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ASM Global Recruits Live Music Veteran Matthew Lazarus-Hall For Venues Content Role

By Michael Apr 10, 2024

Matthew Lazarus-Hall, the Australia-born live entertainment veteran whose resume includes executive stints with Chugg Entertainment and AEG Presents, joins venue management giant ASM Global.

Announced Wednesday (April 10), Lazarus-Hall joins the group as executive vice president, entertainment & content, with a focus on working with ASM’s growing portfolio of venues in Australia and the Asia and Middle East, North Africa (MENA) regions.

Matthew Lazarus-Hall, the founder and CEO of consultancy Square Circles Creative Solutions, will also provide support on ASM’s strategic direction and development of entertainment and other content.
Initially, his focus will be on the ASM Global-managed Kai Tak Sports Park, the largest integrated sports, entertainment and retail precinct in Hong Kong, which is due to open its doors in mid-2025.

“We have worked closely with Matthew over the past 20 years and he comes with great respect across the whole entertainment industry,” says ASM Global (APAC) chairman and CEO Harvey Lister of the new recruit. “He will bring different perspectives to our organization, and we look forward to the contribution he will make to the ASM Global family of venues.”

Lazarus-Hall was CEO of Chugg Entertainment for 13 years, working alongside the legendary concert Michael Chugg. There, he toured and worked with the likes of Elton John, Robbie Williams, Radiohead, Coldplay, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Bette Midler, Pearl Jam and AC/DC; worked on special charity events Wave Aid, Sound Relief and Live Earth; and led the CMC Rocks QLD and the traveling Laneway Festival.

Following his departure in 2016, he joined AEG Presents, Asia Pacific as senior vice president, overseeing all touring, festivals and sports for the live entertainment giant across the Pan-Asian region.

Earlier in his career, Lazarus-Hall was operations director at Ticketek, leading ticketing for marquee events such as the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2003 Rugby World Cup, and others.

Legends Hospitality last year acquired ASM in a multi-billion-dollar deal.

By Michael

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