Today Sir Rod Stewart and Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced an exclusive multi-year global touring partnership. The deal will have Live Nation produce and promote Rod Stewart’s concert events around the world including this summer’s sold-out UK stadium dates.
“First, last and always my job is giving fans the best show I have in me,” remarked Rod Stewart. “ With Live Nation’s backing, I’m able to show up and sing knowing that everything that has led up to me taking the stage has been done with cracking perfection.” Added Arnold Stiefel, chairman of Stiefel Entertainment and Stewart’s longtime manager: “Michael Rapino, Rick Franks and the entire Live Nation team are at the top of their field for good reason. Their single-minded focus on the fan and artist experience is second to none and we’re proud to be extending our partnership internationally.“
“Rod Stewart has been an iconic voice and worldwide touring force for over five decades,” said Rick Franks, Co-President of North American Touring. “Live Nation is proud of the relationship we’ve built with Rod over the years and we look forward to continuing to bring his legendary repertoire to fans around the world.”
Stewart will perform across the UK and Europe throughout 2019 and in 2020 will bring his concert tour to South America, Australia, Asia and New Zealand with Live Nation. He plotted two extensive and critically-acclaimed North American tours over the summers of 2017 and 2018 with special guest Cyndi Lauper.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About Rod Stewart
Sir Rod Stewart is one of the best selling artists in the history of recorded music with 200 million records sold worldwide. With his signature voice, narrative songwriting, trendsetting style and passionate live performances he’s transcended all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, new wave, and even the Great American Song Book; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his five decade-long career. As a singer and songwriter his hits include “Gasoline Alley,” “Every Picture Tells a Story,” “Mandolin Wind,” “You Wear It Well,” “The Killing of Georgie,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim),” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?,” “Young Turks,” “Forever Young,” “Hot Legs,” “Infatuation” and the indelible, “Maggie May.” Stewart’s performed for millions of fans on all seven continents, even holding the record for the largest-ever free concert, for an estimated 4.2 million in Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve in 1996. In addition to touring, his Las Vegas residency, “Rod Stewart: The Hits,” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has remained one of the hottest tickets and best reviewed shows since its launch in 2011. He’s earned countless of the industry’s highest awards, among them; two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, New York Times bestselling author, Grammy™ Living Legend, and in 2016 he officially became “Sir Rod Stewart” after being knighted by Britain’s Prince William at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity.
Rod Stewart Media Contact:
Hannah Kampf, [email protected]
Live Nation U.S. Concerts Media Contacts:
Emily Bender, [email protected]
Monique Sowinski, [email protected]