Manchester

  1. Goldsmith Added As Keynote Speaker At In The City

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith will be a keynote speaker at this year's In The City U.K. music seminar, which takes place at Manchester's Midland Hotel Oct. 20 to 22. Most recently in the news after securing the reunion of Led ...

  2. Xfm Sets Launch Date For South Wales Station

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. modern rock radio network Xfm is extending its reach, with the launch of its new station in south Wales confirmed for Nov. 29. The GCap Media-owned network, which already has regional franchises in London, Manchester and Scotland, will broadc ...

  3. Foo Fighters Nail Down U.K. Arena Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters will spend two weeks touring in the United Kingdom in November, where they have grown exponentially in popularity in recent years. The tour begins Nov. 3 in Manchester and wraps with a Nov. 17-18 stand in London. As previously rep ...

  4. Wilson Tribute Web Site Goes Live

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Friends and family of the late Tony Wilson have launched an official Web site in memory of the former Factory Records boss and broadcaster. The site, www.anthonyhwilson.com , has contributions from musician friends such as the Charlatans' Tim ...

  5. 'Brand New Dance' For U.K.’s ITC Confab

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The annual In The City music conference, co-founded by the late Tony Wilson, will go ahead in Manchester, England as planned from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22. Describing it as a "fitting tribute", organizers of the conference said that following ...

  6. London Fails To Figure In HMV’s Fopp Revival

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV says that despite their "very best efforts", their revival of the U.K. Fopp retail chain will not include a London branch among the six stores re-opening this month. Stores in Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, Cambridge and Glasgow ...

  7. Wilson Funeral Details Revealed

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The funeral of Factory Records founder Tony Wilson will take place Aug. 20 at the Hidden Gem Church in Manchester, England. The ceremony will be open only to invited family and close friends, a representative for the late entrepreneur said today. ...

  8. Hacienda Co-Founder Wilson Dies

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tony Wilson, who managed Manchester bands Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays, has died, British media reported on Friday. The Manchester Evening News reported that the 57-year-old, who also co-founded Factory Records and the legendary Hacie ...

  9. First Leg Of Police Tour Grosses $107 Million

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of the Police reunion tour has been an overwhelming success, grossing $107,592,002 from 38 shows that drew 929,941 people. That does not include stops at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., in June, or the V Fest in Bal ...

  10. MySpace Backs U.K. Concert

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social-networking Web site MySpace is throwing its support behind a new free London music festival. The Aug. 5 1234Shoreditch concert is being launched as part of the Aug. 4-18 Shoreditch Festival, an annual music, lifestyle and culture event in N ...

  11. HMV Buys Fopp Brand, Outlets

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group is injecting new life into Fopp. The music and entertainment retail giant has reached an agreement to buy the recently-bankrupted Fopp brand, its URL and the lease on six of the retailer's outlets, depending on landlord consent. Fin ...

  12. Rage, Daft Punk, QOTSA, Shins Set For Vegoose Fest

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month , Rage Against The Machine will co-headline this fall's Vegoose Festival at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, alongside French electronica duo Daft Punk. The event is set for Oct. 27-28; two-day passes go on sale Sat ...

  13. T-Mobile Launches Mobile Jukebox In U.K.

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Mobile International, the European wireless carrier, has embarked on a creative campaign to coincide with its relaunched Mobile Jukebox. The new à la carte service allows subscribers to download to both Windows-operated PCs and mobile handsets f ...

  14. Jamelia Returns To Her Roots For Birmingham Campaign

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British pop singer Jamelia is fronting a new campaign to raise the profile of her hometown, Birmingham. The multiple MOBO Award winner has been chosen to promote the Birmingham section of the BMW 1 Series online listings magazine, 1 Off , in which ...

  15. Bon Jovi Nabs First No. 1 Album in Nearly 19 Years

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the band's first No. 1 since 1988's "New Jersey" spent four weeks atop the list in October and November of that year. It's the act's thi ...

