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  1. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Brothers of the Sun' Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:54 AM EST Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw to Reunite for 'Real Special' Stadium Tour By Ray Waddell Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning J ...

  2. Red Light's Coran Capshaw to Receive Humanitarian Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 01, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw will be the first artist manager to ever receive the Humanitarian Award when he is recognized for his good works at the Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Previ ...

  3. What Makes a Great Music Festival? Billboard Touring Conference Panel Will Find Out ...

    October 20, 2011 1:52 PM EDT A few years ago, there was concern that the festival market in North America was in danger of becoming saturated. And while some notable festivals have indeed fallen by the wayside (All Points West in New Jersey, Denver's Mile High Fest), 201 ...

  4. Backbeat: Donovan Performs With DeVotchKa at Elias Arts

    October 12, 2011 2:24 PM EDT Donovan and members of DeVotchKa perform "Sunshine Superman" in the Santa Monica offices of Elias Arts DeVotchKa, the Denver-based band that incorporates Eastern European and South American elements in their buoyant acoustic rock, spent ...

  5. NARM Names Antony Bruno Community Manager of DigitalMusic.org

    October 03, 2011 8:50 AM EDT NARM announced today that Antony Bruno has been named Community Manager of digitalmusic.org, the virtual home of NARM's digital initiatives. Of course, Bruno was previously Executive Director of Content & Programming, Digital/Mobile at Bi ...

  6. Guns N' Roses Announce First U.S. Tour in Five Years

    September 21, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Veteran rockers Guns N' Roses are heading back on the road for their first major U.S. tour in 5 years, the band announced on Wednesday. The Axl Rose-fronted group will play more than 30 concerts, starting Oct. 28 at Orlando's Amway Cente ...

  7. Come Together: Musical Events Scheduled to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    September 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT NEW YORK: Remember to Love Trinity Church Sept. 9, first performance at 11 a.m., last performance at 8:30 p.m. Performances by Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), the Washington (D.C.) Chorus, New York City Master Chorale, Copley Singers (Bost ...

  8. AEG Launches Axs Ticketing Platform To Rival Ticketmaster

    August 22, 2011 8:56 PM EDT Anschutz Entertainment Group has taken its first step in establishing itself as a significant player in the ticketing market and rivaling Live Nation's Ticketmaster by launching a website for its new ticketing platform, axs Ticketing . On Mon ...

  9. Jay-Z and Kanye West Reschedule 'Throne' Tour (Report)

    August 02, 2011 11:04 AM EDT The Jay-Z/Kanye West collaboration 'Watch the Throne' hits iTunes in a week (Aug. 8) and brick-and-mortars a week after that, but fans eager to see them in person will have to wait until late October to take in their live show, according ...

  10. Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour

    August 01, 2011 4:41 PM EDT Kings of Leon announced the cancellation of their U.S. tour following an onstage meltdown at a performance in Dallas on Friday night (July 29). Frontman Caleb Followill walked offstage after claiming he was too hot to perform, and the band subsequ ...

  11. Zoe Announce Tour Dates

    July 27, 2011 2:51 PM EDT Mexican alternative rock band Zoé has landed Jack Daniel's as the official sponsor of their U.S. tour, which begins July 30 in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre. The band - vocalist Leon Larregui, guitarist Sergio Acosta, bassist Angel Mosqued ...

  12. Jay-Z and Kanye West, A.K.A. 'The Throne,' Announce Tour

    July 25, 2011 8:31 AM EDT A week after debuting their new single, "Otis," off "Watch the Throne," Jay-Z and Kanye West are joining forces to form the group 'The Throne' and announce their 'Watch the Throne Tour,' kicking off on Septe ...

  13. Beatport's Revamped Website Empowers DJs

    July 19, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Beatport , a global online digital music store catering to DJs and electronic dance music fans based in Denver and Berlin, has just announced the launch of an upgraded version of their site in HTML5. The HTML5 version allows for improved access an ...

  14. Hot Chelle Rae: The Story Behind the Success of 'Tonight Tonight'

    July 05, 2011 2:26 PM EDT They formed in Nashville in 2005, signed with Jive in the fall of 2008 and are having their breakthrough moment with their infectious pop/rock single, "Tonight Tonight." That song has climbed steadily on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching N ...

  15. Lindsey Buckingham Announces New Self-Released Album, Tour

    June 13, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Lindsey Buckingham will self-release his sixth solo album, "Seeds We Sow," on Sept. 6 and embark on 31-city North American tour in September and October. The album's first single is "In Our Own Time." Buckingham's las ...

  16. Blink-182, My Chemical Romance Lead 2011 Honda Civic Tour

    May 23, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance will lead the lineup of the 10th annual Honda Civic Tour, which is scheduled to visit North American amphitheaters this summer/fall. Support acts on the 40-plus-date trek include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and M ...

  17. Marco Antonio Solis, Ana Gabriel Announce Co-Headlining Tour

    May 10, 2011 11:18 AM EDT Mexican artists Marco Antonio Solis and Ana Gabriel today (May 10) announced in Miami a co-headlining U.S. tour, dubbed "Haciendo Historia" (Making History). Both artists have long careers that straddle both pop and regional Mexican real ...

  18. New Orleans Jazz Fest Thrives Despite Competition

    May 04, 2011 7:36 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A sea of flowered shirts, colorful tank tops and straw hats sways to an infectious beat under a searing blue sky. Artists ranging from Bon Jovi to New Orleans jazz singer John Boutte pump tunes on multiple stages as an exub ...

  19. TV On The Radio's Gerard Smith Dies of Lung Cancer

    April 20, 2011 4:33 PM EDT TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith has died of lung cancer, the band announced on its official website Wednesday (Apr. 20). "We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous figh ...

  20. Business Matters: TicketBiscuit Acquires Dais Limited

    April 15, 2011 7:57 PM EDT TicketBiscuit Acquires Dais Limited -- TicketBiscuit added more heat to an already hot ticketing market by acquiring Portland, Ore.-based Dais Limited , the company announced on Friday. Dais founder Jason Mastrine will become TicketBiscuit's ...

  21. U2 To Set Record For Highest-Grossing Tour This Weekend

    April 08, 2011 8:19 AM EDT When the doors open Sunday night for U2's second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band's "360" tour will become the highest grossing tour in history. In Sao Paulo, U2 "360" will pass the $558 million ...

  22. Foo Fighters To Play Gigs In Eight Fans' Garages

    March 17, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Next month, the Foo Fighters will be playing songs from "Wasting Light," the new album they recorded in Dave Grohl's garage, in the garages of eight lucky fans in eight North American cities as part of a sponsorship with BlackBerry. ...

  23. Uncharted Territory: Traphik, Tyler Ward, Teen Hearts and More

    February 18, 2011 4:00 PM EST Five weeks in, Southern California rapper Traphik is still not budging from the top spot of Uncharted , Billboard's weekly ranking of emerging artists who have yet to appear on a major Billboard chart but are mapping new territory in online f ...

  24. EMI Signs International Licensing Deal With Beatport

    February 09, 2011 9:54 AM EST Dance music download site Beatport has struck an international licensing deal with EMI that covers the label's dance and electronic music and mixes. The deal covers North America, Europe and Australia. The first release through the partnershi ...

  25. Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Killers Headlining Lollapalooza Chile

    January 28, 2011 1:40 PM EST Kanye West, Jane's Addiction and the Killers will help Lollapalooza make its overseas debut this spring, as the U.S. festival heads to Chile on April 2 and 3. The full lineup for the festival, which will be held in O'Higgins Park in Sant ...

  26. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  27. Kenny Chesney Announces New Tour Dates

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- the singer announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium show ...

  28. Dispatch Offers Fans Entire Back Catalog In Exchange For Promoting New Tour on Social Media

    January 01, 2011 12:00 AM EST Dispatch, the Boston-based independent rock band, today announced their first summer tour in over a decade and a unique promotion: The group is offering its fans their entire back catalog in exchange for spreading the word about the new tour on so ...

  29. Beatport Named In Lawsuit By Denver Nightclub

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Beatport -- a digital retailer specializing in electronica music -- was named in a lawsuit filed last week by a Denver nightclub owner, alleging anti-competitive practices. Beatport co-founder/chairman Bradley Roulier is also the owner of the Denv ...

  30. Black Friday Leaves Music Retailers Optimistic For Holiday Season

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST The holiday music sales season is off to a good start, music retails say. Black Friday (Nov. 26) has left many retailers optimistic about their sales prospects for the overall holiday selling season. In its weekly customer e-mail, Rochester, N.Y.- ...

  31. Exclusive: Alicia Keys Signs With Red Light Management

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is teaming with Red Light Management (RLM), Billboard has learned exclusively. Keys and her company, AK Worldwide, will oversee her music career in association with RLM founder Coran Capshaw, president Will Botwin and senior artist man ...

