Hammersmith Apollo

  1. HMV Sells London's Hammersmith Apollo To Stage C For $49 Million

    May 31, 2012 4:15 PM EDT London's HMV Apollo opened in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace, a cinema designed by Robert Cromie in the Art Deco style. It became the Hammersmith Odeon in 1962 and famous destination for live music. The name changed the Apollo in the 1990s. Stage ...

  2. AEG Live Leads Bidding for UK's HMV Live (Report)

    May 21, 2012 12:05 PM EDT AEG Live is leading the race to acquire HMV's profitable live division, according to British newspaper the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail reports that AEG Live has been granted preferred bidder status to purchase the HMV-owned Mama Group, which t ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. HMV To Launch Digital Service This Month

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HMV will roll out its digital service at the end of July as the U.K. entertainment retailer makes a concerted attempt to grab market share in music downloads. The hmvdigital.com site is currently in beta. It is selling the new MIA album for £7.99 ...

  5. HMV Secures Mama Group Shares

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV Group said it has secured acceptances of 56.4% of the shares in live venue joint venture partner Mama Group. HMV had the backing of the share-holding Mama company directors for its Dec. 23 offer of 5.4 pence (8.6 ce ...

  6. HMV On Course For Mama Takeover

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is on course to purchase its live music joint venture partner Mama Group, after rival bidder SMS Finance confirmed its offer had lapsed without managing to secure the necessary shareholder support. Last month Luxemb ...

  7. HMV Agrees Deal To Buy Live Partner Mama

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has agreed a bid for its live music joint venture partner Mama Group, which values the London-based company at £46 million ($73.4 million). In a statement today (Dec. 23), HMV said its offer of 5.4 pence (8.6 cents) ...

  8. Mama Group Up On Counterbid Hopes

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST British music, books and games retailer HMV is considering its position with respect to Mama Group, fuelling talk it will launch a trump bid for its live music joint venture partner. Mama rejected on Wednesday an improved £38.4 million ($62.4 mill ...

  9. Take That To Premiere DVD At HMV Hammersmith Apollo

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Take That is to inaugurate the newly restored cinema facilities at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Nov. 18, when the historic London venue hosts the world premiere of "Take That Present: The Circus Live" - a DVD document of the band's rec ...

  10. HMV Unveils Curzon Cinema Store

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV plans to screen live concerts from its own venues at its new hmvcurzon cinema in Wimbledon, south London. The impressive, three-screen cinema above the existing Wimbledon store is a partnership with Curzon Artificia ...

  11. London Garage Venue To Get Relentless

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's Garage Venue will be rechristened the Relentless Garage when it re-opens on June 26, following a partnership between operators the Mama Group and Relentless Energy Drink. Mama Group says the brand partnership is for "the next th ...

  12. Todd Rundgren's 'Wizard' London Show

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Todd Rundgren will perform his 1973 album "A Wizard, A True Star" in its entirety live for the first time in the U.K. The concert will take place at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Feb. 6, 2010 and will be Rundgren's only U. ...

  13. Met Police Defend Form 696

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from London's Metropolitan Police have attributed a drop in the number of London's club-related shootings to the controversial Form 696, a risk assessment scheme that requires details of live music events to be handed ove ...

  14. Mama Group Profit Up On HMV Deal

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live music, marketing and artist services company the Mama Group has increased profit after tax to £4.94 million ($7.4 million) for the six months ending Jan. 31, 2009. The London-based company benefited from the sale in January of a number of sub ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Vickers Upped At Live Nation

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has elevated David Vickers to senior VP, international venue development. Vickers has served as division manager since 2002, a role which saw him tasked with overseeing the live music giant's U.K. music venues, which include the C ...

  17. Ticket Text Calls MAMA

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based venue operator MAMA Group has signed a deal with Dublin-based mobile ticketing service Ticket Text, covering the group's 18 British venues. The agreement will see Ticket Text providing services for all MAMA venues, which include ...