Live Nation Canada Names New Exec. Team

LOS ANGELES, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation today announced that it has reorganized the executive team in its Canadian division under the leadership of Riley O’Connor who has been named Chairman of Live Nation Canada.


Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the Canadian Music Business, Mr. O’Connor most recently served as Senior Vice President of Talent for House of Blues Concerts Canada. In his new role, Mr. O’Connor will oversee all of the company’s activities in Canada.

"As a top 10 global music market, Canada is a priority for Live Nation and we now have a strong executive team in place which we expect will enable us to continue to grow our business," said the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rapino.

Live Nation also announced several other appointments in its Canadian operation, all of whom will report to Mr. O’Connor:

Shane Bourbonnais has been named President of Touring and Business Development. As the former President of Live Nation Canada, Mr. Bourbonnais will continue a national leadership role in the company, overseeing all touring and business development in Canada.

Paul Haagenson has been named President of Western Canada. Mr. Haagenson most recently served as Vice President and General Manager, Western Division for House of Blues Concerts Canada.

Bret Gallagher has been named President of Eastern Canada. Previously Vice President of Concert and Events at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Mr. Gallagher will now oversee Live Nation’s east coast operations.

Ian Low has been named Executive Vice President of Talent. Mr. Low will play a key role in working with touring artists on a national level and he most recently served as Vice President of Talent, Western Division for House of Blues Concerts Canada. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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