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  1. Winter Storm Nemo Impacts Live-Music Biz In Northeast

    February 09, 2013 9:44 AM EST Nemo, the blizzard that body-slammed the Northeast yesterday into this morning, dumping feet of snow driven by high winds blowing frigid air, forced the cancellation or postponement of several concerts in the region, underscoring yet again why ...

  2. Dave Brubeck, Jazz Composer, Pianist, Dead At 91

    December 05, 2012 12:07 PM EST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91. Brubeck died Wednesday morning of hea ...

  3. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  4. The Takeover of EDM

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT A look at the newest (and possibly next) big buys for Sillerman's growing EDM empire. There's no shortage of independent companies in EDM: For the self-sufficient industry, they're the rule, not the exception. Now, Robert F.X. Sille ...

  5. Chart Moves: Testament Flies High, Carrie Underwood Gains, Aer Debuts, Elvis Is Back on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2012 7:25 AM EDT The Billboard 200: Rick Ross ruled the top of the Billboard 200 this week, as his "God Forgives, I Don't," bowed atop the tally with 218,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is the hip-hop veteran's fourth No. 1 set. Ros ...

  6. Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage to Lead Trespass America Festival

    April 24, 2012 10:23 PM EDT A new metal festival will be throwing down the gauntlet this summer. Trespass America, a co-production with the UK-based Metal Hammer magazine, will gather seven bands for a 25-date U.S. tour this summer, with more shows to be announced. The tour ...

  7. Drake Announces 'Club Paradise Tour' With J. Cole, Waka Flacka Flame, Others

    March 22, 2012 8:53 AM EDT Drake is hitting the road for a 27-city, cross country tour of U.S. amphitheaters in support of his chart-topping album "Take Care." Dubbed "The Club Paradise Tour," Drake is bringing J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Ch ...

  8. Motley Crue, KISS To Embark On Co-Headlining Tour This Summer

    March 20, 2012 7:18 PM EDT Get ready to rock, heavy metal fans: KISS and Motley Crue will embark on a joint tour this summer. The vintage hard rock outfits are set to share the stage for the first time since 1982, kicking off a 40-city jaunt in Bristow, Va., on July 20. The ...

  9. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:03 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets th ...

  10. Drake Leaves ICM But Stays With Hip Hop Since 1978, Contrary to Reports

    December 01, 2011 2:29 PM EST Drake has parted ways with ICM but is still represented by Hip Hop Since 1978, despite a report claiming the contrary that appeared in the New York Post early today, a rep for William Morris Endeavor confirmed to Billboard.biz this afternoon. The ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Chris Brown Tour Dates Revealed; T-Pain and Kelly Rowland on the Bill

    August 10, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Chris Brown will kick off his F.A.M.E. tour in Toronto on Sept. 12 and he's taking T-Pain, Kelly Rowland and Tyga along for the cross-country ride that will bring the R&B star to his native Virginia, as well as Los Angeles before ending i ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 06, 2011 11:38 AM EDT Days before embarking on a critical run of amphitheater shows that will solidify his major-league touring status, Jason Aldean shows no signs of stress. Why should he? He's out in the barn -- his "man cave"-- at home, south of Nas ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Lil Wayne Tapped For MTV 'Unplugged,' Scheduled To Air June 12

    May 12, 2011 12:05 AM EDT Lil Wayne will be the first hip-hop artist to tape an episode of MTV's "Unplugged" in a decade when he takes the stage Thursday (May 12) in Los Angeles. The episode will be aired around the time of his next album release, "Tha ...

  17. Latin Radio Programmers Trying to Make PPM Its BFF

    April 27, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Ever since Arbitron introduced its new Portable People Meter, or PPM, system of ratings in 2007, radio programmers have struggled to make sense of the new data. At the conference's closing event on Wednesday, "Make PPM Your BFF," it ...

  18. Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow Announce Summer Tour

    March 31, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Kid Rock is taking Sheryl Crow -- his duet partner on the 2002 hit "Picture" and on "Collide," the new single from his 2010 "Born Free" album -- on the road this summer as a special tour guest, with a potential live a ...

  19. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Exclusive Interview with DJ Barry Scott

    March 08, 2011 12:52 PM EST DJ Barry Scott, celebrates 25 years as host of "The Lost 45s" radio show In an era of tight playlists, there is little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott ...

  20. The Brains Behind Justin Bieber: A Conversation With Scooter Braun

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sunday night’s American Music Awards said it all: There’s a new Justin in town. The 16-year-old wunderkind — a title the multi-instrumentalist can legitimately claim — Justin Bieber won four awards (all fan-voted) during the ABC broadcast, includi ...

