Bon Jovi

  1. Bon Jovi Tops Hot Tours for the Fifth Time with $41.8M

    January 17, 2014 2:59 PM EST For the fifth time since launching the Because We Can tour last February, Bon Jovi owns the No. 1 ranking on the weekly Hot Tours tally based on reported box office revenue. This week the legendary rock band tops the chart with $41.8 million in ti ...

  2. Bon Jovi Tops Hot Tours with $26.3 Million

    November 15, 2013 3:37 PM EST Fresh off its multiple win night at the Billboard Touring Awards , Bon Jovi earns the week’s top Hot Tours ranking with revenue reported from the Because We Can tour’s third trek through U.S. and Canadian markets this year. Ticket sales totaled ...

  3. Bon Jovi, George Strait, One Direction, Coachella, O2 Arena, Live Nation, CAA Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.   The awards, hosted by the Howa ...

  4. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi Scores Big Box Office Numbers, Springsteen Rolls to No. 2

    May 30, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Bon Jovi tops this week’s Hot Tours tally with box office grosses reported from the final 19 venues on the band’s initial jaunt through North America along with a pair of shows in South Africa. Total ticket sales revenue from all 21 performances ...

  5. 'Unprecedented' Demand Sees Splendour in the Grass Sell-Out Fast

    May 02, 2013 5:58 AM EDT Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival did some serious business this morning, selling-out its entire allocation of tickets within an hour of going on sale. The mid-winter fest in Byron Bay shifted all its three-day, camping and single-day ...

  6. Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran Hits Half-Million Sales Mark

    March 22, 2013 9:00 PM EDT This past week on the Billboard 200, it was all about the not-quite showdown between Bon Jovi and David Bowie. Bon Jovi logged its fifth No. 1 with the debut of "What About Now," while Bowie notched his highest charting album ever as & ...

  7. Bon Jovi Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, David Bowie Trails at No. 2

    March 19, 2013 9:19 PM EDT Bon Jovi scores its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as What About Now debuts with 101,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the act's third straight studio album to debut at No. 1, following Th ...

  8. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Eye One-Two Finish on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    March 15, 2013 8:07 PM EDT As reported earlier this week, Bon Jovi and David Bowie were vying for the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Bon Jovi has now pulled ahead, and it seems like the band's new album, "What About Now," is a lo ...

  9. T.I., '12-12-12' Albums Heading for High Debuts on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    December 19, 2012 8:25 PM EST As the year comes to a close, the last big new albums hit retailers this week, with T.I.'s "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" leading the charge. Industry sources are forecasting that the hip-hop star's latest album -- his first ...

  10. Backbeat: The Scene at Rolling Stones' Closing Night at Prudential Center

    December 16, 2012 5:01 PM EST Global Spectrum's Ike Richman (left) with Billboard's Ray Waddell (Photo: Teri Waddell) The final show of the Rolling Stones' "50 & Counting" mini-tour at the Prudential Center in Newark Saturday night brought out a di ...

  11. Five Hot Tours to Watch For in 2013

    December 14, 2012 7:10 AM EST With Madonna's ongoing "MDNA" tour sweeping away all challengers to take the title of Top Tour of 2012, the gauntlet has been laid down for 2013's batch of headliners. Luckily, some of the world's biggest rock, pop and cou ...

  12. Adele, Taylor Swift Nominated for Golden Globes

    December 13, 2012 12:13 PM EST Two of the biggest female artists in music will compete for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes next year, with Adele's Bond track "Skyfall" squaring off against Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound," from "The H ...

  13. '12-12-12' Producer John Sykes on Show's Boomer-riffic Lineup, Raising $36 Mil, McCartney Calling Grohl (Video)

    December 13, 2012 11:47 AM EST Sure, last night's " 12-12-12" concert featured one of the most impressive lineups in years, if not ever, between Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, ...

  14. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  15. Oscars: 75 Songs -- Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi -- Deemed Eligible For Academy Awards Consideration

    December 11, 2012 5:10 PM EST Songs written or performed by Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi and Florence Welch are among the 75 songs that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has deemed eligible for 2013 Oscar consideration. The 75 includes a few documentary entr ...

  16. Clear Channel's John Sykes on 12-12-12 Concert: 'You Never Know What's Gonna Happen'

    December 07, 2012 6:12 PM EST The last time John Sykes teamed up with James Dolan and Harvey Weinstein for a benefit concert it was 2001's Concert For New York City, which ultimately raised $50 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. But next week Sykes, former president ...

