CEO and main shareholder of Continental Concerts & Management GmbH
Gerald Wilkes started his career as a concert booker in 1987 at Drakkar Promotion with bands like Kreator, Running Wild, Rage, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir.
In 1998 he founded his own agency Continental Concerts & Management GmbH in Dortmund, Germany. With Continental Concerts he has since been successful in the live business with bands like Accept, Amon Amarth, Belzebubs, Children Of Bodom, Niflheim, Stratovarius, Sodom and many more.
Since 2020, Continental Concerts has maintained a cooperation with We Live Agency, which added Dream Theater, The Iron Maidens, Steel Panther and others to the company’s roster.
Furthermore, Continental Concerts is active and successful with festivals such as Rock Hard Festival, Ruhrpott Metal Meeting, Lucifer Rising and the Headbangers Ball Tour.
The company has also made a good international name for itself as a management company with bands like Accept, Children Of Bodom, Insomnium, Ensiferum, Amon Amarth and others.
Since then, the company has also been active as a publishing company in cooperation with Sony/ATV.