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The Lumineers announce ‘climate-positive’ world tour

The Lumineers are partnering with environmental non-profit Reverb to embark on another ‘climate-positive’ tour.

The band’s 60-date Brightside World Tour is due to kick off at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, UK, on 24 February and conclude at Sound on Sound music festival in Bridgeport in Connecticut, US, on 25 September.

Once again, the American folk-rock band is committing to a comprehensive climate action programme via REVERB’s Music Climate Revolution campaign, with aims to reduce their environmental footprint whilst on the road.

The tour will also see the band commit to eliminating more greenhouse gas pollutions than they emit by supporting projects that directly eliminate greenhouse gases.

Founded in 2004, Reverb helps to limit the carbon footprint of tours and educate those within the live touring industry on their consumption habits so that they can make a difference.

The Lumineers will commit to eliminating more greenhouse gas pollutions than they emit

The company has ‘greened’ concerts for the likes of The 1975, P!nk, John Mayer, Shawn Mendes, Maroon 5 and Fleetwood Mac. Future clients include Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Tame Impala.

The Lumineers previously teamed up with Reverb for their 2020 North American Tour.

The Brightside World Tour is due to visit arenas including the O2 (cap. 21,000) in London, UK, the Wizink Center (16,000) in Madrid, Spain, the MGM Grand Garden Arena (16,800) in Las Vegas, US, and the Crypto.com arena (20,000) in Los Angeles, US.

Special guests throughout the tour will include Caamp, Gregory Alan Isakov, Daniel Rodriguez and James Bay.

The Lumineers managed to get out onto the road for more than 20 shows before the pandemic shut the entire live industry down in 2020. Their run saw stops in Louisville, Toronto, Nashville, Indianapolis, Brooklyn, NY, Detroit and more.

The Lumineers are represented by Joe Atamian at Wasserman Music in North and South America and Australia, and Alex Bruford at ATC Live in Europe, Asia and South Africa.

 


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Scorpio CEO to open All Artists Agency in Berlin

Folkert Koopmans, CEO and founder of German promoter FKP Scorpio, is opening All Artists Agency in Berlin, with former Four Artists deputy managing director Markus Grosse leading the management team.

The new agency will work with both national and international artists and will also comprise an independent events department, led by Four Artists’ head of events Dierk Stritzke-Bodenstein.

The founding of All Artists Agency follows German regulators’ blocking of the purchase of Four Artists by FKP Scorpio parent company CTS Eventim in 2017.

Alex Richter, the co-founder and managing director of Four Artists, which represents artists including Seeed, Marteria, Scooter, the Lumineers, the Black Eyed Peas and Jimmy Eat World, left the company in November last year.

Grosse comments: “I have known and appreciated Folkert and his team for over 15 years. I can’t think of a better set-up for my colleagues, myself and our artists. I thank him for his trust and look forward to the collaboration and challenges.”

“I can’t think of a better set-up for my colleagues, myself and our artists”

“Having known some members of the current All Artists team for many years, I am very happy to continue cooperating with them on a new level,” says Koopmans, who says it “feels very good” to have Grosse is on board to help “control the agency’s future”.

“As an agency, we want to be reliable partners to our artists, regardless of the phase that their careers may currently be in. Artist development is our priority and, of course, we will be happy if we can build long-lasting and evolving relationships [with our clients],” adds Koopmans.

One of Europe’s leading promoters, FKP Scorpio organises several hundred concerts per year. Its festival portfolio includes Germany’s Hurricane, Southside, Highfield, M‘era Luna, Plage Noire and Rolling Stone Beach, as well as international events Provinssi (Finland), Sideways Helsinki (Finland), Garden (Sweden), Greenfield (Switzerland) and Best Kept Secret (the Netherlands).

FKP is present in ten European markets, most recently launching a Belgian branch, headed up by Live Nation Belgium veteran Jan Digneffe.

Further updates can be found here, by subscribing to the All Artists Agency newsletter.

 


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