Arthur Fogel

  1. Live Nation In Negotiations to Buy Management Companies of U2, Madonna (Report)

    November 12, 2013 7:25 PM EST Live Nation is negotiating to buy the management companies behind U2 and Madonna, according to the New York Times , citing people with direct knowledge of the deals. Live Nation would reportedly pay more than $30 million for both Principle ...

  2. Beyonce ‘Mrs. Carter’ Tour Tickets Selling Out Fast

    February 12, 2013 3:32 PM EST The first shows put on sale for the North American leg of Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show world arena tour sold out quickly yesterday, with shows added in several markets. Sales in Europe, where the tour begins April 15 at Kombank Arena in Belgrade, ...

  3. Billboard Power 100: Arthur Fogel

    February 02, 2013 4:07 PM EST No. 21 Arthur Fogel Chairman of Global Music CEO of Global Touring Live Nation   POWER MOVE: Along with a new five-year deal with Live Nation, he’s got five of the 10 highest-grossing tours in history and a client base that runs from Neil Young ...

  4. Madonna's 'MDNA' Tour Makes Billboard Boxscore's All-Time Top 10

    January 23, 2013 7:53 PM EST The final numbers are in, and Madonna's 2012 "MDNA" tour has retained her box office form, clocking in at $305,158,363 gross with 2,212,345 in attendance over 88 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore. The tour began in Israel ...

  5. Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation

    December 17, 2012 5:00 AM EST Arthur Fogel, the reigning king of the megatour, has re-upped with Live Nation for a new five-year deal to continue his role as the Chairman of Global Music and the CEO of Global Touring. His tours with Live Nation have grossed more than $2.5 bill ...

  6. The Year in Touring: Beyond The Numbers

    December 14, 2012 8:12 AM EST In any year, gauging the health of the touring business is no easy task, but we'll go out on a limb here: Business is good. Historically, when relying on anecdotal indicators, the relative health of this business often depends on whom you ...

  7. Frank Barsalona, Remembered by U2 Manager Paul McGuinness

    November 26, 2012 3:46 PM EST Frank Barsalona, founder of Premier Talent and one of the pioneers of the modern touring business, passed away Thanksgiving morning after a long illness. For a tribute written by Billboard's Ray Waddell - featuring comments about Barsalona fr ...

  8. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  9. Madonna's 'MDNA' Tour Brings Big Numbers to North American Premiere Tonight

    August 28, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Madonna's "MDNA" tour hits North American shores tonight with a show at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. The European leg of the tour wrapped last week in Nice, France. The tour, which began May 29 in Tel Aviv, has grossed $1 ...

  10. David Zedeck Leaves CAA, Joins Live Nation

    July 23, 2012 6:47 PM EDT Music agent David Zedeck has left his position at Creative Artists Agency to join Live Nation as executive VP and president of global talent and artist development. Based in New York, Zedeck will work with Live Nation Global Touring CEO and chairm ...

  11. Michael Cohl, Live Nation Settle Lawsuit; Rolling Stones Tour On Its Way?

    June 28, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Live Nation has settled its lawsuit with former chairman Michael Cohl, saying that the suit ended "amicably." The two had been embroiled in competing lawsuits since 2010, after Live Nation initiated the battle by suing Cohl for $5.35 mil ...

  12. Backbeat: Live Nation Canada's Riley O'Connor Inducted Into Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

    March 28, 2012 3:24 PM EDT Riley O'Connor was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Canadian Music Awards and Gala Dinner in Toronto last week. (Photo: Grant W. Martin) During Live Nation Canada chairman Riley O'Connor 's induction into the Can ...

  13. Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Honor Live Nation Chairman Riley O'Connor, Others

    March 23, 2012 10:26 AM EDT People were still finding their seats in the massive ballroom at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel last evening (March 23) when the 30th annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards and Gala Dinner got underway in Toronto. The most important ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Arthur Fogel

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 20 Arthur Fogel Chairman of Global Touring Live Nation Entertainment The Quiet King Of The Mega-Tour... In a 2005 Billboard article breaking down Arthur Fogel's global touring strategies, a few notable figures touted his skills: Bono, Dav ...

  15. Billboard Power 100: U2 & Paul McGuinness

    January 27, 2012 12:11 AM EST No. 27 U2 & Paul McGuinness Rock Band; Managing Director, Principal Manager Twitter: @u2com The Band And The Man On A Mission... If any one figure sums up the power of U2 in the music business today it would be this number: $736,421,586. Or ma ...

  16. U2's '360' Tour Gross: $736,137,344!

    July 29, 2011 4:15 PM EDT The Claw from U2's all-time record-setting 360 Tour (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImang.com) Tomorrow night in Moncton, N.B., U2 will perform the 110th and final show of its monster 360 tour, wrapping up not only epic technological and musical achi ...

  17. U2's Record-Breaking 360 Tour Is Culmination of 'Under-Play' Strategy, Says Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    July 05, 2011 3:36 PM EDT U2's 100th show on the record shattering 360 tour came and went Saturday night in at Vanderbilt University's Memorial Stadium, leaving the town buzzing in its wake. This was the band's first visit to Nashville proper since playing V ...

  18. U2 To Set Record For Highest-Grossing Tour This Weekend

    April 08, 2011 8:19 AM EDT When the doors open Sunday night for U2's second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band's "360" tour will become the highest grossing tour in history. In Sao Paulo, U2 "360" will pass the $558 million ...