  32. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  33. Updated: Live Nation Shuffles Execs, Garner Exits Company

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment disclosed in an 8-K filing Wednesday that Jason Garner, the head of its concert business, has left the company . In light of the departure, Live Nation has promoted three of its key veteran executives. Longtime promoters ...

  34. Stone Poneys' Kenny Edwards Dead At 64

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Edwards, an original member of the Stone Poneys country-rock band and longtime collaborator with singer-songwriters Linda Ronstadt and Karla Bonoff, has died in California at age 64. A statement on his website says he died Wednesday (Aug. 19 ...

  35. AEG Sues Merch Bootleggers Before They Bootleg

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Just because the Mile High Music Festival this weekend in Denver hasn't happened yet, and just because the bootleggers haven't yet set up shop at the Aug. 14-15 event, doesn't mean that hundreds of individuals haven't already b ...

  36. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S. previously postponed due to Bono's back surgery have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010 European tour, which was not been affec ...

  37. Business Matters: Live Nation, Ticket Pricing, Radio Royalties and more

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 'AN HONEST TALK ABOUT TICKET PRICES' -- “When 40% of tickets across the industry are going unsold, you have to have an honest talk about ticket prices,” says Jason Garner of Live Nation in an article at the Wall Street Journal. It’s the ...

  38. Business Matters: Sony, Jonas Bros, 'Idol,' HMV and more

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A LOOK AT SONY'S STRATEGY, REVENUE AND PROFIT -- The 360 deal is on a publicity tour. A week after Fast Company highlighted Warner Music Group ’s adaptation to a changed music industry through multi-rights deals, the New York Times does the s ...

  39. Ticketfly Acquires Gigbot, Ramps Up Social Focus

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ticketing company Ticketfly has announced the acquisition of Gigbot. Details were not made available. Gigbot provides web-based ticketing and social marketing tools for venues and promoters. Sean Porter, Gigbot’s founder and chief architect, will ...

  40. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  41. U2's Bono Has Surgery, Tour Date Postponed

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono had emergency surgery on his back in a Munich hospital on Friday (May 21) after being injured while preparing for the next leg of a world tour, the first date of which has been postponed. The 50-year-old from Ireland had been g ...

  42. Dave Matthews Band To Take A Year Off

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the most successful touring bands in music history will take the next year off. Dave Matthews Band announced on its website today that they will not be on the road in 2011, following 20 years of non-stop roadwork that dates back to the band ...

  43. The Fray's Ex-Manager Wins Round In Court

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge agreed that a lawyer for Denver-based band the Fray might face liability in the band's ongoing court battle with a former manager. The band alleges its former manager, Gregg Latterman, failed to disclose that his company obtai ...

  44. Espinoza Paz To Visit 12 Cities On First U.S. Headlining Trek

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican artist Espinoza Paz will visit 12 U.S. cities on his “Nace Una Estrella” tour, promoted by AEG Live. The tour starts June 19 at Denver’s Wells Fargo Theatre and wraps Aug. 28 at New York’s Nokia Theatre. This is the first U.S. hea ...

  45. Coachella Hits Record Attendance

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With an aggregate attendance of 225,000 over April 16-18, Coachella enjoyed a record attendance year at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. The festival is produced by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. Among the acts performing were Jay-Z, ...

  46. YouTube Outage: How Much Revenue Do Labels Lose?

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube went down because of "technical issues" for an unspecified period this morning (March 25). So Billboard.biz calculated the likely impact on the major labels from an outage on the video site. According to TubeMogul analysis, Vevo ...

  47. @SXSW: 2010 Full Coverage

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST March musical madness is here again as the annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festival in Austin kicked off March 12 and runs until March 21. Below, our full coverage including an exhaustive guide to the best and brightest at SX ...

  48. Xerox, Starwood Hotels Back Upcoming Sting Tour

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sting’s world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will feature Xerox as presenting sponsor and Starwood Hotels and Resorts as the official hotel partner. The tour will find Sting performing his most well-known songs re-tooled for sy ...

  49. 'Idol' Judges Admire Unique Female Semifinalists

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" semifinalist Lilly Scott is right where she belongs. The 20-year-old singer from Denver was among a handful of unique crooners who impressed the Fox singing contest's judges Tuesday (Feb. 23). The platinum-haired s ...

  50. News Briefs: Liberman Broadcasting, Associated Press, Univision

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST -Liberman Broadcasting has purchased its eighth TV station, this time in Denver. KWHD Channel 53 (digital channel 46) will begin broadcasting Liberman’s Spanish-language Estrella TV network “as early as the second quarter 2010,” according to a Lib ...

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