John Meglen

  1. Arenas Are Where Content Is King

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Arenas are challenged to have skin in the game in a competitve booking climate. If there's one primary objective for the modern-day arena manager, it's to keep the lights on. Dark nights are a bummer. Content is king, and, frankly, there ...

  2. Appeal of Small Venues Drives Midyear Success

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Thanks to performances by newcomers, veterans and other special events, midsize venues enjoyed steady ticket sales during the midyear period. In addition to the top 10 venues recap of 15,001-plus-capacity arenas, Billboard's midyear touring c ...

  3. Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary: How the Complex Tour Came Together

    May 29, 2012 3:00 PM EDT (Photo: Guy Webster) God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, ...

  4. Billboard Power 100: Randy Phillips

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 15 Randy Phillips President/CEO AEG Live Twitter: @aeglive "Look, There's Randy!" As coverage of Michael Jackson's 2009 death deluged TVs across the world, most were thinking, "I can't believe Jackson died." ...

  5. AEG Execs Discuss The Making Of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Although the posthumous Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" reportedly grossed more than $100 million worldwide in its first week, the behind-the-scenes work by concert promoters AEG Live to deliver the film could have made for its own fi ...

  6. Touring Panel Forecasts Bleak Fall Concert Season

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite strong midyear tour grosses from Bon Jovi, Spice Girls and the Police, among others, some concert industry observers are predicting that high fuel prices and the struggling U.S. economy will negatively impact the fall touring season. " ...

  7. Celine's 'Taking Chances' Sales Strong

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST A five-year residency in Las Vegas and an unusually long lead-time between onsales and play dates seem to have had zero impact on demand for Celine Dion's upcoming Taking Chances world tour, which begins Feb. 14 in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

  8. Midler To Replace Dion In Las Vegas

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, officials announced today (May 3), answering the lingering question of who would be chosen to step into some big shoes and the 4,100-seat Colosseum, which Dion ...

  9. Wed: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Panel: 'concert promoter role getting edged out.' The role of a concert promoter may be getting edged out, according to participants at the "Rock This Town" panel at today's (Oct. 26) Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Aw ...