roster of performers to both Observatory locations and is now gearing up for the winter schedule.
Live Nation Clubs & Theatres, a division of Live Nation, owns, operates and books landmark clubs and theaters throughout the United States, including the House of Blues and Fillmore venues. The division produces more than 15,000 events in 100 venues nationwide annually.
“As we continue to grow our venue portfolio throughout Southern California, we’re able to provide artists with even more stages to connect with their fans; and both Observatory venues have a lot to offer,” said Ben Weeden, COO of Live Nation Clubs & Theatres division. “With long histories of hosting intimate shows with top talent, and positioning in vibrant music markets with very large population bases, we look forward to growing each Observatory as must-play venues in their respective markets.”
The Observatory Santa Ana produced a combined 540 shows in its two rooms last year while San Diego staged 200 performances.
“Live Nation brings the equity and experience to continue growing these venues,” said Courtney Dubar, managing member of the Observatory entities. “This agreement is a win-win for concertgoers in both markets and all the artists coming to town.”
About Live Nation Clubs & Theatres Division
Live Nation Clubs & Theatres division promotes nearly 15,000 events in over 100 venues across the United States. With 78 owned/operated/managed clubs and theaters, the Live Nation Clubs & Theatres portfolio, a division of Live Nation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmores and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. Live Nation Clubs & Theatres division is the country’s preeminent live-music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind, custom-designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.