Mix Master Mike, who normally handles the turntables for the Beastie Boys, will providethe intros for what promises to be the most eclectic list of guest presenters in the show’s 17- yearhistory.
Wayne Newton will welcome everyone to Las Vegas in his own voice which is more thanwe should expect from presenter Rich Little.
We expect to get a kick out of Steven Seagal at the podium and we’ll take a lick or twofrom Juliette Lewis before Tai Babilonia skates circles around us.
David Brenner’s comic genius should contrast well the Firesign Theatre’s Peter Bergman.
Rounding out the initial list of special guest presenters are David Cassidy, Cy Curnin ofThe Fixx, Roberta Flack, Denny Laine, Salvador Santana, Blue Man Group, Esteban, and Dave Mustaine and Bob Welch with many more yet toconfirm.
The Concert Industry Awards recognize the people whose efforts continue to broaden andenrich the industry and the concert experience itself.
Each year Pollstar invites a cross section of international music business professionals tomake the nominations for these awards. Winners are then determined by votes from theinternational readership of Pollstar magazine.
Tickets for the event are $150 and are available here.
Among those nominated for awards are:
Major Tour of the Year
Most Creative Tour Package
Def Leppard / Bryan Adams
Foo Fighters / Weezer
Gwen Stefani / Black Eyed Peas
Taste Of Chaos
Tom Petty / The Black Crowes
Most Creative Stage Production
Best New Touring Artist
Fall Out Boy
My Chemical Romance
Music Festival of the Year (non-touring)
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Bonnaroo Music Festival
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
International Music Festival of the Year
East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival (Australia)
Fuji Rock Festival (Japan)
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)
Reading Festival (UK)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
V Festival (UK)