Coachella Valley Music

  1. Slightly Stoopid, Pepper Plan Summer Run

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, reggae-rock acts Slightly Stoopid and Pepper will embark on a 20-plus-date summer tour, beginning Aug. 1 at the Joint in Las Vegas and wrapping Sept. 6 at San Diego's Open Air Theatre. Reggae duo Sly & Robbie will join the to ...

  2. 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,& ...

  3. 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,& ...

  4. Prince Closes Coachella Day Two With Collabs, Covers

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a rare U.S. festival appearance, the late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be successful, as the Purple One drew massive crowds to the event's main ...

  5. Prince Rocks Coachella With Collabs, Covers

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late addition of Prince to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., proved to be a huge hit, as the Purple One drew a massive crowd to the event's main stage Saturday night (April 26). Pr ...

  6. Johnson, Tankian, The Verve Open Coachella 2008

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A diverse lineup comprising Jack Johnson, the Verve, Serj Tankian, the Raconteurs, the Breeders, the National and Goldfrapp helped usher in the opening day (April 25) of the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Fi ...

  7. SOAD Duo Prep 'Scars' Debut

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan are putting the finishing touches on the debut album from their new rock band Scars on Broadway, the pair tells Billboard.biz. The artists are currently shopping for a re ...

  8. Verve To Play Summer Eden Sessions

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Verve is the first headliner confirmed for the Eden Sessions on June 27, to be staged in the unique confines of the Eden Project eco-tourism site in Cornwall, south west England. The reunited British alternative rock act joins a swelling list ...

  9. Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival producer Goldenvoice has partnered with Amtrak to provide a limited number of festival campers with a free train ride to and from this year's event, which is set for April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field ...

  10. 'Once' Duo Set For U.S. Tour

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Recent Oscar-winning duo Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova will embark on a 27-date U.S. tour this spring, beginning April 23 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. Performances will feature the duo's backing band, The Swell Season. The upco ...

  11. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. As previously reported , Jack Johnson ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Radiohead, Petty, Johnson Set For San Fran Festival

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.S. festival frenzy continues with today's (March 3) announcement that Radiohead, Tom Petty and Jack Johnson will headline San Francisco's inaugural Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 22-24 at Golden Gate Park. ...

  14. The Verve Books Spring U.S. Shows

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Verve has scheduled its first U.S. shows in nearly a decade in conjunction with its late April appearance at the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif. The group will play in Las Vegas on April 26 and in New York on April 28-29. The reunited U.K. ...

  15. Portishead Relaunching At Coachella

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Out in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is fast becoming an oasis for high-profile reunions. The Jesus and Mary Chain, the Pixies, Rage Against the Machine, Gang of Four and Bauhaus are just a handful of the ac ...

  16. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  17. The Judds, Rascal Flatts Set For 2008 Stagecoach

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The second annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held May 3-4 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., will feature a one-off performance from mother/daughter duo the Judds, according to Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett. The appearance i ...

  18. Tankian Taps Fair To Midland, Morello As Openers

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Fair To Midland and Tom Morello have been tapped to support Serj Tankian on select fall concert dates in support of the System Of A Down frontman's debut solo album, "Elect the Dead," which drops Oct. 23 via Serjical Strike ...

  19. L.A. Detour Fest On Track For Year Two

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After drawing approximately 12,000 concertgoers to last year's inaugural LA Weekly Detour Music Festival, held in the streets of downtown Los Angeles, this year's Oct. 6 event on Main and 1st Streets is expected to draw similar numbers, ...

  20. Bloc Party, Justice Anchor Second Detour Fest

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bloc Party, red hot dance act Justice, Satellite Party, Kinky, the Comedians of Comedy, Turbonegro, Teddybears, Moving Units, the Raveonettes, Shout Out Louds and Autolux are among the acts confirmed for the second LA Weekly Detour Music Festival, ...

  21. Morrissey Rewards Diehards, Quashes Smiths Reunion

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey is taking special care of his most devoted fans on his upcoming fall North American tour, which, as previously reported, begins Sept. 20 in Tijuana, Mexico. A number of special opportunities have been created for multiple-night runs in L ...

  22. Billboard, AEG Live Team For Events

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an exclusive alliance, Billboard is teaming up with AEG Live to expand existing Billboard-branded live events and create new concerts, festivals and televised awards shows around the world. Los Angeles-based AEG Live, the producer and promoter ...

  23. Dream Start For Arctic Monkeys' 'Nightmare'

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys have swung back into U.K. record stores in style with exceptional opening sales for their second album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare." The hugely anticipated set shifted almost 85,000 units on its first day of release ye ...

  24. The Billboard Q&A: Paul Tollett

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Tollett has always been a concert promoter with vision. After taking an $800,000 hit on the inaugural Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1999, the president of Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice never lost hope. "It seemed like $8 mi ...

  25. Decemberists Get Orchestra Treatment

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This July, the Decemberists will perform alongside local orchestras at select dates in amphitheaters in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Columbia, Md. The Portland, Ore.-based act is currently playing 1,500- to 3,000-capacity theate ...

