Beyond the Spotlight

Ep. 035: Paul Dalen - Tour Manager, Production Manager, FOH Mixer

March 21, 2021 Jon Diener / Paul Dalen Episode 35
Beyond the Spotlight
Ep. 035: Paul Dalen - Tour Manager, Production Manager, FOH Mixer
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Beyond the Spotlight
Ep. 035: Paul Dalen - Tour Manager, Production Manager, FOH Mixer
Mar 21, 2021 Episode 35
Jon Diener / Paul Dalen

After 20+ years of traveling as a Tour Manager and FOH Sound Engineer, Paul Dalen retired from touring in the ‘90s and worked for Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco as production manager at The Fillmore, The Warfield and a number of other bay area venues.
In 2001, he moved to New York and spent the next 5 years at David Whitehead’s highly respected firm Maine Road Management. At the time of his departure, the music roster included David Bowie, David Byrne, Luna, Joe Henry, Beth Orton, Helmet, Dean and Britta, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Air, Jim White, Laura Cantrell and Joe Ely; and the producer roster featured Kevin Killen, Ryan Freeland, Tucker Martine and others.

Paul returned to full time touring and festival production in 2012 and he remains enthusiastic about traveling the world utilizing his skills in Artist Management to great effect in his current roles as Tour Manager / Production Manager / FOH mixer.

FESTIVALS (PRODUCTION MANAGER / STAGE MANAGER)
Bonnaroo 2011–2015 (stage manager)
Firefly Music Festival 2012–2015 (stage manager) 2018 (overnight head of production)
Googamooga Festival 2012 (stage manager, main stage)
Governors Ball NYC 2012–2014 + 2019 (stage manager)
Life Is Beautiful 2018 (stage manager)
Lockn' Festival 2014–2015 (stage manager, both stages)
Outside Lands Festival 2011–2014 + 2017- 2018 (stage manager)
Rock the Bells 2012 SF / LA / NYC (stage manager for Nas)

TOURS (VARIOUSLY AS TM / PM / FOH)
** 1970’S
Robin Trower / 1979
Styx / Paradise Theatre World Tour / 1979
** 1980’S
Barry White / 1988 Full strings, over 70 inputs
Chicago / 1989–1990
David Sanborn  / 1986–1994, 2001–2003
Psychedelic Furs  / 1986–1987
** 1990’S
Aimee Mann  / 1999–2001
Barry Manilow  / 1991–1995
Fiona Apple / 1996–1998, 2007–2008, 2010
Joe Henry / TM 1999–2016
Chris Isaak / 1994–1997
Lisa Stansfield / 1990–1992, Hong Kong 1997
10,000 Maniacs / 1992–1993
** 2000’S
Christopher Cross / 2001–2012
Cowboy Junkies / 2007–2010
** MORE RECENTLY
Animal Collective /  2012–2017
Bonnie Raitt / 2014–2021
Fiona Apple / 2007–2008, 2010
Jim James / 2018 - 2019
”Live From Here” NPR Radio Show 2019 - 2020
Luna / 2001- 2018
Marc Cohn / 2013–2015 + 2019
My Morning Jacket / TM 2019 - 2021
Nick Swardson / 2014
Nickel Creek / 2020
Punch Brothers / 2019 - 2020
The Decemberists / 2020
The Wallflowers /2012–2013
The Jayhawks / 2010 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020

ONE-OFFS AND MINI-TOURS, VARIOUSLY AS TM / PM / FOH
James Taylor (assistant TM) / Juana Molina / Rosanne Cash / Bruce Hornsby  / Tune-Yards / Suzanne Vega / Al Jarreau / Ella Fitzgerald / NAS / Joan Baez / Calexico / Nick Lowe / Luther Vandross

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Show Notes

After 20+ years of traveling as a Tour Manager and FOH Sound Engineer, Paul Dalen retired from touring in the ‘90s and worked for Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco as production manager at The Fillmore, The Warfield and a number of other bay area venues.
In 2001, he moved to New York and spent the next 5 years at David Whitehead’s highly respected firm Maine Road Management. At the time of his departure, the music roster included David Bowie, David Byrne, Luna, Joe Henry, Beth Orton, Helmet, Dean and Britta, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Air, Jim White, Laura Cantrell and Joe Ely; and the producer roster featured Kevin Killen, Ryan Freeland, Tucker Martine and others.

Paul returned to full time touring and festival production in 2012 and he remains enthusiastic about traveling the world utilizing his skills in Artist Management to great effect in his current roles as Tour Manager / Production Manager / FOH mixer.

FESTIVALS (PRODUCTION MANAGER / STAGE MANAGER)
Bonnaroo 2011–2015 (stage manager)
Firefly Music Festival 2012–2015 (stage manager) 2018 (overnight head of production)
Googamooga Festival 2012 (stage manager, main stage)
Governors Ball NYC 2012–2014 + 2019 (stage manager)
Life Is Beautiful 2018 (stage manager)
Lockn' Festival 2014–2015 (stage manager, both stages)
Outside Lands Festival 2011–2014 + 2017- 2018 (stage manager)
Rock the Bells 2012 SF / LA / NYC (stage manager for Nas)

TOURS (VARIOUSLY AS TM / PM / FOH)
** 1970’S
Robin Trower / 1979
Styx / Paradise Theatre World Tour / 1979
** 1980’S
Barry White / 1988 Full strings, over 70 inputs
Chicago / 1989–1990
David Sanborn  / 1986–1994, 2001–2003
Psychedelic Furs  / 1986–1987
** 1990’S
Aimee Mann  / 1999–2001
Barry Manilow  / 1991–1995
Fiona Apple / 1996–1998, 2007–2008, 2010
Joe Henry / TM 1999–2016
Chris Isaak / 1994–1997
Lisa Stansfield / 1990–1992, Hong Kong 1997
10,000 Maniacs / 1992–1993
** 2000’S
Christopher Cross / 2001–2012
Cowboy Junkies / 2007–2010
** MORE RECENTLY
Animal Collective /  2012–2017
Bonnie Raitt / 2014–2021
Fiona Apple / 2007–2008, 2010
Jim James / 2018 - 2019
”Live From Here” NPR Radio Show 2019 - 2020
Luna / 2001- 2018
Marc Cohn / 2013–2015 + 2019
My Morning Jacket / TM 2019 - 2021
Nick Swardson / 2014
Nickel Creek / 2020
Punch Brothers / 2019 - 2020
The Decemberists / 2020
The Wallflowers /2012–2013
The Jayhawks / 2010 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020

ONE-OFFS AND MINI-TOURS, VARIOUSLY AS TM / PM / FOH
James Taylor (assistant TM) / Juana Molina / Rosanne Cash / Bruce Hornsby  / Tune-Yards / Suzanne Vega / Al Jarreau / Ella Fitzgerald / NAS / Joan Baez / Calexico / Nick Lowe / Luther Vandross

Member of Event Safety Alliance since 2014
Board Of Directors / JusticeAid.org

https://www.reverse-thread.com/

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9JCBNUCRNRVKY&source=url)