  19. Rolling Stones Tour: Who Will Produce, If It Happens After All?

    February 02, 2011 4:58 PM EST Talk of a Rolling Stones tour this year has heated up in the wake of details from former Live Nation Chairman Michael Cohl's lawsuit against the company hitting the Internet. But we stick by our assertion that if the Stones were to tour it wo ...

  20. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. “Things have gone very, very w ...

  21. Bono’s Surgery: What's The Financial Hit?

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2’s 360 North American leg is now officially postponed, putting the brakes on the band’s march to claiming the highest-grossing tour in history. The eight-week minimum recovery/rehab time doctors say Bono needs for his recent back surgery meant s ...

  22. U2 Pulls Out Of Glastonbury, Reschedules U.S. Tour

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 has been forced to withdraw from its headline slot at Glastonbury festival in the U.K., following medical advice for frontman Bono . He will be out of action for at least eight weeks. The band had been booked to play its first ever Glastonbury ...

  23. Exclusive: U2 Readies '360' Global Tour

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 360°, U2's world tour in support of the band's new album "No Line on the Horizon," will play stadiums around the world, beginning June 30 in Barcelona, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Details of the tour will be announced ...

  24. Madonna To Extend Sticky & Sweet Tour

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna will return to the road with her Sticky & Sweet tour this summer for roughly 25 more shows in the U.K. and Europe, adding to the total of what's already the top-grossing tour ever by a female or solo artist. The final leg of the t ...

  25. Madonna Tour Grosses $91.5 Million In North America

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna wraps the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour tonight in front of 50,000 people at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The 28 dates in North America have grossed about $91.5 million and moved about 550,000 tickets, according to tour pr ...

  26. Madonna Adds Buenos Aires Show Amid Sellouts

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following three sellouts of Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" concerts at Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium, promoters Live Nation and Time 4 Fun have added a fourth show at the Argentine capital's venue. The Dec. 3 date, ann ...

  27. Madonna Plots Upcoming 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky & Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include between 50-60 shows total, Billboard.com ha ...

  28. The Police Top Money Makers 2007

    January 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Police tour that no one thought would ever happen came through in magnificent fashion, easily finishing as the top-grossing tour of 2007 at more than $236 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. The band's shows drew more than 2.1 milli ...

  29. Fogel Gives First-Ever Public Q&A

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST In his first-ever public interview, Arthur Fogel, chairman of global music for Live Nation and president of TNA International, discussed the recent Madonna 360-degree deal under Live Nation's new Artist Nation division, among other things. Wh ...

  30. Fogel, Barsalona, Wall Join Touring Confab

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering agent Frank Barsalona and Live Earth/Control Room CEO Kevin Wall will be honored as this year's Billboard's Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 14-15 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Mega-tour producer Arthur Foge ...

  31. Update: Madonna, Live Nation Sign Global Pact

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino confirms today that Madonna has entered a 10-year global partnership with Live Nation and will become the founding artist in LN's new Artist Nation division, headed by veteran Rolling Stones tour produ ...

  32. Madonna To Exit WMG For Live Nation?

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Speculation that Madonna is considering an exit from her Warner Music Group home continues to circulate. Most of the focus centers around a deal said to be in the works with Live Nation that would encompass recorded music, touring, merchandising, ...

  33. Madonna's 'Confessions' Tour Sets Record

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek to be benchmark for female artists. Madonna will wrap her Confessions tour tomorrow (Sept. 21) at the Tokyo Dome as the top-grossing tour ever by a female artist. Although final numbers are not all in, tour producer Arthur Fogel puts the tall ...

  34. Live Nation Makes Move For CPI

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of Toronto-based Concert Productions International and a 50% interest in CPI’s Grand Entertainment division. Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring div ...

  35. Sources: Fogel Gets Upcoming Madonna Trek

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Also produced Material Girl's 2004 tour. Arthur Fogel, president of TNA International, Live Nation's global touring division, has nailed down the promotion rights for the as-yet-unannounced 2006 tour by Madonna in support of her album &q ...

  36. U2's Vertigo Tour To End In April

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Details have emerged regarding the fourth and final leg of the U2 Vertigo tour. The band had announced last week on U2.com that more international Vertigo dates would be played in 2006, taking the tot Details have emerged regarding the fourth and ...

  37. The Eagles Are Top Touring Act At 2005 Mid-Point

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 likely leader at year end. The Eagles are the top-grossing touring act of the year so far, pulling in $76.7 million, based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore for the six months ending May 17. Billboard's mid-year touring report will ...

  38. U2 Pre-Sale Plagued By Problems

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The huge demand and system glitches that marked Tuesday's ticket pre-sale for U2's Vertigo tour left hundreds of fans with less than desirable seats or no seats at all. But tour organizers say their g The huge demand and system glitches ...

  39. U2 Pre-Sale Plagued By Problems

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The huge demand and system glitches that marked Tuesday's ticket pre-sale for U2's Vertigo tour left hundreds of fans with less than desirable seats or no seats at all. But tour organizers say their g The huge demand and system glitches ...

  40. U2 World Tour To Start March 1

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for U2 to kick off its world tour March 1 in Florida, band manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard.biz. The tour, in support of the new Interscope album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," will be Look for U2 to kick off its world to ...

  41. CCE Vets Holman, Fogel Take New Titles

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Execs to oversee N.A., int'l touring. As part of Clear Channel Entertainment's ongoing reorganization of its music operations, Jane Holman and Arthur Fogel have new titles, Billboard.biz has learned. The North American touring division w ...