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  1. Are The Rolling Stones Playing Coachella 2013?

    December 14, 2012 4:43 PM EST No one believes that the five-date Rolling Stones tour that concludes Saturday in Newark is the extent of their touring over the coming months. And a mysterious tour date that temporarily appeared on the band's mobile app just might have reve ...

  2. Morning Fix: Tupac Hologram Company Goes Broke, More Coachellas? J.Lo's Cable Channel, iPhone 5!

    September 12, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters: Breaking News, Touring, Top 40, Country and many more. AEG ATTORNEY FIRES BACK OVER MICHAEL JACKSON EMAILS: 'NOBODY IS TELLING THE STORY PROPERLY': A series of c ...

  3. Irving Azoff and Coachella Founders Headline Billboard Touring Conference in November

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Billboard Touring Conference To Feature Azoff Q&A, Coachella FoundersMega-manager Irving Azoff will be the keynote Q&A at the ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Addi ...

  4. Irving Azoff, Coachella Team to Speak at 2012 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

    July 19, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment chairman and Billboard's top 2012 Power Player Irving Azoff has been announced as a keynote Q&A for the 9th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Addi ...

  5. 'S.S. Coachella' Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:44 PM EDT As sources told Billboard.biz earlier today, Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. "S.S. Coachella" will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, S ...

  6. Goldenvoice to Launch Coachella Cruise With Cloud Nothings, Girl Talk, Others: Sources

    July 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, are expected to announce later today the launch of a Coachella cruise, informed sources reportedly told the Los Angeles Times . Sources told Billboard.biz earlier today that two of the acts on the cruise will b ...

  7. Coachella Festival to Remain in Indio

    July 06, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Despite fears that new tax regulations were set to push the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival out of its Indio, Calif. home, reports have stated that the lawmaker who introduced the new ticket tax has backed down from the proposed legislati ...

  8. Coachella, Stagecoach Promoter Goldenvoice Threatens To Move Festivals Over Proposed Tax (Report)

    July 03, 2012 8:12 PM EDT AEG Live subsidiary Goldenvoice, which produces the annual Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., is reportedly threatening to move the events out of Coachella Valley after 2013 if the city goes forward with ...

  9. Coachella 2013 Returning For Two Weekends With Increased Ticket Prices

    May 14, 2012 3:02 PM EDT The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will once again dip into two separate weekends in 2013, after successfully debuting the six-day model -- with the same lineup for each weekend -- in 2012. The festival's official website announced ...

  10. Backbeat: tUnE-yArDs, Manchester Orchestra, Z-Trip Sweat Through Coachella's Second Weekend

    April 22, 2012 6:00 PM EDT tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbis overcoming Coachella's desert heat that kicked-in the second weekend. (Photo: Jeff Miller) INDIO, CALIF. -- tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbis, played a set under the harsh sun during the day on Saturday at Coachell ...

  11. Backbeat: AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips Boards The Coachella Bus

    April 14, 2012 3:30 PM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips stops by the Pioneer Coach bus at Coachella to visit with Billboards Ray Waddell at the blustery Day Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live This crew stopped by the legendary Monte Carlo Steakhouse on Route ...

  12. Coachella 2012: 12 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    April 14, 2012 1:03 PM EDT More than the dry wit of Pulp, Swedish punk of Refused or the trippy pyrotechnics of Swedish House Mafia, the opening day of the opening weekend of Coachella 2012 belonged to Mother Nature. With drops of rain plunking down upon the Indio, Calif. P ...

  13. Goldenvoice Buys Acreage of Coachella Festival Site

    March 25, 2012 7:09 PM EDT Goldenvoice, promoter of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival, last week completed the purchase of 280 acres of land comprised of Eldorado Polo Club, Triangle Bar Farms, Fish Creek and Ambassador Gle ...

  14. Coachella Sells Out

    January 13, 2012 4:24 PM EST This year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held consecutive weekends on April 13-15 and April 20-22 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., has sold out in just under three hours, according to the festival's Twitter acc ...

