Live Nation Joins TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

Live Nation to co-produce musical acts for Pan Am and Parapan Am Closing Ceremonies and handle ticket services through its Ticketmaster division

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), the world's leading live entertainment and e-commerce company, has signed on as the Official Live Music Partner for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Live Nation will leverage its relationships with top Canadian and international musical acts to support the Closing Ceremony for the Pan Am Games on Saturday, July 26, 2015, and the Closing Ceremony for the Parapan Am Games on Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Live Nation will also support PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC, festival sites located at CIBC Pan Am Park and Nathan Phillips Square during the Games.

Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment, will be the Official Ticket Services Provider for the Games, handling sales and services for all client groups, including the 1.4 million tickets available to the public starting September 15 at TORONTO2015.org.

"Our entire team at Live Nation is pleased to join the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games as a Premier Partner," said John May, Live Nation Entertainment's president – Ontario Region, EVP National Alliances. "Live Nation is one of the world's biggest names in entertainment and we look forward to bringing our top talent roster to the Games, matching the top athletes that will be here competing."

Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), added: "Live Nation brings unrivalled knowledge of and experience in supporting major high-profile international events to the TORONTO 2015 Games. Not only will they help make our Closing Ceremonies must-see live events, their top-notch ticketing services are trusted and well known by the public."

Ticketmaster has previously served as the Official Ticketing Services Provider for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including the sale of more than 10.9 million tickets.

Live Nation joins previously announced members of the TORONTO 2015 sponsor family, including: Lead Partner CIBC; Premier Partners Atos, Chevrolet Canada, Cisco and Loblaw Companies Limited; Opening Ceremony Creative Partner Cirque du Soleil; as well as Official Suppliers Allstream, Beanfield Metroconnect, Coca-Cola, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, FUSE Marketing Group, McKesson Canada, Molson Coors, Royal Canadian Mint, Scalar, Schenker of Canada Ltd., Toronto Pearson International Airport, the Toronto Star, and Official Broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada.

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About TO2015
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.

The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15.

For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117, teddy.katz@toronto2015.org; Erin Smyth, Senior, director of marketing, Live Nation, 416.260.4226, erinsmyth@livenation.com