  16. Rage To Co-Headline Vegoose Festival

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine will be one of the headliners at the third annual Vegoose Music Festival, Billboard.biz has learned. The event is set for Oct. 27-28 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Vegoose is produced by Superfly Presents and A.C. Enter ...

  17. OurStage Reveals Bonnaroo Performance Winners

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music and film talent site OurStage.com has announced its May winners, who will perform at this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Starting tomorrow, winners Ashleigh Flynn (June 15), American Babies (June 16) and Nico Stai (June 17) will perform set ...

  18. Eco-Friendly Fests

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Long before Live Earth, festivals were at the forefront of the eco-conscious live movement, with European events like Glastonbury and Roskilde pioneering many of the initiatives now taken for granted. Nowadays, Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., is a ...

  19. Counting Crows Touring With Live, Collective Soul

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a bill straight out of 1995, Counting Crows will tour minor-league baseball stadiums this summer with support from Live and Collective Soul. Third Eye Blind will also join the lineup for a handful of shows. The trek begins July 22 in Wilmington ...

  20. White Stripes To Visit Uncharted Territory

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes have locked down plans for a 27-date summer trek that will take the duo into select North American markets for the first time, beginning June 24 in Burnaby, B.C. "For the 10th anniversary of this band, we're going to pl ...

  21. Decemberists Get Orchestra Treatment

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This July, the Decemberists will perform alongside local orchestras at select dates in amphitheaters in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Columbia, Md. The Portland, Ore.-based act is currently playing 1,500- to 3,000-capacity theate ...

  22. Lily Allen Scraps Most Of U.S. Tour

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen has cancelled her May-June U.S. tour, excluding performances at this year's Coachella and Bonnaroo music festivals, among several others. Allen revealed the news earlier today (April 16) via her Myspace blog. Allen jok ...

  23. Snoop In Doghouse With U.K. Gov't

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg has cancelled the U.K. leg of his European One Love Peace Tour after the British government refused the rapper a visa. "With the late notice of Snoop being denied a visa, time has run out and it is too late reconfigure the show,&qu ...

  24. Bonnaroo Land Deal Details Revealed

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Details of the Bonnaroo land purchase deal have been revealed with the Coffee County Register of Deeds office, according to the Nashville Tennessean. As reported previously, Bonnaroo producers bought a 530 acre farm in Manchester, Tenn., where the ...

  25. Snoop Seeks To Overturn UK Visa Denial

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, who has been denied a visa to enter Britain on a European tour, is seeking to have the decision overturned, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The 35-year old, arrested during a disturbance at London's Heathrow airport last year, had ...

  26. Rodrigo Y Gabriela Tour Back On After Visa Flap

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After recently canceling several U.S. shows because of visa difficulties, Rodrigo Sanchez of Latin rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela today (March 23) obtained his entertainment working visa from the American Embassy in Mexico City. The duo, which missed ...

  27. Police, Beasties, Pumpkins Headline U.S. Virgin Fest

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, the Beastie Boys and Smashing Pumpkins will headline the second U.S. Virgin Fest, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. According to producer Seth Hurwitz, the lineup follows a Virgin Fest strategy of "blockbus ...

  28. The Police Add Two High-Profile Gigs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The band previously announced stadium shows at Commonwealth Stadium in E ...

  29. The Police Unveil European Tour Plans

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police have unveiled dates for late summer/early fall European tour, beginning Aug. 29 in Stockholm. So far, 13 shows are confirmed, although additional dates in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark are pending, according to the band' ...

  30. Bonnaroo Ticket Sales Run Hot

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bonnaroo tickets are selling very strong out of the gate, up about 20% over last year's pace, according to Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly Presents, co-producers of Bonnaroo with A.C. Entertainment. Tickets went on sale last Friday aft ...

  31. UMPG Forges Pact For Joy Division Catalog

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has struck a long-term, worldwide deal to administer the catalog of Joy Division, the legendary post-punk group which later evolved into New Order. The exclusive agreement represents the band's works, includin ...