  26. Lily Allen Scraps Most Of U.S. Tour

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen has cancelled her May-June U.S. tour, excluding performances at this year's Coachella and Bonnaroo music festivals, among several others. Allen revealed the news earlier today (April 16) via her Myspace blog. Allen jok ...

  27. One Reel Links With AEG For Bumbershoot Fest

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bumbershoot festival producers One Reel have linked with AEG Live in a move that will boost talent buying and sponsorship resources for the long-running Seattle event, Billboard.biz has learned. The five-year deal is similar to those AEG has reach ...

  28. Goldenvoice Launches Alternative Unit

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live, revealed today (Feb. 5) the launch of Art Show, a national alternative touring division to be headed by industry vet Elyse Rogers. Art Show will make its debut this spring with a three-month ...

  29. Decemberists Explore New Ground In March

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Indie rock titans the Decemberists are gearing up for a spring trek that will hit 1,500- to 3,000-capacity venues across the United States. The outing follows the success of the act's Capitol Records debut, "The Crane Wife," which h ...

  30. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  31. Country Descending On Desert For Stagecoach Fest

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which will be held May 5-6 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., the site of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival the prior weekend. The bill is headed by George Strait, Kenny Che ...

  32. Coachella Expands To Three Days, Country Fest To Follow

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to a three-day event for the first time in 2007 when it overtakes the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. on April 27-29. The following weekend (May 5-6), Coachella promoters Goldenvoice wi ...

  33. Coachella Expands, Country Fest To Follow

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to a three-day event for the first time in 2007 when it overtakes the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. on April 27-29. The following weeken The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fest ...

  34. Buzznet To Offer Exclusive Warped Tour Coverage

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To include daily photos, video coverage. Warner Brothers Records is working with social community site Buzznet to capture daily photo and video coverage of the Vans Warped Tour. Select tour artists and staff will be provided mobile phones equipped ...

  35. Coachella Day Two: Madonna Makes It Quick

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna made her festival debut last night (April 30) at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an Madonna made her festival debut last night ...

  36. Coachella Kicks Off, Day One Highlights

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Depeche, Kanye, Daft Punk. Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlighted the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., which drew a record crowd of 60,000 people to the Empire Polo Field. Depeche Mode close ...

  37. Madonna Downsizes For Coachella Performance

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST After months of rumors, Madonna has confirmed she will perform April 30 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The artist will appear backed by a live band in the festival' After months of rumors, Madonna has c ...

  38. TV On The Radio Signs With Interscope

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York rock act TV On The Radio has jumped from Touch & Go to Interscope, which will release its as-yet-untitled sophomore album later this spring. No details have yet been revealed about the se New York rock act TV On The Radio has jump ...

  39. Ted Leo Signs With Touch & Go

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Next album expected later this year. Revered indie rocker Ted Leo has signed a new deal with Touch & Go Records and will release his next album with his band the Pharmacists later this year. Leo was previously inked to Lookout!, which issued h ...

  40. Corgan, Chamberlin Revive Smashing Pumpkins

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal alternative rock act Smashing Pumpkins, sources say the group has signed a new management deal with Jared Pau In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is ...

  41. Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fest to be held April 29-30. Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Coachella in 1999 ...

  42. The Beat

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 30 featured diverse yet vibrant acts like Canadian hip-hopper Buck 65, Katie Melua and Coldplay. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 30 featured d ...

  43. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Set For June

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally and the following day in the United States, Parlophone/EMI said today (March 11). First single "Speed of So Coldplay's long-a ...

  44. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Set For June

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally and the following day in the United States, Parlophone/EMI said today (March 11). First single "Speed of So Coldplay's long-a ...

  45. Coldplay, NIN To Headline Coachella

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tix go on sale Feb. 5. Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The fest will also feature reunion performances by Gang of ...

  46. DiscLive Claims 15,000 In Pixies Sales

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DiscLive Inc., a New York-based specialist in souvenir CDs of concert performances, says it sold more than 15,000 CDs during a recent three-week tour by the Pixies. DiscLive Inc., a New York-based specialist in souvenir CDs of concert performances ...

  47. DiscLive Claims 15,000 In Pixies Sales

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DiscLive Inc., a New York-based specialist in souvenir CDs of concert performances, says it sold more than 15,000 CDs during a recent three-week tour by the Pixies. DiscLive Inc., a New York-based specialist in souvenir CDs of concert performances ...

  48. DiscLive Claims 15,000 In Pixies Sales

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DiscLive Inc., a New York-based specialist in souvenir CDs of concert performances, says it sold more than 15,000 CDs during a recent three-week tour by the Pixies. DiscLive Inc., a New York-based specialist in souvenir CDs of concert performances ...

  49. The Cure Unveils Summer Festival Plans

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Cure will headline the Curiosa summer festival tour with support from Interpol and the Rapture, two acts clearly influenced by the veteran U.K. rock act's sound. Instrumental rock com As expected, the Cure will headline the C ...

  50. Radiohead Gig Pulled Due To Yorke Illness

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The final date of Radiohead's Australian tour has been cancelled after frontman Thom Yorke suffered voice problems. The final date of Radiohead's Australian tour has been cancelled after frontman Thom Yorke suffered voice problems. Local ...

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