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  1. Grateful Dead’s Long Strange Trip and Lasting Music Biz Legacy with Skrillex, Warren Haynes, Rock Scully, More

    November 22, 2013 10:00 AM EST “[Skrillex] was a little nervous earlier that this would be a Grateful Dead quiz,” joked Paradigm Agency’s Jonathan Levine, the moderator of the Billboard Touring Conference’s keynote case study “The Golden Road: Lessons Learned From the Dead.& ...

  2. Dave Matthews Band Pledges $1 Million for Hurricane Sandy Relief

    November 14, 2012 10:39 PM EST The Dave Matthews Band, which begins its winter tour on Nov. 30 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., has pledged $1 million to regional recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy Relief: Where You Can Donate, Help or ...

  3. Tedeschi Trucks Band to Headline Inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival

    October 08, 2012 8:11 PM EDT The Tedeschi Trucks Band will headline the inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival, to be held Jan. 18 2013 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers, Fla. The three-day fest will continue Jan. 19 to Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton and end Jan. 20 at Vino ...

  4. Disco Biscuits' Camp Bisco Downsizes in 2012

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT It seems like U.S. rock festivals have been on a super-sizing frenzy. The typically three-day Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., played out over two weekends in April and just added a pair of Caribbean cruises in December. On the other side of t ...

  5. Summer Heat Takes Down Outdoor Music

    July 12, 2012 12:10 PM EDT It's freakin' hot outside, with more scorching temperatures than ever recorded before in many U.S. cities. Given that this is also the height of the outdoor-music season, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, the recent sweat-soaked heat ...

  6. Mystery Jets, Childish Gambino, Soul Rebels, Los Campesinos! and Nero Tour Information

    June 07, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Jet sets: Despite the recent departure of bassist Kai Fish, English psychedelic rockers Mystery Jets are ­flying high in support of fourth album "Radlands" (Rough Trade). Following several dates in Europe, the band will touch down states ...

  7. Allman Brothers Band's Beacon Run Brings Out Susan Tedeschi, Ruthie Foster, Bernie Williams

    March 23, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Derek Trucks (left) and Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers Band trading shots (Photo: Dan Rys) By now, catching the Allman Brothers Band during its annual Beacon Theatre run and NOT seeing a surprise guest or two waltz out on stage would be a bi ...

  8. Skrillex, Bassnectar To Co-Headline Camp Bisco Festival

    March 22, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Yesterday (March 21) Camp Bisco announced that Electronic Dance Music (EDM) heavyweights, Skrillex and Bassnectar, would co-headline their 11th edition. Taking place from July 10 to 14 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York. Fe ...

  9. The Year In Branding: Top Tours And Festivals Got Closer With Sponsors This Year

    December 08, 2011 8:40 AM EST The Foo Fighters playing fans' personal garages on behalf of BlackBerry. Weezer rerecording the jingle of State Farm, its Memories tour sponsor. Lady Gaga calling a fan every night from the stage through Virgin Mobile. The abundance of such c ...

  10. Red Light's Coran Capshaw to Receive Humanitarian Award at Billboard Touring Awards

    November 01, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw will be the first artist manager to ever receive the Humanitarian Award when he is recognized for his good works at the Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Previ ...

  11. What Makes a Great Music Festival? Billboard Touring Conference Panel Will Find Out ...

    October 20, 2011 1:52 PM EDT A few years ago, there was concern that the festival market in North America was in danger of becoming saturated. And while some notable festivals have indeed fallen by the wayside (All Points West in New Jersey, Denver's Mile High Fest), 201 ...

  12. Syd Schwartz Guest Post: How Umphrey's McGee Uses Technology To Blow Their Fans' Minds

    May 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT (Syd Schwartz is the former North America's SVP of digital strategy at EMI, founded Linchpin Digital in 2010 and proudly serves a variety of clients including Current TV, EMI Recorded Music, Red Light Management, The Orchard, Umphrey's M ...

  13. Dave Matthews Band Caravan Reveals Final Fest Sites: NYC's Governors Island, Washington's Gorge

    April 21, 2011 9:26 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band revealed the final two Caravan festival sites and dates today: New York City's Governors Island August 26-28, and the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., Sept. 2-4. As with the previously announced events in New Jersey ...

  14. Dave Matthews Band Announces Second Caravan Festival Dates

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Dates for the second of four Dave Matthews Band Caravan festivals this summer have been announced: July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. The lineup for the shows -- DMB's only Midwest concert performances o ...

