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  1. Lady Gaga Announces U.K. Arena Dates

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's recently crowned Rising Star of the Year Lady Gaga is to play a 9-date U.K. arena tour in February and March 2010 as part of her worldwide "The Monster Ball" solo tour. The U.K. trek begins Feb. 10 at Nottingham Arena an ...

  2. Finetunes Strikes Didiom Deal

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based digital service provider Finetunes has signed a distribution deal with U.S. mobile media service Didiom. The deal, which takes immediate effect, will enable Didiom users to purchase songs from the Finetunes catalog, which includes ma ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Lady Gaga Unveils 'Monster Ball' Tour Dates, 'The Fame Monster' Tracklist

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after the cancellation of her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West, Lady Gaga has announced the details of a solo tour and revealed the tracklist for "The Fame Monster," the re-release of her debut album due Nov. 23. Des ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Canadian Publishers Suing XM Satellite Radio

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian music publishers are suing XM Satellite Radio seeking unpaid royalties dating back to 2005. CSI, a group representing the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) and Montreal-based Society for Reproduction Rights of Autho ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Black Eyed Peas Prep For High-Tech Summer Tour

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas are "trying to up our game" for the group's headline tour supporting its just-released new album, "The E.N.D.," according to Fergie. The Peas' female member tells Billboard.biz that the she and her ...

  9. M.I.A. Protege Rye Rye To Join A-Trak Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8. "I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I sh ...

  10. Elbow Aims For Late 2010 Album Comeback

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As it approaches the end of an extensive campaign for "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor), U.K. rock act Elbow is looking ahead to its follow-up to the award-winning album. After three well-received records, the Manchester, England-b ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Virgin Music Fest To Hit Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, B.C.

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Music Festival will hit five Canadian cities this summer, including Montreal, the event’s organizers announced today. The festival, which launched in 2006, is sponsored by Virgin Mobile Canada, which was fully acquired by Canadian telec ...

  13. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  14. Nickelback Triumphs At Junos

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback has reigned over Canada's charts in recent years and last night the Vancouver rock band ruled the Juno Awards, winning in three categories at the Canadian record industry's annual gala. The band, whose album "Dark Horse&q ...

  15. 10 Acts To Watch At SXSW

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Some of the artists who descend on Texas for this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) festival will soon step up to greater success. Here are 10 who will get some attention. AIDS Wolf When people apply the label "noise rock" to Montrea ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Latin Briefs: El Tigrillo Palma, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Zizek Club

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST -El Tigrillo Palma scores his best sales week and highest position on the Top Latin Albums chart this week. "Al Cien Por Millon" on Fonovisa debuts at No. 2 with 4,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. -Jose Luis Gonzalez, host of ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Depeche Mode Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Depeche Mode will tour North America this summer, beginning July 24 in Toronto. Venues have yet to be announced for the trek, which runs through Sept. 5 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The band will be out in support of its new album, Sounds ...

  20. Slow Ticket Sales Sink Langerado Festival

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Langerado Music Festival in Miami is the first large-scale U.S. festival to fall victim to a poor economy in 2009. The seventh annual event, which was set for March 6-8 at Bicentennial Park, has been cancelled "due to sluggish ticket sale ...

  21. Nickelback Leads Juno Awards Nods

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nominees for Canada's Juno awards were announced today with Nickelback leading the way with five nominations, followed by roots rocker Sam Roberts with four and Céline Dion and Hedley with three a piece. The winners will be announced at a two ...

  22. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Death Cab, Snoop, Ryan Adams To Rock Langerado

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie, Snoop Dogg, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Dashboard Confessional, Broken Social Scene and Girl Talk lead the bill for the seventh Langerado Music Festival, to be held March 6-8 at Bicentennial Park in Miami. Thievery Corporati ...

  25. Bankruptcy Protection For Canada’s Fusion III

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Montreal-based Fusion Distribution III has been placed into bankruptcy protection and slashed its staffing levels as the company, which distributes several hundred labels, fights to survive. Founded almost three decades ago by Jim West, Fusion dis ...

  26. Fleetwood Mac Returning To The Road In '09

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Fleetwood Mac will embark on its first tour in five years next spring, beginning March 1 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced "Unleashed" tour begin going on sale Dec. 15. So far, 16 dates are on tap through M ...

  27. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  28. Bug Music Acquires Selectracks

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bug Music has acquired Selectracks, a production studio with operations in Baltimore and Los Angeles, and a custom music service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition includes Selectrack's production music catalog. Going ...

  29. Janet Jackson Cancels Missed Shows

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson won't be rockin' any rescheduled tour dates. The 42-year-old singer is not choreographing any makeup dates for the seven "Rock Witchu" tour performances that were initially postponed because of her illness "d ...

