1987

Denotes Concert Industry Award Winner


Most Creative Tour Package
Paul Simon / Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hugh Masekela / Mirian Makeba
Billy Idol / The Cult
Bob Dylan / Grateful Dead
Bon Jovi / Whitesnake
David Bowie / Duran Duran
Echo & The Bunnymen / New Order / Gene Loves Jezebel
"Four Play Tour" (Hurrah / Northern Pikes / Royal Court of China / Will & The Kill)
John Kay & Steppenwolf / Foghat / Outlaws
Louie Anderson / Roseanne Barr
Motley Crue / Whitesnake
Tom Petty / Georgia Satellites / Del Fuegos

Club Tour Of The Year
Robert Cray Band
Big Audio Dynamite
Crowded House
Dave Edmunds
"Four Play Tour"
Georgia Satellites
Iggy Pop
Love & Rockets / Jane's Addiction
Richard Marx
The Replacements

Small Hall Tour Of The Year
Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Crosby, Stills & Nash (acoustic tour)
Elvis Costello
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Los Lobos
R.E.M.
Sam Kinison
Simply Red
Suzanne Vega
The Cure

Major Tour Of The Year
U2
Neil Diamond
Pink Floyd

Best New Major Concert Venue
Dean Smith Center (Chapel Hill, NC)
Kansas ExpoCenter (Topeka, KS)
Marcus Amphitheatre (Milwaukee, WI)
Nautica Stage (Cleveland, OH)
Orange County Performing Arts Center (Anaheim, CA)
Show-Me-Center (Cape Girardeau, MO)

Booking Agency Of The Year
ICM
APA (Agency for the Performing Arts)
CAA (Creative Artists Agency)
ITG (International Talent Group)
Monterey Peninsula Artists
Premier Talent Agency
Triad Artists Ltd.
William Morris Agency

Personal Manager Of The Year
Doug Thaler & Doc McGhee (Bon Jovi / Motley Crue)
Bill Siddons (Crosby, Stills & Nash)
Freddy DeMann (Madonna)
Jefferson Holt (R.E.M.)
Jim Morey (Neil Diamond)
Paul McGuinness (U2)
Rob Kahane (George Michael)
Tim Collins (Aerosmith)
Tony Dimitriades (Bob Dylan)

Booking Agent Of The Year
Bobby Brooks (CAA)
Bill Elson (ICM)
Frank Barsalona (Monterey Peninsula Artists)
John Marx (William Morris Agency)
Mike Farrell (ITG)
Mitch Rose (CAA)
Peter Grosslight (Triad Artists)
Rob Light (CAA)
Terry Rhodes (ICM)
Tom Ross (CAA
Tony Conway (Buddy Lee Attractions)
Wayne Forte (ITG)

Talent Buyer Of The Year
Bill Graham (Bill Graham Presents)
Alan Haymon (A.H. Enterprises)
Arny Granat (Jam Productions)
Arthur Fogel (Concert Productions International)
Dan Zelisko (Evening Star Productions)
Don Law (Don Law Company)
Jack Boyle (Cellar Door Concerts)
John Scher (Monarch Entertainment Bureau)
Larry Magid (Electric Factory Concerts)
Larry Vallon & Jay Marciano (Universal Amphitheatre)
Mike & Jules Belkin (Belkin Productions)
Moss Jacobs (Avalon Attractions)

Concert Industry Event Of The Year
Bill Graham's July 4th Soviet-American Peacewalk Concert In Russia
Budfest Concert in RFK Stadium
Farm Aid III
First Annual Philadelphia Music Foundation Hall of Fame Awards
New Music Seminar
Prince's Trust Concert
Starwood Amphitheatre's $20-a-car-load Steppenwolf Concert
The Four Play Tour
The Pink Floyd Tour
The U2 Tour
U2's free outdoor concert in San Francisco

Comeback Tour Of The Year
Pink Floyd
Aerosmith
Boston
David Bowie
Eric Clapton
Gregg Allman
Joe Cocker
John Fogerty
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Grateful Dead

Most Innovative Technical Company
Vari*Lite
Clair Bros
Event Travel Service
Jason Sound
LaserMedia
Nocturne
Obie Lighting
Showco
Upfront
Upstaging

Most Creative Stage Set
Pink Floyd (Paul Staples & Marc Brickman)
Def Leppard (Peter Mensch & Charlie Kail)
Luther Vandross (Tommy Marzullo)
Madonna (Planview)
Motley Crue (Ian Knight, ShowFab)
Peter Gabriel (Peter Gabriel & Jonathan Smeeton)
Roger Waters (Roger Waters, Mark Fisher & Jonathan Park)
Tom Waits (Tom Waits & Mr. Mario)
U2 (Michael Tait / UpFront / ETS)

Next Major Arena Headliner
R.E.M.
Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Cinderella
Europe
Freddie Jackson
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
Los Lobos
Poison
Simply Red
Squeeze
The Alarm

Trend Of The Year
Direct Talent Buying By Venues
1960's clothing coming back
AOR going soft or classic rock
Concession companies getting into the business of producing concerts
Excessive ticket surcharges
New Metal
Difficulty in breaking new acts with little airplay and no record company support
Managers and agents telling promoters how to promote
Outdoor stadium shows
Overkill on Beatle's CD's
Rap bands
Return of rock classics
Resurgence of folk and acoustic music
Shopping mall tours
Track acts live or on record (worst)
Young new traditionalists in country music