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  1. Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album, Tour for 2012

    November 21, 2011 8:09 AM EST Speculation about the future of Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band in the wake of the death of beloved sax player Clarence Clemon s was addressed on brucespringsteen.net last night: According to a brief post there will be both a new album and ...

  2. Kasabian To Headline Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. alt rock act Kasabian has been confirmed as the third and final headline act for the U.K.'s Isle Of Wight Festival. The band will close the three-day event on June 12. As previously reported, the other confirmed headliners for the festiv ...

  3. Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon Headline Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. rock acts Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon are to headline the U.K.'s Isle Of Wight Festival, which takes place June 10 to 12, 2010. Britpop band Pulp, who announced earlier this month that they were reforming to play a series of U.K. and ...

  4. Kings Of Leon Announce U.K. Outdoor Shows

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon has announced a five-date run of U.K. outdoor shows, to take place next summer. Beginning May 30 at the Coventry Ricoh Arena, the tour also calls at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light (June 17), Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Ground ...

  5. Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson To Play New U.K. Venue

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brandon Flowers, Mark Ronson, Kelis, Hurts, Tinie Tempah, Kele and Klaxons are among the acts booked to play the new HMV Institute venue in Birmingham. Following a long-term, multi-million pound refurbishment since its closure in 2008, the U.K. ve ...

  6. Bestival Renews U.K. TV Deal

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bestival organizers have announced that for the fifth year running Channel 4 will broadcast highlights from the event. Topman CTRL is the official sponsor of Channel 4's coverage and will link up with Bestival founder Rob da Bank, who will cu ...

  7. U.K. Promoter Wins Legal Battle Over Cancelled Bob Marley Tribute Gig

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A U.K. events promoter has won a legal battle against Manchester City Council over the cancellation of a Bob Marley Tribute Festival which had been due to take place in the Northern England city in August 2008. Sean Paul and Kymani Marley, the son ...

  8. Best Buy Confirms Two More U.K. Stores

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy is busy expanding its U.K. presence after opening its first store here in April. It has confirmed a new store in Derby at Kingsway Retail Park in the autumn, followed by a Nottingham store at the Castle Marina Retail Park in spring/summer ...

  9. New U.K. Venues To Open In Midlands

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. will soon have two new venues in Birmingham and Leicester in the Midlands. Birmingham's Digbeth Institute is to re-launch as the HMV Institute in September, following a major refurbishment. The main room is 1,500-capacity with a seco ...

  10. Vampire Weekend Added To Isle Of Wight Fest

    December 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock act Vampire Weekend has been added to the bill for the U.K.'s Isle of Wight Festival in 2010, along with British pop veterans Spandau Ballet and dance act Calvin Harris. Dance-rock act Friendly Fires also joins the bill for t ...

  11. Jay-Z, Strokes, Pink For Isle Of Wight Fest

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, the Strokes and Pink are among the first acts confirmed to play the 2010 Isle of Wight festival, held June 11-13 at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, England. Jay-Z will headline the main stage on Friday June 11 with New York City alt- ...

  12. Editors Light Up Birmingham

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock band Editors will open new Academy Music Group (AMG) venue, the O2 Academy Birmingham, as part of the set-up for the release of its third studio set "In This Light And On This Evening." The band will play the first show at ...

  13. Study Shows Isle of Wight Fest's $24 Million Boost

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A university study has revealed the annual Isle of Wight festival potentially contributes up to £15 million ($24.4 million) to the island's economy, according to the Isle of Wight Council. The figure includes spend away from the site by visit ...

  14. Editors To Launch O2 Birmingham Academy

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Editors are set to be the first headline act to perform at the new O2 Birmingham Academy on Sept. 10. It will be the band's first non-festival U.K. show this year, with bookings for European festivals including Germany's Hu ...

  15. Fall Opening For AMG's New Birmingham Venue

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its new site in Birmingham, England this Fall with shows already confirmed by rapper Dizzee Rascal and alt-rock acts Bloc Party and the Maccabees. The venue, the new O2 Academy Birmingham, wa ...

  16. Secondary Ticket Deal For Isle Of Wight Fest

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following its deal with Festival Republic for Latitude and Reading and Leeds Festivals , London-based Viagogo has now become the official secondary ticketing partner for the Isle Of Wight Festival, held June 12 to 14. The 50,000-capacity Isle Of W ...

  17. Cocker Confirms New Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock act Jarvis Cocker has confirmed a May 18 release for his second solo album, which is titled "Further Complications" (Rough Trade). He recently announced four dates in support of the album, starting in Blackpool at the Empre ...

