Live music

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  4. Spanish Icon Raphael Plans Trek

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish icon Raphael is preparing to kick off the North and South American leg of his 50th anniversary celebration tour with a show April 16 in Buenos Aires' Luna Park. Last year, Raphael released the album "Raphael 50 Años Después" ...

  5. Jackson Announces 'Final Curtain Call'

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has confirmed his July residency at London's O2 arena during a press conference at the venue, describing it as the "final curtain call." Hundreds of screaming fans turned up for the announcement, as well as members o ...

  6. Huge Demand For Sound Relief Tickets

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australia's Sound Relief concerts sold more than 100,000 tickets after going on sale today (March 4), raising upwards of $7.5 million Australian ($4.8 million) for the country's main bushfire and flood appeals. The March 14 concerts will ...

  7. The Fray Announces Summer Tour Dates

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray will headline a 35-city summer tour which kicks off June 12 in Atlanta and extends to August 7, when it wraps in Spokane, Wash. Jacks Mannequin is scheduled to open on all dates. The Fray's second album, "The Fray," was rel ...

  8. No Doubt Unveils Summer Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif. As previously reported, the band will be supported by Paramore, and joined on select dates ...

  9. Coldplay Hitting Amphitheatres On Summer Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Coldplay will kick off a North American summer tour July 10 at the Amphitheater at Clark County in Portland, Ore. So far, 14 dates are set through early August, with more to be announced. Tickets for concerts in San Diego, Toronto, Charlotte, N.C. ...

  10. Teen Dies At Australia's Big Day Out

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST A teenage girl has died from a suspected drugs overdose after being rushed to hospital from the Perth leg of Australia's Big Day Out festival. The unidentified 17-year-old died overnight after apparently swallowing three ecstasy tablets outsi ...

  11. Disturbed Drafts Killswitch, Lacuna Coil For Tour

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 installment of Disturbed's Music As A Weapon trek has been expanded into a full-fledged festival tour. The 38-city Music As A Weapon IV Festival will feature two stages of hard rock and metal acts, traveling tattoo artists, extreme s ...

  12. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  13. Counting Crows Announce U.K., Ireland Dates

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Counting Crows will return to the U.K. and Ireland for a 12-city tour, beginning May 7 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. The Hold Steady will provide support on the majority of dates. Counting Crows last visited the U.K. to headline London's s ...

  14. Brad Paisley To Kick Off Tour In June

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley will begin his 41-city American Saturday Night tour, with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, June 5 in Charlotte, N.C. Booked by Rob Beckham at the William Morris Agency, Paisley has become one of country's biggest to ...

  15. Death Cab For Cutie Readies Spring Tour

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie will begin a spring tour April 7 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. Cold War Kids will support in April, with Matt Costa taking over for dates in May. Ra Ra Riot will open all shows. Exclusive fan club pre-sales begin Wed ...

  16. C3 Presents To Provide Services For Obama Concert, Parade

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST C3 Presents' event production relationship with Team Obama continues as the Austin-based promoter/producer will produce major events at the inauguration of President Barack Obama beginning this weekend. C3 staffers have been entrenched in D.C ...

  17. Festival Republic Warning On Tickets

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST London-based promoter Festival Republic has issued a warning about unauthorised agencies offering tickets to the Reading, Leeds and Latitude festivals. Following inquiries from festival-goers, Festival Republic issued a statement on its Web site . ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Franco De Vita Books Anniversary Tour

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Venezuelan singer/songwriter Franco De Vita is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music business with a U.S. tour that kicks off March 5 at the Nokia Theater in New York City. De Vita's "Simplemente La Verdad" (Simply the Truth ...

  20. Springsteen, Chesney Rule Billboard Touring Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney and Miley Cyrus were among the big winners at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 20) at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York. Springsteen and his band picked u ...

  21. Yanni Brings 'Voices' To Disney

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST New age recording star Yanni once titled an album "Dare to Dream," and he'll be doing exactly that in a wide-ranging new deal with Disney Music Group. On March 24, the company's new Disney Pearl imprint will release "Yanni ...

  22. AC/DC Adds Dates To North American Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has added three new concert dates to its North American tour in support of the forthcoming album "Black Ice," due Oct. 20 via Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores as well as ACDC.com . The newly added dates include performances at C ...

  23. Festival Republic Plans Heavenly Event

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic, the U.K. promoter behind the Leeds and Reading festivals, is part of a group planning a new outdoor event for 2009 called Heavenly Planet. Although still awaiting local-authority approval, the organizers believe the new festival ...

  24. AC/DC Reveals Fall Tour Plans

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is scheduled to wrap Dec. 18 at the Time Warner Cable A ...

  25. Fuse Gears Up for Lollapalooza

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fuse, the music channel in the midst of a re-branding campaign, has signed on as one of the sponsors of this year's Lollapalooza Festival. The channel, similar to what it did for the recent Bonnaroo festival earlier this year, will broadcast ...

  26. Police Reunion Trek Enters Final Phase

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police began the final leg of their reunion tour last night in Ottawa, the first of 47 shows this summer in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums primarily in North America and Europe. Most stops are in markets not played in 2007, when the Police ...