  30. AC/DC Debuts At No. 1 With 784,000

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200-topping debut with "Black Ice," blasting onto the chart with the second-biggest sales frame this year. The Columbia set, released exclusively through Wal- ...

  31. Jay-Z Christens New Hollywood Palladium

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra now have at least one thing in common: both artists have helped christen the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Sinatra first opened the 4,000-capacity Palladium during a concert with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra i ...

  32. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. All three of those tours are finalists for the Top Tour and Top ...

  33. Janet Resuming Tour After Battling Vertigo

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson is returning to her "Rock Witchu" tour and -- finally -- revealing the mystery illness that led her to cancel a string of concerts. Following two weeks of scrapped shows, Jackson was scheduled to resume her tour tonight (Oc ...

  34. Janet Delays Three More Shows Due To Illness

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson has postponed three more shows because of an undisclosed illness. Her publicist said in an e-mail late Saturday that Jackson was postponing a Saturday show in Greensboro, N.C., one on Sunday in Atlanta and a third on Tuesday in Fort ...

  35. Janet Out Of Hospital, Postpones Two Shows

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson was released from a Montreal hospital just two hours after she arrived, a spokeswoman for the facility said yesterday (Sept. 30), but it was still not clear why she was admitted. The 42-year-old singer became "suddenly ill" ...

  36. Caribou's 'Bedroom' Set Wins Polaris Prize

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Caribou's "Andorra," an album creator Dan Snaith said he made "at home in a bedroom," has won the third Canadian Polaris Music Prize. The gala, which was held in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre last night (Sept. 29) ...

  37. Langerado Festival Headed To Miami In 2009

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 edition of Florida's annual Langerado Music Festival will be held at Bicentennial Park in Miami, marking the event's fifth venue change since launching seven years ago, according to festival co-producer Ethan Schwartz. Next year ...

  38. Ten Weeks Atop Euro Chart For Coldplay

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's reign on European Top 100 Albums moves into double figures as "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone), starts a tenth week at No. 1. Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" (Virgin) begins a third w ...

  39. Billboard Partners With Popkomm

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is a media partner for this year's Popkomm, which takes place in Berlin from Oct. 8 to 11. The program at the 2008 international music and entertainment business trade show includes panel discussions about the role of the recorded m ...

  40. Iggy & The Stooges Robbed

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Iggy & the Stooges had their gear stolen on Aug. 4 outside the Embassy Suites hotel in Montreal. The band had played the Osheaga Festival in Montreal the night before. The truck and all backline equipment were stolen. The band has a show Wedne ...

  41. Nas Reveals North American Run

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In between performance dates on this summer's Rock the Bells tour, rapper Nas will embark on a 21-date North American tour in support of his new untitled album, due tomorrow (July 15) via Def Jam. The trek visits primarily clubs and theaters, ...

  42. EMI Canada, Fusion Strike Deal

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Canada has inked a deal with Montreal-based Distribution Fusion III Inc. that both companies say will target "growth, customer service and enhancement to artist and label services." The deal will see EMI assume fulfilment respo ...

  43. Simple Plan, Avril Among MuchMusic Award Winners

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Montreal's Simple Plan won the MuchMusic Video Award as the people's choice for favorite Canadian group, and Avril Lavigne took the favorite Canadian artist as the awards were handed out in a live telecast last night. Rihanna took home b ...

  44. City Showcase 2008 Wraps

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fifth annual City Showcase draws to a conclusion today, wrapping up a week of festivities which saw the likes of rising Aussie pop singer Gabriella Cilmi, Canadian indie rock act Land of Talk and South African alternative rockers the Parlotone ...

  45. The Agency Group Acquires Kork Agency

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Emeryville, Calif.-based boutique booking firm the Kork Agency has merged with the Agency Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kork Agency owner Christian Bernhardt and his team -- Ryan Craven, Andrew Skikne, Avery McTaggart and ...

  46. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  47. Hedley, Belly, IllScarlett Lead MuchMusic Nods

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Hedley, rapper Belly, and punksters illScarlett are among the leading Canadian nominees for the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards, the station has announced. The award show, which usually features a host of international acts and live performa ...

  48. Concerns As Canadian Album Sales Slump

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian music biz continues to be rocked by lackluster sales, with album sales dropping 15% this week compared to the previous week, and tumbling 30% from the same period in 2007, according to the latest figures from Nielsen Soundscan. The to ...

  49. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  50. Madonna Plots Upcoming 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky & Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include between 50-60 shows total, Billboard.com ha ...

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