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  1. Anschutz in Talks to Sell AEG Entertainment Unit

    September 18, 2012 7:28 PM EDT Anschutz Group is considering selling AEG, the world's second largest live music company, the Wall St Journal reported late on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. AEG, whose sports and entertainment assets include the Barclays Ce ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. HMV Sells London's Hammersmith Apollo To Stage C For $49 Million

    May 31, 2012 4:15 PM EDT London's HMV Apollo opened in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace, a cinema designed by Robert Cromie in the Art Deco style. It became the Hammersmith Odeon in 1962 and famous destination for live music. The name changed the Apollo in the 1990s. Stage ...

  4. Pink Floyd's Pig Flies Over London's Battersea Power Station Marking New Remasters

    September 26, 2011 9:02 AM EDT When Pigs Fly: Pink Floyd's 1977 album was recreated in London today, Sept. 26, to mark the remastered releases of the band's 14 studio albums (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Image) LONDON (AP) - It's a bird, it's a plane - no, it ...

  5. BBC Proms Has Banner Year With Over 300,000 Attendees

    September 12, 2011 3:32 PM EDT Not That Kind of Prom: The Proms, which held its finale last night at London's Royal Albert Hall (above), dates back to 1895. It was originally set-up to allow ordinary people to see live classical music. (Photo: BBC/Chris Christodoulou) The ...

  6. London Riots Hit Entertainment Industry: Music, Films, Sports

    August 09, 2011 7:31 AM EDT LONDON -- Sony's only depot for CDs and DVDs in the U.K. was burned to the ground , several movie theaters closed their doors early Monday night and Wednesday night's England vs. Holland soccer international was postponed as the British ...

  7. The Beatles' Abbey Road Pedestrian Crossing Wins Protected Status

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The most famous pedestrian crossing in popular music, outside Abbey Road Studios in north London, was designated a site of national importance by the British government on Wednesday. Beatles fans from around the world flock to the road to pose for ...

  8. U.K. Freeze Disrupts Touring

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Snow and freezing temperatures are disrupting road, rail and air services in the U.K., with a knock-on effect on the U.K. touring business. Paul Weller is the most high-profile casualty. His 3A-promoted show at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena tonight ...

  9. Annie Nightingale Breaks Record

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the longest serving female radio presenter. Nightingale, who began her career at Radio 1 in 1970, has been named the world record holder for the 'Longest Career as a ...

  10. Kings Of Leon Books U.K. Arena Dates

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon will return to the U.K. for arena dates in December. The band will tour its new album "Come Around Sundown" (Columbia), released in Britain on Oct. 18. The latest dates follow Kings of Leon's sold-out 65,000-capacity s ...

  11. BRIT Awards Moves To O2 Arena

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards has confirmed its move to London's O2 Arena. The annual awards ceremony, organized by U.K. trade body the BPI, will take place on Feb. 15. It is sponsored by MasterCard. The move to the O2 had been expected. Earls Court confir ...

  12. BRIT Awards To Move From Earls Court

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards looks set to take place at the O2 Arena in London from 2011 after Earls Court representatives confirmed it was moving. The annual awards bash for the music industry, which is televised live on ITV 1, has been at Earls Court in West ...

  13. U.K. Fabric Nightclub Up For Sale

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The parent company that owns London's Fabric nightclub, one of the U.K. capital's most popular dance clubs, has been placed into administration. London-based PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been appointed administrators of club operator ...

  14. Julie Andrews' Comeback Disappoints

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The promoters for Julie Andrews ' London comeback are considering demands for refunds after she sang just two solo songs. Andrews' return to the London stage after 30 years prompted complaints from fans. Some tickets cost more than £100 ...

  15. AEG In Frame To Take Over London Olympic Stadium

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AEG has lodged an interest to take over the Olympic Stadium in East London following the 2012 Games in London. AEG, which also operates the O2 complex in the capital, is among 106 parties that have expressed an interest in taking on the 80,000-cap ...

  16. Punk Pioneer Malcolm McLaren Gets London send-off

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of people have lined the streets of London for the funeral procession of punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren. The impresario and former manager of the Sex Pistols died of cancer April 8 at the age of 64. Spectators applauded as a horse-drawn car ...

