Mike Amato

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Mike Amato is an American music tour manager, best known for working with KISS, Linkin Park, Mötley Crüe, System of a Down, Cinderella, AC/DC, Skid Row, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden, Kid Rock, Daughtry, Daniel Powter, Green Day, Godsmack, and Slipknot to name a few. He also was the interim manager for Type O Negative while serving as their Tour Manager. Mike was born in Hartford, CT to Sebastian & Isabella Amato and grew up in New Britain, CT. After graduating from Hartford Tech in 1976, Mike moved to California and enrolled at California Polytechnic University where he learned the ropes by promoting and producing several notable concerts on campus while attending. Presently on tour internationally with Slipknot's "Welcome to Hell Tour", Mike continues his passion for the job.

A friendship with Vince Neil Mötley Crüe helped Mike break into the business, and Mötley Crüe manager Doc McGhee gave him a shot.[1]

Mike’s first on-the-road experience came in 1987 as assistant tour manager for Mötley Crüe followed by a five-year trek as tour/road manager from 1989-94. From 1994-95 he was out with Type O Negative as tour manager/accountant, and then with Skid Row in ’95 in the same capacity.[2] his career stay current and active today.

Bands tour managed[edit]

SLIPKNOT, Sep 2014 - Present

SOUNDGARDEN, Mar 2014 - Sep 2014

GREEN DAY, July 2012 - Mar 2014

DAUGHTRY, Mar 2012 – June 2012

SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Dec 2010 – Mar 2012

rage against the machine, L.A. Rising, July 2011

Brian Setzer Orchestra, April 2011

NIGHT RANGER, Mar 2011

GODSMACK, Sept 2010 – Nov 10

CREED, May 2010 – Sept 10

TOOL, Tool Touring, Inc., Burbank, CA Tour Accountant: May 2010 – July 10

KISS, Mar 2009 – Dec 09

DANIEL POWTER, Feb 2008, Nov – Dec 2008, Nov – Dec 2006

STAIND, Jan — Feb 2008

LINKIN PARK, July 2006 – Oct 08, Jan 2003 – Sep 04

ANDREW “DICE” CLAY, Tour Consultant: Dec 2006

ROB THOMAS, May – Jul 2006

KID ROCK, Jan – May 2006, Dec 2001 – Nov 02

SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Oct 2004 – Nov 05

MARILYN MANSON, Sep 2000 – Oct 01, May 1998 – Aug 99

CINDERELLA, Jun – Sep 2000, Jan – Apr 1998

TYPE O NEGATIVE, Jan 2000 – April 00, Sep – Dec 1999,

COAL CHAMBER, Jan 2000 – April 00, 1996 – 97, 1994 – 95

TYPE O NEGATIVE, Dec 1999 – April 20000, Nov 1996 – Mar 97

SKID ROW, 1995

MOTLEY CRUE, 1991 – 94, Assistant Tour Manager: 1987-91

AC/DC, 1991

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