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  1. Kenny Chesney's 'No Shoes Nation' Tour Announced for 2013

    November 08, 2012 10:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney will mark 20 years on the road with the "No Shoes Nation" tour, scheduled to roll through stadiums throughout North America starting on March 16 in Tampa, Florida. The first round of dates includes 17 stadiums in cities ran ...

  2. Can Beyonce Best Madonna's Super Bowl Record?

    October 19, 2012 1:57 PM EDT Now that Beyonce as been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year&# ...

  3. Can Beyonce Top Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Record?

    October 16, 2012 6:53 PM EDT Now that Beyonce has been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year's Super Bowl ...

  4. It's Official: Beyonce To Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show

    October 16, 2012 11:35 AM EDT (Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr ) All the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers. That's because Beyonce is the halftime show performer. A source familiar with Super Bowl XLVII told The Associated Pres ...

  5. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Wrap 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour With Another Regional Record

    August 27, 2012 7:42 AM EDT Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw wrapped their "Brothers of the Sun" stadium tour Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., with 111,209 tickets sold for the weekend shows -- which Dan Murphy, Gillette Stadium's Vice Preside ...

  6. Exclusive: John Williams' 'Wide Receiver' Gets Dubstep Treatment For Super Bowl XLVI

    January 26, 2012 9:01 PM EST The Giants and the Patriots will meet on the field at Super Bowl XLVI, but when NBC goes to commercial, John Williams will meet dubstep and other modern music styles. Intending to reflect the epic nature of this NFL championship, a rematch of the ...

  7. Kenny Chesney On Verge of Touring Milestone

    July 28, 2011 6:42 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Already secure as country music's king of the road, Kenny Chesney is really flexing his muscle now. Chesney is poised to reach a milestone - and perhaps clear a path - as he readies for an Aug. 13 visit to New Meadowlands S ...

  8. Black Eyed Peas To Perform Super Bowl Halftime

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas will be the featured halftime performer at the Super Bowl. The Grammy award-winning group will perform Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium. The announcement was made Thursday (Nov. 25) during the Dallas Cowboys' game against the New ...

  9. Brad Paisley Moves 51,000 Tickets In First Stadium Show

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley moved 51,000 tickets for Saturday’s show at Gillette Stadium near Boston. The date was Paisley’s first headlining stadium show and the only stadium date on the route of the country artist’s 2010 H2O tour. Sources tell Billboard.biz th ...

  10. Green Day Teams With Gang Green In Jets' Opener

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gang Green and Green Day are ready to play together. The New York Jets said Friday the band will play during their regular-season opener Sept. 13. The Jets face the Baltimore Ravens in the Monday night game at New Meadowlands Stadium. Green Day wi ...

  11. Dave Matthews, Swift To Play NFL Kickoff Concert

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band and Taylor Swift will perform in New Orleans at the NFL's annual kickoff concert. The league said Monday the Grammy-winning artists will hold the show in Jackson Square, before the Super Bowl champion Saints face the Minnes ...

  12. Video: Dr. Dre Unveils Boston Red Sox Themed Headphones

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Dre and Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine were unlikely guests at Fenway Park Sunday night as Major League Baseball kicked off its season with a game between the Red Sox and Yankees. Dre and Iovine were on hand - donned in Red Sox jerseys - to unv ...

  13. The Eagles, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban Plan Summer Run

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles will team up with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban for a run of North American stadium shows promoted by Live Nation. The tour begins June 8 in Toronto; while only eight dates are being announced, it is possible that more may be added. ...

  14. TiVo: Super Bowl Plays Trumped Ads

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The five biggest Super Bowl moments outscored the five biggest ads Sunday, when measured by audience spikes and how many folks using TiVo rewound the action to watch it again. TiVo said Monday that the top moment of Super Bowl XLIV was Tracy Porte ...

  15. Super Bowl TV Advertisers See Online Gains

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Advertisers that bought spots in this year's Super Bowl saw a sharp spike in online references relating directly to their brands, according to research conducted by Prophesee, a unit of Interpublic's Initiative that monitors and analyzes ...

  16. UPDATE: Super Bowl Sets All-Time Ratings Record

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Super Bowl XLIV is the most-watched TV program in U.S. history. Sunday's big game set a new all-time ratings high, overthrowing the 27-year-old record held by the final episode of "M*A*S*H." The New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis C ...

  17. Carrie Underwood Set For The Super Bowl

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood is going to the Super Bowl - and she'll be singing the national anthem. The country superstar from Checotah, Okla., won't be alone in singing America's praises. Queen Latifah will perform "America the Beautiful ...

  18. The Who Confirmed For Super Bowl

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Who will perform at half-time of the Super Bowl this season. The NFL confirmed during Thursday's (Nov. 26) game between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys that the veteran rock band will play Feb. 7 at Landshark Stadium in Miami, form ...

  19. U2's Rose Bowl Show Breaks Attendance Record

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It took 22 years, but U2 has broken its own attendance record for the best-attended single concert performance at a U.S. venue by one headliner. The band's 360 Tour played Pasadena, Calif.’s Rose Bowl on Oct. 25 to a sellout crowd of 97,014 - ...

  20. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  21. Taiwan's Mayday To Star In NFL China Show

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan pop band Mayday will star in a reality show produced by the National Football League and China Central Television, the NFL has announced. The American football league is using Mayday's interaction with NFL players, fans and cheerleader ...

  22. Marc Anthony To Team Up With Miami Dolphins

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony is the latest celebrity musician to join forces with the Miami Dolphins. The team scheduled a news conference to be held Tuesday in New York for a “major corporate announcement” with Anthony. It was unclear whether Anthony will become ...

