Chairman—Global Music and President—Global Touring
Beverly Hills, CA
As Chairman of Global Music and President of Global Touring at Live Nation, Arthur Fogel oversees the company's music division in its acquisition of live musical events around the world. Mr. Fogel personally oversees many of the company's largest tours, and over the years, has produced many of the most successful tours in history.
From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Fogel produced U2's '360 Tour', which became the most successful tour in history for gross (just over 735m) and attendance (over 7m tickets sold). Additionally, he has produced the Vertigo, Elevation and Pop Mart tours for the band – spanning the past 15 years.
Mr. Fogel also has a long history with Madonna, having produced her Confessions tour in 2006, as well as her world tours in 2004 and 2001. In 2008 and 2009, he produced Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour, which became the highest grossing tour in history by a solo artist, grossing over 400m. And most recently, Mr. Fogel just completed his 5th tour with Madonna – her 'MDNA' tour – which finished in December as the highest-grossing tour of 2012.
In 2010, Mr. Fogel became the tour producer for Lady Gaga's 'Monster Ball Tour' – which went on to become the highest grossing debut tour in history – and 2012's 'Born This Way Ball'.
Mr. Fogel produced the worldwide reunion tour for The Police in 2007 and 2008, and continues to promote Sting tours, including his current 'Back to Bass' tour.
He has also promoted every David Bowie tour since 1990, as well as tours for Neil Young, Rush and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young for the past 10 years.
2013 will be another undoubtedly successful year for Mr. Fogel as he oversees the upcoming tours of Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce.
Mr. Fogel began his promoting career in 1981 with the Toronto-based Concert Productions International (CPI), which promoted artists in Toronto and across Canada. In 1986, he was appointed President of the Concert Division, a position which he held until 1995. He joined SFX in 1998; SFX was acquired by Clear Channel Entertainment in 2002, and subsequently, Live Nation was spun off from Clear Channel in 2005.