Backbeat: Phish's Trey Anastasio, Jason Aldean, Neal Schon & Michaele Salahi Rock Billboard's 2011 Touring Awards
Backbeat: Phish's Trey Anastasio, Jason Aldean, Neal Schon & Michaele Salahi Rock Billboard's 2011 Touring Awards

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Left to Right: Michaele Salahi, Journey's Neal Schon, Phish's Trey Anastasio, Jason Aldean and Billboard's Ray Waddell (Photo: Michael Seto)

After two days of heady panel discussions at the Billboard Touring Conference on such topics as how social media can sell tickets, cause marketing and ticket-pricing issues, the Touring Awards on Thursday presented an opportunity the industry to unwind. Indeed, as U2, Jason Aldean and Journey were celebrated; Red Light's Coran Capshaw was honored by Phish's Trey Anastasio; Perry Farrell and businesses such as Live Nation, the 930 Club and C3 Presents were recognized, the honorees kicked back and rocked - as this photo gallery clearly shows...

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Perry Farrell received the inaugural Billboard Touring Awards' Apple award, which honors late concert promoter Bill Graham. (Photo: Michael Seto)
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Neal Schon flashes a smile and his new Billboard Touring Award with Journey's Ross Valory (Photo: Michael Seto)
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Left to right: Perry Farell, Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde, Journey's Neal Schon and Ross Valory. (Photo: Michael Seto)
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Reality TV Star Michaele Salahi (right) and Journey's Neal Schon. (Photo: Michael Seto)
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The Billboard Touring Conference and Awards at New York City Roosevelt Hotel. (Photo: Michael Seto)
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Ross Valory (right) daccepts Billboard Touring Award alongside fellow founding Journey member Neal Schon (Photo: Michael Seto)
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The Charlie Lifters: Ray Waddell (center) with C3's (L-R) Charles Jones, Charlie Walker, and Charles Attal. (Photo: Asmita Parelkar)
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Expressive Differences: (From left) Perry Farrel, Neal Schon, and Ross Valory (Photo: Michael Seto)
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More Holding Charlies: Perry Farrell gets a lift from C3 Management (Photo: Asmita Parelkar)
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A Whole Lotta Holding: Perry Farrell lifts wife Etty Farrell (Photo: Asmita Parelkar)

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