Tim Dowdall is a concert business veteran who has operated for nearly 40 years mainly in Eastern Europe. Together with his Hungarian business partner he set up the first privately-owned music company in the region in 1980. With bases in Budapest and Berlin, Multimedia Organisation made commercial touring behind the Iron Curtain a reality, with legendary shows like Elton John in Gdansk, where the artist met with Lech Wałęsa, Dire Straits in Athens, and the show that was recorded and released as “Queen Live in Budapest”.
After a short stint at Marshall Arts in 1988–1989, which included touring with George Michael on the “Faith Tour”, Tim returned to Budapest to reorganise Multimedia Organisation in line with the new political conditions in Eastern Europe. The company was involved with many of the major tours in the region in this period, steadily increasing its market share, until it was sold to Clear Channel Entertainment in 2005, which soon afterwards became Live Nation. The new regional company was named Live Nation Central and Eastern Europe, which Tim ran as Executive Vice-President until 2013.
During his long career, Tim has organized concerts with artists including AC/DC, Aerosmith, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Deep Purple, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, Elton John, Foo Fighters, George Michael, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Joe Cocker, KISS, Korn, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Lana del Rey, Lenny Kravitz, Linkin Park, Madonna, Metallica, Muse, Paul McCartney, Placebo, Queen, Rammstein, REM, RHCP, Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Rolling Stones, Sade, Santana, Shakira, Sting, Tom Jones, U2, ZZ Top.
Among many other things, Tim has acted as the manager of the renowned Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis, as well as being the Executive Producer of numerous Gert Hof Mega-Events, including the Millennium shows in Athens, Berlin and Beijing. In total he has presented, produced and promoted some three thousand shows, concerts and events in Europe, America, Australia, Africa and Asia. He is currently writing a book about German philosophy.