1. Taylor Swift's Red Wraps as All-Time Country Tour

    July 03, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Taylor Swift has smashed the all-time revenue record for a single tour by a country artist with the final stats reported from her Red tour that played arenas and stadiums in four continents during a 15-month span.  According to Billboard’s Boxscore archives, the tour’s overall gross of $150…

  2. Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run Tour Isn't Struggling

    June 19, 2014 12:08 PM EDT Despite what you've heard, demand appears high for Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour. Multiple published reports that the upcoming Jay-Z/Beyonce co-headlining stadium tour -- set to begin in Miami on June 25 and wrap in San Francisco Aug. 5 -- is struggling, or that ticket sales…

  3. Beyonce, Jay Z Announce On The Run Summer Stadium Tour

    April 28, 2014 8:53 AM EDT The Carters have officially announced their rumored joint tour . Beyonce and Jay Z will head out on a 16-date stadium tour they're calling On The Run, to kickoff in Miami on June 25th and wrap in San Francisco on August 5. The tour is sponsored by Chase. Chase cardholders as well as…

  4. Ian Cuttler Sala, Grammy-Winning Art Director, Dead in Car Crash

    February 25, 2014 3:38 PM EST Grammy-winning art director and photographer Ian Cuttler Sala died on Sunday in a car crash, according to officials. Sala was a passenger in the Ford GT driven bySami Hayek, Salma Hayek's brother. The sports car collided head-on with a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in the Beverly Crest area…

  5. One Direction Announces North American Stadium Tour Dates

    November 26, 2013 11:07 AM EST 'Where We Are' run heads to the U.S. next August. One Direction shared the first tour dates of their 2014 Where We Are stadium tour way back in May , when the boy band plotted some shows in South America and in the U.K. On Tuesday (Nov. 26), the 1D boys finally announced the North…

  6. Britney Spears 'Work'-ing Toward Top 20 Hot 100 Debut

    September 20, 2013 5:15 PM EDT 'Work B**ch!' is headed for a lofty launch on next week's chart. And, while radio is excited about the track's potential, programmers concerned about the song's title and lyrics are playing an edited version One more time, Britney Spears has caused a circus-like…

  7. Katy Perry's Future 'Prism' Hits: Industry Picks

    September 09, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Attendees to Capitol Records' listening party at Solo in New York Thursday (Sept. 5) predict a string of hits from Katy Perry's forthcoming album 'Prism' While Katy Perry's "Roar" growled its way to the Billboard Hot 100 summit last week, radio program…

  8. 615 Spotlight: Joel Crouse Wraps Taylor Swift Tour, Preps Debut Album

    July 31, 2013 1:45 PM EDT This past weekend, Show Dog -- Universal recording artist Joel Crouse got to experience a homecoming of sorts -- on a very large scale. The native of Holland, Massachusetts got to play one of the biggest stages in the northeast as the opening act for Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium in…

  9. Best Bets: Tours 2013

    January 27, 2013 11:16 AM EST Are you a Belieber who's ready to hear Justin Bieber's acoustic stylings live? Anxious to throw on your boots and boogie with Kenny Chesney? Have moves like Jagger and can't wait to show them off while Adam Levine and Maroon 5 rock and arena near you? Well, there are plenty of…

  10. Big Boi Talks 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' Album & Collaborations

    December 05, 2012 3:30 PM EST Indie pop duo, Phantogram, chime in on their 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' collaboration with Big Boi. New York has Big Boi seated on the brink of speechlessness. That seat currently rests inside a Mercedes-Benz executive coach van, where the accessible half of Southern hip…

  11. 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…

  12. Andre 3000 in No Rush to Record a New Album

    November 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST In order to capture his best version of Jimi Hendrix for an upcoming biopic, Andre 3000 said he had to think of him as a regular dude and not a rock star. "I didn't look at him as an icon because when you're in it, you don't know you're an icon. You don't know…

  13. Big Boi: 'No Beef' With Andre 3000 After Gillette Joke

    November 14, 2012 10:42 PM EST Andre 3000 won't be appearing on OutKast partner Big Boi 's new album, but don't expect it's the end of the hip-hop duo. "The [Gillette] Statement was me being Sarcastic, man y'all slow as hell," Big Boi tweeted on Wednesday, after a joke about Andre being…

  14. Kenny Chesney's 'No Shoes Nation' Tour Set for 2013

    November 08, 2012 1:00 PM EST Kenny Chesney will mark 20 years on the road with the "No Shoes Nation" tour, scheduled to roll through stadiums throughout North America starting on March 16 in Tampa, Florida. The first round of dates includes 17 stadiums in cities ranging from Dallas to Denver to Boston, however…

  15. Jason Aldean To Make History at Boston's Fenway Park

    October 18, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Jason Aldean will be making history at one of baseball's most historic sites. He will be the first country music star to play a concert at Fenway Park, the iconic home of the Boston Red Sox. The July 13 appearance will be the initial stop on his first stadium tour. Aldean made the…

  16. Hot Tours: Madonna, Enrique Iglesias & Jennifer Lopez, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw

    August 31, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Madonna claims the top ranking on the latest Hot Tours ranking with box office stats reported from the final month of her MDNA tour's European leg. With more than 307,000 fans in attendance at the last 11 Euro performances, ticket revenue totaled more than $36 million. Included in the…

  17. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Close Out 'Killer' Stadium Tour

    August 27, 2012 9:00 AM EDT "It's a very bittersweet moment to watch a tour come to an end," Chesney says Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw wrapped their "Brothers of the Sun" stadium tour Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., with 111,209 tickets sold for the weekend shows -- which…

  18. 'Idol' Exodus: What Now for Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler?

    July 13, 2012 3:10 PM EDT An old saying contends house guests and fish last about three days. Swap out days for TV seasons and it appears destined to apply to singing competition judges as well. Steven Tyler announced Thursday he would not return to "American Idol" when it resumes early next year, the news…

  19. The Year in Touring: U2's Mighty Roar

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST Any year in touring that includes the figure $736,421,586 can only be considered a good year for business. That mind-blowing sum is the final tally for U2 's historic 360° tour, a three-year behemoth that shattered preconceived notions (and capacities) for stadium shows, forever changed…

  20. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Reunite for Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:06 AM EST 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour Begins June 2 in Tampa Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw , who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning June 2 in Tampa. The tour also features special guests Grace Potter & the…

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