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  1. 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 ...

  2. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter The-Dream and R&B artist Keyshia Cole will start a 21-city tour on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support of his sophomore album ...

  3. R&B/Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop Briefs: Beyonce, Freddie Hubbard, Will Downing

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In conjunction with her U.S. "I Am..." tour, Beyoncé and her Survivor Foundation are partnering with General Mills' Hamburger Helper and Feeding America to launch the Show Your Helping Hand campaign. The initiative will deliver 3 ...

  4. Keyshia Cole Unveils 20-City Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Keyshia Cole announced today the tour dates for her "A Different Me" tour in support of her latest album of the same name, which starts on May 13 in Cincinnati and caps on June 20 in Los Angeles, Ca. The 20-city trek will ...

  5. Indie Retailers Ready For Record Store Day

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the success of online retailers, explosion of Internet downloads and high-profile closings of Virgin Megastores and Tower Records stores, bricks-and-mortar record stores aren't all spinning toward oblivion. Although hundreds of indepe ...

  6. NARM To Host 'Noise' Conference

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming National Association of Recording Merchandisers annual convention, which runs June 7-10, will also serve as the host for the Noise in the Basement Creative Conference for independent music retailers, which will occur on the last two d ...

  7. Editorial: SXSW 2009 Reflections

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "If there's a recession, you wouldn't know about it at SXSW," said Jonathan McHugh, the music supervisor and movie producer most prominently connected to the "Saw" series. He was at the Saturday showcase for Chop Shop ...

  8. Strong International Presence At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artists, record labels and other music companies from across Europe and from Australasia are attending this year's SXSW in Austin Texas. While the U.K., Mexico and Canada are the three-biggest countries outside the U.S. in the terms of the nu ...

  9. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Jazzy Soul Collective, Big Pooh, Abstract Rude

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Indie R&B pioneers Eric Roberson, Grammy nominee Anthony David and singer/producer Angela Johnson will kick off the first leg of the Jazzy Soul Collective 2009 tour. The junket gets under way April 22 at BB Kings in New York, followed by stop ...

  10. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  11. Disturbed Drafts Killswitch, Lacuna Coil For Tour

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 installment of Disturbed's Music As A Weapon trek has been expanded into a full-fledged festival tour. The 38-city Music As A Weapon IV Festival will feature two stages of hard rock and metal acts, traveling tattoo artists, extreme s ...

  12. Bug Music Acquires Selectracks

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bug Music has acquired Selectracks, a production studio with operations in Baltimore and Los Angeles, and a custom music service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition includes Selectrack's production music catalog. Going ...

  13. Motley Crue Gears Up For North American Tour

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will follow up this past summer's Crüe Fest amphitheater tour with a North American arena trek, beginning Feb. 2, 2009, at Cox Arena in San Diego and wrapping March 18 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Alon ...

  14. Dell Wraps Festival Promo Ahead Of Possible Player Launch

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival at the end of September, sandwiched between a stage and a small recycling center, stood a white dome decorated with colorful cloud patterns. Inside the air-conditioned structure, visitors could get cu ...

  15. Legend Tour To Kickoff Next Month

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend is kicking off an international concert tour in support of his upcoming album, "Evolver," (Columbia) dropping Oct. 28. The tour begins Nov. 19 in Minneapolis and runs through Dec. 13 in Durham, N.C. Raphael Saadiq will open f ...

  16. Lupe Fiasco Readies Tour

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco will kick off a US tour Friday. The MC also recently released a remix of his last single, "Paris, Tokyo" featuring Q-Tip, Sarah Green and Pharrell along with a jazz remix, crafted by Chris Paultre, via his Myspace page . Here ...

  17. Touring Briefs: AEG Facilities, StubHub, Wellmont Theatre

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- AEG Facilities , a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has entered into a joint venture with Arena Group 2000 (AG 2000) to manage, book and operate the 14,400-capacity San Diego Sports Arena. The two parties wi ...

  18. Brian Culbertson Pushes The Funk

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Currently on the road with his 11-piece band, jazz musician/songwriter/producer Brian Culbertson says he also plans to do a Christmas tour again this year. "We're still working on the lineup," he tells Billboard.biz during a recent ...

  19. StubHub Seals Deal With Virgin Fest

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After recently being named the official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace for Madonna's North American tour and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, StubHub has announced a similar partnership with the Virgin Mobile Festival, to be held Aug. 9 ...

  20. Virgin Mobile Fest Lets Fans 'Book the Band'

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Mobile Festival, a 40-act two-day event set for August 9 and 10 in Baltimore, will for the second year in a row have fans vote for which of five up and coming bands should have a slot during the show. The five bands are: Automatic Lovel ...

  21. T.I. Hits The Road

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. has embarked on a sporadic tour with his Grand Hustle Entertainment roster including Young Dro, DJ Drama and newcomer rapper, Alfamega. The series of dates kicked off earlier this month and will end on August 31 in Seattle. The run coincides ...

  22. No Rainbows For Radiohead's Drenched Nissan Gig

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's rain-drenched May 11 sellout at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., has resulted in an Internet-driven firestorm, with messageboards and the blogosphere lighting up amid fan frustration. The D.C. market was faced with monsoon-like co ...

  23. Radio City Christmas Spectacular To Hit The Road

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) will launch a touring arena version of its Radio City Christmas Spectacular this holiday season, Billboard.biz has learned. The $25 million production will be geared specifically for arenas and play 18 ci ...

  24. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  25. Dylan, Iggy, Berry Join Virgin Fest

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Iggy & The Stooges, Paramore, Chuck Berry (backed by the Silver Beats), the Black Keys and Wilco will join previously announced headliners Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots for the 3rd A ...

