Gary Kurfirst, who managed such acts as the Ramones, B-52's, Eurythmics, Jane's Addiction and the Talking Heads, died Jan. 13 while on vacation in the Bahamas. He was 61. The cause of his death was unknown at deadline.
Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (Jan. 16) via Ticketmaster.
Former U.S. VP Al Gore, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and many others political figures will appear in various cities as part of MSG Entertainment's second annual Speaker Series: The Minds That Move the World.
TicketsNow president and CEO Cheryl Rosner will exit the company, effective Dec. 19, a company spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. She will be replaced by Shawn Freeman, who will serve as president of TicketsNow and senior VP of resale for Ticketmaster North America.