Civil Society, Handsome Merge
News posted Tuesday, November 9 2010 at 02:00 PM.
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The companies will now be trading under the Handsome Tours name, with Handsome’s directors Mat Everett and Dave Chatfield and Civil Society’s Ashley Sellers and Colin Daniels heading operations. Staff from both companies will continue to work for Handsome Tours out of their Sydney and Melbourne premises.
No word on what prompted the merger, however Handsome founder Mat Everett said it made “total sense” for both parties. “This is very much a meeting of dynamic, focused and like-minded people who are all equally thrilled as to what this venture will bring.”
Established 10 years ago, Handsome has brought the likes of Band of Horses, Interpol, Pavement and The Shins to Australia over the past few years. Meanwhile, Civil Society has toured the likes of The National, The xx, Santigold and Grizzly Bear in their five years of existence.