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  1. Depeche Mode Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Depeche Mode will tour North America this summer, beginning July 24 in Toronto. Venues have yet to be announced for the trek, which runs through Sept. 5 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The band will be out in support of its new album, Sounds ...

  2. Largest Indie Latin Retailer Shutters Stores

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ritmo Latino, the country's largest independent Latin music retailer, has closed 10 locations, sources say. The exact timing of the closures couldn't be determined as of press time, but six locations have been converted by Ritmo presiden ...

  3. Ximena Sariñana Preps U.S. Tour, SXSW Showcase

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana will embark on her first full U.S. tour April 18. Sariñana, a Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee and MTV Tr3s "Descubre y Download" artist, will play in support of "Mediocre," her Seitrack ...

  4. Coldplay Hitting Amphitheatres On Summer Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay will kick off a North American summer tour July 10 at the Amphitheater at Clark County in Portland, Ore. So far, 14 dates are set through early August, with more to be announced. Tickets for concerts in San Diego, Toronto, Charlotte, N.C. ...

  5. Taylor Swift Plots First Headlining Tour

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Taylor Swift will embark on her first headlining tour this spring, beginning April 23 in Evansville, Ind. The 52-city trek will feature "multiple costume changes" and a stage with a "fairy-tale castle," according t ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle Plot Tour

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Contemporary salsa stars Gilberto Santa Rosa and Victor Manuelle are going on tour together. The trek, titled "La Historia Continua," is produced by Sony Music Latin's Day 1 Entertainment. "La Historia Continua" begins Feb ...

  8. Kat DeLuna Set For Eight-City Tour

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fresh off her move from Epic Records to Universal Motown, Kat DeLuna is embarking on an eight-city tour of gay clubs, produced by Granda Entertainment and Club Papi Productions. The tour starts Feb. 7 at San Francisco's Space 550, then hits M ...

  9. TeleRitmo To Launch In Chicago

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Following the U.S. launch of two of its entertainment channels in Texas last fall, Mexican media conglomerate Grupo Multimedios has its eye on rolling out in more of the top Hispanic markets this side of the border. Most significant for the Latin ...

  10. Elton John, Billy Joel Joint Tour A 'Smash'

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a positive sign for the 2009 touring season, sales for the upcoming Billy Joel/Elton John co-headlining tour are "through the roof," according to Wilson Howard, president, Live Nation Music Southeast, who calls the tour "a smash. ...

  11. Kinky Preps Club, Theater Tour

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Electro/alternative Mexican group Kinky will accompany the physical release of their album “Barracuda” (Nettwerk Music Group) with a 16-date U.S. tour that kicks off February 21 at San Francisco’s Grand Ballroom. Kinky released “Barracuda” in digi ...

  12. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  13. Franco De Vita Books Anniversary Tour

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco De Vita is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music business with a U.S. tour that kicks off March 5 at the Nokia Theater in New York City. De Vita's "Simplemente La Verdad" (Simply the Truth ...

  14. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  15. Nickelback Plots 2009 Tour

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback will begin a North American tour Feb. 25 in Nashville in support of its just-released Roadrunner album "Dark Horse." Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 via LiveNation.com, but Nickelback fan club members get first crack on Friday (Nov. ...

  16. Update: Univision Radio Revenue Down 3%

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The continuing erosion of the overall advertising market took a bit of a toll on Los Angeles-based Univision Communications during the third quarter. Univision, a giant in the world of Spanish-language radio and television operations, said revenue ...

  17. Juanes, Kany Garcia Lead 2008 Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Commercial success stories triumphed over critical darlings at Thursday's Latin Grammys, with Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Wisin & Yandel, Flex and Kany Garcia emerging victorious during 9th annual awards in Houston. Colombian rock star Juane ...