  15. Coachella 2012: Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Black Keys and Punk Reunions Top Lineup

    January 09, 2012 8:05 PM EST The 2012 Coachella lineup has arrived. The Indio, Calif., festival's eagerly awaited lineup was posted to its Facebook page on Monday, where it met with a flurry of comments from fans and haters alike. There's plenty to discuss: the fest ...

  16. Coachella, Stagecoach Approved for Two More Years by Indio City Council

    October 24, 2011 12:33 PM EDT The three-day-long Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is expanding to two back-to-back weekends in 2012 in an effort to meet the "overwhelming" demand for tickets (the 2010 fest sold out in a week). Crucial in that equation for pro ...

  17. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett Explains Coachella's Expansion to Two Weekends

    June 01, 2011 1:07 PM EDT The Coachella festival's producers shocked the live music business community yesterday when they announced that there will be two festivals next year : on back-to-back weekends, with the same lineup. Festival founder and producer Paul Tollett ...

  18. Coachella 2012 Expanding to Two Weekends

    May 31, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Coachella 2012 will be held over two consecutive weekends at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA., according to festival organizers. Next year the festival will attempt to produce two identical weekends with the same lineup, location and art install ...

  19. Goldenvoice Releases Record-Breaking Numbers for Coachella, Big 4, Stagecoach Festivals

    May 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Three mega-events in the California desert represent a remarkable accomplishment for California promoter Goldenvoice, the AEG subsidiary headed by Paul Tollett that, over the course of two weeks, produced three major festivals at the Empire Polo G ...

  20. Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Cee-Lo Announced For 2011 Hangout Music Festival

    February 01, 2011 3:40 PM EST The Hangout Music Festival today announced its 2011 line-up, which includes Paul Simon, Foo Fighters, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips and Cee Lo Green. The festival, now in its second year, will run the weekend of ...

  21. Coachella Sells Out in a Week

    January 26, 2011 9:08 PM EST The 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival has sold out, a week after the lineup was announced and tickets went on sale. Organizers of the event, which takes place April 15-17 in Indio, Calif., posted a notice on the Coachella website that "f ...

  22. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett On Metallica's 'Big 4' Concert

    January 26, 2011 5:55 PM EST Metallica Leads The Big 4 Having conquered indie rock with Coachella (April 15-17) and country with Stagecoach (April 30-May 1) at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., Goldenvoice will take on metal with the Big 4, featuring Metallica, Anthra ...

  23. 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, ...

  24. Poor AT&T Service Hurts Smartphone Apps at Coachella

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT iPhone aps are great – except when network gridlock prevents them from working. Coachella’s smartphone app was among those hit by poor AT&T service at the three-day festival in Indio, Calif. Judging from reports coming out of the festival, cal ...

  25. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland will headline the 2010 Stagecoach country music festival, to be held April 24-25 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Additional performers on the country, folk and bluegrass-heavy lineu ...

  26. Coachella Fest Posts Second Biggest Year Ever

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival rang up its second biggest year ever, with an aggregate attendance of 160,000, according to producer Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. The event was held April 17-19 ...

  27. Stagecoach Snags Kid Rock, Reba, Paisley, Chesney

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney will headline the third Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held April 25-26 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tickets for the event, which is produced by Goldenvoice, the Messina Gr ...

  28. Coachella Moves 2009 Dates Up Two Weeks

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is moving its 2009 dates up two weeks to April 17-19, Billboard has learned. The event will take place as usual at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., with a lineup to be confirmed early next year. Go ...

  29. The Time Reveal New Concert Dates

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After reuniting for the first time in 15 years for the 50th Grammy Awards in February, R&B/funk group the Time has announced additional concert performances at the Flamingo Las Vegas, beginning June 24 and wrapping Aug. 2. All original members ...