  26. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  27. Keys Brings 'As I Am' To North America

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will begin a North American leg of her "As I Am" tour on April 19 in Hampton, Va. Ne-Yo and Jordin Sparks will join Keys on the trek, which is sponsored by Lexus and wraps on June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. New ...

  28. STP, Tragically Hip Lead Virgin Fest Calgary

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots and the Tragically Hip will headline this year's first Virgin Festival in Calgary, to be held June 21-22 at Fort Calgary. Other acts on the bill include the Flaming Lips, Three Days Grace, Corb Lund, Face to Face, the Dude ...

  29. Jay-Z, Blige 'Heart' Trek Going Strong

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige's "Heart of the City" tour has grossed more than $9.1 million, according to Live Nation. The tour, which began on March 22, has sold out seven of the first eight dates on its North American trek and is averag ...

  30. Foos, Kanye, NIN, STP Set For Virgin Fest

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the Virgin Mobile Festival, set for Aug. 9-10 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The festival is produced for the third year by I.M.P. Virgin Group ...

  31. T-Pain Readies First National Headlining Trek

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain has announced his first national headlining tour, "T-Pain and Family Playlist." T-Pain will use the tour to introduce his fans to his record label, Nappy Boy, and it's artists; singer Jay Lyriq, rapper Tay Dizm and the female ...

  32. Van Halen Reschedules Tour Dates

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen has rescheduled tour dates postponed earlier this month when guitarist Eddie Van Halen was undergoing tests for an unspecified medical condition. The band will proceed on April 19 in Las Vegas and play 20 shows in all, with the last date ...

  33. Soulja Boy Hitting The Road With Lil' Mama

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour," with help from Lil' Mama and rapper V.I.C., Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The trek begins April 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and runs through early May. & ...

  34. Van Halen Putting Tour On Hold For A Month

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After postponing a handful of dates last week in order for guitarist Eddie Van Halen to undergo tests for an unspecified medical condition, Van Halen is postponing all tour activity until April 19. Seventeen shows are affected, beginning tomorrow ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Sources: Van Halen Tour Not Being Canceled

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite reports to the contrary, sources with Van Halen tell Billboard.biz the band's tour is not being canceled, though tonight's (March 3) scheduled show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas has been postponed and rescheduled for ...

  37. Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Reveal Tour Plans

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige will tour this spring in what will be one of the most potent urban music bills in recent memory. The "Heart of the City" outing begins March 22 in Miami. And while a full itinerary is still coming together, the ar ...

  38. Live Nation Completes Theatrical Sale

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has sold the remainder of its North American theatrical business to Key Brand Entertainment for a gross sale price of $90.4 million. The divestiture is part of Live Nation's ongoing strategy to focus its core business on music ope ...

  39. Legend Onboard For In-Flight Grammy Gig

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of this year's Grammy Awards, organizers have tapped five-time Grammy winner John Legend to perform an in-flight acoustic concert for 50-60 sweepstakes winners. Details are still being worked out, a Gr ...

  40. Flo Rida, Missy Take It To The 'Streets'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida's smash hit "Low" and two new Missy Elliott tracks will be found on Atlantic soundtrack to "Step Up 2 the Streets," due Feb. 5. "Streets" is the sequel to the August 2006 "Step Up" film about a ...

  41. Chesney Plots Summer Stadium Run

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney will play 14 stadiums this summer on his 2008 Poets & Pirates tour, the most yet for country's top touring artist. Chesney grossed more than $71 million in 2007, most among country acts and fourth among all touring artists, ...

  42. Nickelodeon Preps 'The Backyardigans' Release, Tour

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelodeon's preschooler favorite, "The Backyardigans," will expand beyond the small screen with a third CD that drops Jan. 22 and a 50-city live theatrical tour starting March 28. On Jan. 14, Nickelodeon will premiere an hour-long ...

  43. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  44. Value Music To Purchase Record & Tape Traders Chain

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Value Music has agreed to buy the nine-unit, Owing Mills, Md.-based Record & Tape Traders chain, in a deal expected to close on Nov. 16. "We will operate eight of the stores and they will close one," says Value Music president Rob Pe ...

  45. Jay-Z Plots Brief 'Gangster' Tour

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is slated to support his upcoming Def Jam album, "American Gangster," with a short tour next month. The rapper/label honcho will open the five-date run on street date (Nov. 6) at Los Angeles' House of Blues. During the shows, ...

  46. Ludacris, Busta Rhymes On Board For Volunteer Concert

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Busta Rhymes and Angels & Airwaves will perform at this year's Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC) concert. The event will take place October 6 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The only way to get ...

  47. Q-Tip Joins Common For 2K Sports Tour

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip will hit the road this fall alongside Chicago rapper Common for the 2K Sports Bounce Tour. The trek, in support of the video game series, commences in Milwaukee, WI on Sept. 22 and wraps up on Oct. 14 in Los Angeles. Q-Tip, who is featured a ...

  48. Q&A: Teddy Bear Founders

    September 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Dean and Ted Hopkins have been key players in the Washington, D.C., R&B music scene for more than two decades. Hopkins had worked with local labels and owned and managed the Club LeBaron nightspot before moving into management with D.C.& ...

  49. Music Monitor Confab Set For Sept.

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Music Monitor network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with its "Noise In the Basement" creative conference, to be held in Baltimore Sept. 18-22. The convention is expected to feature performances by Regina Spektor, Atmosphere and ...

  50. Winehouse Hospitalized, Cancels Gigs

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has pulled a stretch of European concerts after being admitted to the hospital suffering from "severe exhaustion." The artist was discharged from London's University College Hospital yesterday afternoon just hours afte ...

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