  18. George, Wisin & Yandel Win Early Latin Grammys

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tropical producer Sergio George and and reggaeton hitmakers Wisin & Yandel were early winners tonight (Nov. 13) at the 9th annual Latin Grammy awards, presented at Houston's Toyota Center. On the strength of his work on Marc Anthony' ...

  19. Latin Recording Academy Honors Estefan

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Superstar Gloria Estefan was honored as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of The Year at a star-studded gala dinner in Houston's Convention Center. Estefan, the first woman to receive the honor, spoke at the Nov. 12 event about music& ...

  20. Latin Recording Academy Honors Legends In Houston

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an emotional ceremony that served as a reminder of music’s ability to transcend time and adversity, nine living legends of Latin music were honored with special awards by the Latin Recording Academy (LARAS) tonight (Nov. 12) in Houston. Venezue ...

  21. The Killers Unveil 2009 Tour Plans

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Killers will begin an early 2009 tour Jan. 17 in Denver in support of their third Island album, "Day and Age," due Nov. 25. First single "Human" is No. 58 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. Before the year is out, the Kill ...

  22. Janet Resuming Tour After Battling Vertigo

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson is returning to her "Rock Witchu" tour and -- finally -- revealing the mystery illness that led her to cancel a string of concerts. Following two weeks of scrapped shows, Jackson was scheduled to resume her tour tonight (Oc ...

  23. Taylor Swift Lines Up 2009 Trek

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TMG/AEG Live will produce the upcoming Taylor Swift tour, set to begin in early 2009 and hit secondary markets, Billboard.biz has learned. While Swift has performed headlining shows, it's her first tour as a headliner. Houston-based TMG/AEG L ...

  24. Obama, Durbin Push For PPM Delay

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Presidential candidate Barack Obama and Dick Durbin, both Democratic senators from Illinois, have sent Arbitron president/CEO Steve Morris a letter expressing their concerns over the company's plans to continue rolling out PPM without Media R ...

  25. Meez, AEG Live Partner For Virtual Mansion

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Online social community Meez.com has partnered with concert promoter AEG Live to create a virtual world mansion where fans can visit various rooms for Panic at the Disco, Dashboard Confessional, Plain White T's and the Cab. The AEG Live Mansi ...

  26. AC/DC Reveals Fall Tour Plans

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is scheduled to wrap Dec. 18 at the Time Warner Cable A ...

  27. Cafe Tacvba Leads Latin Grammy Nods

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alternative Mexican band Cafe Tacvba is the leading nominee for the ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards , garnering six nods including album of the year (for "Sino") and song of the year (for "Esta Vez"). Juanes netted five nomina ...

  28. New York AG Investigates PPM

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pressured by a group of Hispanic broadcasters and Inner City Broadcasting in New York City, New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo has initiated an investigation into Arbitron's portable people meter (PPM) system. Arbitron received a subpoena ...

  29. Sony Expands Karaoke Game To Country Music

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Computer Entertainment America will release a country version of its long-running karaoke video game franchise SingStar in October. Previous U.S. versions of the game have covered genres ranging from pop, rock and children's music while ...

  30. Turner Adds New Concert Dates To Tour

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tina Turner has added eight concert dates to her upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to launch Oct. 1 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The singer's 36-date arena trek wraps with a Dec. 12-13 stand at the Air Canada Centre ...

  31. Radio/TV Host Don Cheto Lines Up Ringtones

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Liberman Broadcasting personality Don Cheto has recorded ringtones to be sold via AT&T. The series of voicetones, in which the radio and TV host pleads with the phone's owner to answer by way of various humorous riffs, was conceived by mo ...

  32. Calle 13 Ready For MTV Tr3s Run

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Tr3s is kicking off its "Tr3s Pass" tour franchise with a six-city run by groundbreaking urban duo Calle 13. The channel is also supporting the tour and the release of Calle 13's newest album with a special promo campaign and ad ...

  33. Latin Recording Academy To Honor Estefan

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin pop superstar Gloria Estefan will be recognized as the 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Billboard has learned. Estefan will be honored during a tribute dinner on Nov. 12 in Houston, one night before the Latin Grammy Awards. A ...

