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  1. London's Southbank Centre Wins Top UK Venue Honors

    May 29, 2012 3:05 PM EDT London's Southbank Centre located beside the River Thames . London's Southbank Centre has snatched the No. 1 spot in the 2011 top 100 U.K. music venues as compiled by PRS for Music, the U.K. authors' collecting society. The news, ba ...

  2. Olly Murs, JLS, Merseybeats, Limehouse Lizzy Top PRS For Music's Hardest Working UK Bands List

    December 23, 2011 7:30 AM EST The X Factor magic, the influence of Simon Cowell's hit music-talent TV show that helped push recorded-music sales in the United Kingdom, appears to have enchanted U.K. live music as well, according to the 2011 ranking of Britain's Harde ...

  3. Michael Jackson Tokyo Tribute Concert With Jacksons, AI, New Song Set For Next Week

    December 07, 2011 9:19 AM EST From left: Marlon Jackson, Japanese R&B singer AI, Jackie Jackson and Tito Jackson As Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray appeals the verdict of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop superstar, his brothers, alon ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Goes on Despite Problems

    October 10, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ...

  6. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 9:51 PM EDT Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially wi ...

  7. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert to Stream Live on Facebook

    September 30, 2011 8:24 PM EDT Fans who couldn't snag tickets to the Michael Forever tribute concert for Michael Jackson can still land front row seats from the comfort of their own homes. Milyoni and Ridgeline Entertainment announced on Friday, Sept. 30, that they will be ...

  8. BBC Proms Has Banner Year With Over 300,000 Attendees

    September 12, 2011 3:32 PM EDT Not That Kind of Prom: The Proms, which held its finale last night at London's Royal Albert Hall (above), dates back to 1895. It was originally set-up to allow ordinary people to see live classical music. (Photo: BBC/Chris Christodoulou) The ...

  9. Michael Jackson Concert Promoters Remove Kiss From Lineup

    August 16, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert dropped Kiss from the lineup after receiving widespread criticism for booking the band despite critical comments toward the late pop singer by bassist Gene Simmons. The announcement Tuesday came a da ...

  10. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green to Headline Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 11, 2011 4:17 PM EDT Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will pay their respects to the king of pop with performances at the October Michael Jackson tribute concert. Promoters for Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert confirm to CNN that two of the four The Voice coach ...

  11. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Big on Hoopla, Short on Details

    July 25, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Several members of Michael Jackson's family held a press conference in Beverly Hills on Monday (July 25) morning to announce a tribute concert for their brother, who died two years ago. Aside from a location, a date and a name for the event, ...

  12. Take That, Reunited British Boy Band With Robbie Williams, Beats Bruce Springsteen's Record

    July 18, 2011 11:07 AM EDT A reunited Take That - the British boy band featuring Robbie Williams -- has stormed through the U.K., shattering gross records, including Bruce Springsteen's eight-year title as the highest grossing concert stand ever, a mark it topped twice ...

  13. Alexandra Burke Confirms Debut Tour

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop/R&B singer Alexandra Burke will embark on her first U.K. tour at the beginning of 2011. The 2008 "X Factor" winner has announced the 18 dates for her "All Night Long" tour, promoted by AEG Live. The opening show wi ...

  14. Faithless Unveils U.K. Arena Tour

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British dance act Faithless will embark on a U.K. arena tour this fall to promote its latest studio set "The Dance" (Nate's Tunes). The nine-date tour, promoted by SJM (DF Concerts in Scotland), begins Nov. 30 at Bournemouth BIC and ...

  15. Take That Stadium Tour Rumored For 2011

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The reunion of Take That with Robbie Williams is dominating the tabloids in the U.K. today (July 16) and the news has gone global, too. Take That and Robbie Williams are trending on Twitter, with Germans, Spaniards and the French getting just as e ...

  16. Former Stereophonics Drummer Found Dead

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable was found dead at his home in Wales on Monday (June 7). Cable was a founding member of the Welsh rock band, which rose to fame in the 1990s, but left in 2003 and pursued a career in media, presenting a wee ...