  27. DeVaughn, Michele Plan 'Art Of Love' Outing

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singers Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele are hitting the road for their "Art of Love" tour beginning May 22. Hair care brand Mizani will support Michele during her performances in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Miami, ...

  28. Superstars Return To The Road In 2008

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in live music will be touring this summer, giving hope to promoters that the North American concert business will again reach record-breaking numbers in 2008. Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is fie ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. The Billboard Q&A: Charles Attal

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Imagine being able to put together the ultimate rock'n'roll party. You pick the bands: Radiohead here, Nine Inch Nails there. Now, let's add the Raconteurs. That's Charles Attal's gig. Attal, partner in Austin, Texas-based ...

  31. George Michael Puts Faith In U.S. Tour

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a 17-year hiatus, George Michael is giving the U.S. touring market one more try. Tickets for his summer outing, which begins June 17 in San Diego, go on sale this weekend. Michael may also have a hit on his hands in the form of his retrospec ...

  32. Pearl Jam Recharges For Summer Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After playing just two shows in 2007, Pearl Jam will return to the road this summer for an 10-date tour beginning June 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The dates come in conjunction with the group's previously announced co-headlining appearance at ...

  33. Van Halen Reschedules Tour Dates

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen has rescheduled tour dates postponed earlier this month when guitarist Eddie Van Halen was undergoing tests for an unspecified medical condition. The band will proceed on April 19 in Las Vegas and play 20 shows in all, with the last date ...

  34. Warped Tour Adds Latin Flair

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin acts are getting the Warped Tour stamp of approval this year, with Spain's indie electro-popsters The Pinker Tones booked for the whole U.S. tour, plans underway for a Mexican installment of the Warped Tour and a special South by Southw ...

  35. Summer Run To Be The Police's Final Tour

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Police will take one more victory lap through North America on their massively successful reunion tour before calling it quits for good, sources close to the tour tell Billboard.biz. The Police -- Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland -- wi ...

  36. Radiohead Reveals North American Tour Dates

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead will embark on its first North American tour in two years May 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Eight shows have been confirmed for the first leg, which wraps May 18 in Dallas. Afterward, Radiohead will visit Europe for a month's worth of ...

  37. Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Reveal Tour Plans

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige will tour this spring in what will be one of the most potent urban music bills in recent memory. The "Heart of the City" outing begins March 22 in Miami. And while a full itinerary is still coming together, the ar ...

  38. Summer 'Mayhem' Tour Hitting 30 Amphitheatres

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, with Slipknot and Disturbed topping the bill (Billboard.biz, Jan. 10), will play 30 Live Nation amphitheaters in North America during July and August. Rockstar Mayhem is produced by Warped founder Kevin Lyman, his ...

  39. Lyman, Reese To Launch Rockstar Mayhem Tour

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and John Reese, Lyman's partner on the Taste of Chaos tour, are assembling the first ever Rockstar Mayhem tour, Billboard.biz has learned. Slipknot and Disturbed are already confirmed. The outing, sponsore ...

  40. 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, ...

  41. Kenny G Goes Latin For Starbucks Debut

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran instrumentalist Kenny G has signed a new deal with Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, which will be inaugurated with the album "Rhythm and Romance" early next year. The set of Latin love songs will be available Feb. 5 a ...

  42. Juanes Reveals Stateside Dates

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The first U.S. leg of Juanes’ 2008 world tour was revealed today, with shows set in markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 14 for the arena trek, which is sponsored by Sprint and Ford. More dates in T ...

  43. Lolla, Festival Republic Producers Launching New U.S. Festival

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST After much speculation that C3 Presents would roll out a new music festival in Philadelphia, the Austin-based promoter/producer has pulled an end run and announced the Vineland (N.J.) Music Festival in a partnership with U.K. festival producer Mel ...

  44. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  45. The Police Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion tour was the big winner at the fourth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The global trek by the Police, produced by TNA International, took home awards for top tour and to ...

  46. Panelists Debate Artist Dev At Touring Conference

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST With physical album sales on a continuous decline, artist development -- especially in the touring world -- is more important now than it ever has been, a panelist of record label execs, managers, promoters and agents agreed today (Nov. 14) at the ...

  47. Heavy Ticket Demand Is Maiden Heaven

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Iron Maiden's upcoming world tour is pulling-in the punters. The Nordic leg of Iron Maiden's "Somewhere Back In Time" world tour has proven particularly hot, with three stadium dates in Sweden and Finland selling out in less th ...

  48. Vans Warped Tour 2007 Grosses $18.6M

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2007 Vans Warped tour grossed about $18.6 million and sold 622,467 tickets to 45 shows, according to tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman, president of 4fini Productions. The 13th edition of the Warped tour wrapped Aug. 25 at the Home Depot C ...

  49. Soul2Soul Breaks Country Tour Records

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The second year of the McGraw/Hill Soul2Soul tour grossed more than $52 million, taking the two-summer total for the husband-and-wife co-headliners to more than $141 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. That's enough to make it the top-g ...

  50. Warped Tour's Lyman Delves Into Film

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As this year's annual Vans Warped Tours comes to an end Aug. 25 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman will soon have his hands full with another project: the upcoming teen comedy flick "Endless ...

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