Danny Zelisko on Today and Tomorrow in Scottsdale
September 7, 2023
Veteran concert promoter Danny Zelisko is pulling the curtain back on nearly 50 years of transcendent highs and devastating lows in his new book, All Exce$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter.
Zelisko has produced more than 10,000 live music events throughout the U.S. over the course of his illustrious career, from sweaty club gigs to stadium extravaganzas. He’s collected plenty of wild stories working with the biggest names in rock. There’s the evening he spent with Pink Floyd in a castle full of naked champagne girls. And the time he hobnobbed backstage with Alice Cooper manager Shep Gordon, who got into a fistfight with fellow rock impresario Bill Graham later that evening.