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November 14th, 2019


LOS ANGELES and BALTIMORE, MD (November 14, 2019) -- ASM Global, the leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences, today announce that it has signed a five-year agreement with the Lyric Foundation for management of the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.

Additionally, ASM Global is announcing that the first show that it has booked at the Lyric will be Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. The show will take place June 16-17, 2020 and will be presented by Outback Concerts. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, November 15 at 10 am ET through Ticketmaster.

“We are excited to welcome the Lyric to the ASM Global family of performing arts centers,” said Bob Newman, President and CEO of ASM Global. “We have a long and successful history in Baltimore at the Royal Farms Arena and more recently at MECU Pavilion. The Lyric further expands our portfolio in the region and compliments the other two facilities, enabling us to better serve our patrons, promoters and partners in the area.”

“The Lyric Foundation conducted a thorough review which resulted in the selection of ASM Global as our theater manager” said Lyric Foundation Chair, John Denick. “We are pleased to be working with ASM Global and feel that they understand the Lyric’s vision and mission. They represent a great opportunity for growth, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

“We are happy that our first booking at the Lyric is Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band,” said Bob Papke, Vice President of Theaters for ASM Global. “The Modell Lyric is an incredible venue and we look forward to bringing a variety of artists and attractions to the theater.”

The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric is a not-for-profit performing arts center which hosts a variety of music, dance, comedy, theatrical presentations, community and educational programming to audiences in the greater Baltimore region. Constructed in 1894, the Modell Lyric has been a cornerstone of the cultural community for over 100 years. Over the years the venue has hosted such legendary artists and attractions as Aretha

Franklin, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Diana Ross, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Chappelle and more.

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