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  1. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S. previously postponed due to Bono's back surgery have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010 European tour, which was not been affec ...

  2. Award-Winning Gospel Singer Walter Hawkins Dies

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Walter Hawkins, a Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, composer and pastor from Oakland, died Sunday (June 11). He was 61. Hawkins, who was battling pancreatic cancer, passed away at his home in Ripon, Calif., his older brother Edwin Hawkins said. ...

  3. Business Matters: Sony, Jonas Bros, 'Idol,' HMV and more

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A LOOK AT SONY'S STRATEGY, REVENUE AND PROFIT -- The 360 deal is on a publicity tour. A week after Fast Company highlighted Warner Music Group ’s adaptation to a changed music industry through multi-rights deals, the New York Times does the s ...

  4. Business Matters: AEG, Copyright Reform, Another Planet and more

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LABELS + AEG, CONFLICT OF INTEREST? -- Would a conflict of interest prevent major labels from buying a stake in AEG ? The Deal tosses out Live Nation as an example, saying its artist management division’s quest for higher guarantees is fundamental ...

  5. Green Day 'Rock Band' Game Arrives

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With a hit Broadway show and now their own edition of the "Rock Band" franchise, Green Day is establishing themselves as a punk rock brand. "I just like being diverse and trying new things as far as Green Day is concerned," say ...

  6. Aerosmith Lines Up North American Tour Dates

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Its drama with frontman Steven Tyler behind it, Aerosmith is bringing its Cocked, Locked, Ready To Rock Tour to North America for 18 summer dates. The trek -- the group's first since Tyler's Aug. 5 fall in Sturgis, S.D., set off months o ...

  7. U2's Bono Has Surgery, Tour Date Postponed

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono had emergency surgery on his back in a Munich hospital on Friday (May 21) after being injured while preparing for the next leg of a world tour, the first date of which has been postponed. The 50-year-old from Ireland had been g ...

  8. @SXSW Day 2: Chilton, A2IM, eMusic, Sharon Jones, And More

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chilton Dedications, Fundraiser At SXSW on Thursday morning, the Memphis Music Foundation booth at the Austin Convention Center was busy with well wishers and those curious about what would happen to the Big Star programming scheduled for the week ...

  9. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in ...

  10. Elton John On Mend, Resuming Tour Dates

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elton John has been released from a London hospital after being treated for flu and an E. coli bacterial infection. The singer's spokesman Gary Farrow says John was at home Friday and was feeling fine. He left the hospital early Thursday. He ...

  11. Elton John Recovering From E-Coli

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sir Elton John is recovering in hospital from a serious case of e-coli bacterial infection and influenza that forced him to cancel a string of concerts, but he hopes to return to the stage soon, a spokesman said today (Nov. 2). John, 62, postponed ...

  12. Kylie Minogue Kicks Off First U.S. Tour

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop star Kylie Minogue kicked off her first-ever American tour with a driving disco beat, a bevy of well-muscled dancers, and a lot of leg, hoping to finally crack the lucrative U.S. market. The pop diva, no stranger to spectacle, made ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Estrella TV Gains San Francisco Affiliate

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Estrella TV, Liberman Broadcasting's new Spanish-language TV network set to launch in third quarter, announced Friday (May 15) it has signed an affiliation agreement with Titan Broadcasting. The agreement gives the new network clearance in th ...

  15. Comcast GM Discusses Green Day Partnership

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Comcast is partnering with Green Day to provide on-demand viewing of the band's new single "Know Your Enemy," as well as live performances from a recent concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. The clips were part of 30 Green D ...

  16. Kylie Minogue Plans First North American Tour

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue will tour North America for the first time with a six-date trek that will begin Sept. 30 in Oakland, Calif., before ending in New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Oct. 11. Bill Silva Presents will produce the ...

  17. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter The-Dream and R&B artist Keyshia Cole will start a 21-city tour on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support of his sophomore album ...

  18. Keyshia Cole Unveils 20-City Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Keyshia Cole announced today the tour dates for her "A Different Me" tour in support of her latest album of the same name, which starts on May 13 in Cincinnati and caps on June 20 in Los Angeles, Ca. The 20-city trek will ...

  19. 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& ...

  20. Concord Music Group Co-owner Hal Gaba Dies Aged 63

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hal Gaba, the chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, co-chairman of Village Roadshow Pictures, and CEO of ACT III Communications, passed away on Monday (Mar. 9) of cancer. He was 63. Born in Oakland, California in 1946, Gaba went on to rece ...

  21. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  22. Leonard Cohen Dazzles At New York Tour Warm-Up

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tuning up for a spring North American tour, Leonard Cohen played his first show on American soil in 15 years last night (Feb. 19) at New York's Beacon Theatre. The three-hour performance featured all of Cohen's classics, including " ...

  23. Tupac's Story Subject Of Legal Battle

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Movie company Morgan Creek is in a legal turf war with the estate of Tupac Shakur. The Rick Nicita production banner has sued Amaru Entertainment, the company run by Afeni Shakur, the late rapper's mother and executor, alleging in a Los Angel ...