  15. Dave Matthews Band's Caravan Festival: Details Announced

    March 09, 2011 9:47 AM EST As reported on Billboard.biz last month , Dave Matthews Band will stage four regional destination festivals this summer under the Dave Matthews Band Caravan banner, the first of which is set for June 24-26 at Bader Field, former site of the Atlant ...

  16. Dave Matthews Band Playing Four Caravan Shows Despite 'Year Off From Touring'

    February 22, 2011 5:27 PM EST Dave Matthews Band said they were going to take the year off from touring, but nobody said the band wouldn't be playing live. It looks like DMB will stage four "mini-festivals" billed as the Dave Matthews Band Caravan this year, as ...

  17. Dispatch Offers Fans Entire Back Catalog In Exchange For Promoting New Tour on Social Media

    January 01, 2011 12:00 AM EST Dispatch, the Boston-based independent rock band, today announced their first summer tour in over a decade and a unique promotion: The group is offering its fans their entire back catalog in exchange for spreading the word about the new tour on so ...

  18. Bowersox Bonnaroo Bound?

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST We knew from the moment Crystal Bowersox hit our TV screens last January that she wasn't your typical American Idol contestant. With an acoustic guitar -- signed by one of her heroes, Melissa Etheridge -- slung over her shoulder like an old b ...

  19. @MEL: Live Phish Clinches Best Touring App Award

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A mobile phone app to stream and download Phish concerts after they happen received the Best Touring App award during the Billboard Music App Awards at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! conference today in San Francisco. Up against Bonnaroo ...

  20. Rothbury Festival Postponed Until 2011

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The annual Rothbury music festival at Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Mich., will not be held in 2010, organizers said Friday. Producers are hoping the event will return in 2011. Rothbury producers Madison House Presents and AEG Live said in a news r ...

  21. Pearl Jam, MMJ, Aretha Head To 2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin and, making its first appearance since February 2009, My Morning Jacket, are among the acts set for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, to take place the weekends of April 23-25 and April 29-30/May 1-2 at Fair Gr ...

  22. The Billboard Q&A: Warren Haynes

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Between Multiple Bands, Warren Haynes Stays On Track With His Evil Teen Label Singer/songwriter/guitarist Warren Haynes is rock'n'roll's consummate jam band professional-and these days, that isn't a contradiction in terms. A ma ...

  23. Phish Sets Dates, Location For West Coast Festival

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As expected, jam band Phish will hold its eight festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. The event, dubbed Festival 8, will be the band’s first three-day festival on the West Coast. Over the course of three d ...

  24. Bonnaroo 2009 Attendance 'Up Dramatically'

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Phish wrapped Bonnaroo 2009 last night (with a sit-in from Bruce Springsteen), drawing the curtain on what producers feel was their most successful event ever on many levels. Aside from thunderstorms on Thursday that brought mud on Friday, and som ...

  25. AC Entertainment Acquires Promoter Great Big Shows

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC Entertainment, co-creator of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., has acquired Nashville-based concert promotion company Great Big Shows. This move will strengthen AC Entertainment's Nashville presence and expand its ...

  26. Phish On-Sales Tax Live Nation's Ticketing System

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for the upcoming tour by the reunited Phish exploded today (Jan. 30), with all shows selling out in minutes and severely testing Live Nation's new ticketing system. "We sold out everywhere we went on sale," Phish agent ...

  27. Phish Reveals Reunion Tour Details

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST On the heels of a three-night stand in early March in Hampton, Va., Phish has confirmed a host of additional tour dates this summer, its first since splitting in 2004. The tour begins June 4-5 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y.; tickets go on sale Ja ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Bonnaroo Sets Dates For 2009

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST The eighth Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be held June 11-14, 2009, on its usual site in Manchester, Tenn., an hour southeast of Nashville. The first round of ticket pre-sales begins Thursday (Dec. 4); a lineup announcement is expected earl ...

  30. Cherry Lane, Warren Haynes Ink Deal

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warren Haynes, in a deal that includes his nearly 150-song catalog as well as new compositions going forward. Haynes, a 20-year veteran of the Allman Brothers, a ...

  31. Dave Matthews Band's LeRoi Moore Dies At 46

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band saxophone player LeRoi Moore, one of the group's founding members and a key part of its eclectic jazz-infused sound, died Tuesday (Aug. 19) from injuries he sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident in June. He was 46. T ...

  32. My Morning Jacket Plans New Year's At MSG

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, My Morning Jacket will play an "evening with" New Year's Eve concert on Dec. 31 at New York's Madison Square Garden, in what will be the band's biggest headlining show to date. Tickets for the event go on sale ...

