In memory of the legendary concert promoter who helped revolutionize the modern day live entertainment business, the San Francisco-based Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is holding its first East Coast benefit concert May 27 at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.
Despite a slow economy and soaring gas prices, many concertgoers this summer will spend more than $200 in ticket fees to attend a multiple-day music festival. But in an effort to provide an affordable ticket price for its 15- to 25-year-old demographic, clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters will primarily rely on company dollars to underwrite its inaugural New American Music Union festival in Pittsburgh.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour in October.
Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis to curate the first New American Music Union festival, to be held Aug. 8-9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh.