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  1. Juan Gabriel in 'Stable Condition' After Falling Ill, Adds Replacement Tour Dates

    April 16, 2014 8:56 PM EDT Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, who on Monday was hospitalized and diagnosed with pneumonia, is now listed in "very stable condition " in Las Vegas where he is resting. Additionally, new tour dates have been announced for shows he canceled ...

  2. The Boss Returns to No. 1 on Hot Tours

    June 28, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen claims the top slot on the weekly Hot Tours ranking, leading the top 10 tours list for the second time this year.  His Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band last took the top ranking during the first week of April whe ...

  3. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi Scores Big Box Office Numbers, Springsteen Rolls to No. 2

    May 30, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Bon Jovi tops this week’s Hot Tours tally with box office grosses reported from the final 19 venues on the band’s initial jaunt through North America along with a pair of shows in South Africa. Total ticket sales revenue from all 21 performances ...

  4. Rolling Stones Western Swing Tops Hot Tours Chart

    May 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT The Rolling Stones earn top honors on the weekly Hot Tours chart with $34 million in reported box office revenue from the first five cities on the 2013 leg of the 50 & Counting Tour.  The tour, celebrating the legendary rock band's 50th ...

  5. Taylor Swift Leads The Pack on Hot Tours

    May 17, 2013 5:37 PM EDT Taylor Swift is tops among the weekly tally of Hot Tours, leading the pack with $15.7 million in ticket sales revenue from 11 recent performances on her Red Tour. Included is the first stadium date on the North American tour leg that launched ba ...

  6. Bruce Springsteen Tops Hot Tours With First 2013 Dates

    April 05, 2013 5:59 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen returns to the weekly Hot Tours tally with the first 2013 box office grosses reported from his Wrecking Ball World Tour that played 81 shows in 2012 and resumed on March 14 following a winter break. He began this year's it ...

  7. Rolling Stones Announce '50 and Counting' North American Tour Dates

    April 03, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This morning the Rolling Stones finally released dates for their "50 and Counting" North American tour. The U.S. dates, as reported by Billboard.biz , will begin early next month on the West Coast, with announced markets including ...

  8. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Tops $50 Million Gross

    February 01, 2013 12:29 PM EST Justin Bieber takes his fifth turn at No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours recap since launching the North American leg of the "Believe" tour in late September. This week's chart-topping gross of $9.2 million comes from the nine sold out ...

  9. The Year in Touring: Beyond The Numbers

    December 14, 2012 8:12 AM EST In any year, gauging the health of the touring business is no easy task, but we'll go out on a limb here: Business is good. Historically, when relying on anecdotal indicators, the relative health of this business often depends on whom you ...

  10. Tiesto, Diplo, Execs From Ultra, Ministry of Sound, EMI, Modular Hit Australia's First Electronic Music Conference

    December 04, 2012 3:08 PM EST Australian artist and Neon Records owner Grant Smillie (left) chats with DJ Tiesto during the day one opening of Australia's EMC keynote Q&A. Adapt or die was the killer theme which spilled from the Nov. 27-28 Electronic Music Conference ...

  11. Barbra Streisand Tops Hot Tours Chart Followed by Andre Rieu, Jennifer Lopez

    November 20, 2012 4:04 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 mill ...

  12. Gary Richards on HARD's Future, Live Nation + EDM, New Year's Eve Blowout in Detroit

    November 20, 2012 10:00 AM EST Gary Richards (A.K.A. Destructo) plays HARD's sold-out Day of the Dead event in full make-up on Nov. 3 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) Early this month, HARD -- the EDM-centric festival and promotions company that was purchased by Live ...

  13. Bon Jovi Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Fan-Friendly Ticket Prices

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before ...

  14. Justin Bieber Nabs Third Hot Tours No. 1, Phish at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 6:14 PM EST Pop star Justin Bieber makes his third appearance at No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours recap since launching the North American leg of the Believe Tour in late-September. This week's chart-topping performance is based on $11.8 million in reported ...

