Harry Styles Wins ‘Major Tour Of The Year’ At 34th Annual PollStar Awards

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Harry Styles Wins ‘Major Tour of the Year’ at 34th Annual Pollstar Awards

Don Henley Accepts Eagles’ Pollstar Milestone Award 

Award Winners Include Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe, Post Malone, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Chris Stapleton, Bad Bunny & More

Los Angeles, CA – At the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, comedian, actress and author Anjelah Reyes-Johnson hosted the 34th Annual Pollstar Awards. Presented by Live Nation, the Pollstar Awards is the only peer-voted live entertainment industry awards and the most relevant and coveted recognition for achievement in the touring and live events industry.

Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famers Eagles received the Pollstar Milestone Award in recognition of more than 50 years as a band. Don Henley accepted the award on behalf of the group.

“I just want to say how grateful I am for the fact that we’ve been able to do this for over 50 years now,” Henley commented. “I wear my work boots tonight; these are Red Wing work boots… I wear them in honor of my father, who was a farmer and worked in an auto parts shop. He gave me the work ethic that I have and I share that work ethic with all the guys in the band – with Timothy, Joe, Vince and Deacon and all the rest of the guys and I accept this award on their behalf this evening.”

Harry Styles’ “Love on Tour” was one of the night’s big winners for “Major Tour of the Year” with other Tour of the Year winners including Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe (Rock), Post Malone (Hip-Hop), Lizzo (R&B), Billie Eilish (Pop), Chris Stapleton (Country), Bad Bunny (Latin).

Dave Chappelle took home the Comedy Tour of the Year and said, “After the pandemic, I couldn’t tell you guys how much I missed being on the road with everyone and this last tour was very special. I just want to let everyone know I’m glad that you’re back and to stay strong and persevere and I hope it only gets better and better.” While laughing, he later ran out from backstage to try to pick up a second award, Disney on Ice’s.

Additional awards honored venues and venue executives, talent buyers, promoters, agents and agencies, talent managers, tour managers, and more (see the full list of winners below and at www.Pollstar.com). John Silva, of Silva Artist Management, was awarded Personal Manager of the Year by his longtime client Dave Grohl.

Grohl came to the stage calling Pollstar “the one f**king awards ceremony that’s actually fun.” He explained that “I’m here to honor a person that I’ve known for 33 years, the only manager I’ve ever had, Mr. John Silva… Over the years, we’ve had some incredible triumphs and some devastating crises, but the one thing that has kept us together over the years has been love.”

“The winners and nominees at the 2023 Pollstar Awards, as well as the record turnout for Pollstar Live!, are a testament to the power and resilience of live entertainment, and the artists, executives, venues and events that make the magic happen,” said Ray Waddell, President of Media & Conferences for Oak View Group, Pollstar’s parent company. “Pollstar congratulates all who are part of the greatest business in the world, as well as the fans that continue to support the shows. The best is yet to come!”

34th Annual Pollstar Awards Winners

Major Tour of the Year
Harry Styles, Love on Tour

Rock Tour of the Year
Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe, The Stadium Tour

Hip-Hop Tour of the Year
Post Malone, Twelve Carat Tour

R&B Tour of the Year
Lizzo, The Special Tour

Pop Tour of the Year
Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever, The World Tour

Country Tour of the Year
Chris Stapleton, All-American Road Show Tour

Latin Tour of the Year
Bad Bunny, World’s Hottest Tour

Comedy Tour of the Year
Dave Chappelle

Support/Special Guest Act of the Year
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts / Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard

Residency of the Year
Harry Styles, Madison Square Garden, New York

Family, Event or Non-Music Tour of the Year
Disney on Ice

New Headliner of the Year
Dua Lipa

Music Festival of The Year (Global; over 30K attendance)
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX

Music Festival of The Year (Global; under 30K attendance)
Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI

International Music Festival of The Year
Glastonbury Festival, United Kingdom

Nightclub of the Year
Exit/In, Nashville, TN

Theatre of the Year
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

Arena of the Year
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Red Rocks Award – Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

New Concert Venue of the Year
Moody Center, Austin, TX

International Venue of the Year
The O2, United Kingdom

Venue Executive of the Year
Josephine Vaccarello, Madison Square Garden

Talent Buyer of the Year
Amy Corbin, C3 Presents

Small Venue Talent Buyer of the Year
Molly Warren, Live Nation

Bill Graham Award / Promoter of the Year
Louis Messina, Messina Touring Group

International Promoter of the Year
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation

Bobby Brooks Award – Agent of the Year
Adam Kornfeld, Artist Group International

International Booking Agent of the Year
Emma Banks, CAA

Booking Agency of the Year

Independent Booking Agency of the Year (Global)
High Road Touring

Rising Star Award
Austin Neal, The Neal Agency

Personal Manager of the Year
John Silva, Silva Artist Management

Road Warrior of the Year
Dale “Opie” Skjerseth / The Rolling Stones, Guns ‘N Roses

Transportation Company of the Year
Rock-It Cargo

Concert Visuals Company of the Year
Bandit Lites

Concert Sound Company of the Year
Clair Global

Thank You, Can I Have Another? Award
Austin City Limits

Brand Partnership/Live Campaign of the Year
Everytown for Gun Safety / Harry Styles

Marketing/PR Executive of the Year
Allison McGregor, CAA

WhizBang Award
Coldplay, Music of the Spheres World Tour

Best Hang
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX

The Irving Azoff Award: Best Person to Score a Dinner With
Michael Rapino, Live Nation

Life of the Party
Ron Delsener, Live Nation

The Per Cap Award
Harry Styles

The Dayum! Award
Bad Bunny, World’s Hottest Tour

Live Music is Better Award
Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins Tribute at the Kia Forum

The Pollstar Awards capped the first of two days of Pollstar Live! 2023, the largest gathering of live entertainment professionals in the world.

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