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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

AEG-MSG Turf Battle Heats Up: Acts That Play L.A. Forum Cannot Play O2

Variety: The ongoing venue battle between Azoff-MSG Entertainment and AEG Live has taken another turn. In response to a recent challenge from MSG that, according to sources, found the company refusing to book acts into Madison Square Garden if they played at AEG’s Staples Center in Los Angeles instead of the MSG-operated Forum, AEG has informed agents and promoters that acts who perform at The Forum instead of Staples will not be booked at London’s O2 Arena. The O2 is operated by AEG and is the only venue of its category — 20,000 capacity — in the city.

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