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  1. Lilith Fair, WNBA Team For Summer Promotions

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two brands supporting women’s entertainment will join forces this summer as the 2010 Lilith Fair partners with the WNBA to provide special ticket promotions, appearances, and community activations. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the WNBA,” ...

  2. Bono’s Surgery: What's The Financial Hit?

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2’s 360 North American leg is now officially postponed, putting the brakes on the band’s march to claiming the highest-grossing tour in history. The eight-week minimum recovery/rehab time doctors say Bono needs for his recent back surgery meant s ...

  3. Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed Set For Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Fest

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will begin in late summer and feature headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed, along with Halestorm and Stone Sour. Set for the Jägermeister second stage are headliners Hellyeah, as well as ...

  4. Ozzy, Motley Crue, Halford Lead Six-Date Ozzfest Bill

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After staging a one-off event in 2008 and taking a year off in 2009, Ozzfest is returning this summer with a six-city North American amphitheater run that will feature main stage performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and Rob Halford. The trek ...

  5. Whitney Houston Says Drug Use Reports 'Ridiculous'

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston was released from a Paris hospital on Wednesday (April 7) after suffering a respiratory infection, and she called media reports that she was using drugs again "ridiculous." After being hospitalized in Paris on Tuesday und ...

  6. Whitney Houston Postpones U.K. Dates

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The opening dates of Whitney Houston's first U.K. tour in 11 years have been postponed due to illness. The first three dates of the tour at Manchester Evening News Arena (April 8-9) and Glasgow SECC (April 11) have been rescheduled by promote ...

  7. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga, Green Day, a reunited Soundgarden, Arcade Fire, the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, ...

  8. Confirmed Dates For 2010 Lilith Tour

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dates and venues have been confirmed for eight of the 2010 Lilith Tour shows in North America this summer. The Live Nation produced touring festival will reach a total of 36 North American cities. Las Vegas, Cleveland and Kansas City have been con ...

  9. Brazilian Singer Roberto Carlos Plots Second Tour Leg

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, a crooner whose renditions in Spanish made him a rare Brazilian superstar in the Latin realm, is celebrating his 50 years in the music industry with an extensive world tour. It began in Brazil and Latin America and ...

  10. @Canadian Music Week: Lilith Tour Details Revealed

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Specific tour dates for the relaunched Lilith Fair tour will be announced on Tuesday, Nettwerk Music Group chief executive Terry McBride said today at Canadian Music Week. McBride, who was involved in a mentoring session at the conference, says th ...

  11. Australia's Lost Weekend Disappears

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Lost Weekend festival has lived up to its name: the inaugural event, due to take place this weekend in Brisbane, has been cancelled. The festival promoter is Parkridge, Queensland-based AAA Entertainment. The event was scheduled f ...

  12. Heatwave Hits Sydney's Big Day Out

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Paramedics treated approximately 1,900 festival-goers during the Sydney leg of Big Day Out festival this weekend as a heatwave blasted Australia's biggest city. Temperatures tipped 40-degrees Celsius on both days of the festival, which took p ...

  13. NBC Taps McLachlan's 'One Dream' For Olympics

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Singer Sarah McLachlan's "One Dream" has been chosen to be part of NBC's marketing campaign around the Vancouver Olympics, the network announced today. The song will be used "as a unique part of NBC's marketing campai ...

  14. Alejandro Sanz To Open Tour With 4 Mexico City Dates

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the fall release of his album "Paraiso Express," Spaniard Alejandro Sanz will kick off his "Tour Paraíso" Feb. 23 with four concerts at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional. Sanz will then play Guadalajara and M ...

  15. Seasoned Industry Vets Launch Entertainment 3Sixty

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST A handful of seasoned music industry executives have teamed up to launch Entertainment 3Sixty, a company focused on developing brand partnerships by aligning clients with live music properties. With offices in Los Angeles and Dallas, Entertainment ...

  16. Carrie Underwood Tour To Kick Off In March

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a 45-date headlining tour that kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and sibling trio Sons of Sylvia will open for Underwood's ...

