1. Hot Tours: Paul McCartney, Girls Aloud, George Strait, Madonna

    September 03, 2009 10:57 AM EDT Topping the Hot Tours recap this week is rock legend Paul McCartney with box office totals reported from four stops on his summer concert tour. Top grosses came from Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., the new home stadium of the New York Mets. Three sold out performances (July 17, 18 & 21)…

  2. Concert Charts: Joel & John Team Up To Top Latest Concert Tally

    July 29, 2009 7:03 PM EDT Co-headliners Billy Joel and Elton John top the Hot Tours ranking with totals from two venues on their 2009 "Face2Face" tour. Although a majority of their dates have been arena performances, a couple of stadiums were also on the schedule this summer, including a stop at Gillette…

  3. Daughtry: Town Where You Belong

    June 12, 2009 3:42 PM EDT Chris Daughtry is famous—hard not to be, what with the "American Idol" thing and the heartthrob thing and Grammy Award nomination thing and the gazillion records sold thing. But he still tries to be a normal guy. He runs errands when he's home in North Carolina; a favorite…

  4. Blink-182 Announces Summer Tour Plans

    May 15, 2009 8:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a nearly 50-date North American arena and…

  5. Beyonce Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    April 17, 2009 3:06 PM EDT In support of her latest, chart-topping album, "I Am... Sasha Fierce," Beyoncé has announced her 2009 "I AM..." world tour dates in North America for this summer. The trek starts at New York's Madison Square Garden in June and caps off with a four-night residence at…

  6. AC/DC Adds Summer Stadium Shows

    April 06, 2009 3:01 PM EDT Following a successful run of North American arenas earlier this year, AC/DC will bring its Black Ice tour back to the United States this summer. New dates begin July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and are currently scheduled through Sept. 8 in Anaheim, Calif. Nine new U.S.…

  7. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 10:28 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will start rehearsals next month with longtime…

  8. Automator, Simins Become Men Without Pants

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dan The Automator and Blues Explosion drummer Russell Simins will unveil their debut collaboration as Men Without Pans next month. Dan The Automator and Blues Explosion drummer Russell Simins will unveil their debut collaboration as Men Without Pans next month. "Naturally" is due…

  9. George Michael / June 27, 2008 / Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rarely does a performer smile for the duration of a show, but George Michael – out on his first American tour in 17 years -- wore a cat-that-ate-the canary grin throughout his Anaheim, Calif., gig o Rarely does a performer smile for the duration of a show, but George Michael – out on his…

  10. Poll Recap

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Last week, we asked our readers: Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Here are the responses from the 1,662 respondents: Rothbury Festival near Detroit with Dave Matthews Band, John…

  11. Avril Lavigne Postpones Six U.S. Dates

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stricken with acute laryngitis, Avril Lavigne has postponed six upcoming U.S. tour dates, according to a message on her Web site. Stricken with acute laryngitis, Avril Lavigne has postponed six upcoming U.S. tour dates, according to a message on her Web site. The postponements were announced…

  12. Panic At The Disco Plans "Pretty. Odd." Follow-Up

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Panic at the Disco's sophomore album, "Pretty. Odd.," hasn't even been out a month, but guitarist and chief songwriter Ryan Ross is already giving details about the group's next effort. Panic at the Disco's sophomore album, "Pretty. Odd.," hasn't…

  13. Phantom Planet At Home With Fueled By Ramen

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Considering it's been four years since Phantom Planet last released a studio album, titling its new record "Raise the Dead," due April 15 on Fueled By Ramen, is apropos. Considering it's been four years since Phantom Planet last released a studio album, titling its new…

  14. Billy Joel To Be Shea's 'Last Play'

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at New York's Shea Stadium with a July 16 concert billed as "The Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy." The show comes in the midst of the New York Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at New York's Shea Stadium with…

  15. Panic! To Headline Honda Civic Tour

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Panic! At The Disco will headline this year's eighth annual Honda Civic Tour, scheduled to visit approximately 45 cities in North America this spring/summer. The trek will support the Las Vegas four-p Panic! At The Disco will headline this year's eighth annual Honda Civic Tour,…

  16. Brandy Won't Be Charged In Fatal Crash

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Los Angeles city attorney's office said today it will not charge R&B star Brandy in a deadly December 2006 freeway crash. The Los Angeles city attorney's office said today it will not charge R&B star Brandy in a deadly December 2006 freeway crash. Spokesman Nick…

  17. Springsteen Rolls Out 2008 Tour Itinerary

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a quick North American run this fall, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will be back on the road in full force starting next February. The group's tour in support of the new Columbia alb After a quick North American run this fall, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band…

  18. Lavigne Books Spring North American Tour

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne will hit the road next spring in North America in support of her most recent RCA album, "Best Damn Thing." The trek, announced yesterday (Nov. 6) during a media event at Los Angeles' Whi Avril Lavigne will hit the road next spring in North America in support of…

  19. Bon Jovi Unveils World Tour Details

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon B Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning…

  20. Lopez Returns To English For 'Brave' New CD

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Six months on the heels of the Spanish-language album "Coma Ama Una Mujer," which reached No. 10 on The Billboard 200, Jennifer Lopez is returning to English for "Brave," due Oct. 9 via Epic. First si Six months on the heels of the Spanish-language album "Coma Ama Una…

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