O2 Arena

  1. Ahead of Summer Olympics, London's O2 Leads Midyear Recaps

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT As the live entertainment business continues to gain its footing, arenas across the world experienced a successful first half of the year with top-grossing tours by Roger Waters, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Pri ...

  2. Justin Bieber To Play First U.K. Arena Tour

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Justin Bieber's march to global domination shows no sign of slowing with the 16-year-old singer set to bring his "My World Tour" to U.K. arenas next year. The 10-date tour, which is promoted by AEG live, begins March 4 with a two-ni ...

  3. The Script Books First U.K. Arena Tour

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Script has confirmed details of its first headline U.K. arena tour. The Irish pop act will play 11 venues commencing at Liverpool Echo Arena (March 14) and closing at Cardiff Arena (March 29). The SJM-promoted tour calls at London's O2 Ar ...

  4. Rihanna Announces U.K. Arena Tour

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rihanna will play a tour of U.K. arenas in May 2010. The Live-Nation promoted tour will call at eight U.K. venues including the O2 Arena in London. The Barbadian R&B artist recently launched her new album, "Rated R" (SRP/Def Jam), in ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Leonard Cohen Confirms U.K. Open-Air Show

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following his successful return to the live circuit in 2008, Leonard Cohen has confirmed a U.K. outdoor show at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey on July 11. The Marshall Arts-promoted show in Weybridge, outside London, has a 15,000-capacity. Seated t ...

  7. AC/DC Warning On Romanian Festival

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has issued a statement denying that the band is appearing at a Romanian festival in May, as advertised by organizers in Bucharest. The Anglo-Australian rock act opened the U.K. leg of its "Black Ice" tour last night (April 14) at t ...

  8. Michael Jackson Comeback Concerts Coming

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is expected to announce a series of comeback concerts in London, sources said on Tuesday. The 50-year-old last appeared at the World Music Awards in London in 2006, but the much-hyped return of one of the biggest selling artists of ...

  9. Cohen Sings With Promoter At London Finale

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen wrapped up four major dates in London with a three-hour set at the Royal Albert Hall. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter has played two 18,000-capacity dates at the O2 arena (Nov 13 and 14) and two more at the 5,200-capacity Roya ...

  10. Huge Demand For Kings Of Leon Dates

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tennessee rockers Kings of Leon made some noise on the U.K. concert scene this morning when the band sold out London's O2 Arena in four minutes flat. The band, which had already sold out the O2 for a show on Dec. 11, put its June 15 2009 date ...

  11. Chris Brown Hits U.K. Arenas In January

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. R&B act Chris Brown will return to the U.K. for his first arena tour in the territory, following his sold-out gigs at London's IndigO2 in March. This will be the "Kiss Kiss" singer's biggest shows to date for the U.K., ...

  12. Kings Of Leon Book 2009 U.K. Arena Dates

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon will build on their swelling U.K. popularity in 2009 when they return for a pair of arena shows in June. Promoter Metropolis will deliver the U.S. rock act to the O2 Arena in London on June 15, while SJM Concerts will handle the June ...

  13. Albarn's 'Monkey' Gets The Edge

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Edge Performance VCT is backing the opera production "Monkey: Journey to the West," created by Gorillaz collaborators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett and Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng, as it prepares for a 31-date run at London's O ...

  14. London's O2 Claims 10,000,000 Visitors

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AEG Group says this week will see the 10 millionth visitor to its O2 entertainment site in London since it opened in June 2007. The figure counts visitors to all areas of the O2 site, which includes the main O2 Arena, the smaller Indigo2 venue plu ...

  15. Cohen Adds O2 Date

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen is extending his U.K. tour in November by adding a second night at at the O2 Arena. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter will now play an 18,000-capacity show on Nov. 14 in addition to the Nov. 13 performance, which the promoter sa ...

  16. Midem Quotes Of The Day

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST "If the four majors became members of Merlin, we would give them a big kiss. But so far, there's no kiss," - Michel Lambot, founder and board member, Merlin, and co-president, PIAS Group, is all prepared for a love-in. "We' ...

  17. Cocker Rewarded With Royal Gong

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Joe Cocker collected an OBE, an Order of the British Empire, during an official ceremony Thursday at Buckingham Palace in London. The veteran singer was confirmed for the accolade in mid-June when the Queen's Birthday Honours List was publish ...