Patrick Whalen

Music Production/Management

As CEO of Backstage Productions, Inc., Patrick Whalen draws on more than 30+ years of experience in concert touring, lighting, management and tour/production management. Throughout his career, Patrick has cultivated long-standing relationships with global entertainment companies including MTV, The International Olympic Committee, BBC, and VHI. His well-versed background has secured him the trust of industry pioneers such as Prince, Linkin Park, DEVO, Kendrick Lamar and Promise Keepers. 

He has provided production for stadium and arena-level productions and over 100 worldwide tours. Patrick’s insatiable desire to bring his client’s vision to life from concept to completion and multi-faceted skillset has made him a transformative force in the live event industry.

Founder of Fast Paced Management (managing artists:  Ankla, American Head Charge and Five Finger Death Punch to name a few) LLC, Patrick Whalen launched his production (audio, lighting and production design) company in 1989, opening up offices in Minneapolis and Las Vegas. Providing sound and lighting for over 500 shows each year. After leading its rapid growth and record sales Patrick sold the production company in 2003 to hone his expertise in Production and Band Management Recent success in events for global brands, such as Porsche, VW and ESPN has only further ignited Patrick and his 360-degree attention to detail and commitment to client satisfaction.

His devotion to problem solving and commitment to his client’s trust has earned him the ability to assess every creative department with full understanding.

In 2016 Backstage Productions has brought in some of the most senior names in touring and corporate events to service its clients.  

Most recently Patrick has returned to management, managing up and coming artist, ELLA.  

Welcome to Backstage Productions Inc. and Fast Paced Management.