Exec replaces departing Adam Friedman
Hodges will replace Adam Friedman, whose departure was announced last week (Variety, Jan. 12).
A concert biz vet, Hodges has managed the company’s talent and marketing departments and operations at Nederlander venues like L.A.’s Greek Theatre and Pantages Theatre.
He began a second tour of duty at Nederlander in 2007; he was previously vp of Nederlander Concerts from 1988-94.
Nederlander Organization prexy James L. Nederlander said in a statement, “Since rejoining our company, Alex has done an outstanding job guiding the team to success, even in a down economy. I am confident that with his focus, vision, vast experience and strong relationships in the industry, the company will continue to thrive.”
Before returning to Nederlander, Hodges served as president/CEO of House of Blues Concerts (after its purchase by Live Nation) and its predecessors Universal Concerts and MCA Concerts.
Georgia-born Hodges previously worked as a manager and agent, founding the Paragon and Empire agencies and repping such acts as the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Charlie Daniels Band, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and Percy Sledge. During the ’80s, he was senior vp at ICM.
He also worked as a personal manager, repping Gregg Allman and (until his death in 1990) Stevie Ray Vaughan.