  17. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert to be Aired on 34 Outlets

    December 03, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert will be broadcast across 34 U.S. and international television, radio and Internet across six continents. Producers said in a Monday news release the concert will be available to 1 billion people across ...

  18. Debra Rathwell

    November 28, 2012 3:40 PM EST Senior VP, AEG Live 800-Plus Shows Debra Rathwell's more than 30 years of dedication to her craft has made her one of the most respected and admired executives in the live music industry. As senior VP of AEG Live, Rathwell heads up the East C ...

  19. Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi Join NJ Relief Fund Board For Hurricane Sandy

    November 20, 2012 1:58 PM EST MENDHAM, N.J. (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are among the New Jersey natives joining a special fund created in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. After the Flood: Hurricane Sandy's Impact on the Music Business The musicians will serve ...

  20. Bon Jovi Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Fan-Friendly Ticket Prices

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before ...

  21. Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, The Who, Billy Joel Announced For '12.12.12.' Concert For Sandy Relief

    November 15, 2012 1:03 PM EST Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon ...

  22. Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera & More Lead 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Benefit Broadcast

    November 02, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Many of the East Coast's biggest stars came together to help bring relief after what's been called the storm of the century on Friday night. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy T ...

  23. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy Telethon

    November 02, 2012 2:16 PM EDT Music bookings for tonight's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon , which will benefit the American Red Cross' relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Christina Agui ...

  24. Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sting, More to Appear at NBC's Hurricane Sandy Benefit

    November 01, 2012 8:29 AM EDT NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to appear at the hour-long concert F ...

  25. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  26. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  27. Jeffrey Azoff, Son of Irving, Joins CAA as Music Agent

    October 10, 2012 7:55 PM EDT Music manager Jeffrey Azoff is joining talent agency CAA, where he will work as a music agent. He will start with the agency on Oct. 22. Register today for the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards November 7-8 in New York City and Save $50. ( ...

  28. Backbeat: No Doubt, Green Day, Clear Channel Execs Backstage At IHeartRadio Festival

    September 24, 2012 10:38 AM EDT Members of No Doubt pose with Billboard's Andrew Hampp and their Billboard cover from August 18. "It's sort of the Super Bowl of music," Clear Channel 's programming chief Tom Poleman told Billboard days before the officia ...

  29. Getting In Tune

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT On the eve of its 'Quadrophenia' tour, the Who upgrades its collectibles and other offerings. BandMerch's new global merchandising deal with the Who demonstrates that the modern merch partnership can be multifaceted and extend for a ...

  30. Arenas Are Where Content Is King

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Arenas are challenged to have skin in the game in a competitve booking climate. If there's one primary objective for the modern-day arena manager, it's to keep the lights on. Dark nights are a bummer. Content is king, and, frankly, there ...

  31. BandMerch Inks Long-Term Global Merch Deal With the Who

    August 28, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Global entertainment merchandising firm BandMerch has entered into a new long-term worldwide merchandising agreement with the Who as the legendary rock band prepares for the launch of their Quadrophenia tour this fall. The 40th anniversary of the ...

  32. iHeartRadio Music Fest Sells Out in Less Than Ten Minutes...Again

    July 16, 2012 4:00 PM EDT iHeartRadio is two for two for sold out music festivals selling all of the tickets for its 2012 show in just eight minutes on Saturday (July 14). Their inaugural show last year sold out in less than 10 minutes. For the Sept. 21 and 22 show at the ...

  33. Pub Briefs: Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog, Imagem Music USA Signs John Shanks, and More

    May 24, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Spirit Music Group Buys Jimmy Sturr Catalog -- Spirit Music Group has purchased the complete song catalog of polka icon Jimmy Sturr as part of a joint venture with with Lauren Keiser, the veteran print and concert music publisher. The deal covers ...

  34. Madonna's 'MDNA' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lionel Richie Bows at No. 2

    April 03, 2012 5:56 PM EDT Madonna scores her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the debut of her "MDNA," while Lionel Richie's all-star country collaborations covers album "Tuskegee" bows in the runner-up slot -- his highest-chartin ...

  35. Madonna's 'MDNA' Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200; Lionel Richie Also Big

    March 28, 2012 5:47 PM EDT Madonna's 12th studio album, "MDNA," is on course to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell between 300,000 to 350,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday ...

