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  1. Aldean To Headline CMT Tour

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rising country star Jason Aldean will follow in the footsteps of Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Brad Paisley by headlining CMT's fall tour. "CMT On Tour '08: Jason Aldean," with special guests Lady Antebellum and ope ...

  2. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12 via Warner Bros. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesday release; ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. BNL, TMBG To Rock Disney 'Block Party' Tour

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies, They Might Be Giants, Ralph's World, Imagination Movers, Dan Zanes and Choo Choo Soul, among others, will perform in select cities as part of the Disney Music Block Party tour, set to begin July 25 in Toms River, N.J. The 23 ...

  5. Ticketmaster Goes Paperless For Waits' Tour

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster is introducing its new paperless ticketing service in conjunction with the May 16 on-sale for Tom Waits' 13-date "Glitter And Doom" tour, which begins June 17 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. Fans who order concert ti ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. DeVaughn, Michele Plan 'Art Of Love' Outing

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singers Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele are hitting the road for their "Art of Love" tour beginning May 22. Hair care brand Mizani will support Michele during her performances in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami, ...

  8. Keys Cancels Second Performance

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After canceling the Pittsburgh stop on her "As I Am" concert tour last night (April 22), Alicia Keys must cancel a second show due to swollen vocal chords. This comes just after opening act Jordin Sparks dropped off the tour on April 21 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Stone Temple Pilots Rock Houdini Mansion

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Stone Temple Pilots solidified their summer reunion tour plans last night (April 7) with a brief performance at the former estate of magician Harry Houdini, tucked away in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills. The group's 30-minute ...

  11. Weiland Hits Back At Ex-Velvet Revolver Mates

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A day after the non-singing members of Velvet Revolver announced they were moving on without him, frontman Scott Weiland has responded to the move via a venom-filled statement. Weiland says he already "claimed the group dead in the water on M ...

  12. Stone Temple Pilots Plotting Extensive Tour

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recently reunited Stone Temple Pilots can add a full-fledged summer amphitheater tour to its previously announced U.S. festival dates, Billboard.biz has learned. Details are still coming together, but a source close to the alt-rock band says S ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. STP, Linkin Park Set For Revived Edgefest

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Stone Temple Pilots and Linkin Park will head the bill for the 2008 Edgefest in Toronto, which is returning after a one-year hiatus. The event will be held July 12 at Downsview Park. Rounding out the bill are Sam Roberts Band, the Bravery, Ashes D ...

  15. Stone Temple Pilots Reunite For Ohio Festival

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Stone Temple Pilots reunion first reported here last month will touch down for the first time at the Rock on the Range festival, to be held May 17-18 at Columbus, Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium. Other acts confirmed for the AEG Live-steered ...

  16. Ferrell Lines Up U.S. College Comedy Tour

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the weeks leading up to the debut of his new comedy film "Semi-Pro," Will Ferrell will perform stand-up at seven U.S. college campuses, beginning Feb. 4 at Kansas State University's Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan. Along with ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp Going On Tour

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp, which matches ordinary people with rock star counselors who teach them the ins and outs of writing and performing music, will launch a 25-city club tour this summer, founder David Fishof tells Billboard. Details ...

  19. Report: Nashville Venue Starwood Sold

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Live Nation has reached a deal to sell its Nashville market shed, Starwood Amphitheatre in Antioch, Tenn. Nashville developer Vastland Realty Group paid $4.2 million for the 65-acre Starwood site, the Nashville Tennessean reports, cit ...

  20. Sounds Of The Underground Line-Up Revealed

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will feature performances by GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job For A Cowboy, among others. The 25-city North American trek starts July 6 at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas and ...

  21. Korn, Evanescence Team For Family Values Tour

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this year's Family Values tour, which will visit 31 North American cities starting July 16 in St. Louis. Sharing the main stage on this year's Live Nation-produced festival are Atreyu, Flyleaf, Helly ...

  22. Clapton Flanked By Guitar Heroes For Summer Fest

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will be surrounded by esteemed guests at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival, to be held July 28 at Toyota Park in Chicago. B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and Vince Gill lead the lineup for the event, w ...

  23. Genesis Bringing Reunion Tour To North America

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected , the reunited Genesis will visit North America on a fall tour that begins Sept. 7 in Toronto, the group announced this morning (March 7) at a media event in New York. So far, 13 dates have been announced through Oct. 12 in Los Angeles ...

  24. Rock On The Range Set For Ohio

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST ZZ Top, Evanescence and Velvet Revolver are among the acts scheduled to play this year's inaugural Rock on the Range festival, set for May 19 at the 22,555-seat Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The one-day music event, produced by Rig ...

  25. Ozzfest Offering Free Tickets For 2007 Tour

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tickets to the 2007 edition of Ozzfest will be free, organizers said today (Feb. 6). The 25-date tour will begin July 7 in Los Angeles; details have yet to be announced regarding distribution of tickets. The event, which will be headlined by Ozzy ...

  26. IMF Expands In Midwest, Pacts With WOW!

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group owned International Music Feed (IMF) has expanded in key midwest markets through a long term agreement with cable television provider WideOpenWest Holdings (WOW!). IMF's channel, which focuses on delivering hit music fro ...

  27. Live Nation Venues Up For Sale

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is looking to shed some sheds. As part of an ongoing evaluation of its real estate holdings, the world's largest promoter and venue operator confirms it did list Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (formerly Deer Creek Amphitheatre) in ...

