AEG’s live music division AEG Presents has promoted Simon Jones into the newly created position of Senior Vice President Live Music International.
In his new role, Jones will head up the international promoting operations for AEG Presents UK, expanding the company’s international touring footprint, working closely with AEG offices in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The creation of the role further builds on AEG Presents’ global presence and follows the opening of its Paris office at the start of 2018.
Jones, who has spent nearly nine years at AEG most recently as Vice President, Live Music, will report directly to the CEOs of AEG Presents London, Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope.
Discussing his new title, Jones said: “I’ve enjoyed building the international touring arm of our UK office in recent years; it’s a major passion of mine and I’m excited to continue and expand on this even further, with some incredible shows and tours to announce soon.
“What we have achieved since AEG Presents launched in the UK has been phenomenal and I’m certain we can keep upping the ante both here and around the world.”
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“What we have achieved since AEG Presents launched in the UK has been phenomenal and I’m certain we can keep upping the ante both here and around the world.
“The artists that work with us are always at the core of our thinking when planning tours and shows and that is reflected in the calibre of artists and their teams that we work with.”
Since entering the UK market more than a decade ago, AEG Presents has built a strong presence across concert touring, festivals and venues.
In 2017 alone, the company promoted over 800 live events in the UK, and its festivals include Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park and the newly created All Points East.
Major AEG shows taking place this year and into 2019 include the Shawn Mendes European tour, the Ed Sheeran South Africa Stadium tour, Asian tours for Khalid and Calum Scott, Rodriguez across Australia and New Zealand and UK tours for Anne-Marie, Jess Glynne, Tom Odell and The Vamps.
Recent successes both in the UK and internationally include Ed Sheeran in Asia and the Middle East (2017/18) and his three sell out stadium shows in Glasgow (2018), Justin Bieber UK tour (2016/2017) Craig David’s arena tour (2017), London Grammar, and Father John Misty UK tours as well as the annual BRITs Week series of shows.Music Business Worldwide