DENVER (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The leading promoter in Denver’s hotly contested concert scene has been hired away from Live Nation by the Anschutz Entertainment Group, following in the footsteps of his two main talent buyers who jumped ship in August.
Chuck Morris will be re-united with his right-hand men, Brent Fedrizzi and Don Strasburg, according to the Rocky Mountain News, as President and CEO of a new company under AEG once his contract expires on December 31st. The trio have booked most of the major shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and across Colorado in recent years.
The news comes only months after Live Nation announced that it will be taking over House of Blues, which runs the Coors Amphitheater. Jason Miller, who booked the Denver region for HOB, has returned to the area to lead Live Nation’s operations there.
“Chuck has had an amazing ability to go out and reinvent himself in this business,” Doug Kauffman of Denver’s Nobody In Particular Presents told the News. “He has done it time after time.”
Kauffman has already received new business from AEG.
While Morris loses some key venues that he booked with Live Nation, such as the 3,600-capacity. Fillmore Auditorium, Morris’ long-standing relationships in the industry could draw major acts to AEG’s plate. With Live Nation, Morris was also active in booking the 5,500-capacity CityLights Pavilion and the 9,450-capacity Red Rocks Amphitheatre. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers