Bruce Springsteen

  1. Madonna Tops Strong Midyear List Of Top 25 Tours

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the uncertain state of the economy, Billboard's midyear touring charts indicate a pattern of success that could well carry through the end of the year. And, even more so than usual, the top 25 list is dominated by acts that first achi ...

  2. TicketsNow Operated Sites Shut Down, Company Hit With Fine

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. subsidiary has reached an agreement with the Illinois Attorney General after complaints of overly high-priced tickets to Hannah Montana and Bruce Springsteen concerts. The state attorney general's office anno ...

  3. Glastonbury Gets 1.9 Million Ratings Peak

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Blur's headline set at Glastonbury got 1.9 million viewers for the BBC's live coverage of the final night of the festival. Blur, who reformed for summer dates, wrapped the 170,000-capacity event on the Pyramid Stage in Some ...

  4. Amazon U.K. Pricing Mishap

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Amazon service, Amazon.co.uk, has confirmed that a "pricing error" resulted in hit albums being sold for just 29p (47 cents). Although Amazon.co.uk has aggressively priced its new MP3 store, with albums as low as £3 ($4.88), the ...

  5. Briefs: Bruce Springsteen, Jammie Thomas, Sugarland

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The New Jersey Star-Ledger used the Open Public Records Act to investigate the ticketing arrangements for the May 2009 Bruce Springsteen concert that prompted a Senate Judiciary hearing and much public outcry against Ticketmaster Entertainment. ...

  6. Bonnaroo 2009 Attendance 'Up Dramatically'

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Phish wrapped Bonnaroo 2009 last night (with a sit-in from Bruce Springsteen), drawing the curtain on what producers feel was their most successful event ever on many levels. Aside from thunderstorms on Thursday that brought mud on Friday, and som ...

  7. Bruce Springsteen, Wilco Soar At Bonnaroo

    June 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen on Saturday night found himself in a position he probably can't remember last being in: having to preach to the not necessarily converted. Springsteen and the E Street Band's headlining slot at Bonnaroo was only the ban ...

  8. Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band Suit Up For Bonnaroo

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It seems surprising to some fans, but Little Steven Van Zandt says Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are as well-suited to play massive festival dates as anyone else. "I love that fact that we're playing to, I don't know, prob ...

  9. Record Store Day Preview: Events, Releases

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco's advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing ...

  10. Bushfire Benefit CD Sells Over 100,000

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Australia's bushfire-aid CD release has raised more than $1.6 million Australian ($1.15 million) after selling more than 100,000 units in the two months since its release, Billboard.biz has learned. Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, M ...

  11. TicketsNow Required To Turn Over Client Info

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the ongoing governmental scrutiny of the proposed Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger, and in particular snafus regarding the on-sales of Bruce Springsteen shows in New Jersey and linking from Ticketmaster to the TM secondary site Ticke ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Set For Pete Seeger's 90th Concert

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May ...

  13. U2 Snags Seventh No. 1 Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with ...

  14. Young Confirms Two More U.K. Fests

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young will headline the closing day of the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival on June 28, as well as the Hard Rock Calling event the day before in London's Hyde Park. Young has already been announced as a headliner at the Isle Of Wight Fes ...

  15. Young Headlines Isle Of Wight Fest

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Neil Young will headline the U.K.'s Isle Of Wight Festival, closing the event on Sunday, June 14. Young is also strongly rumored to be the final headline act to be confirmed for Glastonbury Festival, held June 24 to 28, alongside U.K. rock ac ...

  16. Springsteen Holds Off Morrissey On Euro Albums Chart

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart gives Bruce Springsteen a fourth week at No. 1 with "Working On A Dream" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), while the new leader on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles is Lady Gaga's "Poke ...

  17. Ticketmaster To Change Online Sales Practices

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nearly a month after a controversial ticket on-sale for Bruce Springsteen's upcoming North American tour, Ticketmaster Entertainment has reached a national settlement with the New Jersey Attorney General in which the ticketing company has agr ...

  18. Bushfire Relief Compilation Scores Huge Sales

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Australia's bushfire relief compilation was the biggest-selling album in the country last week, raising more than $300,000 Australian ($195,000) for victims of Victoria's destructive bushfires, Billboard.biz can reveal. Bruce ...

  19. Springsteen Confirmed For Glastonbury

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed to headline the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival on June 27. The Saturday night slot was occupied by Jay-Z last year. Springsteen's booking for the 170,000-capacity event at Worthy Farm in Somerset follows ...

  20. Fundraising Efforts For Aus Bushfire Tragedy Victims

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Andre Rieu, Midnight Oil and Delta Goodrem are among dozens of high profile artists who have thrown their support behind fundraising efforts for victims of Australia's destructive bushfires. American superstars ...

  21. Latest News: Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz Op-Ed: LiveStub CEO Questions TM-LN Merger Complaints March 11, 2009 The CEO of secondary ticket site LiveStub asks regulators to get answers on key questions before approving the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. Canada To Investigat ...

  22. Springsteen To Rock London's Hyde Park

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen will make his U.K. festival debut at this year's Hard Rock Calling event, held June 27 to 28 in London's Hyde Park, according to organizers. Announced as the June 28 headliner with his E Street Band, Springsteen will he ...

  23. Springsteen Skips San Siro After Complaints

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen will not be playing at Milan's San Siro soccer stadium this summer. He will, however, play three other Italian stadium venues, namely Rome (July 19), Turin (July 21) and Udine (July 23), during the course of his "Workin ...

  24. Springsteen Scores Euro Albums No. 1

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen makes a victorious debut on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as "Working On A Dream" (Colmbia/Sony Music Entertainment) enters at No. 1, outselling Franz Ferdinand's "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand&qu ...

  25. Ticketmaster Responds To Springsteen, Fans

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff has responded to the Bruce Springsteen camp in an "open letter of apology to Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and the entire Springsteen Tour Team." Rather than acknowledging any "conflict of interest" ...

  26. Springsteen Debuts Atop Album Chart

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Working on a Dream," dethrones Taylor Swift's "Fearless" after an eight-week reign. The Columbia set sold 224,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  27. Bruce Springsteen Nets Ninth No. 1 Album

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen shows the Billboard 200 who's the Boss, as his new album "Working on a Dream" debuts atop the list -- his ninth chart-topper. Only a handful of acts have achieved more No. 1 albums, but who are they? . . . Other hi ...

  28. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will ...

  29. Lily Allen, Bruce Springsteen Crown U.K. Charts

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lily Allen and Bruce Springsteen were the new champions on the U.K. singles and album charts yesterday (Feb. 1). Allen's "The Fear" (Regal/Parlophone/EMI) debuted atop the singles chart, while Springsteen's "Working on a D ...

  30. Springsteen Rocks Super Bowl With Classic Hits

    February 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band made the most of their 12 minutes during the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show tonight (Feb. 1) in Tampa, Fla., rocking through the classics "10th Avenue Freeze Out," "Born To Run," "Gl ...

  31. Springsteen Calls Wal-Mart Deal A Mistake

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with Sunday's New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest hits CD. Some ...

  32. Behind The Super Bowl's Halftime Show: Billboard Q&A With Don Mischer

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Don Mischer has been behind some of the best Super Bowl halftime shows in recent memory, which have showcased performances by mega-stars like Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. Now, fresh off the heels of his directing duties for " ...

  33. Romance And Indie Rock Hit The Billboard 200

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "Ballads" is the Billboard 200's highest debut, arriving at No. 10, while another romantic effort, Frank Sinatra's "Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love," also makes a good start . . . It's a grea ...

  34. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  35. Bruce Springsteen Prepping 'Darkness' Reissue

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen is about to release a new album and play the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show, but there's another project in the works that will be received joyously by fans: a deluxe reissue of 1978's "Darkness on the Edge of Town ...

  36. Springsteen Unveils European Stadium Dates

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will indeed tour behind their new album, "Working on a Dream," with the first stadium dates announced today for Europe in June and July. So far, six shows are confirmed, beginning June 2 in Tampere ...

  37. Top Stars Celebrate Obama At Lincoln Memorial

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng today (Jan. 18) at a roaring, rollicking pre-inauguration celebration staged before marble monuments to past heroes. "Anything is possible in America," decl ...

  38. HBO To Broadcast Star-Packed Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free ...

  39. Springsteen, Rahman Win Golden Globes

    January 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen won the Golden Globe for best song for the title track from "The Wrestler," while A.R. Rahman won the Golden Globe for best score for for "Slumdog Millionaire," which becomes an odds-on favorite for Oscar reco ...

  40. Report: Springsteen To Play Inaugural Event

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Washington Post is reporting that Bruce Springsteen will perform at Washington D.C.'s National Mall on Jan. 18 as part of the Barack Obama inauguration festivities. The performance will be free and open to the public. Springsteen was a vo ...

  41. Springsteen Goes Free With Amazon, 'Guitar Hero'

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen is offering free downloads through Amazon.com and "Guitar Hero" in the run-up to the Jan. 27 release of his next Columbia album, "Working on a Dream." The third single from that project, "Life Itself,&quo ...

  42. Wal-Mart Snags Springsteen Exclusive

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen is to release a greatest hits album exclusively through Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart's "Greatest Hits" is a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band collection, featuring 12 tracks including "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight), ...

  43. Springsteen Memorabilia Returned To NJ library

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST More than 1,100 pieces of Bruce Springsteen memorabilia have been returned to the Asbury Park Public Library in New Jersey after library officials filed a police complaint against the men who had taken out the items. Members of the Friends of the ...

  44. Springsteen, Beyonce Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce Knowles and Clint Eastwood are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best orig ...

  45. Bon Jovi Scores 2008's Top-Grossing Tour

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's Lost Highway tour tops the list of the biggest tours for 2008, based on data reported to Billboard Boxscore from Nov. 14, 2007, through Nov. 11, 2008. The trek, promoted in North America and Europe by AEG Live, grossed $210.6 milli ...

  46. Springsteen Feels 'Lucky' With Amazon, MySpace

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen has unveiled a second new song from his next album, "Working on a Dream," jointly through Amazon.com and MySpace Music. Fans can download "My Lucky Day" from the two services exclusively for a week, starting t ...

  47. Springsteen, Chesney Rule Billboard Touring Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney and Miley Cyrus were among the big winners at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 20) at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York. Springsteen and his band picked u ...

  48. Bruce Springsteen 'Dreams' Big On New Album

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's new album, "Working on a Dream," will arrive Jan. 27 via Columbia. Excerpts from the title track debuted during NBC's NFL halftime show last night (Nov. 16). The album incl ...

  49. Who Will Be Obama's Copyright Czar?

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST From Bruce Springsteen to Stevie Wonder, plenty of musicians supported President-elect Barack Obama. Now music executives are wondering what kind of support they'll see from the Obama administration. Soon after an inauguration that Washington ...

  50. Emirates Stadium Granted Three Concerts A Year

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Islington Council has agreed to allow three concerts a year at soccer team Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London, under strict conditions. According to the new licensing agreement, noise levels must not exceed set limits, concerts must finish ...

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