  30. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  31. Roger Waters, MMJ Close Coachella 2008

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the help of pyrotechnic blasts and a large inflatable pig, Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters closed the ninth annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last night (April 27), with a set that included Pink Floyd classics "Mother,& ...

  32. Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival producer Goldenvoice has partnered with Amtrak to provide a limited number of festival campers with a free train ride to and from this year's event, which is set for April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field ...

  33. The Verve Books Spring U.S. Shows

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Verve has scheduled its first U.S. shows in nearly a decade in conjunction with its late April appearance at the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif. The group will play in Las Vegas on April 26 and in New York on April 28-29. The reunited U.K. ...

  34. Eagles To Play Newly Added Day At Stagecoach

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Eagles have been tapped to headline the newly added third day (May 2) of the second annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held May 2-4 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. As previously reported, the event will also feature a on ...

  35. Coachella Promoters Launching NYC-Area Fest

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sources say Coachella producers AEG Live/Goldenvoice will stage a summer festival with major headliners at Liberty State Park, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. The event will not carry the Coachella brand. Liberty State Park has ...

  36. The Judds, Rascal Flatts Set For 2008 Stagecoach

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The second annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held May 3-4 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., will feature a one-off performance from mother/daughter duo the Judds, according to Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett. The appearance i ...

  37. L.A. Detour Fest On Track For Year Two

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After drawing approximately 12,000 concertgoers to last year's inaugural LA Weekly Detour Music Festival, held in the streets of downtown Los Angeles, this year's Oct. 6 event on Main and 1st Streets is expected to draw similar numbers, ...

  38. The Billboard Q&A: Paul Tollett

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Tollett has always been a concert promoter with vision. After taking an $800,000 hit on the inaugural Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1999, the president of Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice never lost hope. "It seemed like $8 mi ...

  39. Chesney Lines Up NFL Tour

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country music's top ticket seller, Kenny Chesney, will take his tour to NFL stadiums in 2007 with the "Flip Flop Summer 2007 Tour." The tour kicks off at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, on June 9. As with past tours, T ...

  40. Country Descending On Desert For Stagecoach Fest

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which will be held May 5-6 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., the site of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival the prior weekend. The bill is headed by George Strait, Kenny Che ...

  41. Coachella Expands To Three Days, Country Fest To Follow

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to a three-day event for the first time in 2007 when it overtakes the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. on April 27-29. The following weekend (May 5-6), Coachella promoters Goldenvoice wi ...

  42. Coachella Expands, Country Fest To Follow

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to a three-day event for the first time in 2007 when it overtakes the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. on April 27-29. The following weeken The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fest ...

  43. Madonna Downsizes For Coachella Performance

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST After months of rumors, Madonna has confirmed she will perform April 30 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The artist will appear backed by a live band in the festival' After months of rumors, Madonna has c ...

  44. Virgin Retail Hits Sales Highs At Festivals

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America announced today (May 17) that it set new sales records at two music festivals it recently sponsored, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Coachella Virgin Entertainment Group North America a ...

  45. Coachella Ticket Sales Moving Briskly

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, tickets for the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival have sold out, as have two-day passes. Fans can now only purchase tickets for the second day of the May 1-2 eve As expected, tickets for the first day of ...

  46. With Singer In Rehab, Wilco Cancels Spring Dates

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following frontman Jeff Tweedy's recent entry into rehab for painkiller addiction, Wilco has canceled its upcoming Coachella festival appearance, plus a number of other spring shows. Following frontman Jeff Tweedy's recent entry into reh ...

  47. Reunited Pixies Sell Out N.A. Tour

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Pixies' North American reunion tour hit the ground at a sprint, with all 11 dates that went on sale over the weekend selling out almost immediately. Many shows filled within minutes. The Pixies' North American reunion tour hit the gr ...

  48. Radiohead, Pixies Confirm For Coachella

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Radiohead and the Pixies will perform on the first day of the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. As expected, organizers have officially confirmed that Radiohead and the Pixies will perform on the first day of the fifth Coachell ...