1. New Honda Civic Tour Dates Feature First Latin Acts 3BallMTY, Los Rakas

    October 16, 2014 7:34 PM EDT The last leg of the tour continues through December. The third and final dates of the Honda Civic Tour featuring Mexico's electronic trio 3BallMTY and hip-hop Panamanian group Los Rakas will take the acts throughout the country in 20 shows with stops in cities such as Houston, Miami,…

  2. Coral Skies Music Fest Brings Indie Rock to Florida

    October 06, 2014 5:46 PM EDT Julian Casablancas, Cage the Elephant & more will play Oct. 25 and 26. Live Nation is launching a new indie rock festival in Florida that features music along with food trucks, craft beers and art. The inaugural Coral Skies Music Festival, slated for Oct. 25 in Tampa (MidFlorida Credit…

  3. Grouplove, Portugal. The Man Headline Expanded Honda Civic Tour

    June 11, 2014 2:40 PM EDT Grouplove and Portugal. The Man are among the performers booked for the 2014 Honda Civic Tour, which this year evolves into a triple threat with three successive tours, each with a distinct music flavor. The alternative rock outfits are billed as summer co-headliners, with Tokyo Police Club…

  4. Riot Fest Toronto Lineup: Death Cab, Afghan Whigs, The National

    May 06, 2014 9:45 AM EDT The lineup for this year's Riot Fest in Toronto is out, with the loud-and-proud festival and expo poised to host a slate of major bands and elder statesmen of alternative rock 'n' roll.  Among the topline artists set to rattle Downsview Park on Sept. 6-7 include The National,…

  5. StubHub to Produce Its Own Concerts

    April 30, 2014 9:02 AM EDT You can soon buy concert tickets from StubHub for shows produced by StubHub. The company, which helps brokers and fans buy and sell tickets on its website, announced Wednesday it will sell tickets to concerts that it will produce. It has five shows planned so far featuring "emerging acts…

  6. DJ Rashad Dead at 34 (Update)

    April 28, 2014 9:50 AM EDT UPDATE (May 1): A representative for DJ Rashad tells Billboard that the artist's cause of death is still inconclusive. Rashad's label Hyperdub indicates that a statement is forthcoming. Please hold fire on these latest reports of the causes of Rashad's death until we have an…

  7. Breakaway Music Festival Announced: Empire of the Sun, Wu-Tang Clan Playing Stadiums in Columbus, Dallas

    June 11, 2013 11:00 AM EDT The inaugural Breakaway Music Festival concept, produced by rising young promoters Prime Social, will launch with two new events at Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums in Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas, Sept. 14 and 21, respectively. The multi-genre events feature artists from indie, EDM, pop,…

  8. Tokyo Police Club Ready '10 Days, 10 Covers, 10 Years'; Eye Third Album

    October 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT After a sophomore album dubbed "Champ," it's no surprise that Tokyo Police Club is an ambitious band. But taking on 10 covers from 10 years in 10 days, as the group did in a Los Angeles studio at the end of August, would be a tall order for any act. "Ambitious is one word…

  9. Young The Giant Ride Post-VMAs Momentum

    September 17, 2011 9:37 AM EDT The performance lineup at this year's MTV Video Music Awards included such pop, R&B and hip-hop stars as Lady Gaga , Beyoncé , Lil Wayne , Adele , Bruno Mars and Chris Brown . However, there was only one act holding down the rock front: up-and-coming indie outfit Young the Giant .…

  10. Billboard Bits: Florence & The Machine Gets Release Date, Joe Jonas' Sexy New Video

    September 13, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Florence & the Machine Gets a Release Date Florence & The Machine's forthcoming second record already has an ominous one-word title ("Ceremonials") and a dark, autumn-y lead single ("…

  11. Two Door Cinema Club: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 10:18 AM EST Two Door Cinema Club Genre: International Indie Northern Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club has two major tastemakers in its corner-Daniel Glass of Glassnote Records, who has previously broken Phoenix and Mumford & Sons, and Kanye West, who gave the band a shout-out by posting its arty…

  12. Photos: Passion Pit In Brooklyn

    July 01, 2010 6:08 PM EDT Passion Pit rained its neon power pop down on an appreciative, inevitably hipster-filled Brooklyn crowd on Tuesday (June 29) and we were there ready to document the action in photos. Featuring opening band Tokyo Police Club , the sweltering Passion Pit gig at Prospect Park's bandshell…

  13. SXSW 2010: Billboard's Showcase Bands

    March 10, 2010 6:30 PM EST Give us four nights to program whatever we want, and we'll give you diverse top-tier acts from all the genres we cover, from Latin to hip-hop to rock. All performances are at the Billboard.com Bungalow at 708 E. Sixth St. in downtown Austin. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 Billboard en Español…

  14. Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Topped By Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews

    February 09, 2010 1:26 PM EST The 2010 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is taking an unusual route to its lineup announcement today (Feb. 9), rolling out the bill one artist at a time on its website. Billboard sources, however, have confirmed that the festival headliners will include Jay-Z , Stevie Wonder…

  15. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 10:25 AM EST J ay-Z , Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem , Faith No More , Thom Yorke , Pavement and the Specials . Other bands and DJs confirmed for the…

  16. Metric Strikes A Deal With Mom + Pop

    January 11, 2010 5:25 PM EST Canadian band Metric announced a joint venture partnership between its label, Metric Music International (MMI), and Mom + Pop Records, which is part of QPrime management. The band self-released its latest album, "Fantasies," which has sold 85,000 copies, according to Nielsen…

  17. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival…

  18. North Stars of 2009

    March 05, 2009 12:36 PM EST Five Canadian Acts Burning Their Way To International Acclaim In its annual special report on the music scene in Canada, Billboard has tipped off readers early to the best acts emerging from north of the border, from Arcade Fire to Tokyo Police Club. As Canadian Music Week takes place in…

  19. Weezer Plots Fall North American Tour

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Weezer will embark on its first North American tour in three years, beginning Sept. 23 at the Tsongas Arena in Boston, and wrapping Oct. 25 at the Gwinnett Arena in Atlanta. Tokyo Police Club and Ange Weezer will embark on its first North American tour in three years, beginning Sept. 23 at…

  20. Lil Wayne Suits Up For Voodoo Experience

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne has joined the lineup for the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, to be held Oct. 24-26 at New Orleans' City Park. Wayne, a New Orleans native, will be playing the biggest hometown headlining Lil Wayne has joined the lineup for the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, to be held Oct…

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