  36. Billboard Power 100 - Jon Bon Jovi

    January 26, 2012 8:05 PM EST No. 50 Jon Bon Jovi Frontman Bon Jovi Twitter: @BonJovi Rock & Roll CEO... Jon Bon Jovi's frontman duties extend well beyond the demands of writing songs, singing powerfully and channeling charisma. Not only does Bon Jovi lead onstage, bu ...

  37. Backbeat: Bamboozle 2012 Kick-Off Party: Will Nicki Minaj Join Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters & Skrillex?

    January 24, 2012 7:32 AM EST Although The Bamboozle is still four months away, press and sponsors were given a preview of the New Jersey music festival at the Bamboozle 2012 Kick-Off Party , which was held at New York's Irving Plaza on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The evening was ...

  38. Why Rock Still Rules the Road

    January 06, 2012 12:48 PM EST These days it's rare to see any musical artist make the jump from playing large clubs and theaters to arenas. But after 10 years of development in the touring space, the Black Keys will support their latest album, El Camino, with a North Amer ...

  39. Tiesto, Kraftwerk, Justice, David Guetta To Headline Ultra Fest; Skrillex, Mac Miller Added to Bamboozle

    December 27, 2011 11:51 AM EST The Bamboozle 2012 bolstered its impressive festival lineup Tuesday with the addition of Skrillex as a headliner alongside Bon Jovi and the Foo Fighters, as well as adding Incubus and Mac Miller to the main stage alongside previously announced Bli ...

  40. The Collective Signs Desmond Child

    December 09, 2011 2:30 PM EST The Collective, an entertainment management and production company, has signed multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child for worldwide career management. For nearly 30 years, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has acrewed multipl ...

  41. The Year In Touring

    December 08, 2011 8:10 AM EST Surprising no one, the final leg of U2's record-shattering 360 tour was enough to make U2 the top touring act of 2011, with $293.3 million in box office and nearly 3 million in ticket sales generated in the time frame of Nov. 1, 2010-Nov. 8, ...

  42. Bon Jovi, Take That, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Usher Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    November 02, 2011 4:06 PM EDT six-time winner Kenny Chesney for his Goin' Coastal tour; http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  43. The Jill Scott/Bon Iver Phenomenon: Top Albums Without a Top 40 Hit

    July 01, 2011 1:33 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Jill Scott and Bon Iver arrived at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, with their "The Light of the Sun" and self-titled sets. For Scott, it marked her first topper on the list and for Bon Iver, it wa ...

  44. U2, Bon Jovi Lead Forbes List of 25 Highest-Paid Musicians

    June 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Touring is the clearest way to millions in the music business these days, as Forbes' new list of the 25 highest-paid musicians shows. U2 leads the pack with $195 million, due in no small part to their record-breaking "360" tour, whi ...

  45. Richie Sambora to Leave Bon Jovi Tour for Rehab

    April 29, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Who wants to play guitar in Bon Jovi? The rock band said on Thursday its upcoming tour of North America and Europe would proceed even though guitarist Richie Sambora has entered rehab for a drinking problem. A spokeswoman declined to say who would ...

  46. GroupMe Launches Brand Engagement Effort With Bon Jovi, Bonnaroo

    March 28, 2011 11:05 AM EDT GroupMe , the group messaging and conference calling service riding a wave of buzz after the South by Southwest festivcal, today unveiled a brand-engagement initiative with such names as Bon Jovi and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. GroupMe ...

  47. Bon Jovi Tour Juggernaut Continues, Gross $30 Million So Far In 2011

    March 22, 2011 2:29 PM EDT Bon Jovi continues packing houses more than a year into the biggest tour of the band's nearly 30-year career, having grossed close to $30 million and sold more than a quarter million tickets since resuming the trek Feb. 9, according to 15 sho ...

  48. LUPE FIASCO FIRES UP AT NO. 1

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with 204,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. Second album "The Cool" launched at No. 15 with 143,00 ...

  49. Jon Bon Jovi And Jack White: Are They Really That Different, When It Comes To Loving Vinyl And Hating Steve Jobs?

    March 15, 2011 1:58 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi has drawn the ire of technologists, the tech media and Apple customers around the world -- all for giving a nostalgic opinion in an. Really, can't we all get along? Digital music is great for music fans and consumers: There' ...

  50. 'Steve Jobs Is Killing the Music Business,' Says Jon Bon Jovi

    March 14, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi is accusing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs of "killing" the music industry with iTunes. "Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes ...

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