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  1. Moogfest Loses $1.5 Million, Will it be Back Next Year?

    May 22, 2014 12:39 PM EDT Although the music, technology and art festival in Asheville, North Carolina garnered praise from attendees, artists and critics alike, Moogfest 2014 posted a loss of $1.5 million on this year’s event, according to a grant application for funding ...

  2. Moogfest 2014: Well-Received, But Will It Return Next Year?

    April 30, 2014 4:45 PM EDT “We got the cyborg man here what more could you want,” joked Mike Adams, CEO of Moog Music to a crowd of organizers, participants and sponsors-- including Neil Harbisson, a man with an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to hear color-- ...

  3. Moogfest 2014: Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, FlyLo, Janelle Monae Hit Asheville

    April 26, 2014 11:39 AM EDT Moogfest feels like a Philip Dick fan convention soundtracked by a heavy, relentless bass line. The weird and wired festival kicked off in Asheville on Wednesday afternoon with perhaps its least exciting event: a panel with Moog Music CEO Mike Ada ...

  4. DFA, Warp Records, Ghostly International, Fool’s Gold, RVNG INTL Among Labels Curating Moogfest 2014 Showcases: Exclusive

    December 11, 2013 7:30 AM EST Moogfest has announced it is bringing in an array of independent labels including DFA, Ghostly International, Warp Records, Fool’s Gold, RVNG INTL, No. 19 Music’s Social Experiment and Driftless Recordings to curate label showcases at its April ...

  5. Ashley Capps on This Weekend's Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Asheville, Bonnaroo, Way More (Q&A)

    October 23, 2013 5:49 PM EDT This coming weekend marks the launch of a new music festival franchise in Asheville, North Carolina. The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit runs Oct. 25-27 and will feature mostly smaller electronic music artists with the notable exception ...

  6. Road Work: George Jones, Sigur Ros, The Hives

    November 19, 2012 12:57 PM EST Timeless hearts: After a near six-decade career, country music legend George Jones has begun what he's terming a farewell tour. Dubbed the Grand Tour and booked by the Richard de la Font Agency, the run kicked off Nov. 11 at the Mansion The ...

  7. Sire's Seymour Stein Signs Americana Band Delta Rae

    June 14, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Last June, the daughter of Sire Records chairman and Warner Bros. Records VP Seymour Stein was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The veteran record man accompanied his daughter Samantha to the hospital at Duke University in Durham, N.C., a ...

  8. Exclusive: Bear in Heaven Cosigns to Dead Oceans, Hometapes

    December 12, 2011 12:00 PM EST Experimental indie trio Bear in Heaven have cosigned to Dead Oceans and their native label Hometapes, Billboard.biz has learned. The band will release their upcoming third LP ("I Love You, It's Cool," out April 3) through both impri ...

  9. Adele Cancels All 2011 Tour Dates to Undergo Throat Surgery

    October 28, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Just days after Adele's "21" began its 13th week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 and her "Someone Like You" began its fifth week atop the Hot 100 , the singer announced that she must cancel the rest of her tour dates for 201 ...

  10. Moogfest Promoter Says Fest 'Predates Boom In Electronica'

    October 28, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Some might consider Asheville, N.C., an unlikely place to stage an electronic-themed niche music festival. They would be wrong. The second Moogfest is set to take place in Asheville Oct. 28-30, tapping into a burgeoning electronic/DJ music scene. ...

  11. Adele Cancels U.S. Tour To Rest Injured Voice

    October 04, 2011 7:09 PM EDT Adele has canceled her upcoming U.S. tour due to a hemorrhage in her vocal chord, the singer and her label announced Tuesday. Set to kick off Oct. 7 in Atlantic City and positioned to cover much of the South and Texas over ten dates, the tour was ...

  12. Moog Music Sales Increase in the Digital Era

    May 13, 2011 4:09 PM EDT RALEIGH, N.C. - In an era when all music is digital, Moog Music is doing fine with analog, thank you very much. Sales of synthesizers, guitars, effects pedals and Theremins are up 35 percent through April 2011 over the same period last year, says ...

