AUSTIN (KXAN) - Circuit of The Americas Monday announced it has entered into a booking agreement with Live Nation, the world's largest live music and entertainment company, to bring a variety of major concerts to the circuit's newly named "The Tower Amphitheater."
The open-air amphitheater will be located at the base of facility's signature 251-foot observation tower and will be ready in early 2013, prior to the start of the spring-summer amphitheater season.
Live Nation will schedule and produce major, national touring events at The Tower Amphitheater, according to CoTA officials.
Live Nation's claim to fame includes being the company that brought the Rolling Stones to Zilker Park in 2006, and producers of the first Willie Nelson July 4th Picnic. The company also owns ticketing giant, Ticketmaster.
"Circuit of The Americas is pleased to work with Live Nation to bring popular, top-selling artists to perform at our world-class facility," CoTA president Steve Sexton said. "Austin is the ‘Live Music Capital of the World,' and we're excited to contribute to our hometown's proud music tradition through our collaboration with Live Nation."
"The Tower Amphitheater is going to provide artists and their fans a truly amazing backdrop for live performances," said Bob Roux, co-president of North America Concerts for Live Nation. "Austin's legacy will always be its support for live music, and it's this city's world-renowned enthusiasm for concerts that sets the bar for the rest of the country. We are extremely proud and truly honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this incredible venue."
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