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News: Handsome Tours & Civil Society join forces!

Handsome Tours / Civil SocietyHandsome Tours and Civil Society, two of Australia’s leading live concert promoters, announced today they will be merging their business activities.

A new entity will be established trading under the Handsome Tours name. Handsome Tours directors – Mat Everett and Dave Chatfield and Civil Society directors – Ashley Sellers and Colin Daniels will be the directors of the new business.  All staff from both companies will continue to work for the new Handsome Tours out of their Sydney and Melbourne premises.

Handsome Tours has been in business for 10 years bringing some of the most interesting and important international music to our shores such as Band of Horses, Interpol, Pavement, Yeasayer, The Shins, Broken Social Scene, Tegan and Sara, Jose Gonzalez, Bon Iver and many more.

Over the last 5 years, Civil Society has quickly built a reputation as a force in the live sector in Australia working with the likes of The National, The xx, Santigold, Grizzly Bear, Sia, Metric, !!!, Darwin Deez and many more.

Mat Everett, founder of Handsome Tours said “Everything about teaming up with Civil has made total sense and we are very excited to have the opportunity to work together. By sharing knowledge and resources and building upon the success of both companies we will be able to service existing relationships better than ever, and also have more to offer new artists or those acts who may be seeking a new home. This is very much a meeting of dynamic, focused and like-minded people who are all equally thrilled as to what this venture will bring ”

Civil Society founder Ashley Sellers said “We are hugely excited to be joining forces with Handsome. Not only does this bring two of Australia’s most exciting live companies together but we have the utmost respect for Handsome and it’s Directors so we could not think of a more appropriate merge. To be honest it was hard to think of a reason not to do it!“

For further information contact:
Steph Edwardes
steph@handsometours.com

Posted in News on November 9th, 2010 - By Mark / Tags: ,