Live Nation Welcomes Lesley Olenik as VP of Touring
Lesley Olenik, VP Touring, Live Nation US Concerts (PRNewsfoto/Live Nation Entertainment)Lesley Olenik, VP Touring, Live Nation US Concerts
Today, Live Nation Entertainment announced the hire of Lesley Olenik as a VP of Touring for its US Concerts division. Based in Los Angeles, Olenik will report to Omar Al-Joulani, SVP of Touring. She joins Live Nation as a veteran of the live music industry, having spent nearly a decade handling many different aspects of concert promoting for Goldenvoice and AEG Concerts.
“With a deep knowledge of the industry and an innate ability to connect with artists, Lesley is the perfect addition to help lead our touring group as we continue to meet the growing demand for concerts,” said Al-Joulani. “We’re extremely happy she decided to make the jump to Live Nation and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes as part of the world’s leading live entertainment team.”
Live Nation recently reported Q2 earnings which revealed that additional shows and increased fan attendance helped drive one of the Concerts group’s strongest quarters to date, growing revenue for the division by 34%. Given the strong performance of shows to date and the pipeline for the rest of the year, Live Nation expects to promote close to 28,000 events in 2017, up from 26,000 last year.