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  1. Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden Top Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

    July 30, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Madonna's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out con ...

  2. Madonna's 2012 Tour 'On Track' To Be Among 'Top 10 of All Time': Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    April 19, 2012 4:41 PM EDT Ongoing chatter that the Madonna tour, and by extension her multi-rights deal with Live Nation , are underperforming is "baseless," according to sales figures provided by tour producer Arthur Fogel, chairman of Live Nation Global Touring ...

  3. HMV Backs New Artists With U.K. Fest

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is bringing back its Next Big Thing festival in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh in February. The second edition of the event for more than 100 emerging artists is taking place from Feb. 4-13. HMV is staging the eve ...

  4. Kings Of Leon Move 300K Tickets In 48 Hours

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST After selling out Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov 16, Kings Of Leon moved 300,000 tickets in 48 hours recently, for U.K. shows slated for the spring of 2011. The sold out dates in such large venues as Dublin’s Slane Castle (79,000 tickets ...

  5. Bon Jovi Announce U.K. Outdoor Shows

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi have announced that they will play three massive outdoor shows in the U.K. next summer. The veteran rock band will play Edinburgh's Murrayfield stadium June 22, Manchester Old Trafford Cricket Ground June 24 and the "Hard Rock C ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Ojos De Brujo's U.K. Visa Ruling Reversed

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish hip-hop/flamenco fusion band Ojos de Brujo will be able to play the three U.K. dates on its world tour after all, following a decision by the U.K. consulate in Madrid to overturn an earlier ban on issuing visas to the group's two Cuba ...

  8. Ojos De Brujo Members Refused U.K. Visas

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leading Spanish hip-hop/flamenco fusion act Ojos de Brujo had to cancel its London concert at the Roundhouse venue, because the United Kingdom consulate in Madrid refused to issue visas to the band's two Cuban musicians. Ojos de Brujo's ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. HMV Enters U.K. Live Biz

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST HMV has partnered with venue operator the Mama Group on a joint venture that will see the U.K. entertainment retailer sharing profits at 11 mid- to large-size venues. The 5,100-capacity Hammersmith Apollo will be renamed the HMV Apollo and the agr ...

  11. Zavvi Stores To Close

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The joint administrators of U.K. entertainment retail chain Zavvi have announced the immediate closure of 22 stores. The store closures will result in the redundancy of 178 employees. The other 92 stores in the U.K. will continue to trade and ther ...

  12. Snow Patrol Returns To O2

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum U.K. melodic-rock act Snow Patrol will return to London's O2 arena for two dates on their "Take Back the Cities" 2009 tour. The March 14 and 15 dates will be the band's first at the 18,500-capacity O2 since June ...

  13. HMV Lets Customers Swap Pre-Played Games For CDs, iPods

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is entering the pre-played games market with its “Re/Play” service, which will launch Oct. 24. Re/Play will launch in 160 stores across the U.K. and Ireland, including flagships in London's Oxford Street, Birmi ...

  14. EMI Recruits Melrose To Senior A&R Role

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran music manager and A&R consultant Steven Melrose has been appointed VP, A&R labels for North America, U.K. and Ireland. Nick Gatfield, EMI's president of A&R labels, recruited Melrose, who will be based in Los Angeles. Melr ...

  15. Tunstall, The Charlatans For Hard Rock Calling Warm-Up

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT KT Tunstall and U.K. indie-rock acts the Charlatans and Starsailor are to play Hard Rock Cafes in the U.K. as a warm-up for the Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park June 28 and 29. The Charlatans will play the first show of the Ro ...

  16. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  17. MTV EMAs Come To Liverpool In 2008

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Liverpool, the northern English city which was the birthplace of the Beatles, has been chosen to host the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, organizers said today. The 15th annual event will take place at the 10,600-capacity Echo Arena on Nov. 6, 2008. ...

  18. U.K.'s PRS Sues Garage Firm For License Dodging

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Performing Right Society is suing British car repair group Kwik-Fit for £200,000 ($400,000) in damages claiming employees played music in its garages nationwide without a relevant license. Lord Emslie, the judge at the Court of Sess ...

  19. Fopp Flag Flies Again In London

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Market-leading U.K. retailer HMV is to re-open the Covent Garden branch of shuttered record store Fopp in London on Saturday (Oct. 6), after persuading the landlord to reverse its decision over the lease. The 4,000 sq.ft. store will recommence tra ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. London Fails To Figure In HMV’s Fopp Revival

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV says that despite their "very best efforts", their revival of the U.K. Fopp retail chain will not include a London branch among the six stores re-opening this month. Stores in Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, Cambridge and Glasgow ...