  15. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  16. Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen Top This Week's Hot Tours

    October 30, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Justin Bieber lands at No. 1 in this week's ranking of top-grossing tours with ticket sales reported from seven sold out performances on the Believe Tour's trek through the U.S. and Canada. The tour began in Phoenix at the end of Septemb ...

  17. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  18. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  19. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  20. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Shoots To No. 1 on Hot Tours Chart

    October 15, 2012 8:19 AM EDT Hanging Out: Justin Bieber performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena aon Sept. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images) With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of ...

  21. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis' GIGANTE3S Tops Billboard Hot Tours Chart

    September 17, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Latin music GIGANT3S Tour scores a No. 1 ranking on this week's lineup of Hot Tours with over $10 million in ticket sales reported from a late-summer trek. The show, which featured the major star power of Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco ...

  22. Insomniac Names John Boyle Chief Growth Officer, Interim CFO

    September 13, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, has named John Boyle the new post of Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective immediately. In this capacity, Boyle will oversee the new business and organic growth efforts of the company as well as acti ...

  23. UK's Proms Classical Music Fest Going 3D

    August 28, 2012 10:04 AM EDT For the first time ever the U.K's famous Last Night Of The Proms will be screened live in cinemas across the country. Taking place on September 8, 22 Odeon cinemas across the U.K will be screening the iconic classical music event in 3D, with ...

  24. Hot Tours: Roger Waters On Top, Bruce Springsteen On His Tail

    August 09, 2012 11:52 AM EDT Roger Waters, featured in a recent Billboard cover story , closes out his highly successful The Wall Live Tour with a final No. 1 placement on the Hot Tours chart. Ticket sales totals from the tour's final eight North American dates, that wra ...

  25. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 07, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 perf ...

  26. Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden Top Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

    July 30, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Madonna's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out con ...

  27. El Mocambo, Iconic Toronto Venue Where Rolling Stones, U2, Performed, Sold for $3 Million

    July 24, 2012 7:58 AM EDT The El Mocambo nightclub, an iconic Toronto venue for decades, was sold Monday for $3 million. The El Mocambo, affectionately known as the Elmo, which erected its famous palm tree sign in 1946, has seen the Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello (both of ...

  28. Chili Peppers, Killers, YYYs, Kaskade Announced For Australia's Big Day Out In Make Or Break Year

    July 16, 2012 1:11 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend are among the acts confirmed to play Australia's festival giant, the Big Day Out, which will next its 21st birthday in six months' time. Others announced today i ...

  29. Rolling Stones' Tour Producer Finds Success With Stage Shows, 'Spider-Man'

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Michael Cohl is a merry old soul these days. Cohl earned his most widespread acclaim as producer of six Rolling Stones tours, from 1989's Steel Wheels show through the most recent, the $558 million-grossing (according to Billboard Boxscore) A ...

  30. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  31. Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage to Lead Trespass America Festival

    April 24, 2012 10:23 PM EDT A new metal festival will be throwing down the gauntlet this summer. Trespass America, a co-production with the UK-based Metal Hammer magazine, will gather seven bands for a 25-date U.S. tour this summer, with more shows to be announced. The tour ...

  32. Madonna's 2012 Tour 'On Track' To Be Among 'Top 10 of All Time': Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    April 19, 2012 4:41 PM EDT Ongoing chatter that the Madonna tour, and by extension her multi-rights deal with Live Nation , are underperforming is "baseless," according to sales figures provided by tour producer Arthur Fogel, chairman of Live Nation Global Touring ...

  33. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath, was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago' ...

  34. Hot Tours: Taylor Swift, George Strait, Cirque Du Soleil

    March 29, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Taylor Swift is at a familiar perch atop Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from the last leg of her Speak Now World Tour that wrapped on March 18 in Auckland, New Zealand. The tour's final leg, a six-city trek through Australia and ...

  35. Drake Announces 'Club Paradise Tour' With J. Cole, Waka Flacka Flame, Others

    March 22, 2012 8:53 AM EDT Drake is hitting the road for a 27-city, cross country tour of U.S. amphitheaters in support of his chart-topping album "Take Care." Dubbed "The Club Paradise Tour," Drake is bringing J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Ch ...

