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  1. Rock in Rio's Roberto Medina Reveals Plan For Las Vegas Festival in 2015: Exclusive

    November 25, 2013 4:32 PM EST The Rock in Rio music festival is slated to hit the Las Vegas strip in May 2015, Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina revealed exclusively to Billboard Monday.   Medina predicts that the four-day Rock in Rio Las Vegas he says is planned for early ...

  2. Can Brooklyn Bowl Be Exported To Las Vegas?

    November 28, 2012 9:30 AM EST A Tale of Two Bowls: The original Brooklyn Bowl (left) and an artist rendering of LINQ (right), the Las Vegas entertainment complex where Brooklyn Bowl plans to open in 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl; Caesar's Entertainment) Within t ...

  3. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  4. Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Team Up For 40-Show Vegas Run

    August 07, 2012 3:16 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - Two country superstars, 10 weekends, 40 shows, one historic location. When Faith Hill sang "Let's Go To Vegas," it's doubtful she envisioned this. Hill and husband Tim McGraw unveiled Tuesday their plans for a much- ...

  5. Appeal of Small Venues Drives Midyear Success

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Thanks to performances by newcomers, veterans and other special events, midsize venues enjoyed steady ticket sales during the midyear period. In addition to the top 10 venues recap of 15,001-plus-capacity arenas, Billboard's midyear touring c ...

  6. Ultra Music Teams With Wynn Las Vegas For New Label, Releases Featuring Afrojack, Avicii, deadmau5, More

    June 12, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Ultra Music is collaborating with upscale hotel Wynn Las Vegas to create a new label dedicated to releasing a series of EDM compilation albums and new releases. The label will be called Ultra/Wynn, and the compilation releases on tap will be direc ...

  7. CeeLo Green Set To Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    April 27, 2012 6:35 PM EDT CeeLo Green, the genre-bending singer-songwriter, has been added to the growing list of performers at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. At a press conference held Friday (April 27) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Billboard.com editor M. Tye Comer - ...

  8. Celine Dion Cancels 10 Las Vegas Shows

    February 28, 2012 5:13 PM EST Celine Dion performing earlier this year Jamaica Jazz Blues Fest when her voice was in better condition. (Photo: Courtesy Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival) Sure, Celine Dion's heart will go on, but as of now, her voice cannot. The pop singer h ...

  9. This Week in Music History: So There's This Band Called The Beatles....

    December 28, 2011 10:48 AM EST : So There's This Band Called the Beatles... Billboard, Dec. 28, 1963, page 4 Most Americans had never heard of the Beatles when the Dec. 28, 1963 issue of Billboard hit the stands, but the page 3 story was right on the money. The article ...

  10. Deadmau5 Day: Las Vegas Names Jan. 2 For Electronic Dance Music DJ/Producer

    December 22, 2011 8:05 AM EST Yesterday (Dec. 21) Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially proclaimed Jan. 2, 2012 "deadmau5 Day" in the city of Las Vegas. The date marks the launch of an exclusive partnership between Wynn Las Vegas and the electro/house DJ from Canada. Dead ...

  11. Nevada, D.C. and Missouri Have Most Live Music Per Capita, According to Ticket Startup

    June 28, 2011 6:09 PM EDT If you want a lot of live-music options, Las Vegas may be calling your name. According to statistics provided by secondary ticket search service SeatGeek , the state with the most concerts for the state's population is Nevada. Washington D.C. ...

  12. Las Vegas Embraces Electric Daisy Rave Shunned by Los Angeles

    April 22, 2011 7:33 AM EDT The Electric Daisy Carnival - with its towering Ferris wheel, celebrity disc jockeys and pulsating lights - is the largest electronic music party in the United States. The wildly popular multi-day festival is relocating this year from Los Angeles ...

  13. Elton John Returning to Las Vegas for 3-Year Run

    April 19, 2011 7:17 AM EDT Elton John is returning to the Las Vegas Strip for a three-year run at Caesars Palace. The five-time Grammy winner announced Monday he'll return with his "Million Dollar Piano" show to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas st ...

  14. BACKBEAT: BMI LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT BMI honored Latin music's creators during the 18th annual BMI Latin Music Awards, held March 10 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Hosted by president/CEO Del Bryant and VP of Latin music Delia Orjuela, the ceremony also saluted the writers and pu ...

