Los Angeles (CelebrityAccess Media Newswire) – AEG Live has named Mike Krebs as vice president, Booking, for the company and Goldenvoice, its regional promotion division. With nearly 20 years’ worth of experience as a talent buyer and booking agent, Krebs will oversee the booking of the new, state-of-the-art Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, scheduled for an October 2007 opening.
Based in AEG Live's Los Angeles headquarters, Krebs most recently was vice president at the Nederlander Organization. Previously, he was senior talent buyer at House of Blues, working with Los Angeles and Las Vegas clubs. Krebs’ early career included tenures as booking agent at ICM and talent buyer for Delsener/Slater Enterprises.
“We are very fortunate to have Mike leading the talent effort on this fantastic new theatre that will broaden the entertainment spectrum for Southern California,” said Larry Vallon, senior vice president, National Booking, AEG Live. “Mike’s wide breadth of experience is just what a theatre like this needs to succeed. We are thrilled to have him on the team.”
“It’s great to be a part of a team that truly develops bands from 500-seat clubs to Staples Center and beyond,” said Krebs. “Having worked with most of the people at AEG Live before, on one level or another, I’m extremely pleased to continue those relationships as part of their respected organization. I feel very lucky to be booking the most exciting, new and innovative venue in Los Angeles.” — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner