Promoter/producer Jeff Sharp, formerly with Atlanta Worldwide Touring, has joined AEG Live as head of urban touring, Billboard.biz has learned. Sharp will continue to be based in Atlanta, and will ove

Promoter/producer Jeff Sharp, formerly with Atlanta Worldwide Touring, has joined AEG Live as head of urban touring, Billboard.biz has learned.

Sharp will continue to be based in Atlanta, and will oversee hip-hop and R&B touring for AEG Live. At Atlanta Worldwide, Sharp produced such tours as the R. Kelly-Jay Z. trek, Alicia Keys, Kem, and Usher, partnering on the latter last year with AEG Live.

Sharp’s first venture under the AEG Live banner is the Bow Wow Scream IV Heart Throb tour, which begins next week in Trenton, N.J., wth co-headliner Omarion, Bobby Valentino, Pretty Ricky and Marques Houston. Sources say Sharp is working on other theater- and arena-level touring projects for the fall.

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