  22. Last.fm, Orion Pact On Book Campaign

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking Web site Last.fm has teamed up with publisher Orion for a novel book promotion. The music recommendation site, which has more than 20 million users, will form part of the marketing campaign for crime writer Ian Rankin ...

  23. HMV Buys Fopp Brand, Outlets

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group is injecting new life into Fopp. The music and entertainment retail giant has reached an agreement to buy the recently-bankrupted Fopp brand, its URL and the lease on six of the retailer's outlets, depending on landlord consent. Fin ...

  24. Vodafone Extends Brand To Music Awards Gala

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's biggest wireless-phone operator, is boosting its brand's presence in the music industry with the launch of the Vodafone Live! Music Awards on Oct. 11. The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's ...

  25. Vodafone Extends Brand To Music Awards Gala

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's biggest wireless-phone operator, is boosting its brand's presence in the music industry with the launch of the Vodafone Live! Music Awards on Oct. 11. The U.K. operation of Vodafone, Europe's ...

  26. Ticketmaster Launches MobileTicket Service

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster continues its surge to be a powerhouse in the U.K.'s live-event sector with the launch of MobileTicket, a new wireless service that sells concert tickets via cell phones. Ticketmaster continues its surge to be a powerhouse in the ...

  27. Ticketmaster Launches MobileTicket Service

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cell phone tickets defy scalpers. Ticketmaster continues its surge to be a powerhouse in the U.K.'s live-event sector with the launch of MobileTicket, a new wireless service that sells concert tickets via cell phones. Among the first British ...

  28. Blunt, Madonna Continue Euro Charts Supremacy

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt and Madonna continue Warner Music International's rule at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, while two Sony BMG acts, RCA's Kelly Clarkson and Ariola's Eros Ramazzotti, show James Blunt and Madonna co ...

  29. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  30. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  31. Two Million Fans Request Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional concert planned July 6 in Edinburgh. Additional concert planned July 6 in Edinburgh. News ...

  32. Two Million Requests For Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in three days from music fans wishing to attend the July 2 concert at London's Hyde Park, Billboard.biz has learned. Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in ...

  33. Two Million Requests For Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in three days from music fans wishing to attend the July 2 concert at London's Hyde Park, Billboard.biz has learned. Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in ...

  34. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  35. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  36. Quarrymen Member Eric Griffiths Dies At 64

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Griffiths, a member of the schoolboy band that evolved into the Beatles, has died at the age of 64, his bandmates said. Eric Griffiths, a member of the schoolboy band that evolved into the Beatles, has died at the age of 64, his bandmates sai ...

  37. Scotland's Martyn Bennett dies

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish artist Martyn Bennett died yesterday (Jan. 30) in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He was 33. Scottish artist Martyn Bennett died yesterday (Jan. 30) in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He was 33. A traditional ...

  38. Scotland's Martyn Bennett dies

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish artist Martyn Bennett died yesterday (Jan. 30) in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He was 33. Scottish artist Martyn Bennett died yesterday (Jan. 30) in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He was 33. A traditional ...

  39. OutKast Tops MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher, Muse also multiple award winners. With three victories, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 18) in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 won for best group, and "Hey ...

  40. OutKast Grabs Five Nods For MTV Europe Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rome to host gala Nov. 18. With five nominations, OutKast leads the field running up to the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, which as previously reported will be held Nov. 18 in Rome for the first time. The eclectic Atlanta-based duo is nominated for ...

  41. OutKast Grabs Five Nods For MTV Europe Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, OutKast leads the field running up to the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, which will be held Nov. 18 in Rome, Italy. With five nominations, OutKast leads the field running up to the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, which as previ ...

  42. MTV Europe Awards Come To Rome

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Europe Music Awards will return to Italy this year when Rome hosts the 11th annual event on November 18, the broadcaster announced today. Milan, in 1998, is the only other Italian city to have The MTV Europe Music Awards will return to Ita ...

  43. Chili Peppers Tix Move Fast In U.K.

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers sold 250,000 tickets in four hours on Saturday for four June shows in the U.K. The Red Hot Chili Peppers sold 250,000 tickets in four hours on Saturday for four June shows in the U.K. Three of the concerts -- June 18 at C ...