  24. MC Hammer To Star In A&E Reality Series

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST A&E has picked up a new series starring '90s rapper MC Hammer. The performer, his wife and five children will be the focus of a half-hour, 11-episode reality series set to premiere this year. The title, naturally, is "Hammertime.&quo ...

  25. Modest Mouse Returning To The Road

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Modest Mouse is returning to the road next month for a 12-date U.S. tour, beginning Feb. 22 in Oakland, Calif. The trek concludes March 8 at the Langerado Festival in Miami. Former Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild will join Modest Mouse on stage ...

  26. Koch Lines Up New Label Deals

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution announced new deals with three very diverse labels. The first is an exclusive physical and digital distribution deal with Rising Force Records and its flagship artist, guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. Rising Force Record ...

  27. AC/DC Adds Dates To North American Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has added three new concert dates to its North American tour in support of the forthcoming album "Black Ice," due Oct. 20 via Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores as well as ACDC.com . The newly added dates include performances at C ...

  28. AC/DC Reveals Fall Tour Plans

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is scheduled to wrap Dec. 18 at the Time Warner Cable A ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Sweat Works Up New Album, Tour

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B veteran Keith Sweat returns May 6 with new album "Just Me." His first new studio album since 2002's "Rebirth," the Keia/Atco/Rhino release features cameos by Keyshia Cole (on the track "Love Your Better") ...

  31. Master P Named Digital Label President

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rap veteran and No Limit entrepreneur Percy "Master P" Miller has been appointed president of newly-created digital label Udub! Music. Joining the label's advisory board are Ernie Singleton and Jimmy Rosemond. Singleton is the forme ...

  32. Ex-Rogue Wave Member Evan Farrell Dies

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Rogue Wave multi-instrumentalist Evan Farrell died over the weekend in Oakland, Calif., from injuries suffered in an apartment fire caused by a space heater. Details are still coming together, but Farrell succumbed from massive smoke inhala ...

  33. Ludacris, Busta Rhymes On Board For Volunteer Concert

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Busta Rhymes and Angels & Airwaves will perform at this year's Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC) concert. The event will take place October 6 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The only way to get ...

  34. Ozzy, Zombie Ready Fall Tour

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas f ...

  35. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. The Police Quickly Sell Out Stadium Shows

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parade of Police sellouts continues, with shows in Denver, Seattle and Oakland selling out over the weekend, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., selling out today (Feb. 26). On Saturday, Pepsi Center in Denver sold out, with a second ...

  38. McKennitt Readies First Tour Since 1998

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour April 15 in Toronto, her first since 1998. It follows a previously announced 21-date European tour that begins March 11 in Stuttgart, Germany, and finishes April 6 ...

  39. Police Dates Sell Out, More Shows Added

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and more shows were added. The band will also announce soon shows for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for June 23, and McAfee Stadium in Oakland for June 13. On S ...

  40. SMG, Churchill Downs Forge Live Event Agreement

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the Rolling Stones' successful Sept. 29 concert at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., the home of the Kentucky Derby has forged an agreement with Philadelphia-based venue management firm SMG to pursue other concerts and specia ...

  41. UPDATED: Chicks' Ticket Sales Below Expectations

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At least four shows cancelled. Out-of-the-gate ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming Accidents & Accusations tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be cancelled or postponed. Initial ticket counts for the 20-p ...

  42. Dixie Chicks Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin July 21 in Detroit, and will run through early November. The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin ...

  43. Pointer Sisters' June Pointer Dies

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, died yesterday (April 11) of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sister June Pointer, a member of singing group the Po ...

  44. Blunt Stays Out Front In Europe

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST In an unchanged top five on European Top 100 Albums, James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) retains the No. 1 position. Although it falls 1-2 in Germany, "Bedlam" is up again 3-2 in the United King In an unchanged top f ...

  45. Blunt Stays Out Front In Europe

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST In an unchanged top five on European Top 100 Albums, James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) retains the No. 1 position. Although it falls 1-2 in Germany, "Bedlam" is up again 3-2 in the United King In an unchanged top f ...

  46. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  47. Ask Jeeves To Drop Butler Mascot, Change Name

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in a corporate takeover. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in ...

  48. Calif. Incentive Bill Delayed

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Political wrangling prevented California's incentive plan from being ratified by the Sept. 8 deadline, prompting Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to instead shore up support ahead of next year's budget n LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  49. SMG Launches New System Of Regional Bookers

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New web-based booking system launched May 1. Philadelphia-based facility management firm SMG has launched a new system of regional booking managers to work with agents and promoters. Under the new system, SMG has five U.S. regional booking manager ...

  50. New Team For Michigan's Jerome-Duncan Ford Venue

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Palace Sports, Hillside to run amphitheater. Palace Sports and Entertainment and Hillside Productions have entered into a cooperative agreement to run the 7,000-seat Jerome-Duncan Ford Theatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, Mich. PS&E an ...

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