LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation announced on Friday that it has secured an exclusive multi-year global touring partnership with music legend Sir Rod Stewart.
The deal will see Live Nation produce and promote Stewart’s concert events around the world including his sold-out UK stadium dates which are set to take place this summer.
“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,“ he added.
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 North American tours over the summers of 2017 and 2018 with special guest Cyndi Lauper.
Stewart, known for his distinctive raspy singing voice, is one of the world’s top-selling artists, with six consecutive number one albums in the UK and 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. To date, he has more than 100 million album sales.
Stewart first came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s as the vocalist for groups such as The Jeff Beck Group and Faces. Stewart also performed as a solo artist and transitioned, successully to soft rock in the mid-1980s with hits such as “Forever Young”, and “Some Guys Have All The Luck.”
In the 2000s, he reinvited himself again, launching a series of successful albums based on 1930s and 1940s pop standards from the Great American Songbook. Stewart’s most recent album, Blood Red Roses, landed at #1 on the Uk album charts after it was released last September.