Backstage Week Of 05/29/2017


The Chainsmokers visit with the venue’s Kelly McCormick and Gracie Pugliese prior to their show at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., May 9.

Chris Tomlin headlines “Worship Night In America” at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., May 7. L-R: Awakening Events’ Dan Fife, Tomlin and the venue’s James Rasmussen.

Denny Sanford Premier Center’s Chris Semrau (3rd from L) and Carmen Giles welcome Def Leppard to the Sioux Falls, S.D., venue April 22.

Houston Productions’ Kell Houston meets with Gary Allan after the performer’s two sold-out shows at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Ore., May 5.

Kings Of Leon play the newly renovated Starplex Amphitheatre in Dallas May 4. Welcoming the band are the venue’s Mike Tabor, Live Nation’s Danny Eaton, Irving Music Factory’s Michael Rilley and Live Nation’s Larry Wethers.

Venue execs Eric Schleicher, Joe Giordano, Meghan Blood and Jeff Nickler welcome Panic! At The Disco to BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., April 4. (Courtesy BOK Center)

Bill & Joel Plaskett’s “Solidarity Tour” has a sold-out show at The Studio in Hamilton, Ontario, April 7. With the duo are the venue’s Jill Kurtz and Michaella Putnam.

Sebastian Maniscalco plays two sold-out shows at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles April 29. With him are Nederlander Concerts’ Alex Hodges, Mike Goldsmith, Rena Wasserman and Jamie Loeb. (Juan O’Campo)

Venue execs Rick Poss and Emily Dingus thank Spoon for a sold-out show at the Georgia Theatre in Athens May 3.

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