Live Nation APAC President Roger Field Resigns

25 October 2023 | 12:40 pm | Ellie Robinson

CFO Alex Klos will take over for the time being as Live Nation’s interim COO.

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There’s been a staffing shake-up at Live Nation, with Roger Field – the touring giant’s President for the Asia Pacific region – announcing his departure yesterday evening (October 24).

As reported by The Music Network, the business notified staff that Field be stepping down from his role immediately – with Alex Klos taking over as Live Nation’s full-time COO for Australia and New Zealand, in addition to his role as CFO for the APAC region – at the close of business yesterday. A source at the company confirmed to The Music he’d made the decision on good terms with his team, following a break to assess his future moves. Live Nation is yet to publicly address the departure, however

The Zimbabwe-born, Melbourne-based entrepreneur joined Live Nation in 2010, when the company’s APAC branch was launched in tandem with Luke Hede. Field initially served as vice president of promotions, but rose to the ranks of COO when Live Nation acquired Michael Coppel Presents.

2017 saw Field made CEO of the company’s Australasian dealings (when Coppel took over as chairman), before he pivoted to a regional leadership role in 2020. Under his leadership, Live Nation has grown exponentially in the APAC region, with venue acquisitions playing a pivotal role – the company currently runs Festival Hall and the Palais Theatre in Naarm/Melbourne, Hindley Street Music Hall in Kaurna/Adelaide, Anita’s Theatre in Tharawal/Thirroul, and the Fortitude Music Hall in Meanjin/Brisbane.

Just yesterday, Live Nation announced an Australasian tour for Queens Of The Stone Age. Other huge tours on their calendar include stints from the likes of blink-182, 50 Cent, P!nk, Louis Tomlinson, Post Malone and Morrissey.