AEG Presents has promoted Simon Jones to the newly created position of senior vice president live music international.

Jones will report directly to the chief executives of AEG Presents London, Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope.

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 the AEG offices in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The executive will work to promote a broad range of artists from intimate club gigs through to stadium shows.

Jones currently has a series of major shows taking place this year and into 2019 including Shawn Mendes’ European tour and Ed Sheeran’s South Africa stadium tour.

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.  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.”

The creation of the role further builds on AEG Presents global presence and follows the opening of their Paris office at the start of 2018.

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