  32. Police, Tool, White Stripes Lead Bonnaroo Line Up

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tool, the White Stripes and Widespread Panic will join the reunited Police at the 2007 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 14-17 in Manchester, Tenn. Other acts on the bill for the event include Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Ben Harper and the Innocent ...

  33. Exclusive: Police Visiting Bonnaroo, Fenway On Reunion Tour

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what is destined to be an historic run, the Police will embark on their first tour in 23 years, beginning May 28 at the GM Arena in Vancouver, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. As part of a tour that will play arenas and stadiums internatio ...

  34. In The City OZ Postponed

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, co-founder and co-curator of Manchester, England's In The City (ITC) seminar and showcase event, has postponed the Australian version due to health issues. In The City AAA (Australia, Australasia, Asia) was to have been held for ...

  35. Furtado Claims Eurochart Double

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado rebounds to the top of both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, to lead them simultaneously for the first time. "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) moves 2-1 on European Top 100 Albums, which it led for a week, a fortnight a ...

  36. Making The Leap In 2007

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Having jumped from support slots in sweaty clubs to headlining for thousands in theaters and arenas, bands like the Killers, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco know a thing or two about paying their dues before becoming box-office sellouts. Whil ...

  37. AEG Live Links With In The City

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live has partnered with In The City for the two-day U.S. edition of the annual Manchester, England-based music convention. The inaugural In the City of New York will take place June 13-14. It will host approximately 500 music industry professi ...

  38. Bonnaroo Gets A Boost

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, producers of the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, are finalizing the purchase of the bulk of the festival site land near Manchester in Coffee County, Tenn. The festival will end up owning about 530 acres ...

  39. Dave Matthews Band Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band will kick-off their 2007 tour two-night stand at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on March 23 and March 24, with The Fray set to open. The band will then head down under on March 31 for a two-week jaunt through Australia, fo ...

  40. Bonnaroo Nails Down Dates For 2007 Fest

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The sixth Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be held June 14-17, 2007, at its familiar 700-acre site in Manchester, Tenn., 60 miles southeast of Nashville. A small supply of pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday (Dec. 13) at ...

  41. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  42. HMV, Virgin Do Battle In Manchester

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers launch rival initiatives. U.K. retail rivals HMV and Virgin will go head to head this coming week with respective initiatives in Manchester, England's northern music center. HMV will on Monday (Nov. 20) kick-starts a two-week HMV ca ...

  43. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 9. The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures ...

  44. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour ...

  45. In The City Heads Down Under

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event expands to Australia in November. In The City (ITC), the U.K.'s annual city-based A&R confab and music festival, is heading Down Under. Launched 15 years ago in Manchester, England's northern musical center, the ITC promotes th ...

  46. Oasis To Be Honored At BRIT Awards

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event set for Feb. 14. Oasis will be honored with The Outstanding Contribution to Music at The BRIT Awards on Feb. 14, 2007. The Manchester-originated U.K. hit-makers were founded in 1991. Led by the brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis became ...

  47. Evanescence Tops Euro Chart For Second Week

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Notches a No. 1 debut in Greece. Evanescence starts a second week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "The Open Door" (Wind-Up). Although it loses its chart-topping berths in Germany and Switzerland, falling to No. 2 in those mar ...

  48. Madonna Tops Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards with mentions in four categories, including top tour and top draw, respectively award the top-grossing and top ticket-selling tour. The ot Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard ...

  49. HMV U.K. To Sell Mobile Phone Handsets

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HMV, the U.K. music retail chain, is for the first time going to sell mobile phone contracts and devices from this weekend (Aug. 5). The move is part of its strategy to enhance digital music services. HMV, the U.K. music retail chain, is for the f ...

  50. BBC Pulls Plug On TOTP

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The BBC's venerable weekly TV chart show "Top Of The Pops," one of the longest-running programs and most iconic musical institutions in British television history, is to be axed after 42 years on air. The BBC's venerable weekly ...

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