The Observatory in Orange County and the Observatory North Park in San Diego is now being booked by Goldenvoice. Jeff Shuman, who currently books the building on behalf of owner Courtney Dubar, will be joining the Goldenvoice team and will also be booking Club Nokia and the Fox Theater in Pomona. He replaces Eric Millhouse, who exited the company in September.
As previously reported, former Nederlander/Greek Theatre booker Rob Owens has also come on board at Goldenvoice. According to a press release, “Rob Owens will focus on booking acts into the Greek Theatre,” which will become an open venue managed by SMG beginning in 2016. Nederlander and Live Nation will also bring shows to the building — interestingly, it was Owens who placed all the venues holds for Nederlander during the Greek Theatre’s bizarre date lottery earlier this year. “In addition, he will work with Goldenvoice’s national talent-buying team to further develop club & theater bundles and national tours,” the release said.
Also new to Goldenvoice is Abbey Londer, who will oversee comedy booking and “brings her premiere alternative-comedy festival Riot LA under the Goldenvoice umbrella,” the release said. “She has made her mark in the Los Angeles comedy scene with the success of Riot LA, now in its third year with more than 5,000 attendees and over 40 shows featuring top talent from stand-up, TV, film, popular podcasts and more.”