AEG SUES STAGE PROVIDER FOR NOT RETURNING DEPOSIT

AEG subsidiary, AEG Presents — Rocky Mountains LLC, is suing staging company Brown United for failing to return a deposit to the promoter. Brown United and AEG Presents entered into an agreement in May for the staging of three nights of Phish at at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park between Aug. 31-Sept. 2. In the suit, AEG says it paid Brown United $105,000 over two payments prior to July 27 when Brown informed AEG they “would be unable to perform its obligations under the agreement.” AEG is now suing to get its deposit back after it was forced to use another stage provider at a much steeper cost. The suit says Brown United “has acknowledged that AEG is entitled to a refund,” but has yet to return the money.


SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO ADDS SECOND MSG SHOW DUE TO DEMAND

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has added a second Madison Square Garden date due to demand. Maniscalco recently announced his first headlining gig at the New York venue on Jan. 19 and will add his second appearance on Jan. 20. The comedian, actor and writer already sold out five nights at Radio City Music Hall this year and has been named the Billboard Live Music Summit’s first-ever comedian of the year. Tickets for both shows will be on sale Friday Sept. 21 at Ticketmaster.com.


THOMPSON SPEEDWAY’S NEW GM & EXPANDED SPECTRA PARTNERSHIP

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut has named Terry Eames as the facility’s new general manager. Eames has 20 years of experience in motorsports management, including time spent as the General Manager of Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, Connecticut. The speedway also awarded a multi-year venue management and food services contract to Spectra, which became its exclusive corporate partnerships sales firm back in May. Chris Lawrence, District General Manager, Spectra, said in a statement, “Next year, the speedway and Raceway Restaurant will see local, well-loved brands available for visitors to enjoy while watching their favorite motorsport activities.”