  17. U.K. Govt Steps In To Protect Abbey Road

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following speculation over the sale of Abbey Road studios, the U.K. government has listed the building at Grade II, which gives it a protected status. The 1830s villa at No. 3 Abbey Road in north London was given Grade II status based on the histo ...

  18. EMI Says Wants To Hold On To Abbey Road Studios

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI wants to retain ownership of the Abbey Road recording studios, immortalized by the Beatles album of the same name, though it is talking to other parties about revitalizing the site, the major said. A source familiar with the situation told Reu ...

  19. Report: EMI Puts 'For Sale' Sign On Abbey Road

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Abbey Road, the iconic London recording studios, has been put on the market by EMI, according to the Financial Times. EMI declined to comment to Billboard.biz on the prospective sale of the studios, immortalized by the 1969 Beatles album of the sa ...

  20. Bon Jovi Adds O2 Arena Dates With Kid Rock

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi has added two more dates to its June 2010 residency at the London O2 Arena. Kid Rock has signed up as support act for the additional June 25 and June 26 shows at the venue. The AEG Live-promoted residency currently runs to 13 dates betwee ...

  21. HMV Secures Mama Group Shares

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV Group said it has secured acceptances of 56.4% of the shares in live venue joint venture partner Mama Group. HMV had the backing of the share-holding Mama company directors for its Dec. 23 offer of 5.4 pence (8.6 ce ...

  22. Julie Andrews' Return To U.K. Stage

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Julie Andrews is to return to the U.K. stage for the first time in 30 years with a one-off performance at London's O2 arena on May 8, 2010. "An Evening with Julie Andrews" will see a night of music from her "greatest stage and ...

  23. Muse Books U.K. Stadium Shows

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Muse has announced a pair of stadium shows at London's Wembley Stadium and Manchester's Lancashire County Cricket Club in September 2010. The band's latest set "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music), releas ...

  24. BBC, MPA Deal Boosts Classical Audience

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST A new deal signed between the British Broadcasting Corporation and the MPA (Music Publishers Association), acting on behalf of its members, is enabling the BBC to grow its global audience for contemporary classical music. The agreement was brokere ...

  25. Take That To Premiere DVD At HMV Hammersmith Apollo

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Take That is to inaugurate the newly restored cinema facilities at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Nov. 18, when the historic London venue hosts the world premiere of "Take That Present: The Circus Live" - a DVD document of the band's rec ...

  26. Green Day Announces European Stadium Dates

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fresh from completing a U.K. arena tour in support of its latest studio set "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Bros.), Green Day has announced two U.K. stadium shows to be held next summer. The Californian three-piece will play Man ...

  27. La Roux Announces U.K. Spring Tour

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fresh from selling out its upcoming November U.K. tour, English alt-pop duo La Roux is to embark on its biggest U.K. tour to date in spring 2010. "The Gold Tour" commences Apr. 26 at Reading Hexagon and commences May 7 with a home-town s ...

  28. AEG Execs To Discuss Jackson's 'This Is It' At Billboard Confab

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips and a group of top AEG executives will discuss how the Michael Jackson "This Is It" saga played out behind the scenes for the Keynote Q&A at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 5. Phillips, along with ...

  29. Bon Jovi To Play O2 Arena Residency

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has signed up to a summer residency at London's O2 Arena venue starting next June. The run of shows is part of the band's Circle Tour, named after their new set, out via Mercury on Nov. 2 in the U.K. The actual dates at the O2 A ...

  30. Robbie Williams Concert Breaks Record

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams rocked his way into the record books and gave BBC Worldwide the boast of being the distributor of a history maker. The singer's BBC Electric Proms performance -- broadcast to more than 250 cinemas across 23 countries by BBC Wo ...

  31. Robbie Williams Is U.K.'s Latest Giveaway

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams is the latest artist to give away his music through a tie-in with a U.K. national newspaper. The Oct. 11 issue of the weekly Mail on Sunday newspaper will contain a free Williams compilation titled "Songbook." The album f ...

  32. Massive Attack Launches World Tour In London

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Massive Attack debuted new songs from its long-awaited fifth album and performed with Blur frontman Damon Albarn at the first night of its tour at London's Brixton Academy. The British electronic act - which comprises Robert "3D" De ...