  15. Latin Grammys To Stay In Vegas

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas—at least for three years, if you’re the Latin Grammys. The awards show, which usually tapes in a different city every year, has made Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center its home for 2010, 2011 and 2012, ...

  16. Live Nation Opens Las Vegas Office

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has opened a new office in Las Vegas that will be headed up by industry veteran Bob Cayne, who has been appointed president of Live Nation Concerts Las Vegas. In his new role, Cayne, a 10-year resident of Las Vegas, will oversee Live N ...

  17. Vince Neil Arrested On DUI Charge In Las Vegas

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, who last week had declared his sobriety, was arrested on drunken driving charges after getting pulled over by police in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip. The 49-year-old rocker was taken into custody about 11 ...

  18. Cirque Du Soleil To Create Michael Jackson Show

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cirque du Soleil will develop a series of shows based on the music and songs of Michael Jackson, representatives for the late singer's estate said on Tuesday. The projects include touring and permanent shows and a nightclub to open in Las Veg ...

  19. Celine Dion Returning To Las Vegas In 2011

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter AEG Live has announced that Celine Dion will return to Las Vegas for a three-year residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning March 15, 2011. Dion ended a five-year residency at the 4,100-seat Las Vegas venue on Dec. 1 ...

  20. CES Show Attendance Rebounds After Dip in 2009

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST In another sign of the tentative economic recovery, the country's largest trade show saw at least a small increase in attendees, after a large drop a year ago. According to preliminary figures, The International Consumer Electronics Show in L ...

  21. CES In Pictures: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Kid Rock and More

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The annual tech mega-show CES wrapped on Sunday (Jan. 10) in Las Vegas and, as usual, it not only offered what to expect from the gadget world this year ( see Antony Bruno's round-up of the top developments here ), it also pulled in its share ...

  22. Beyonce Talking Vegas Shows With Wynn

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Wynn Las Vegas officials say they're in preliminary talks with Beyonce to bring the singer back to the Las Vegas resort. Wynn Resorts spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne says there's no deal yet, despite published rumors of a lucrative, long-term ...

  23. Latin Briefs: Alicia Keys, Latin Grammys, EMI, UMLE

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Alicia Keys will perform with Alejandro Sanz on Thursday’s Latin Grammy telecast, the lineup of which now also includes Mexican pop group Reik, Brazilian songstress Daniela Mercury, and performances by Cirque du Soleil and “Le Rêve.” Keys’ and S ...

  24. Garth Brooks Says He Will Resume Music Career

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo musician in U.S. history, said on Thursday he was coming out of retirement and was expected to announce an extended concert run at the Wynn Las Vegas casino and hotel. "I know this is a young industry, so I ...

  25. Influential Touring Exec Dennis Finfrock Dies

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Influential Las Vegas sports and entertainment executive Dennis Finfrock died Saturday at 62 after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Finfrock was the first executive director of the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada L ...

  26. Jay-Z Plots Summer Tour, Ciara To Open

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z will headline a series of intimate performances beginning July 3 at the Pearl in the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, the former's representative has confirmed to Billboard.biz. The Brooklyn rapper will be backed by a full band and will be ac ...

  27. Latin Grammys Back In Vegas

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammys will return to Las Vegas for their 10th anniversary celebration, organizers have announced. The 10th annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday Nov. 5, marking the second time the awa ...

  28. Beyonce Unveils Summer Tour Dates

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and her all-female band will kickoff a 22-date North American tour at New York's Madison Square Garden in June and will wrap with a four-night residence at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas July 30-August 2. Winners of her "Single Ladies& ...

  29. Elton John To Close Las Vegas Show

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elton John is playing his final notes on the red piano in Las Vegas. Promoters say the pop singer will close his Las Vegas Strip show, "The Red Piano," on April 22. The show made its debut in February 2004 at the Colosseum theater at Cae ...

  30. Luis Miguel On-sales Set For This Week

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale this week for several dates of Luis Miguel's "Complices" tour, which will take the Mexican crooner to such venues as Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre and Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. On sale this Friday are Migu ...

