Toby Leighton-Pope and Steve Homer named co-CEOs of AEG Live UK

Former Live Nation execs Toby Leighton Pope and Steve Homer have officially been appointed as joint CEOs of AEG Live UK.

The pair took up the position earlier this month and are based at AEG’s London office, reporting directly to AEG Europe President and CEO Tom Miserendino.

MBW broke the news back in December that both execs were leaving Live Nation, where they spent 15 years at Senior Vice Presidents.

Homer launched the Wireless Festival and Leighton-Pope booked London’s Hard Rock Calling, both in Hyde Park, establishing the Royal Park as one of London’s premier outdoor music and entertainment spaces.

Between them, they have worked with the likes of Michael Buble, Katy Perry, Drake, Beyoncé, Arcade Fire, R.E.M, Rihanna, Roger Waters and Dolly Parton.

“Toby and steve’s record in the live touring business speaks for itself.”

Jay Marciano, AEG

The pair will be responsible for AEG’s UK concert business – with current touring artists such as Justin Bieber, Rod Stewart, The Who and Shawn Mendes – plus the two London venues the Eventim Apollo and Indigo at The O2 and major London music festival, Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time.

In a joint statement Leighton-Pope and Homer said: “It’s been rumoured for a while and so we’re pleased to announce our move to AEG Live UK. Together we are excited to work with a great team with the aim of growing AEG Live UK.”

Tom Miserendino Chief Executive and President of AEG Europe: “I am excited to welcome Toby and Steve to AEG and look forward to working with them as we continue to grow our business in the UK and Europe.

“With their leadership at AEG Live, I’m very confident we have a bright future ahead of us.”

Jay Marciano Chief Operating Officer of AEG added: “Toby and Steve’s record in the live touring business speaks for itself. Together they have worked successfully with global stars, nurtured new talent and developed venues and festivals. They are a perfect fit for AEG Live’s growing operation.”Music Business Worldwide

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