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  1. Harrah's, C3 Presents Announce Artist Bookings

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After striking a national deal several months ago to program and promote music at about 20 Harrah's properties, Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has locked down a number of artist bookings for the company's casino properties in the upcomi ...

  2. Keys Brings 'As I Am' To North America

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will begin a North American leg of her "As I Am" tour on April 19 in Hampton, Va. Ne-Yo and Jordin Sparks will join Keys on the trek, which is sponsored by Lexus and wraps on June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. New ...

  3. Toyota, 'Nature' Team For Zoo Tour

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Toyota and PBS's 'Nature' are teaming up with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for a nine zoo national tour to raise awareness about the environment and promote Toyota's hybrid technology. The tour begins on Earth Day Week ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Diddy Unveils Janelle Monae In New York

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs presented Janelle Monae, the newest addition to the Bad Boy Records roster, to music industry insiders last night (April 3) at New York's Blender Theater. The singer/songwriter/producer is signed to the label via ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. C3 Presents Expands Harrah's Pact

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Austin-based C3 Presents has expanded its relationship with Harrah's casinos and will now book and promote live music at about 20 Harrah's properties across the country going forward. C3 had already been working with Harrah's proper ...

  8. Touring Briefs: Paid Dues, Phoenix Rising Benefit, Philly Live!

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Independent hip-hop festival Paid Dues will return for its third year with a one-off festival date on March 22 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. West Coast rapper Murs, in association with Southern California-based concert prom ...

  9. Brooks Preps For Two-Day, Five Concert Run

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Preparing for five major concerts over a two-day period is no easy task, but organizers of Garth Brooks' upcoming wildfire benefit shows in Los Angeles are "confident we can do it," Staples Center senior VP/GM Lee Zeidman tells Bill ...

  10. McEntire, Clarkson Sharing Band On Tour

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson's upcoming "2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour" will find the pair joining forces to share one band, one stage and plenty of hits. The 15-city tour, which will include stops in Louisville, Indianapolis, Norfolk, ...

  11. AEG, Australia's Ogden IFC Pair On JV

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has acquired an interest in Australian venue operator Ogden IFC, and created a new 50:50 joint venture called AEG Ogden. The partnership will operate arenas, theaters, stadiums, convention a ...

  12. Hallmark To Exclusively Sell New McEntire Release

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire's new "Love Revival" will be sold exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores in January and February, making her the latest in a string of top artists to release holiday-related albums through the retailer, Billboard ha ...

  13. Brooks Sells Out Five L.A. Concerts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' previously announced one-off wildfire benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles quickly became five sold-out shows after organizers saw an overwhelming demand for tickets during the Dec. 1 on sale. Brooks will play fi ...

  14. Brooks To Play SoCal Wildfire Benefit

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks will play a benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26 to raise money for victims of the recent wildfires in Southern California. Ticket information for the one-off concert will be released Nov. 26, according to a ...

  15. McEntire, Clarkson Join Voices For Winter Tour

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the heels of this week's announcement of a winter Keith Urban/Carrie Underwood tour, another star pairing is preparing to hit the road around the same time. Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson will team for the 2 Worlds 2 Voices tour, kicking ...

  16. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  17. RBD Postpones U.S. Concert Dates

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The remaining U.S. dates of Mexican pop group RBD's "Tour Celestial 2007" have been postponed until February. Among the to-be-rescheduled dates are stops in Phoenix; Tucson, Ariz.; Los Angeles; San Diego; Bakersfield, Calif.; Fresno ...

  18. Garth Brooks Lines Up Kansas City Dates

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks' one scheduled performance Nov. 14 at the new Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., quickly spiraled into nine shows. On Saturday, the artist moved nearly 160,000 tickets in less than two hours via ticket outlets, online and telepho ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Cafe Tacuba Lines Up U.S. Trek

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacuba will kick off a 22-date U.S. tour of clubs, theaters and amphitheaters beginning Nov. 16 in Charlotte, N.C. Tickets for most dates go on sale Friday (Sept. 28). Fresh off a headlining slot this summer at Lollapaloo ...

  21. Ozzy, Zombie Ready Fall Tour

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas f ...

  22. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  23. Ozzy Osbourne Treated In Denver Hospital

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne was treated at a Denver hospital for "a minor outpatient procedure" over the weekend before flying to the next stop on his latest tour, his management company said on Sunday. His ailment was not disclosed, but NBC affiliate ...

  24. Elton John To Open Sprint Center

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John and his band have been confirmed to launch the new 18,000-seat-plus Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 13. Tickets for the grand opening concert go on sale Aug. 6. Also booked at the $276 million Sprint Center, the centerpiece o ...

  25. 'NOW 25' Scores 12th No. 1 Album Of The Series

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series adds another trophy to its collection of No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200 this week. The 25th installment debuts at the summit after moving 223,000 copies in the United St ...

  26. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  27. It's Good To Be B.B. King

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Three months. That was the longest stretch B.B. King ever took off from the road. Six weeks in, however, that old antsy feeling came knocking. "I was married then, and I'd promised my wife I would take off for a while," King says. & ...

  28. Dylan Dials In Summer North American Tour

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will embark on his traditional summer North American tour beginning with a June 22-23 stand at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. Dates are on tap through July 28 in Kelseyville, Calif., and include festival appearances on July 4 in Mont ...