  31. Still Ailing, Braxton Scraps Vegas Performances

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Las Vegas hotel has announced that the rest of Toni Braxton's scheduled shows have been canceled so the singer can focus on her health. The show, "Toni Braxton: Revealed," at the Flamingo Las Vegas had been dark since the 40-year- ...

  32. Toni Braxton's Shows for April Canceled

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Toni Braxton won't return to the stage on the Las Vegas Strip until at least next month. The Flamingo Las Vegas says Braxton's show will remain dark this week while the 40-year-old Grammy winner has more medical tests following her April ...

  33. Ovesen To Head Up AEG Live In Middle East

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG Live has snapped up the services of Thomas Ovesen, former GM of Mirage Promotions, to oversee the company's Middle Eastern presence. Ovesen will remain based in Dubai, where he will now helm AEG Live's live promotions office. The exe ...

  34. Live Nation Strikes Mirage Deal

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 65% controlling stake Dubai-based promoter Mirage Promotions. Mirage annually stages a wide range of concerts, shows and events in Dubai and other cities in the region, including suc ...

  35. Cher Hunkering Down For Vegas Concerts

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, actress/singer Cher has been added to the roster of headliners at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Through a partnership with concert promoter AEG Live, which oversees programming at the 4,100-capacity facility, the 61-ye ...

  36. Hill Release's "Mama" On Web

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Faith Hill has released her performance of Elvis Presley's classic "That's Alright Mama" on her Web site, faithhill.com. After originally recording both "Mama" and "Peace In The Valley" for "Viva Las Ve ...

  37. Celine's 'Taking Chances' Sales Strong

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST A five-year residency in Las Vegas and an unusually long lead-time between onsales and play dates seem to have had zero impact on demand for Celine Dion's upcoming Taking Chances world tour, which begins Feb. 14 in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

  38. ACM Awards Set For Vegas

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards will take place May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS. It's the first year the ACM Awards will take place on a Sunday, the third year t ...

  39. Dion Plots Post-Vegas Tour Schedule

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST With Celine Dion's long-term residency at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace coming to an end Dec. 15, the Canadian singer has unveiled a 45-date North American arena tour in support of her first English-language album in three years ...

  40. Jay-Z To Open Las Vegas 40/40 Club

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is opening one of his signature 40/40 clubs in Las Vegas. The 24,000 square-foot sports bar will include 24-karat gold and platinum floors, five VIP lounges and 85 plasma televisions. Construction costs are estimated at $20 million. Followin ...

  41. AEG, Harrah's Partner For Las Vegas Arena

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based AEG and Harrah's Entertainment have entered into a partnership to develop an approximately 20,000-seat arena that will sit one block east of the Las Vegas Strip. Scheduled for a 2010 completion date, the privately financed a ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Rock, Seinfeld Headlining Comedy Festival

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third annual edition of HBO's and AEG Live's the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas in November will feature Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld headlining back-to-back shows at the Colosseum, organizers said Tuesday. The festival is set to take ...

  44. Latin Grammys Slated For Las Vegas

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammys will take place in Las Vegas for the first time in its 8-year history. This year's edition of the awards is slated for Nov. 8 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Nominations for the eighth Latin Grammys will be announced on A ...

  45. Midler To Replace Dion In Las Vegas

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, officials announced today (May 3), answering the lingering question of who would be chosen to step into some big shoes and the 4,100-seat Colosseum, which Dion ...

  46. AEG Live, Hard Rock Enter Exclusive Deal

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based AEG Live has inked a deal, revealed today (Feb. 21), to be the exclusive booker and promoter for live entertainment at the Joint, located inside Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The pact is with the Morgans Hotel Gro ...

  47. Live Nation And Hewitt To Book Pearl

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation and promoter Andrew Hewitt have entered into a multi-year deal to become the official booker of the Pearl, located at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort. Hewitt has already worked in the Las Vegas market for more than 11 years, bookin ...

  48. Arista Nashville Dominates ACM Awards

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held May 23 in Las Vegas. Gala held May 23 in Las Vegas. News ...

  49. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Retailer accounts for 28%-32% of market. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Retail conglomerate Brazin, which operates the three music retail c ...

  50. McEntire Returns As ACM Host

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set for May 23 at the MGM in Las Vegas. Set for May 23 at the MGM in Las Vegas. News ...

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