He started in his hometown of Detroit managing the band RHYTHM CORPS in the vibrant Detroit alternative music scene of the 1980’s. He managed the careers of RHYTHM CORPS (Epic), KID ROCK (Lava/Atlantic), THE ATOMIC FIREBALLS (Lava/Atlantic), BlUE OCTOBER (Universal) and several others.
Michael has been the Responsible Agent for GIN BLOSSOMS, BLUE OCTOBER, TAPROOT, SEVEN MARY THREE, SPONGE, DAYS OF THE NEW, THE KNACK, SPIN DOCTORS, PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IAN HUNTER OF MOTT THE HOOPLE, ADEMA, CRUD, POP WILL EAT ITSELF, HANSEL UND GRETYL, SISTER MACHINE GUN and several others.
He has booked complete USA tours for TED NUGENT, WHITE SNAKE, VINCE NEIL OF MOTLEY CRUE, CINDERELLA, WARRANT, RATT, QUIET RIOT, SLAUGHTER, JACKYL, WASP, FIREHOUSE, UFO,LA GUNS to name a few.
Michael Rand is a specialist in artist development. He solely developed the careers of several Artists from obscurity to being signed by the Presidents of major record labels and publishing companies. Including, then virgin artists like BLUE OCTOBER, SISTER SOLEIL, and THE ATOMIC FIREBALLS.
Michael has spent his life working as an Artist advocate, placing unknown Artists like EMINEN and INSANE CLOWN POSSE on some of their first support appearances and too many more to mention.
Pollstar Article: http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=806116
Billboard Article: New World Disorder Tour: https://books.google.com/books?id=9QsEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA16&ots=EEwWBFSIa4&dq=new%20world%20disorder%20tour%20gin%20blossoms&pg=PA16#v=onepage&q=new%20world%20disorder%20tour%20gin%20blossoms&f=true
Billboard Article: Rock Never Stops Tour: https://books.google.com/books?id=oxQEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA14&dq=billboard+rock+never+stops&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qpE9VaruB5LBgwS0iYHYBQ&ved=0CCAQuwUwAA#v=onepage&q=billboard%20rock%20never%20stops&f=false
Partial list of Package Tours developed by Michael Rand and associates include:
2010- Parental Advisory Tour NASHVILLE PUSSY, GREEN JELLY, PSYCHOSTICK
2006- Rock Never Stops CINDERELLA, RATT, QUIET RIOT, FIREHOUSE
2004 -Rock Never Stops VINCE NEIL, RATT, SLAUGHTER
2003 –Rock Never Stops WHITESNAKE, WARRANT, SLAUGHTER, KIP WINGER
2002 - Rock Never Stops TESLA, VINCE NEIL, JACKYL, SKID ROW
2002 - New World Disorder GIN BLOSSOMS, SPIN DOCTORS,SEVEN MARY THREE, SPONGE
2001 - Voices of Metal VINCE NEIL, RATT, SLAUGHTER, VIXEN
2001 – The Reboot Tour MARK FARNER, EDGAR WINTER, URIAH HEEP
1999 - Rock Never Stops TED NUGENT, NIGHTRANGER, QUIET RIOT, SLAUGHTER
1998 - Rock Never Stops WARRANT, QUIET RIOT, SLAUGHTER, FIREHOUSE, LA GUNS