  21. Ozzy, Motley Crue, Halford Lead Six-Date Ozzfest Bill

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After staging a one-off event in 2008 and taking a year off in 2009, Ozzfest is returning this summer with a six-city North American amphitheater run that will feature main stage performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and Rob Halford. The trek ...

  22. Pearl Jam To Tour In May

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will kick-off an 11-date run May 3 at Sprint Center in Kansas City and eventually wrap with a pair of shows on May 20-21 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Band of Horses will open all shows except the May 20 MSG engagement, where the ...

  23. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in ...

  24. CBS To Extend Four Radio Brands Beyond Local Markets

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio announced a new strategy Friday (Oct. 30) that will extend four of its iconic radio brands beyond their local markets. Taking advantage of HD Radio technology, the four stations WFAN-AM Sportsradio in New York, World Famous KROQ-FM in Lo ...

  25. Will Kanye West's VMAs Outburst Hurt His Upcoming Tour?

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join La ...

  26. Stations Added To BDS Latin Format Panel

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A trio of major stations has been added to the BDS Latin format panel. Pop station WMEG-106.9 in San Juan, Pueto Rico, tropical station WRYM-840 in Hartford, Conn., and Regional Mexican station KEXA-93.9 in Monterey-Salinas, Calif., will be monito ...

  27. Blink-182 Announces Nearly 50-Date Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a ne ...

  28. Creed To Reunite For Tour, Album

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creed has announced all four of the original band members - Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall - will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh. ...

  29. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  30. The Fray Announces Summer Tour Dates

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray will headline a 35-city summer tour which kicks off June 12 in Atlanta and extends to August 7, when it wraps in Spokane, Wash. Jacks Mannequin is scheduled to open on all dates. The Fray's second album, "The Fray," was rel ...

  31. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  32. Brad Paisley To Kick Off Tour In June

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley will begin his 41-city American Saturday Night tour, with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, June 5 in Charlotte, N.C. Booked by Rob Beckham at the William Morris Agency, Paisley has become one of country's biggest to ...

  33. The Dead Returning To The Road In '09

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spurred on by two reunions at benefits for President-elect Barack Obama, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will embark on their first tour in five years this spring. The Dead will hit the road beginning April 12 in Greensboro, N.C., and w ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  36. Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd Team For Summer Run

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd will team up for a run of co-headlining dates in August, beginning Aug. 8 in Oklahoma City. The shed tour, under the "Rock and Rebels" banner, will feature an opening act to be announced. Additionally, Skynyrd ...

  37. AEG, Mark Burnett Partner For Live Events

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sports and live entertainment presenter AEG and Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) have partnered to develop and produce live entertainment events, tours and other related programming across a variety of venues, including arenas, amphitheaters, theate ...

  38. Pearl Jam Recharges For Summer Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After playing just two shows in 2007, Pearl Jam will return to the road this summer for an 10-date tour beginning June 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The dates come in conjunction with the group's previously announced co-headlining appearance at ...

  39. AEG Facilities Adds San Antonio's AT&T Center

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has signed a venue service agreement with the AT&T Center in San Antonio. AEG Facilities COO Bob Newman announced the agreement. As part of the deal, AEG F ...

  40. Korn Frontman Plans Solo Tour

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As a follow-up to this summer's Family Values tour, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis will embark on a 24-date U.S. solo tour, starting Nov. 9 at Webster Theater in Hartford, Conn., and wrapping Dec. 11 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. For the ...

  41. Bruce Springsteen Scores Eighth No. 1 Album

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Presto! Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" debuts atop The Billboard 200, giving the artist his eighth No. 1 album. His first came in 1980 with "The River" ... High entries from Matchbox Twenty, Soulja Boy Tell'em, J. Holida ...

  42. AEG Pacts With Conseco Fieldhouse, E-Center

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has inked venue service agreements with Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse and West Valley City, Utah's E-Center. As part of the deals, AEG Facilities ...

  43. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  44. Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Ready To Roll

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour with My Chemical Romance will get underway July 25 in a city to be announced, according to organizers. The trek will run through Sept. 3 in Englewood, Colo., and feature Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo a ...

  45. Dave Matthews Band Set For Shed Trek

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After performing a handful of overseas gigs in May, Dave Matthews Band will return Stateside for a summer amphitheater tour that extends into early October. The 36-date trek starts July 8 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., and wraps with a two-ni ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. The Police Add Two High-Profile Gigs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in E ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. The Power Summit Re-Cap

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mixshow conference staple kicked off Oct. 4. The Power Summit, the radio mixshow conference staple which is celebrating it's ninth year, kicked off Oct. 4 in the Dominican Republic. The four day gathering is hosting 2500 attendees and feature ...

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