  13. Lauryn Hill Announces 'Intimate' Winter Shows

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lauryn Hill will embark on an intimate North American tour, it was announced on Wednesday (Dec. 22). Kicking off at New York City's Highline Ballroom on Dec. 27 -- one of six local shows at multiple venues including legendary jazz club The Bl ...

  14. MoogFest 2010 Expands Lineup

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Devo, Disco Biscuits, Van Dyke Parks, Clare and the Reasons, Bonobo, and Ikonika have been added to the bill of MoogFest 2010, to be held Oct. 29-31 in multiple venues throughout downtown Asheville, N.C. Other artists scheduled to appear at the AC ...

  15. Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard To Tour Together

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, the two contestants who battled for the "American Idol" title in 2003, will co-headline a summer tour. Studdard, who was voted the winner, and Aiken, the close runner up, will play dates on the East Coast a ...

  16. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seminal ‘50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith, 82, died Saturday, January 16 at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of ...

  17. Leonard Cohen Announces Second U.S. Leg Of World Tour

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen will return to the United States this fall to perform in theaters and arenas, beginning Oct. 17 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and wrapping Nov. 13 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Select tickets for the 15-date U ...

  18. Phish On-Sales Tax Live Nation's Ticketing System

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for the upcoming tour by the reunited Phish exploded today (Jan. 30), with all shows selling out in minutes and severely testing Live Nation's new ticketing system. "We sold out everywhere we went on sale," Phish agent ...

  19. Phish Reveals Reunion Tour Details

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST On the heels of a three-night stand in early March in Hampton, Va., Phish has confirmed a host of additional tour dates this summer, its first since splitting in 2004. The tour begins June 4-5 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y.; tickets go on sale Ja ...

  20. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  21. NME Plans U.S. Awards

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two days prior to the launch of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, British music magazine NME will hold its first U.S.-based awards ceremony at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on April 23. The announcement arrives on the ...

  22. Pumpkins Go Acoustic For New iTunes EP

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST In between heavy touring schedules, the Smashing Pumpkins have found time to create a four-song acoustic EP, "American Gothic," to be released Jan. 2 exclusively via iTunes in the U.S. The set includes the tracks "The Rose March,&qu ...

  23. Smashing Pumpkins Reveal Fall Tour Plans

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the July 10 release of their comeback album approaches, the reconstituted Smashing Pumpkins have revealed their fall tour itinerary. The outing begins Sept. 8 at Montreal's Osheaga Festival and will run through Nov. 5 in Nashville. The gro ...

  24. Pumpkins Line Up Residency Gigs

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins will set up camp in Asheville, N.C., and San Francisco for multiple-night stands this summer, during which they will draw from a different set list each night. The Billy Corgan-led group will visit the Orange Peel in Ashevill ...

  25. McKennitt Readies First Tour Since 1998

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour April 15 in Toronto, her first since 1998. It follows a previously announced 21-date European tour that begins March 11 in Stuttgart, Germany, and finishes April 6 ...

  26. Taylor Hicks Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, latest "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks will spend the early part of 2007 on the road in support of his self-titled debut album. The theater trek begins Feb. 21 in Jacksonville, Fla., and has dates on the books through Apr ...

  27. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site will organize 20 concerts. The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humanitarian relief in Sudan. The site, which grew in popularity t ...

  28. On The Road

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST This year will be the 17th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in his hometown of Asheville, N.C., a December throwdown set once again for the Asheville Civic Center. Read Ray Waddell's column. This year will be the 17th annual Warren Haynes C ...

  29. Warren Hayne's Christmas Jam Set For Dec. 17

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Post-prod proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Warren Hayne's 17th annual Christmas Jam will be held again at the Asheville Civic Center Arena on December 17. This year's line-up includes Haynes, Gov't Mule, Trey Anastasio, Electr ...

  30. Electronic Music Pioneer Moog Dies At 71

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Moog' inventor had brain cancer. Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, died yesterday (Aug. 21) at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. A ...

  31. HOB On Board For Mindy Smith Tour

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT House of Blues will produce the first national headlining tour by singer/songwriter Mindy Smith, beginning Oct. 1 at the Orange Peel in Asheville, N.C. House of Blues will produce the first national headlining tour by singer/songwriter Mindy Smith ...