  36. Motley Crue, KISS To Embark On Co-Headlining Tour This Summer

    March 20, 2012 7:18 PM EDT Get ready to rock, heavy metal fans: KISS and Motley Crue will embark on a joint tour this summer. The vintage hard rock outfits are set to share the stage for the first time since 1982, kicking off a 40-city jaunt in Bristow, Va., on July 20. The ...

  37. Radiohead Returns to Australia After 8 Years, Gaga Adds Dates Down Under

    February 27, 2012 11:21 AM EST Radiohead Return To Australia After 8 Years Radiohead will make the long haul to Australia this November for the band's first shows here in eight years, tour promoters Chugg Entertainment announced today. The band's trek will also includ ...

  38. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:03 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets th ...

  39. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  40. Exclusive Info: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way Ball' Tour to Hit Asia, Europe, Latin America This Year; North America in 2013

    February 08, 2012 1:47 PM EST Lady Gaga unveiled dates for her "Born This Way Ball" tour in Asia and Australia today, and those shows will be followed by dates in the rest of the world, Billboard.biz has learned. Gaga will tour Europe and Latin American later this ye ...

  41. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet

    February 07, 2012 3:00 AM EST Fresh of her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI (which was viewed by 114 million people) comes details of the Madonna 2012 World Tour. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever in terms of number ...

  42. Big Day Out To Scrap New Zealand Show

    January 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When the Big Day Out starts this Friday, it'll push off from New Zealand for the very last time Organizers of the touring festival confirmed today via Twitter that the Auckland leg is to be ditched, the end result of a lengthy list of line-up ...

  43. Mana Announce New North and South American Tour Dates

    January 17, 2012 10:26 AM EST With a concert at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX., April 3, Mexican rockers Maná will kick off the second leg of their "Drama y Luz" U.S. tour. The group (@manaoficial), which had one of the top five Latin tours of the year in 2011 and ...

  44. Jay-Z and Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears Top 2012 Hot Tours

    January 10, 2012 7:37 AM EST Jay-Z and Kanye West top the first Hot Tours ranking of 2012 with box office grosses reported from their Watch the Throne Tour that played North American markets from October through December. This week's tally includes ticket revenue from ve ...

  45. Why Rock Still Rules the Road

    January 06, 2012 12:48 PM EST These days it's rare to see any musical artist make the jump from playing large clubs and theaters to arenas. But after 10 years of development in the touring space, the Black Keys will support their latest album, El Camino, with a North Amer ...

  46. C3 Presents Forms Partnership With Big Day Out

    January 04, 2012 9:38 AM EST Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has formed a partnership with the Big Day Out festivals in Australia and New Zealand, C3 partner Charlie Walker told Billboard.biz early this morning. The deal marks a new phase for the venerable Australian festival ...

  47. The Rise Of Classical Indie Labels

    December 21, 2011 12:30 PM EST With EMI in meltdown and money hardly pouring forth from the major labels into niche classical projects, it's no surprise that the U.K. classical world is taking matters into its own hands. The 2011 BPI figures show that existing classical in ...

  48. Bachata Star Romeo Santos Touring Arenas In Early 2012

    December 13, 2011 9:04 PM EST Bachata superstar Romeo Santos is going on a national arena tour in early 2012, according to a spokesperson. The Latin singer/songwriter, who is also the lead vocalist of Aventura, had a successful year as a solo artist in addition to being signed ...

  49. The Year In Touring

    December 08, 2011 8:10 AM EST Surprising no one, the final leg of U2's record-shattering 360 tour was enough to make U2 the top touring act of 2011, with $293.3 million in box office and nearly 3 million in ticket sales generated in the time frame of Nov. 1, 2010-Nov. 8, ...

  50. Kanye West Playing Fewer Dates as Australia's Big Day Out Downscales

    November 14, 2011 1:40 PM EST It's almost three months until the Big Day Out rolls on for another season, but the famous Australasian festival brand has already had an action-packed week. Ken West, newly confirmed as BDO's sole-promoter, has announced that Kanye West ...

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