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September 17, 2021
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Re: Offering of Common Stock
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as special counsel to Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the proposed issuance of 5,239,259 shares of common stock of the Company, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated September 14, 2021 and the base prospectus included in the Registration Statement referred to below (together, the “Prospectus”), and an underwriting agreement dated September 14, 2021 between the Company and the underwriters named therein (the “Underwriting Agreement”).
The Shares are included in a registration statement on Form S-3 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on September 14, 2021 (Registration No. 333-259515) (as so filed and as amended, the “Registration Statement”). This opinion is being furnished in connection with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Act, and no opinion is expressed herein as to any matter pertaining to the contents of the Registration Statement or related Prospectus, other than as expressly stated herein with respect to the issue of the Shares.
As such counsel, we have examined such matters of fact and questions of law as we have considered appropriate for purposes of this letter. With your consent, we have relied upon certificates and other assurances of officers of the Company and others as to factual matters without having independently verified such factual matters. We are opining herein as to the Delaware General Corporation Law, and we express no opinion with respect to any other laws.
Subject to the foregoing and the other matters set forth herein, it is our opinion that, as of the date hereof, when the Shares shall have been duly registered on the books of the transfer agent and registrar therefor in the name or on behalf of the purchasers, in the circumstances contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement, the issue and sale of the Shares have been duly
authorized by all necessary corporate action of the Company and the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable. In rendering the foregoing opinion, we have assumed that the Company will comply with all applicable notice requirements regarding uncertificated shares provided in the Delaware General Corporation Law.
This opinion is for your benefit in connection with the Registration Statement and may be relied upon by you and by persons entitled to rely upon it pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Act. We consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Company’s Form 8-K dated September 17, 2021 and to the reference to our firm in the Prospectus under the heading “Legal Matters.” In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.
Very truly yours,
/s/ LATHAM & WATKINS LLP