Untitled Group, XIII Touring Form Concerts Alliance (EXCLUSIVE)
Untitled Group and XIII Touring have forged a new touring partnership for shows on both sides of the Tasman, TMN can exclusively reveal.
The expanded alliance will see the live entertainment companies collaborate on presenting international artists at dates around Australia and New Zealand, tying those performers in with Untitled Group’s festivals, which include Beyond The Valley, Grapevine Gathering, Ability Fest, Wildlands and Pitch Music & Arts.
“The opportunity to collaborate with Untitled Group is hugely exciting,” comments Renee Rudolf, founder of XIII Touring.
“I have admired the exponential growth of Untitled Group across their festival properties over recent years,” Rudolf continues. “I look forward to our relationship expanding that growth”.
The first tour through the new arrangement is Glass Animals’ Dreamland tour, which kicks off Thursday (July 14) at Perth’s HBF Stadium.
“We’re excited to be working with XIII Touring,” adds Nicholas Greco, Untitled Group director.
Rudolf “has 25 years of experience in touring some of the biggest artists in the world,” he adds, “and we are looking forward to an ongoing relationship which will enhance and compliment Untitled Group’s festivals and touring division.”
The partnership closely follows the announcement Monday (July 11) of The Kooks’ 2022 east coast jaunt, presented by Untitled Group and XIII Touring.
The local leg of the British indie rock act’s Inside In / Inside Out 15th Anniversary Tour is set to visit Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this October.
Based in Sydney, XIII Touring, a full-service concert touring and events company, has presented shows for Catfish And The Bottlemen, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers, Nothing But Thieves, PUP, Glass Animals, Biffy Clyro, Manchester Orchestra, Fat White Family, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Graveyard and others.
Independently-owned and based in Melbourne, Untitled has produced tours for the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Hayden James, Mallrat, Cosmo’s Midnight and Gus Dapperton.
Business is heating up, with ticket sales across its suite of shows and events expected to top 500,000 this year, reps say, topping a typical, pre-COVID year when Untitled Group shifted some 300,000 tickets annually.
As part of a reshuffle of its team, Untitled recently promoted Casey Katz (marketing director), Steel Hanf (agent and managing director of Proxy Agency), and Glen Meltzer (senior tour marketing manager), who will be handling the marketing for the tours.
Untitled also unveiled several expansion moves which would see Grapevine Gathering entering into South Australia and Queensland; Wildlands Festival into SA and West Australia; and the return of Beyond The Valley as a four-day camping fest.
More news and upcoming tours will be announced soon, both parties say.