All Points West in doubt

SUMMERTIME BLUES: It looks like AEG Live and Goldenvoice won’t be putting on the third edition of All Points West this summer. “There is no question that our biggest challenge is finding suitable headliners, and it has been more challenging this year than in the past,” AEG talent buyer Mark Shulman told the N.Y. Times. “No final determination of any kind has been made for 2010.” But several agents and other execs, most of whom requested anonymity because they didn’t want to jeopardize business with AEG, pointed out to reporter Ben Sisario that nothing had been booked and that it would be very difficult for AEG to put a lineup together this late in the year. One agent willing to speak on the record was respected veteran Frank Riley of High Road Touring, who said, “It seems more and more clear these days that a headlining artist is a necessity to run a productive and successful festival. Without a clear headliner in place at this point, it seems unlikely that the festival will take place in August 2010.” (2/24a)

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