  18. Grainge Joins Fellow Business Leaders In Liverpool

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Creative business leaders are to meet in Liverpool for the first ambassador meeting for “Cabinet,” the inaugural creativity and business international network conference held in Hertfordshire on Oct. 26-28, 2009. Universal Music International chai ...

  19. Perez Hilton Is MTV EMAs Digital Host

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is to host the live Webcast of this year's MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in the U.K. city of Liverpool on Nov. 6. The "EMAs" ceremony will take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, one of the Eu ...

  20. Stott Joins Manchester Chamber Concerts Society

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT World-renowned concert pianist Kathryn Stott has been appointed artistic director of the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society (MCCS). Lancashire-born Stott is a soloist with associations with the U.K.'s major orchestras. She has ongoing musica ...

  21. BT Sponsors IoW Fest

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST British telecommunications giant BT has come on board this year's June 13-15 Isle of Wight Festival as primary sponsor. The Police, Kaiser Chiefs, Sex Pistols and KT Tunstall are among the headliners booked to play the event, which will take ...

  22. Harlow Takes UMGI Int'l Marketing Role

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International will announce today (Jan. 7) the appointment of Tony Harlow as senior VP of international marketing, Billboard.biz has learned. Reporting to Max Hole, executive VP of UMGI, Harlow will be tasked with all UMGI� ...

  23. Reverend Opens New AMG Sheffield Venue

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST British electro newcomers Reverend and the Makers will launch U.K. live music and club venues operator Academy Music Group's new site in Sheffield with a gig on April 11, 2008. Other performers lined-up to play the new Carling Academy Sheffie ...

  24. U.K.'s AMG Ushers In Three New Venues

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group is on the expansion trail. The British live music and club venues firm has struck separate, long-time lease agreements with a view to open new sites next year in the northern English cities Leeds and Sheffield. The London-based ...

  25. MTV EMAs Come To Liverpool In 2008

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Liverpool, the northern English city which was the birthplace of the Beatles, has been chosen to host the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, organizers said today. The 15th annual event will take place at the 10,600-capacity Echo Arena on Nov. 6, 2008. ...

  26. Stones Split With Manager Loewenstein

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have effectively split with their long-time business manager, Prince Rupert Loewenstein. The move was confirmed in a statement issued this morning by a publicist on behalf of the Stones. The statement reads, "Prince Rupert ...

  27. Liverpool Arena Embraces 'Green' Ethos

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre looks set to feature the U.K.'s most environmentally-friendly entertainment venue when it opens in 2008. The publicly-funded venture will be located in the Beatles' native city in northern En ...

  28. Promo Veteran Durham Dies

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran country and pop record promoter Lee Durham died July 2 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Diane. Veteran country and pop record promoter Lee Durham died July 2 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his ...

  29. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Harlow to continue running indie group. Harlow to continue running indie group. News ...

  30. Global Pulse

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Global deadlines are looming for Editors, with an international touring schedule keeping the Birmingham, England-based alternative rock act on the road throughout spring. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Global deadlines are looming for Editors, w ...

  31. Live 8 Expands With Africa Calling

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cornwall's Eden Project to host July 2 concert. Cornwall's Eden Project to host July 2 concert. News ...

  32. U.K. Raid Nets Pirated Goods At Trunk Sale

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. anti-piracy agencies reported April 5 that a major raid over the weekend on a Midlands car trunk sale netted about half a million pounds worth of counterfeit films, games and music. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. anti-piracy agencies ...

  33. On The Road

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the final Phish fest in Coventry, Vt., now in the books after a lengthy refund reconciliation, band manager John Paluska will dismantle the band's Burlington, Vt.-based management company, Dionys With the final Phish fest in Coventry, Vt ...

  34. Phish Sorting Out Refunds For Rain-Soaked Finale

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Coventry festival expected to gross $10 million. Coventry festival expected to gross $10 million. News ...

  35. BPI Helps Dismantle British Piracy Gang

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of England. Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of Englan ...

  36. BPI Helps Dismantle British Piracy Gang

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of England. Authorities have smashed what is described as a major counterfeiting ring supplying the Durham area in the north of Englan ...

  37. Music-N-More Owner Aquil Abdur-Rasheed Killed

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aquil Abdur-Rasheed, owner of the three-store Music-N-More chain in Birmingham, Ala., was shot dead last night during an apparent robbery at his Phillips Drive outlet, according to The Birmingham News Aquil Abdur-Rasheed, owner of the three-store ...

  38. Ryan Adams Breaks Wrist During Concert

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams broke his wrist in a fall from the stage during a gig in Liverpool, his publicist said today (Jan. 23). Adams, 29, plunged from the stage during a concert last ni American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams broke hi ...