  34. Aleluya Christian To Buy Univision Houston Station

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Texas-based Aleluya Christian Broadcasting has inked a deal to buy Univision Tejano KRTX-AM/Houston for $3 million. The 1kw/4kw nighttime outlet is at 980 AM. Aleluya operates other stations in the market and in Centerville, Texas. News ...

  35. Latin Briefs: Don Tetto, SESAC Latina, Chelo

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Colombian indie rock quartet Don Tetto has affiliated with SESAC Latina. The group, which released its debut album "Lo Que No Sabias" on Colombia's Cabeza de Raton label last year, released the album in the U.S. this year on 786 M ...

  36. Panic At The Disco, Dashboard To 'Rock' On Tour

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional will anchor the first "Rock Band"-branded tour this fall, which will offer local fans the chance to play the video game on stage in each market. Plain White T's and the Cab are also on t ...

  37. Cheech & Chong Plan First Tour In 25 Years

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedy duo Cheech and Chong will reunite for their first tour in more than 25 years, beginning Sept. 12 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. More than 20 dates have been confirmed for the Live Nation-produced U.S. trek, with more to be announced ...

  38. Young Jeezy Sets Date For 'The Recession'

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy has set a Sept. 2 release date for his new CTE/Def Jam album, "The Recession." In support, the rapper will kick off a three-week promo tour Aug. 10 in Houston. The new album's first single, "Put On," sits at No ...

  39. Devin The Dude Inks With Razor & Tie

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Devin The Dude has signed a one-album deal with independent Razor & Tie and is prepping his fifth album, "Landing Gear," for release this fall. After 15 years, Devin The Dude left Rap-A-Lot Records in February but insists ther ...

  40. Nas Reveals North American Run

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due tomorrow (July 15) via Def Jam. The trek visits primarily clubs and theaters, ...

  41. MLB Links With Projekt Revolution

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Through an ongoing partnership with Major League Baseball Properties, some concertgoers attending the 2008 Projekt Revolution tour could walk away with access to exclusive, unreleased by tracks by Linkin Park and other acts on the 24-date summer t ...

  42. Vans Warped Tour Cleans Up Louisiana

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT About two weeks into this year's 14th annual Vans Warped Tour, approximately 100 artists, crew members and sponsors will use a day off to help rebuild hurricane-torn communities in southwest Louisiana. Between Warped stops in Houston and Atla ...

  43. Four Largest Markets Scheduled For PPM Switch

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron officially resumed the roll-out of its portable people meter service Thursday (June 12). Beginning in September, eight markets will say goodbye to diaries forever, including the nation's four largest radio markets, New York, Los Ange ...

  44. T-Pain's Digital Label Unveils Signings

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After revealing his Nappy Boy digital label to Billboard.com last year, T-Pain has chosen his first artist, Tay Dizm. Miami native Dizm's debut single, "Beam Me Up" featuring T-Pain and Rick Ross, hit the Web on May 30. The track is ...

  45. Busta Moves Into Projekt Line-Up

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Busta Rhymes has been tapped to perform on the main stage of this summer's Projekt Revolution tour, which also features performances by Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, the Bravery and Ashes Divide, among others. Rhymes recently drafted Lin ...

  46. The Agency Group Acquires Kork Agency

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Emeryville, Calif.-based boutique booking firm the Kork Agency has merged with the Agency Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kork Agency owner Christian Bernhardt and his team -- Ryan Craven, Andrew Skikne, Avery McTaggart and ...

  47. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  48. Don Cheto Leads L.A. Station To Top Spot

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radio host Don Cheto has closed the gap with uber-popular Piolín among Hispanic listeners in the flagship Los Angeles market, according to Arbitron's Winter 2008 book. "El Show de Don Cheto" on Liberman Broadcasting's KBUE and ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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