SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — AEG Live will take over at 2,200 capacity Warfield theater in May, when Live Nation's lease on the historic theater expires, the San Francisco Chronicle has reported.
"We're not going to be the promoter there anymore," said Erik Siebert, marketing manager for Live Nation. "We're working on finding a new venue."
AEG, Live Nation's chief competitor, is no stranger to the San Francisco market, with booking history at a number of notable venues there, including the Nob Hill Masonic Center, the Great Meadow at Fort Mason, AT&T Park and the War Memorial Opera House and they have also recently taken over booking operations at the Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center.
Live Nation took over at the Warfield when they acquired legendary concert promoter Bill Graham Presents, which had been promoting events at the Warfield since 1979. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers