1. Hot Tours: Madonna Enjoys Fifth No. 1 Since Launch Of MDNA Tour

    November 27, 2012 6:30 PM EST Madonna claims the No. 1 ranking on the weekly tally of Hot Tours for the fifth time since the launch of her blockbuster MDNA Tour that has been playing concert venues in Europe and North America since the end of May. Ticket revenue reported during the past week surpasses the $60 million mark…

  2. Bon Jovi Announces 2013 Tour, Bargain-Price Tickets

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Bon Jovi 's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before service fees in every city. "Because We…

  3. A$AP Rocky Added To Rihanna's Diamonds Tour

    November 07, 2012 4:15 PM EST A$AP Rocky will accompany Rihanna on the North American leg of her Diamonds world tour, which kicks off on Mar. 8, 2013. The Harlem rapper previously hopped on Rihanna's "Cockiness" remix, and performed alongside the pop star at the MTV Video Music Awards in September. His…

  4. Meek Mill Embraces Insomnia & Expectations For 'Dreams & Nightmares'

    October 23, 2012 12:30 PM EDT On Oct. 10, a few more-than-notable guests stopped by a listening party for Meek Mill 's "Dreams & Nightmares" at New York's Electric Lady Studios. Jay-Z and Will Smith poked their heads into the private event before the Maybach Music Group rapper previewed his album…

  5. Maroon 5 Plots North American Tour with Neon Trees, Owl City

    October 22, 2012 1:40 PM EDT As their single "One More Night" spends a fifth week in the top spot of the Hot 100, Maroon 5 has announced an expansive 2013 headlining tour of North America. Neon Trees and Owl City are set to join the group for the entire 31-date run. The trek kicks off on Feb. 13, 2013 in…

  6. Bryan Adams on New Music, Working with a Topless P!nk

    October 02, 2012 1:55 PM EDT His photography is taking center stage these days thanks to a traveling exhibition and a new book, both titled "Exposed," but Bryan Adams hasn't forsaken music. In fact, the Canadian singer and songwriter tells Billboard that he's "just cut 30 songs. Hopefully there&…

  7. Bruno Mars Is 'Locked Out of Heaven' on New Single: Listen

    October 02, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Bruno Mars debuted "Locked Out of Heaven," the first single from his upcoming sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," last night (Oct. 1) on a live YouTube chat with fans. The song gives off a retro vibe, straying away from past pop-heavy hits "Grenade" and "…

  8. Bruno Mars: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT In an exclusive preview, the platinum hitmaker unveils his wide-ranging second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox" It's a special day for Bruno Mars . In a few moments, he'll divulge details about his eagerly awaited sophomore album and declare his musical independence. The heat…

  9. Hot Tours: Linkin Park & Incubus, Journey, Enrique and J-Lo

    September 24, 2012 2:30 PM EDT The Honda Civic Tour, co-headlined by rock acts Linkin Park and Incubus, score this week's No. 1 Hot Tours ranking as the annual sponsored rock concert makes its way through North America. The 2012 edition, with MuteMath also on the bill, launched on August 11 at the outdoor amphitheater…

  10. Pink Announces 2013 'Truth About Love' Tour

    September 18, 2012 6:05 PM EDT With her sixth studio album available in stores and online today (Sept. 18), Pink has announced a North American tour in support of "The Truth About Love," kicking off early next year in Arizona. Pink Album Review: "The Truth About Love" The 25-date tour starts Feb. 13,…

  11. Britney Spears Crushes Old Duet Partner in 'X Factor' Debut

    September 13, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Singer Offers Breathless Critiques Throughout Premiere: "You need a new teacher. To teach you how to sing" Britney Spears got down to business in her "X Factor" debut Wednesday night, dispensing blunt-but-fair rulings on some singers, cheery encouragement to others and…

  12. Hot Tours: Coldplay Scores Massive Haul on World Tour

    September 11, 2012 3:50 PM EDT Coldplay clocks in at No. 1 on our latest ranking of top-grossing tours with a hefty box office total ($99.7 million) reported from the 2012 North American and European legs of the world tour supporting the album "Mylo Xyloto," the band's fifth studio set released last October.…

  13. Rihanna Announces 'Diamonds World Tour'

    September 07, 2012 12:45 PM EDT After opening the 2012 MTV VMAs, alongside A$AP Rocky , yesterday (Sept. 6), Rihanna announces her upcoming North American, 'Diamonds World Tour.' Rih Rih is kicking off the 'Diamonds World Tour' at Buffalo, NY on March 8 and will close her 27-city tour at the Barclays…

  14. NFL 2012 Kick Off Anthems: 15 Songs For The New Season

    September 05, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Gotye and more Hot 100 artists soundtrack our favorite teams and most notable players of 2012. With the champion New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys squaring off at the Meadowlands on Wednesday night (Sept. 5), another NFL regular season -- and its myriad story lines …

  15. Lady Gaga Unveils 2013 North America Tour Dates

    September 05, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Lady Gaga will finally bring her Born This Way Ball tour to North America in early 2013, after already performing her latest opus in Asia, Australia, and Europe. Twenty-six new dates in Canada and the U.S. were announced on Wednesday (Sept. 5). The North American leg will kick off on Jan. 11,…

  16. Madonna's MDNA Tour Hits North America

    August 28, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Madonna 's MDNA tour hits North American shores tonight with a show at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, having wrapped the European leg of the tour last week in Nice, France. The tour, which began May 31 in Tel Aviv, has grossed $115,701,909, with attendance of 985,340 to 33 shows…

  17. Rick Springfield Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

    August 09, 2012 8:53 PM EDT Rick Springfield has pleaded no contest to reckless driving and will serve probation to end a drunken driving case filed after his arrest last year. The rocker's attorney Philip Cohen entered the plea to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving "with driving under the influence…

  18. Hot Tours: The Stone Roses, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Madonna

    July 19, 2012 3:40 PM EDT English rock band The Stone Roses, on the road this summer for the first time in 16 years, takes the No. 1 position on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket sales reported from three sold out shows in Manchester. The concerts on June 29, 30 and July 1 at Heaton Park were the group's…

  19. Hot Tours: Madonna, Lady Gaga, Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Tour

    July 16, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Though her album "MDNA" has been a relative disappointment since opening at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 359,000 sold in its first sales frame (75% of its total to date), Madonna continues to be one of the world's top touring draws. The Material Girl tops Billboard's…

  20. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Vans Warped Tour

    July 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Legendary rocker Roger Waters is No. 1 in this week's Hot Tours recap with $26.9 million in box office grosses reported from the final North American leg of the blockbuster The Wall Live Tour that wraps later this month. This week's tally includes the 16 performances that occurred…

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