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  1. Winter Storm Nemo Impacts Live-Music Biz In Northeast

    February 09, 2013 9:44 AM EST Nemo, the blizzard that body-slammed the Northeast yesterday into this morning, dumping feet of snow driven by high winds blowing frigid air, forced the cancellation or postponement of several concerts in the region, underscoring yet again why ...

  2. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 'Wrecking Ball' U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    January 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta, the singer announced today. Springsteen's 17th studio album, "Wrecking Ball," will be released ...

  3. Kelly Clarkson Plots 'Stronger' 2012 Tour

    November 14, 2011 3:46 PM EST Kelly Clarkson will spend the first three months of 2012 on the road in the North America supporting her latest studio album, "Stronger." The pop star announced the first leg of her Stronger Tour 2012 on Monday (Nov. 14), with singer-son ...

  4. 'American Idol' -- Reteamed With AEG -- Announces Season 10 Tour Dates

    April 28, 2011 9:53 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N. ...

  5. Trans World Narrows Loss

    March 04, 2011 4:30 PM EST Trans World Entertainment reported $12.4 million in net income, or 38 cents per diluted share on sales of $231.3 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended Jan. 29, 2011. That marked an improvement by $1 million over the $11.4 million in net inco ...

  6. Grammy Sales Spike: Who Will Get It This Year? Arcade Fire? Cee-Lo? Mumford & Sons?

    February 14, 2011 4:17 PM EST While retailers are happy that last night's highly rated Grammy Awards broadcast should fuel sales and agree at least that some of those artists will be beneficiaries of the show's broadcast, they say it is unlikely the show will produce ...

  7. Carrie Underwood Tour To Kick Off In March

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a 45-date headlining tour that kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and sibling trio Sons of Sylvia will open for Underwood's ...

  8. Weezer Singer Hurt When Bus Skids Off Road

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has suffered minor injuries after the group's tour bus hit some ice, skidded across the New York State Thruway and slid into a ditch. Police say singer Rivers Cuomo and the band's assistant were taken to a lo ...

  9. They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of its Best Childen's Album Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 o ...

  10. 'Latin Alternative' Radio Show To Debut July 4

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT “The Latin Alternative,” an hourlong weekly radio show devoted to highlighting acts such as Manu Chao, Café Tacvba and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, will debut July 4 on public radio station WEXT 97.7 FM in Albany, N.Y. Hosted by former Nacional Record ...

  11. 'Latin Alternative' Flips Switch On July 4

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Latin Alternative," an hour long weekly radio show devoted to highlighting acts such as Manu Chao, Café Tacvba and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, will debut July 4 on public radio station WEXT 97.7 FM in Albany, N.Y. Hosted by Nacional Re ...

  12. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, Calif., and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of ...

  13. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  14. NARM To Honor Trans World CEO Bob Higgins

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) will present Trans World Entertainment chairman and CEO Bob Higgins with the NARM Presidential Award at the trade group's annual convention, held in San Diego, June 7-10. Past winners ...

  15. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  16. The Dead Returning To The Road In '09

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spurred on by two reunions at benefits for President-elect Barack Obama, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will embark on their first tour in five years this spring. The Dead will hit the road beginning April 12 in Greensboro, N.C., and w ...

  17. Fleetwood Mac Returning To The Road In '09

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Fleetwood Mac will embark on its first tour in five years next spring, beginning March 1 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced "Unleashed" tour begin going on sale Dec. 15. So far, 16 dates are on tap through M ...

  18. 50 Cent, Kanye Set For December Album Battle

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In what could be a repeat of their battle for marketplace domination last September, 50 Cent and Kanye West will release new albums a week apart in December. An Interscope representative confirms 50's "Before I Self Destruct" will a ...

  19. Fabolous Readies Concept Album

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fabolous is prepping his forthcoming album for an August release via Def Jam. The Queens rapper revealed that the set is inspired by a film, similar to the path Jay-Z took with his "American Gangster" album, which emulated the movie by t ...

  20. Cuebas Rises At Trans World

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST At Trans World Entertainment, Ish Cuebas, formerly director of merchandise operations, has been named VP of music and merchandise operations. In his new role, Cuebas assumes the responsibilities of Jerry Kamiler, who left the chain after 23 years ...

