Earlier this year, music manager Jeffrey Azoff learned that the 12-year-old son of entertainment lawyer Doug Mark, Tommy, had died in his sleep in April due to heart problems. Azoff didn’t know the family well himself, but Mark had once worked for his father and business partner, Irving Azoff. So two months ago, after being connected to Mark by his dad, the younger Azoff sprang into action to launch a fundraiser for a memorial soccer field in the young athlete’s honor.
Azoff, Mark and Mark’s friend and client Benny Blanco quickly tapped their collective contacts to pull together a starry lineup for the Live Nation-supported concert, slated for Nov. 18 at the Orpheum Theatre, which is also a sponsor, in Los Angeles.
Mark, whose music clients include Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Billie Eilish and Epitaph Records, says the benefit’s headliners -- Eilish, Beck, Denzel Curry, Lil Dicky, Cashmere Cat, Mike Posner, Lele Pons and Bryce Vine -- represent Tommy’s eclectic taste in music.