Ticketmaster releases two-part doco about getting shows back on the road
Ticket marketplace Ticketmaster has released two short films to give people a behind-the-scenes look at Australia’s promoters, artists, production crew, ticketing agents, and all those involved in getting live events back on the road.
The first film, Radical Hope, follows WA-based promoter John Zaccaria as he staged the first national tours in early 2021, ‘SummerSalt’ and ‘ByTheC’ following the nationwide lockdown.
The film features the likes of Missy Higgins, John Butler and The Cat Empire’s Felix Riebl, as well as Icehouse tour manager Larry Ponting, Live Nation’s Asia Pacific president Roger Field, Ticketmaster’s head of strategic partnerships Rob D’Orazio, and event health management’s managing director Hugh Singe.
The second film, Back To Live, takes a broader look at the industry, and focuses on the importance of touring for artists and the need for community from fans. It also examines the future of the industry.
Gavin Taylor, managing director of Ticketmaster Australia, said it’s a critical time for the industry, and Ticketmaster wanted to put the spotlights on the incredible people working behind the scenes while also shining a light on the huge societal benefits of live entertainment.
“We continue to see huge pent-up demand from fans, and with artists keen to get back on the road, we know live music will see a boom like never before – we just beed to work with government on a solid roadmap for the path back to live,” he added.
Production: Jam TV Australia
Director: Graham Watson, Jam TV
Videographers: Jye Jones, Jam TV and Billy Steele, Jam TV
Editor: Billy Steele, Jam TV
Producer: Gloria Brancatisano, Ticketmaster Australia
Featuring (in order of appearance):
Emily Wurrumara – Artist
Felix Riebl, Artist – The Cat Empire
Hugh Singe, Managing Director – Event Health Management
John Butler, Artist
John Zaccaria, Promoter – Zaccaria Concerts & Touring
Larry Ponting – JPJ/Icehouse Production & Tour Manager
Missy Higgins, Artist
Rob D’Orazio, Promoter Relationship Manager – Ticketmaster
Roger Field, President – Live Nation Asia Pacific
Russell Howard, Comedian
Tim Rogers, Artist – You Am I