  33. Smokey Robinson To Play BBC Electric Proms

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Soul legend Smokey Robinson will perform at the BBC's five-day Electric Proms festival in London next month, along with U.K. indie-rock act Doves and rapper Dizzee Rascal. The event runs Oct. 20-24. Now in its fourth year, the festival return ...

  34. Sky Signs Up As O2 Brand Partner

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital satellite broadcaster Sky has signed a five-year deal with AEG to become a brand partner for the O2 entertainment complex in London, which will include a customer reward program for VIP access to events at the venue and TV rights. Sky ...

  35. Last Night Of The Proms To Hit Cinemas Worldwide

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Last Night of the Proms, one of the most famous classical music events in the world, is to be broadcast live via satellite from London's Royal Albert Hall to cinemas across the world next month. BBC Worldwide Music, part of the commercial ...

  36. London Rocks New Line of Shirts and Mugs

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The London Underground is getting the rock star treatment via a new line of merchandise promoting London and its famous Tube. EMI Music Publishing and Transport for London have partnered to create a line of mugs and T-shirts, which feature lyrics ...

  37. AEG Insists London's O2 Is Not For Sale

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's O2 Arena is not up for sale, contrary to U.K. press reports, says the venue's owner/operator AEG. According reports originating in the Sunday Times (Aug. 2), Trinity College -- part of the University of Cambridge -- is in exclus ...

  38. Strong Demand For Jackson Souvenirs

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to reports, 40% to 50% of those contacting the original ticket seller for the Michael Jackson concerts have opted to receive the souvenir ticket rather than a refund. As well as offering a full refund, AEG Live said the 750,000-plus fans ...

  39. Video: AEG’s Phillips Discusses Canceled Michael Jackson Concerts

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips sat down with media outlets today (July 2) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to discuss the fallout of what would have been a 50-show run by Michael Jackson at the O2 Arena in London. Jackson's concerts at the O ...

  40. Exclusive: AEG Live CEO Addresses Michael Jackson Fallout

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A week after Michael Jackson's death, organizers of what would have been a 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London have made significant strides straightening out what one touring executive called "the biggest mess in the history of our bu ...

  41. Michael Jackson Ticket Refund Details Revealed

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will give full refunds to fans who purchased tickets through authorized agents to Michael Jackson's 50 planned concerts at the O2 Arena in London, according to a news release from the promoter, which operates the O2 Arena. The refund ...

  42. AEG Facing $85 Million-Plus Jackson Ticket Refund

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The O2 Arena in London has informed Michael Jackson fans that details of how to obtain refunds will be revealed "in due course," while president and CEO of AEG Live Randy Phillips paid tribute to the singer. Billboard.biz understands AEG ...

  43. Bloc Party, Mika Join iTunes Live Fest

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Placebo, Calvin Harris, Bloc Party and Mika are the latest names to be added to the 2009 iTunes LIVE: London Festival. Their shows will be respectively held July 14, 18, 20 and 31. Taking place through the month of July at London's 3,300-capa ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. London Brixton Fridge To Re-Open

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South London's Brixton Fridge will re-open June 19 as a live music venue after it was closed in January for extensive refurbishment. The venue has been fitted with a new sound system, which will be used as part of a music course for students ...

  46. AEG Rejects Reports Of Jackson Concerns

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips has rejected U.K. tabloid reports that Michael Jackson told fans that he only wanted to play 10 London O2 Arena shows rather than the 50 that have been scheduled. The Sun reported that Jackson told fans ou ...

  47. Muse Announces European Tour

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Muse has confirmed a 30-date European tour including British and Irish arena dates in support of its forthcoming album "The Resistance." Starting at Sheffield Arena on Nov. 4, the U.K. and Irish dates run through Liverpool ...

  48. Take That's iTunes Season Opens

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Take That has become the first U.K. music act to issue an iTunes "season pass" subscription package. The "Take That The Circus Live: iTunes Pass" goes live today (May 21) and offers fans exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, liv ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Met Police Defend Form 696

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from London's Metropolitan Police have attributed a drop in the number of London's club-related shootings to the controversial Form 696, a risk assessment scheme that requires details of live music events to be handed ove ...

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