  17. U.K. Record Store Day Set To Be Biggest Yet

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen are among the high profile names leading the line for the U.K. leg of tomorrow's (April 17) Record Store Day - an event that organizers are confidently predicting will be Britain's bi ...

  18. Best Buy Lines Up UK Sites

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. retailer Best Buy is looking at a range of possible sites in southern England and Wales with a view to launching in the United Kingdom next spring, property industry sources told Reuters on Monday. They said the American giant and British joi ...

  19. U2 Unveils 18 Stadium Shows

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 and Live Nation have confirmed the first tranche of stadium dates on the band's global "360°" tour. As first revealed on Billboard.biz on Friday (March 6), the tour, produced by Live Nation Global Touring and sponsored by "s ...

  20. Hard Rock Hosts Starsailor Listening Parties

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hard Rock International, the music memorabilia restaurant chain, will host a series of exclusive listening parties for U.K. indie rock outfit Starsailor's new album "All the Plans" (Virgin). The public events will be held at Hard Ro ...

  21. Counting Crows Announce U.K., Ireland Dates

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Counting Crows will return to the U.K. and Ireland for a 12-city tour, beginning May 7 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. The Hold Steady will provide support on the majority of dates. Counting Crows last visited the U.K. to headline London's s ...

  22. New Home For BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) has revealed details of its new home. The 80-year-old orchestra will move to the BBC Hoddinott Hall at the £106m ($185m) Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff in January 2009. The state-of-the-art concert ...

  23. Madonna Starts 'Sticky And Sweet' Tour In Wales

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even at 50, the queen of pop just can't stop courting controversy. As Madonna kicked off her international "Sticky and Sweet" tour Saturday night in Cardiff, Wales, she took a none-too subtle swipe at the presumptive Republican nomi ...

  24. U.K. Acts Set For Handover Celebration

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live performances by major U.K. acts The Feeling, Il Divo, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson and McFly will form the core music element of the Aug. 24 Handover Celebration, an event marking the end of the Beijing Olympic Games and the start of Lon ...

  25. Row Brews Over Madonna's 'Sticky' Ticketing

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Resale Rights Society (RSS), the live music lobbying organization, has hit out at the "mounting chaos" over ticketing for Madonna's stadium shows in the U.K. Madonna became one of the first major artists to engage with the secon ...

  26. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  27. Madonna Sticky & Sweet Sales Off To Strong Start

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Initial onsales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour are off to a strong start, with weekend sell-outs reported in Paris (Sept. 20), Boston (Oct. 15) and Chicago (Oct. 26), followed by sell-outs in New York this morning. Performance ...

  28. Madonna Completes Euro Chart Double

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna scores a double victory for Warner Bros. on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, starting a third week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake, and climbing 14-1 on European Top 1 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Feeder Offers Support Slot Prizes

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Feeder has teamed up with download retailer 7digital to find artists who will support the band on tour next month. The 7digital indiestore service , which allows unsigned and independent artists to sell MP3s direct to fans, has launc ...

  31. Hard Rock Sponsors Millennium Stadium

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales has signed a new sponsorship deal for its stadium tours with the Hard Rock Café. As well as being a major sporting venue, the Millennium Stadium has hosted performances by acts including the Rolling Stones, ...

  32. 'Viva La Diva' Dates Scale Up For Arenas

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST An upcoming 17-date U.K. touring production featuring opera star Katherine Jenkins and ballet great Darcey Bussell has sold out, and will be extended to visit a string of U.K. arena dates in the new year. The "Viva La Diva" show is the b ...

  33. Xfm Sets Launch Date For South Wales Station

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. modern rock radio network Xfm is extending its reach, with the launch of its new station in south Wales confirmed for Nov. 29. The GCap Media-owned network, which already has regional franchises in London, Manchester and Scotland, will broadc ...

