Live Nation Entertainment has announced the promotion of senior concert promoter Kelly Kapp to vice president touring/ executive vice president House of Blues Entertainment Talent.
Kapp was previously the svp of HOBE Talent and will now serve as the first executive to have a dual role across Live Nation US Concerts and its Clubs and Theaters division, reporting to both president of U.S. concerts Bob Roux and president of HOBE Ron Bension, respectively.
“Kelly has been a key contributor and leader in the Live Nation touring division for many years, and we are thrilled with what we know she will accomplish with her new role,” said Roux in a release.
Kapp has been with Live Nation for 17 years, starting first as a project manager for North American Concerts working on tours such as Ozzfest, Van Halen, Projekt Revolution for Linkin Park, Family Values festival and Destiny Child’s farewell tour. When Live Nation acquired House of Blues in 2006, Kapp became its inaugural tour buyer.
In her new hybrid role, Kapp will create dynamic packages that will benefit artists and fans alike. The dual role will give Kapp the opportunity to work with acts at the club and theater level and stay with them as they grow into larger venues throughout their career.
According to Live Nation, Kapp has booked over 4,850 shows — 800 by the end of 2019 alone, grossing over 130 million dollars from 4.5 million tickets sold since 2009. Over the years Kapp has worked with Lamb of God, Bad Religion, The Used, Dashboard Confessional, Bullet For My Valentine, Sum 41 and many more.