  17. Beenie Man Dropped From Big Day Out

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Protests from the gay community have led to Jamaican dancehall performer Beenie Man being dropped from January's Big Day Out festival in Australia and New Zealand. The performer has been a target of the international gay lobby since his late ...

  18. Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry To Headline Country Throwdown Tour

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST The debut run of the Country Throwdown tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, will feature Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, little Big Town and Jack Ingram. The tour of amphitheaters, which was first tipped h ...

  19. The Inside Story: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For “This Is It,” Michael Jackson’s planned 50-concert residency at London’s O2 Arena, the star’s sudden, tragic death really could have been it, with millions of dollars lost for producer/promoter AEG Live and the star’s vision never realized. n ...

  20. Updated: Lilith Fair To Return In 2010

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lilith Fair will re-launch with a tour in 2010, according to an announcement from the Nettwerk Music Group. The festival will visit cities including New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago, among others. Dates for the shows have not ...

  21. Promoter Exits V Fest Down Under

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The future of Australia's V Festival is unclear after Australian promoter Michael Coppel Presents (MCP) severed its ties with the annual music event. MCP had worked with Virgin Group on the previous three editions. However, the Melbourne-base ...

  22. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  23. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  24. Sony To Issue Vintage Leonard Cohen Performance

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of his "Live In London" (Columbia) recorded at the O2 Arena, Sony Music Entertainment is issuing a second Leonard Cohen live album in 2009. "Leonard Cohen Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970" (Sony Music Entert ...

  25. Warped Tour's Lyman To Receive Billboard Humanitarian Honor

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman will be named the 2009 Humanitarian Award honoree at the Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 5. The Humanitarian Award recognizes the philanthropic efforts of a touring professional. Lyman's acknowledg ...

  26. Billboard To Honor Ozzy Osbourne With 'Legend' Award

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will fete Ozzy Osbourne with the Legend of Live award at the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards, set for November 5 in New York. Osbourne will be in person at the event to receive the honor. The Billboard Legend of Live award recognizes an in ...

  27. Live Nation Expands Promotion Offers To Clubs

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation is expanding its already huge 2009 promotion schedule to its club venues, with the Live Nation Club Passport program. For $49.99 (all-in and no fees) purchasers can see every show at Live Nation clubs in their city for the rest of the ...

  28. Will Kanye West's VMAs Outburst Hurt His Upcoming Tour?

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join La ...

  29. Arctic Monkeys' Arena Tour Of U.K., Ireland

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Arctic Monkeys has announced a string of arena dates for the U.K. and Ireland this November, following the chart-topping release of its third studio album "Humbug" (Domino) in the U.K. Starting at Liverpool's Echo Aren ...

  30. Ciara Replaced By Jordin Sparks In Britney Spears Tour

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks will be replacing Ciara on the second leg of Britney Spears' "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour, reps at Jive Records, both Sparks and Ciara's label, have confirmed. Although asked, Jive Records didn't ...

  31. Jane's Addiction Pulls Australian Tour

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction has canceled its six-date Australian tour, blaming a "mysterious infection" to drummer Stephen Perkins' elbow. Following the European leg of their world tour, Perkins experienced pain and swelling in the elbow ...

  32. Billboard.biz Q&A: Warped Tour Co-Founder Kevin Lyman

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fifteen years have passed since the launch of the Vans Warped Tour, and co-founder Kevin Lyman still loves every minute of it. The 2009 version of the 46-date traveling punk rock festival started June 26 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., a ...

  33. AEG Live CEO Discusses Jackson's Memorial, Tribute Concert

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Just two weeks after the death of Michael Jackson, Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producers of what were to be Jackson’s 50 sellouts at the O2 Arena in London, still has not caught his breath. Among the most recent developments for Phillips, AEG ...

  34. Pearl Jam Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will celebrate Halloween early with two concerts at Philadelphia's Wachovia Spectrum to be held Oct. 28 and 30. The shows are part of a brief North American tour which also includes stops in San Diego, Seattle and Los Angeles. Ben H ...