  34. Venture Firm Buys Stake In Borders U.K.

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Venture capital firm Risk Capital Partners (RCP) has acquired a majority share in Borders U.K. and Ireland, the books, music and DVD retail chain, from U.S.-based Borders Group. The deal values the U.K.-Irish company at more than £75 million ($151 ...

  35. Ghosts Materialize For Hard Rock Charity Event

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. arm of Hard Rock International has lined up indie-rock act Ghosts to play exclusively at the restaurant chain next month as part of its global Rocktober string of events. The Atlantic Records band will perform at branches of the music-the ...

  36. Foo Fighters Nail Down U.K. Arena Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters will spend two weeks touring in the United Kingdom in November, where they have grown exponentially in popularity in recent years. The tour begins Nov. 3 in Manchester and wraps with a Nov. 17-18 stand in London. As previously rep ...

  37. Diesel-U-Music Awards Set For Oct. 3

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The seventh Diesel-U-Music Awards will take place Oct. 3 at London music venue Koko. The international contest, which gives unsigned acts live and recorded-music opportunities, covers three music genres: electronic/dance, rock/indie, and urban/hip ...

  38. Wales Fflam Fest Postponed Due To Bad Weather

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wales' inaugural Fflam Festival has been postponed. Scheduled to take place July 13-15, organizers said the plug was pulled due to poor weather conditions. Promotion company U.K. Straight Music Limited says new dates will be sought. "The ...

  39. Jamelia Returns To Her Roots For Birmingham Campaign

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British pop singer Jamelia is fronting a new campaign to raise the profile of her hometown, Birmingham. The multiple MOBO Award winner has been chosen to promote the Birmingham section of the BMW 1 Series online listings magazine, 1 Off , in which ...

  40. Snoop In Doghouse With U.K. Gov't

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg has cancelled the U.K. leg of his European One Love Peace Tour after the British government refused the rapper a visa. "With the late notice of Snoop being denied a visa, time has run out and it is too late reconfigure the show,&qu ...

  41. Snoop Seeks To Overturn UK Visa Denial

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, who has been denied a visa to enter Britain on a European tour, is seeking to have the decision overturned, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The 35-year old, arrested during a disturbance at London's Heathrow airport last year, had ...

  42. The Police Add Two High-Profile Gigs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in E ...

  43. The Police Unveil European Tour Plans

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police have unveiled dates for late summer/early fall European tour, beginning Aug. 29 in Stockholm. So far, 13 shows are confirmed, although additional dates in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark are pending, according to the band' ...

  44. George Michael To Open New Wembley

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer George Michael will be the first pop artist to play a concert at the new Wembley Stadium, the venue's managing director said on Sunday. Michael's gig at the much-delayed rebuilt stadium, which has cost more than 750 million pounds ...

  45. Dolly Preps European Tour

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spring of next year, her biggest such itinerary since the 1970s. Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spri ...

  46. Dolly Preps European Tour

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spring of next year, her biggest such itinerary since the 1970s. Dolly Parton this morning (Oct. 25) announces a major European tour to take place in the spri ...

  47. Rolling Stones Roll On In U.K.

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Long gone are the days when the Rolling Stones courted controversy with their sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll antics. Nowadays, the health of the surviving band members is more often the hot talking poin Long gone are the days when the Roll ...

  48. Rolling Stones Roll On In U.K.

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Long gone are the days when the Rolling Stones courted controversy with their sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll antics. Nowadays, the health of the surviving band members is more often the hot talking poin Long gone are the days when the Roll ...

  49. HMV U.K. To Sell Mobile Phone Handsets

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HMV, the U.K. music retail chain, is for the first time going to sell mobile phone contracts and devices from this weekend (Aug. 5). The move is part of its strategy to enhance digital music services. HMV, the U.K. music retail chain, is for the f ...

  50. Blunt, Madonna Rule European Charts

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International posts an impressive week on the pan-European charts. The major again has the top two titles on European Top 100 Albums, with Atlantic's James Blunt and Warner Bros.' Madonna Warner Music International posts an ...

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