  21. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  22. Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd To Hit The Road

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hank Williams, Jr., and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd will co-headline the Rowdy Frynds arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The initial run of shows includes 20 dates, beginning April 11 at the VBCC Arena in Huntsville, Ala. Other ...

  23. $19 Million Awarded To Music Programs From 'Payola' Fund

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund , the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola& ...

  24. Sony/ATV, Disturbing Tha Peace Ink Deal

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First signing is Ken Jo. Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Disturbing Tha Peace have formed a music publishing joint venture, Read and Write Music. This new venture adds another dimension to Disturbing Tha Peace's organization, which already has ...

  25. Radius Equity Out Of Tower Records Bidding

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trans World considered favorite. Radius Equity— considered the "white knight" in the bidding for Tower Records —failed to put together financing in time for the Chapter 11 auction of the troubled chain. The auction began today in the off ...

  26. RETAIL TRACK: LAST CHAIN STANDING

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Higgins may not publicly acknowledge that the Albany, N.Y.-based company is considered a leading contender to acquire Tower Records in its Chapter 11 auction Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Hig ...

  27. RETAIL TRACK: LAST CHAIN STANDING

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Higgins may not publicly acknowledge that the Albany, N.Y.-based company is considered a leading contender to acquire Tower Records in its Chapter 11 auction Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Hig ...

  28. RETAIL TRACK: LAST CHAIN STANDING

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Higgins may not publicly acknowledge that the Albany, N.Y.-based company is considered a leading contender to acquire Tower Records in its Chapter 11 auction Trans World Entertainment chairman/CEO Bob Hig ...

  29. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  30. Trans World, Virgin Execs Exit

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred Fox vacated role, Dave Alder departs May 26. Two highly visible retail executives are exiting their posts. Fred Fox, Trans World executive VP of merchandising and marketing, has left the Albany, N.Y.-based chain, and Dave Alder, the executive ...

  31. Court OK's Musicland Sale

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York today approved Trans World Entertainment's acquisition of 400 Musicland stores. The deal is expected to close by March 27. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Ne ...

  32. Trans World Reports Weak Q4, Year Results

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trans World Entertainment posted $18 million in net income, or 57 cents per diluted share, on sales of $458.6 million, in its fiscal fourth quarter that ended Jan. 28. These results were down from $34 Trans World Entertainment posted $18 million i ...

  33. Pearl Jam Reveals First Leg Of Summer Tour

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 in Toronto, a week after the release of its eighth studio album. As previously reported, the self-titled set will be the band's first for J Records. First singl Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 i ...

  34. Jim Litwak Named As Trans World President

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retail vet previously held exec post with the chain. Jim Litwak has rejoined Trans World Entertainment, the company where he was previously an executive VP, as president/COO. From 1996 to 2000 Litwak was executive VP of merchandising and marketing ...

  35. SMG Launches New System Of Regional Bookers

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New web-based booking system launched May 1. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has launched a new system of regional booking managers to work with agents and promoters. Under the new system, SMG has five U.S. regional booking manager ...

  36. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  37. Retail Steaming Over Alanis' Starbucks Deal

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Traditional music retailers say they are dismayed that Alanis Morissette's new acoustic version of "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick) will be sold exclusively at Starbucks for a six-week window before it NEW YORK -- Traditional music r ...

  38. Retail Steaming Over Alanis' Starbucks Deal

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music merchants dismayed over six-week exclusive. Traditional music retailers say they are dismayed that Alanis Morissette's new acoustic version of "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick) will be sold exclusively at Starbucks for a six-wee ...

  39. Field Day To Try Again In New York

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Move over Woodstock -- Field Day is on the way. New York's mid-Hudson Valley, home to the original Woodstock Music Festival and Woodstock '94, is drumming up another two-day music gathering for 2005. Move over Woodstock -- Field Day is o ...

  40. Simon & Garfunkel Confirm Summer Dates

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2075363">As first tipped here in January</A>, Simon &amp; Garfunkel will extend their hugely success As first tipped here ...