  35. U2 Opens World Tour With A Bang In Barcelona

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 kicked off their first tour in three years, rocking a raucous Barcelona crowd of around 90,000 and reaching for the stars with a live link-up to the International Space Station. Featuring one of the biggest concert stages ever built, the U2 360 ...

  36. Fortune At Stake For AEG On Michael Jackson London Concerts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's planned 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London would have been the highest-grossing single concert engagement. Now it's a major problem for the promoter AEG Live. More than $85 million worth of tickets have already been ...

  37. Blink-182, Weezer To Headline Free Virgin Fest

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After months of speculation about the fate of the 2009 Virgin Mobile Festival, organizers have made an announcement that should please music fans who've felt the economic pinch of the recession: this year's event is free. With headliners ...

  38. Miley Cyrus Selling Out U.K., Irish Arenas

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two more Miley Cyrus shows have been added at London's O2 arena after the U.S. pop singer sold out her first British and Irish dates in minutes, according to promoters AEG Live. The tour now includes four dates at London O2 Arena after the fi ...

  39. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake Reveal 'Young Money' Tour

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'Em and Drake will go on an official tour this summer, and the dates have just been confirmed. The "Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival" trek will start on July 27 at the ...

  40. Italia Love Wave Nods To Woodstock

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Italy's Italia Love Wave Festival, an outdoor event which has become a feature of the country's summer music calendar, is to pay tribute to Woodstock this year. The four-day outdoor festival will run in Livorno, Tuscany, July 16-19, one ...

  41. Depeche Mode Pulls O2 Date After Singer's Surgery

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode is to reschedule its London O2 Arena show and cancel some European appearances after the full extent of singer Dave Gahan's illness was revealed. The singer suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis on May 12, leading to his hosp ...

  42. Michael Jackson Delays Opening Of London Shows

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has pushed back the opening four nights of his residency at London's O2 arena, with show promoters and producers AEG Live citing the "sheer magnitude of the concerts" for the delay. The first date of the "This I ...

  43. Blink-182 Announces Nearly 50-Date Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a ne ...

  44. Warped Co-founder To Launch Country Tour

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vans Warped tour co-founder Kevin Lyman plans to launch a similar tour for the country genre, and has opened an office of his 4fini Productions in Nashville to put the tour together. Lyman, who has also launched the Rockstar Taste of Chaos and Roc ...

  45. Lilith Fair To Return In 2010

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Terry McBride, chief executive of Nettwerk Music Group, says that Lilith Fair, the successful female-led touring festival that last appeared a decade ago, will re-emerge next year. "Lilith Fair will look at doing two weeks in the U.K./Europe ...

  46. Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley Team For Summer Bill

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley have teamed up for this summer's Blazed and Confused tour. The month-long trek will begin July 10 in Primm, N.V., and head across the country to Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City and Atlanta befo ...

  47. Cafe Tacvba Announce World Tour

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican rock legends Café Tacvba announced details of their 20th anniversary world tour today. The trek will take the Grammy and Latin Grammy winners to 20 cities in Central and South America, the U.S. and Europe. Also as part of the anniversary, ...

  48. Live Nation: Stateside U2 Sales Strong

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With sales this morning (March 30) of more than 82,000 tickets sold in New York, 72,000 in Boston and 65,000 in Chicago, the U2 360° Tour will set the largest single-day attendance record in each city, according to tour producer Live Nation. In Lo ...

  49. Strong Ticket Sales For U2

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 have sold over 215,000 tickets in under 24 hours for the U.K. and Ireland leg of their global "360°" tour, according to Live Nation. Tickets for U2's dates, which include performances at London's Wembley Stadium (Aug. 14) an ...

  50. Updated: Jackson To Play 45 O2 Shows

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has now added 35 more concerts to his residency at London's O2 Arena following strong demand for the pre-sale tickets. The run of shows will now stretch into 2010. Pre-sale tickets for the AEG Live-promoted residency went on s ...

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