  28. Taylor Hicks Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, latest "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks will spend the early part of 2007 on the road in support of his self-titled debut album. The theater trek begins Feb. 21 in Jacksonville, Fla., and has dates on the books through Apr ...

  29. Opie & Anthony Comedy Tour Set First Dates

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stops include Massachusetts, New Jersey. Shock jocks Opie and Anthony are fielding the Opie & Anthony Traveling Virus - The Comedy Event of the Year! tour, a multi-act, festival style comedy tour. The syndicated jocks’ flagship station is 92.3 ...

  30. Paul Simon Preps Tour

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek to kick off June 28 in Columbus, Ohio. Trek to kick off June 28 in Columbus, Ohio. News ...

  31. Paul Simon Preps Tour

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trek to kick off June 28 in Columbus, Ohio. Paul Simon will begin a tour in support of his new Warner release “Surprise” on June 28 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. The tour will play a mix of arenas, amphitheaters, large thea ...

  32. Anonymous Spitzer Letter Riles Up The Row

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An anonymous letter sent to New York state attorney general Eliot Spitzer has ruffled feathers in the country music industry. The letter, signed "some very concerned music industry professionals," acc An anonymous letter sent to New York ...

  33. Chesney Plans Stadium Trek

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included nine stadium dates on his tour route this year, including National Football League stadiums in Boston, Nashville, Seattle, Detroit, and Tampa, and Major Le Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included n ...

  34. McGraw/Hill Tour Is Fastest-Selling of 2006

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 350,000 tickets have been sold. Organizers for the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour “Soul2Soul II” are reporting that the trek is the fastest-selling of the year with more than 350,000 tickets sold already. Sales have also outpaced the country ...

  35. Hill, McGraw Unveil First Soul2Soul Dates

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio. Trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio. News ...

  36. Hill, McGraw Unveil First Soul2Soul Dates

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio. As tipped here earlier this month, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will embark on a sequel to their 2000 Soul2Soul tour this spring. The arena trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio, and is expected to e ...

  37. Leahy Splits With CCE

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Forms 409 Management & Consulting. Former Clear Channel Entertainment executive VP of music group venues Patrick Leahy has resigned from that position and formed a new company, 409 Management & Consulting. Through his new venture, the ...

  38. Motley Crue Extends Tour Into 2006

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trek resumes Feb. 10 in Columbus, Ga. Having racked up an improbably successful reunion tour this year, Motley Crue is heading back on the road in 2006. The hard rock quartet will close out the year with a Dec. 31 New Year's Eve show in Aubur ...

  39. Clear Channel VP Resigns, Starts New Company

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Frank LoPresti forms Clutch Entertainment Group. Frank LoPresti, former VP of Clear Channel Entertainment-Music Festivals, has resigned from CCE's Indianapolis office, Sunshine Promotions, and formed a new company, Clutch Entertainment Group. ...

  40. Howard Stern's Replacements Revealed

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting has announced its strategy to replace Howard Stern. Along with a rollout of Free FM stations, David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla will go on the air. The long wait for Howard Stern's replacement on 27 stations owned by Infin ...

  41. Tower Vet Olsen Dies At 46

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert Olsen, a 26-year Tower Records veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 11 in Valley Springs, Ca. He was 46. Robert Olsen, a 26-year Tower Records veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 11 in Valley Springs, Ca. He was 46. ...

  42. Radio Continues To Step Up For Katrina Victims

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stations, syndicators, owners offer help. Radio is stepping up in a big way to support those devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Personalities, stations, syndicators and owners have cleared their plates to lend a hand. Clear Channel stations are airi ...

  43. Beck Finally Hitting The Road This Fall

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT North American tour begins Sept. 19. Nearly five months since the release of his latest Interscope album, "Guero," Beck has only played sporadic live dates in support of the set. But the artist has finally made plans to go on tour in Nor ...

  44. ASCAP Files 30 Lawsuits Against Bars, Nightclubs

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP filed 30 copyright infringement lawsuits on July 13 against nightclubs, bars and restaurants for playing songs written by members of the performing right organization without securing public per NEW YORK -- ASCAP filed 30 copyright infringem ...

  45. Pro Baseball Goes On Tour

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Road show to accompany Bonnaroo, Warper Tour. Attendees at this weekend's (June 10–12) Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the upcoming Vans Warped Tour can immerse themselves in music and baseball thanks to Major League Baseball Properties& ...

  46. SMG Launches New System Of Regional Bookers

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New web-based booking system launched May 1. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has launched a new system of regional booking managers to work with agents and promoters. Under the new system, SMG has five U.S. regional booking manager ...

  47. Transplants Ink Multi-Album Deal With Atlantic

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First album due June 21. Atlantic Records has signed the Transplants to a multi-album deal, with their major label debut set for June 21 on La Salle/Atlantic. "Haunted Cities" is the group's second full-length and first album in thr ...

  48. Rolling Stones Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets on sale this weekend, shows begin Aug 21. The Rolling Stones announced a world tour today (May 10) at a press conference at New York’s Juilliard School of Music. The trek will be produced worldwide by Michael Cohl, under his Concert Produc ...

  49. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  50. Darrell Abbott Dies In Club Shooting

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Damageplan had just begun its second-to-last show on a 60-date tour when a gunman rushed the stage at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 9, killing guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott a NASHVILLE -- Damageplan had just beg ...

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