  23. AC/DC Plans Second U.S. Leg Of Black Ice Tour

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following a successful run of North American arenas earlier this year, AC/DC will bring its Black Ice tour back to the United States this summer. New dates begin July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and are currently scheduled through ...

  24. Super Bowl Ads: Hits And Misses

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Despite a terrible economic climate and through-the-ceiling prices for Super Bowl commercials - most spots were sold for around $3 million - NBC still scored by taking in a reported $206 million in advertising for commercials during the game, a re ...

  25. SMG/C3 In At Soldier Field

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG reached a new five year deal yesterday with the Chicago Park District board of commissioners to run the city's Soldier Field, and Austin-based C3 Presents has aligned with SMG to bring concerts ...

  26. Billy Joel Preps Last Shea Gig

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at Shea Stadium in New York with a July 16 concert billed as the Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy. Live Nation is promoting the show in association with Mitch Slater. This year will be the fin ...

  27. Super Bowl Wrap: Jackson, Petty, Sparks And More

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As usual, the Super Bowl was the perfect storm of media, sports and music - but, unlike previous years, Super Bowl XLII between the Giants and the Patriots was actually something of a game. It bodes well for those companies who chucked their hard- ...

  28. AEG Live Acquires Seattle Showbox Clubs

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has purchased two of Seattle's largest clubs -- the 1,147-capacity Showbox at the Market, and the 1,511-capacity Showbox SoDo -- from former owner Jeff Steichen, who will stay on a ...

  29. GSN Adds Three Stadiums

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has added three new venues to its organization: the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The GSN comprises 11 NFL stadiums and two Major Lea ...

  30. The Police Quickly Sell Out Stadium Shows

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parade of Police sellouts continues, with shows in Denver, Seattle and Oakland selling out over the weekend, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., selling out today (Feb. 26). On Saturday, Pepsi Center in Denver sold out, with a second ...

  31. Police Dates Sell Out, More Shows Added

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and more shows were added. The band will also announce soon shows for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for June 23, and McAfee Stadium in Oakland for June 13. On S ...

  32. Chesney Lines Up NFL Tour

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country music's top ticket seller, Kenny Chesney, will take his tour to NFL stadiums in 2007 with the "Flip Flop Summer 2007 Tour." The tour kicks off at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, on June 9. As with past tours, T ...

  33. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Lineup Set

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The entertainment lineup for the 75th Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, set for Feb. 27 - March 18 at Reliant Stadium, bolsters the traditional country lineup with Latin, pop, rock and R&B acts. The concert lineup, revealed today, comes out ...

  34. Apregan To Consult GSN

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nonprofit GSN is seeking more events for stadium network. The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has brought on Jeff Apregan, president of Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Apregan Group, as a consultant. Apregan, who has worked in the live entertainment bu ...

  35. Rolling Stones Set For North American Return

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second leg will launch Sept. 20 in Boston. The Rolling Stones will return to North American for another leg of their A Bigger Bang tour, which is destined to be the top-grossing trek in history. The second North American leg, which follows a run o ...

  36. NFL Stadiums Finalize Operations

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pamela Fallon to oversee operations. The Gridiron Stadium Network, an advocacy group geared toward booking more concerts and entertainment events into National Football League stadiums, has finalized its operating organization. The GSN has elected ...

  37. Stadiums Team Up To Lure Tours

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venues form group to build awareness. Ten National Football League stadiums have joined forces to form the Gridiron Stadium Network, a not-for-profit advocacy group focusing on luring concerts and other events to stadiums. The GSN will lobby indus ...

  38. Destiny's, Keys, West Set For Essence Fest

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Event set for July 1-3 in New Orleans. The 11th Essence Festival, set for July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, will feature Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Jeffrey Osborne, Regina Belle ...

  39. New Zealand & Australia

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When the Australian record industry gathers Oct. 17 at the Sydney Superdome for the annual Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, executives can look back on a challenging year for overall music When the Australian record industry gathers Oct ...

  40. Keith Ready For Summer 'Throwdown'

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith will begin his summer tour July 24 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., with a show featuring support by Montgomery Gentry, Jo Dee Messina, Gretchen Wilson, and Scotty Emerick. Toby Keith will begin his summer tour July 24 at the ...

  41. On The Road

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band is likely to be the planned performer at the Sept. 10 and 12 concerts held at Boston's Fenway Park. Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band is likely to be the planned performer at the Sept. 10 ...

  42. Jimmy Buffett Shows Likely For Fenway Park

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Officials for the Boston Red Sox confirm to Billboard.biz that they are moving forward on organizing concerts Sept. 10 and 12 at Fenway Park. While they would not confirm the artist involved, it is wi Officials for the Boston Red Sox confirm to Bi ...

  43. Super Bowl Performers Grow

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST P. Diddy, Kid Rock and Nelly have joined the lineup for the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. P. Diddy, Kid Rock and Nelly have joined the lineup for the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, set for Feb. 1 at Houston's Reliant Stadium and broadc ...

  44. Beyonce's 'Banner' Set For Super Bowl

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer to croon national anthem Beyonce has been tapped to sing the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII on Feb. 1 at Houston's Reliant Stadium. As previously reported, Janet Jackson will perform as part of the MTV-produced halftime sh ...

  45. Beyonce's 'Banner' Set For Super Bowl

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer to croon national anthem Beyonce has been tapped to sing the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII on Feb. 1 at Houston's Reliant Stadium. As previously reported, Janet Jackson will perform as part of the MTV-produced halftime sh ...

  46. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

  47. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

  48. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...