  29. Sprint Second Life

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint Nextel is opening a virtual concert venue in Second Life exclusively for Latin music fans. Called the Sprint Center, the site is modeled after the real-life concert venue of the same name currently under construction in Ka ...

  30. Sony/ATV Acquires Leiber And Stoller

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music has acquired one of the most sought-after publishing catalogs, the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Leiber and Stoller wrote, arranged and produced some of the most memorable songs in American music, including Elvis Presley&# ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. AEG Hires Four Key Execs

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a continuing effort to acquire venues in key markets, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has hired four executives to further assist in developing and promoting live entertainment in its national and international facilities. AEG Facilities, a ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Taylor Hicks Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, latest "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks will spend the early part of 2007 on the road in support of his self-titled debut album. The theater trek begins Feb. 21 in Jacksonville, Fla., and has dates on the books through Apr ...

  35. Pianist And Bandleader Jay McShann Dies

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pianist and bandleader Jay McShann died at a hospital today (Dec. 7) in Kansas City, Mo., following a brief illness. He was 90 years old. A self-taught musician, McShann was the last of the great Kansas City players of the '30s and '40s, ...

  36. Global Spectrum Promotes Hovick

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based arena management firm Global Spectrum has promoted Larry Hovick to the position of regional VP, company COO John Page announced. Hovick, a former touring production manager and lighting designer, will continue to serve as GM of ...

  37. Fontana Inks Distro Deal With Strange Music

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release under the deal from Tech N9ne. Fontana has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Kansas City, Mo.-based Strange Music. Under the new agreement, Fontana will work closely with the indie label on expanding reach in the marketplace ...

  38. Fontana Inks Distro Deal With Strange Music.

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release under the deal from Tech N9ne. Fontana has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Kansas City, MO-based Strange Music. Under the new agreement, Fontana will work closely with the indie label on expanding reach in the marketplace, ...

  39. Global Spectrum Promotes Murphy

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named VP/GM of Philadelphia's Wachovia Center. Global Spectrum, operators of Philadelphia's Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum for arena owner Comcast-Spectacor, have named Tim Murphy the facilities' new VP and GM. Murphy will re ...

  40. Jewel To Join Nashville Star

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The show is set to return January 11. Jewel will join the fifth season of USA Network’s country talent search show, Nashville Star, as co-host. Jewel, who replaces Wynonna Judd, will share hosting duties with country artist Cowboy Troy. The show i ...

  41. Widespread Panic Hits The Big Screen

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live show to be simulcast in movie theaters. Widespread Panic's May 9 show at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre will be simulcast at movie screens nationwide through a deal with Regal Cinemas and National Cinemedia. Director Eric Cochran will shoot the c ...

  42. Annie O'Toole Takes Senior Role At Live 360

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation VP exits after seven years. Dave Lucas, CEO of Indianapolis based entertainment company Live 360, has named industry veteran Annie O’Toole as a senior talent buyer, Billboard.biz has learned. O’Toole comes to Live 360 after serving mor ...

  43. McGraw/Hill Tour Is Fastest-Selling of 2006

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 350,000 tickets have been sold. Organizers for the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour “Soul2Soul II” are reporting that the trek is the fastest-selling of the year with more than 350,000 tickets sold already. Sales have also outpaced the country ...

  44. Cumulus, Investors Buy Susquehanna For $1.2 Billion

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal expected to close in the first half of 2006. With financial backing from three investment firms, Cumulus Media, radio's 11th largest radio group, is acquiring Susquehanna Radio for approximately $1.2 billion. To pull off the widely expec ...

  45. Eminem Sued Over Tour Bus Accident

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A lawsuit was filed Aug. 25 against Eminem, his bus driver and tour bus company seeking an unspecified amount of damages for a July accident involving seven vehicles in western Missouri. (AP) -- A lawsuit was filed Aug. 25 against Eminem, his bus ...

  46. Eminem Sued Over Tour Bus Accident

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT July mishap involved seven vehicles. A lawsuit was filed Thursday against Eminem, his bus driver and tour bus company seeking unspecified damages for a July accident involving seven vehicles in western Missouri. The lawsuit was filed in St. Louis ...

  47. AMC, Loews Cineplex Plan To Merge

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT AMC Entertainment, the second-largest U.S. theater chain, said June 21 that it will buy Loews Cineplex Entertainment in a deal that will see AMC's president/CEO Peter Brown run the combined entity. Th (The Hollywood Reporter) -- AMC Entertain ...

  48. Behind the Deal: An Interview with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gearing up for the ongoing fight against piracy after a change of the guards in the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sat down with <i>ELW</i> editor and <i>Billboard</i> l Gearing up for the ong ...

  49. Lonely Boys, Ozomatli On 'Brotherhood' Tour

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two-part outing kicks off May 3. Los Lonely Boys are launching the "Brotherhood" tour. Also on the bill are Ozomatli, Calexico, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Robert Randolph. The tour is in two legs. The first kicks off May 3 at D ...

  50. Simple, Charlotte Ready To Rock

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Co-headining tour starts May 3. Rock acts Simple Plan and Good Charlotte are coming together for a co-headlining tour this spring. The trek begins May 3 in Kansas City and continues through June 5. Exact venue and schedule information will be anno ...

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