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Producer / Production Manager, Michael Ahern is one of the music industy’s most respected and accomplished professionals. He has over 40 years in the concert business and has been a key element of some of the largest and most successful tours and events of the past four decades. His role with Louder Than Thunder is to plan and co-ordinate the logistic elements necessary for a successful, safe and entertaining event and to ensure that the operating budget of the production is adhered to.
• 2011 - 2009 Grammys Pre-Show - Producer Clive Davis / Recording Academy Artists included Kings of Leon, P. Diddy, Josh Groban, Black Eyed Peas, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige, Harry Connick Jr., CeeLo Green and Mumford & Sons. • 2008 - 2004 Tribute in Light 9-11 - Producer City of New York, Municipal Art Society & Quincy Jones Productions Produced and coordinated this major annual event in which beams of light commemorate the victims of 9/11. • 2008 Grammys Pre-Show - Production Coordinator Clive Davis / Recording Academy Artists included Foo Fighters, Leona Lewis, Daughtry, Josh Groban, Alicia Keys, Wyclef Jean & Akon. • 2003 USO Shows in Kuwait & Qatar - Production Coordinator USO / Vanity Fair Artists included Leanne Womack, Bubba Sparxx & Kid Rock. • 1999 Sheryl Crow & Friends - Coordinating Producer Fox Network / American Express Live broadcast from Central Park featuring Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards & Sarah McLauchlan among others. • 1997 Inaugural Ball - Production Manager Kennedy Center • 1996 Bon Jovi European Outdoor & Stadium Tour - Site Coordinator • 1995 Papal Visit Giants Stadium - Site Coordinator • 1993 Michael Jackson in Moscow - Site Coordinator
• 1986 - 1992 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions NYC - Production Coordinator • 1992 Keith Richards - Tour Coordinator • 1992 U2 at Yankee Stadium - Site Coordinator • 1992 Elton John & Eric Clapton at Shea Stadium - Site Coordinator • 1992 Olympic Opening & Closing Ceremonies Barcelona - Lighting Coordinator • 1991 Billy Graham Crusade Central Park - Production Manager • 1991 Monsters of Rock Moscow - Production Coordinator • 1991 Dalai Lama at Paramount Theatre NYC - Production Coordinator • 1990 Rolling Stones Tour Japan & Europe - Production Coordinator • 1989 Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour North America - Production Coordinator • 1988 Amnesty International Concerts World Tour - Talent Producer • 1987 David Bowie Glass Spider World Tour - Tour Director • 1986 Yoko Ono US & European Tour - Tour Director • 1985 Live Aid - Production Coordinator • 1985 FarmAid 1 - Stage Manager • 1984 Bob Dylan / Santana European Tour - Production Coordinator • 1984 Prince Purple Rain Tour - Production Consultant • 1984 Madonna Virgin Tour - Tour Manager • 1983 David Bowie Serious Moonlight Tour - Site Coordinator • 1982 Rolling Stones European Tour - Production Coordinator • 1981 Rolling Stones North American Tour - Production Coordinator • 1975 - 1976 Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue - Production Manager • 1975 - 1976 Aerosmith / Ted Nugent Stadium Tour - Production Manager