1. Pearl Jam, Beyonce, One Direction & More Set For Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

    May 01, 2013 10:08 PM EDT Some of the most powerful touring artists in the world -- including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z and many more -- will unite behind the Global Poverty Project (GPP) through the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program launched today which is designed…

  2. John Lennon Tribute Concert CD Out in November

    October 07, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Patti Smith , Jackson Browne , Meshell Ndegeocello, Bettye LaVette and Aimee Mann are among the artists featured on "The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live From the Beacon Theatre NYC," which is due out Nov. 15. Proceeds from the 15-track digital album will benefit the Japanese…

  3. Dave Matthews Band Reveals Summer Mini-Festival Details

    March 09, 2011 10:15 AM EST As tipped here Feb. 22, Dave Matthews Band will stage four regional destination festivals this summer under the Dave Matthews Band Caravan banner, the first of which is set for June 24-26 at Bader Field, former site of the Atlantic City (N.J.) Municipal Airport, the band announced this…

  4. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 6:26 PM EDT "South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?" Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast - and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace never let up. Dressed in glitzy military…

  5. Black Eyed Peas, Juanes Set For World Cup Concert

    June 09, 2010 1:06 PM EDT B lack Eyes Peas , John Legend and Juanes attended a South African media launch today (June 9) for the June 10 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Fergie from B.E.P. even managed to kick one of the official match balls despite wearing heels. Mali desert blues outfit Tinariwen , South…

  6. How U2 Paired With ESPN and Soweto Gospel Choir for World Cup

    June 09, 2010 12:35 PM EDT After teaming with ESPN for its coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Bono pulled aside ESPN senior director of sports marketing Seth Ader and said, "This is just a warm-up for the one that really matters: South Africa." DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African…

  7. Will First World Cup on African Soil Be A Match Winner for Local Artists?

    June 09, 2010 12:11 PM EDT The conversation on popular Johannesburg talk station Talk Radio 702 is-as it has been every day since New Year's Day-all about soccer. Today, alongside the ongoing debate about the World Cup prospects for Bafana Bafana (aka the South African national soccer team), the topic is the local…

  8. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas To Kick Off World Cup

    March 17, 2010 8:12 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas , John Legend and Alicia Keys will be joined by a host of South American and African music stars for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Other acts include Colombian superstars Juanes and Shakira , Mali's acclaimed duo Amadou & Mariam , desert blue's…

  9. Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban Line Up For Nelson Mandela Concert

    June 08, 2009 5:19 PM EDT Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Josh Groban and TLC will headline “The Mandela Day Celebration,” a tribute concert honoring human rights leader Nelson Mandela, on July 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is organized by 46664, Mandela’s campaign for global HIV/AIDS…

  10. New Jem Album Heads To 'Earth' In September

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Welsh rock artist Jem will follow-up her breakthrough 2004 debut with a new album, "Down to Earth," in September via ATO Records. First single "It's Amazing" can be found on New Line's "Sex and the Ci Welsh rock artist Jem will follow-up her breakthrough…

  11. Simon Shines At Brooklyn Tribute Series

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon brought the second component in a three-part, month-long series of concerts celebrating his vast discography to a close last night (April 13) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, drafting inte Paul Simon brought the second component in a three-part, month-long series of concerts…

  12. Stone, Maal Stand Out At Live Earth Johannesburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The South African leg of the Live Earth climate change concert series staged at Johannesburg's Coca-Cola Dome today (July 7) featured sets from reggae stalwarts UB40, Soweto Gospel Choir, indie rocker The South African leg of the Live Earth climate change concert series staged at…

  13. Stone, Kidjo Head African Live Earth Bill

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone will be among the headliners at the South African leg of the historic concerts on July 7. Joining her are UB40, as well as Benin's Angelique Kidjo and Senegal's Baaba Maal. Joss Stone will be among the headliners at the South African leg of the historic concerts on July 7…

  14. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Arcade Fire returns with one of the most anticipated indie rock albums in recent memory ("Neon Bible"), Air breathes in English and Japanese influences on its "Pocket Symphony" and Ry Cooder bring A new album from eight-member bi-coastal rock outfit !!!, "Myth…

  15. DMB Comes 'Around' With Hits, Live Tracks

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band's first retrospective, "Best of What's Around Volume 1," will arrive Nov. 7 via RCA. Dave Matthews Band's first retrospective, "Best of What's Around Volume 1," will arrive Nov. 7 via RCA. As previously reported , the two-disc…

  16. Billboard Bits: Falls Festival, Pixies, DMB

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Falls Festival, Pixies, Dave Matthews Band The Black Keys, De La Soul, Billy Bragg and the Thrills are among the acts confirmed for the Falls Festival, to be held Dec. 30-Jan. 1 in Victoria, Australia, and Marion Bay, Tasmania, respectively. The bill also features the Living End, John…

  17. Bonnaroo Part Two Goes Off Without A Hitch

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this morning (June 16) after a marathon set by the Dead. The performance, the last of those on the festival's main stage, Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this…

  18. 'Celebrate Brooklyn' Sets Summer Lineup

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows for the next few months, with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Mos Def, Stephen Malkmus; Rufus Wainwright, K The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows…

  19. Bonnaroo Adds Young, Lips, Emmylou

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, t The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young …

  20. Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music plays a crucial role in every society. Music plays a crucial role in every society. Director Lee Hirsch and producer Sherry Simpson take a look at the role music played in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa with their documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony.…

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