  33. Bonnaroo Fest Wraps With Widespread Panic

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Widespread Panic has been named as the closing main stage act of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, set for June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn. The lineup was shuffled in the wake of a cancellation by the Allman Brothers Band due to health issues w ...

  34. DMB, Ticketmaster Partner For Free Digital Album

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band and Ticketmaster have teamed up to offer concertgoers an exclusive digital album comprising material from the rock troupe's upcoming 40-city North American summer tour. Fans who purchase tickets through Ticketmaster dur ...

  35. Allman Brothers Postpone NYC Dates

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band have postponed their annual run of 15 shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre set for May 5-24, due to side effects from treatment of Gregg Allman's Hepatitis C. The ABB have also canceled their upcoming performa ...

  36. Rage, Daft Punk, QOTSA, Shins Set For Vegoose Fest

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month , Rage Against The Machine will co-headline this fall's Vegoose Festival at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, alongside French electronica duo Daft Punk. The event is set for Oct. 27-28; two-day passes go on sale Sat ...

  37. Bonnaroo Box Office Numbers Go Through The Roof

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles on Bonnaroo 2007, which wrapped its June 14-17 run last night at its 700-plus acre site 60 miles south of Nashville, producers Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are basking in the glory of yet another record-grossing run ...

  38. Gov't Mule Hits Digital Milestone

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Illustrating the ongoing effort by artists to establish direct digital connections with fans, jam band Gov't Mule recently celebrated the sale of more than 1 million song downloads since October from its own Web site. The site, operated by Mu ...

  39. Bonnaroo Ticket Sales Run Hot

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bonnaroo tickets are selling very strong out of the gate, up about 20% over last year's pace, according to Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly Presents, co-producers of Bonnaroo with A.C. Entertainment. Tickets went on sale last Friday aft ...

  40. Police, Tool, White Stripes Lead Bonnaroo Line Up

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tool, the White Stripes and Widespread Panic will join the reunited Police at the 2007 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 14-17 in Manchester, Tenn. Other acts on the bill for the event include Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Ben Harper and the Innocent ...

  41. Bonnaroo Gets A Boost

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, producers of the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, are finalizing the purchase of the bulk of the festival site land near Manchester in Coffee County, Tenn. The festival will end up owning about 530 acres ...

  42. Bonnaroo Nails Down Dates For 2007 Fest

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The sixth Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be held June 14-17, 2007, at its familiar 700-acre site in Manchester, Tenn., 60 miles southeast of Nashville. A small supply of pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday (Dec. 13) at ...

  43. 6 QUESTIONS WITH TREY ANASTASIO

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio signed a high-profile deal with Columbia in August 2005, the first fruit of which was the Brendan O'Brien-produced solo album "Shine," which has sold just 62,000 Former Phish guitarist Trey Anas ...

  44. Bonnaroo Tickets Sell Out

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT K tickets sold through festival's Web site. After missing the capacity mark in 2005, Bonnaroo has now once again sold out in advance. Bonnaroo’s allotment of 80,000 tickets was sold entirely through the festival's Web site . Set to tak ...

  45. Bonnaroo Goes Rock With Radiohead, Petty

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Scheduled for June 16-18 in Manchester, Tenn. Radiohead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Beck, Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy are among the acts lined up to play the fifth annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festiva ...

  46. On The Road

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST This year will be the 17th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in his hometown of Asheville, N.C., a December throwdown set once again for the Asheville Civic Center. Read Ray Waddell's column. This year will be the 17th annual Warren Haynes C ...

  47. Vegoose Draws 40,000 To Vegas

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST First annual festival held Oct. 29-31. The first annual Vegoose festival, produced by Bonnaroo organizers A.C. Entertainment and Superfly Presents, drew roughly 40,000 people to concerts held Oct. 29-31 at Sam Boyd Stadium, Thomas & Mack Cente ...

  48. Lava Folded Into Atlantic

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Staffers let go except for A&R, promo. Lava Records, home to such artists as Simple Plan, the Click 5 and Antigone Rising, has officially been folded into Atlantic Records. As part of the process, Lava staffers, outside of personnel in the ...

  49. Dave Matthews Band Planning Katrina Benefit Show

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is the first act to come forward with a benefit show for Hurricane Katrina victims, Billboard.biz has learned. Dave Matthews Band is the first act to come forward with a benefit show for Hurricane Katrina victims, Billboard.biz ...

  50. Columbia Inks Anastasio

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Phish guitarist's CD expected in November. Former Phish guitarist's CD expected in November. News ...

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