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  1. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Tops Hot Tours

    November 01, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Cirque du Soleil's concert touring production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour ranks No. 1 on this week's Hot Tours ranking with box office totals reported from an multi-show run in London during October. The O2 Arena hosted the ...

  2. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  3. RED Distribution, American Gramaphone Sign North American Deal

    September 17, 2012 7:10 PM EDT RED Distribution has signed American Gramaphone to a North American distribution deal. American Gramaphone is am Omaha, Neb.-based label which issues records by Mannheim Steamroller. Both the label and the brand are the brains behind Chip Davis. U ...

  4. Venues Raising Their Profile

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT ArenaNetwork, Venue Coaltion help venues get on agents, promoters and artist managers' radar. There's some good news for the North American arena business. "The volume of things we're working on has never been greater," Ve ...

  5. Madonna, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Iron Maiden Top Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

    July 30, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Madonna's MDNA Tour continues to post big numbers, as the trek's gross rises to an overall $79.6 million from 22 reported shows. On the most recent Hot Tours chart, she ranks No. 1 with ticket sales totals reported from four sold out con ...

  6. Backbeat: Faith Hill, Eli Young Band, David Nail Rock CRS 2012's Final Day

    February 25, 2012 3:47 PM EST The 2012 CRS New Faces line-up. The final day of Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2012 featured a variety of panels and events and capped by the annual New Faces Show, which showcased young artists trying to make themselves known at radio. The morning ...

  7. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  8. Katy Perry's Run at Michael Jackson's Billboard Hot 100 Record Begins Today ...

    September 28, 2011 7:13 PM EDT Can Katy Perry make Billboard Hot 100 history by notching a sixth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream"? Radio begins to weigh in on the answer today (Sept. 28), as Capitol Records serviced "The One That Got Away" to mainstream ...

  9. Guns N' Roses Announce First U.S. Tour in Five Years

    September 21, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Veteran rockers Guns N' Roses are heading back on the road for their first major U.S. tour in 5 years, the band announced on Wednesday. The Axl Rose-fronted group will play more than 30 concerts, starting Oct. 28 at Orlando's Amway Cente ...

  10. Gene McDaniels, 'Hundred Pounds of Clay' Singer, Dead at 76

    August 04, 2011 7:00 AM EDT PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Gene McDaniels, who recorded the 1961 hit "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and later wrote Roberta Flack's chart-topping single "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76. McDaniels died Friday at h ...

  11. Indie Record Labels Saddle Creek, Fool's Gold Open Retail Stores

    July 26, 2011 5:11 PM EDT Brick and Mortar: Saddle Creek's new store in Omaha, Nebraska. This past weekend (July 23) Saddle Creek Records celebrated the grand opening of its new record store in its hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, with live performances by The Mynabirds a ...

  12. Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman Talks This Year's Lineup, Ticket Prices and How It's Changed Over the Years

    June 17, 2011 5:25 PM EDT The Vans Warped Tour has grown from just over 25,000 attendees in its debut year of 1995 to an estimated 580,000 this summer, and the one thing that tour founder Kevin Lyman says he never stops thinking about is how to give fans the most for their ...

  13. Chart Moves: Lil Wayne Blasts Up Hot 100; Miguel Has Album Chart's Greatest Gainer

    June 09, 2011 10:46 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" claims a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a second week atop Hot 100 Airplay (150 million in audience, up 5%, according to Nielsen BDS). The multi-format hit re ...

  14. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut, Don Omar Rockets Up, Beastie Boys Drop on Social 50

    June 02, 2011 4:51 PM EDT Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." The singer-songwriter appeared on both the "Late Sh ...

  15. Taylor Swift Celebrates 20 Million Sales in London; Heads to Las Vegas for ACMs

    March 31, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift ended her European tour on a celebratory note: Not only did she perform in front of thousands of fans, she got an honor for reaching the 20 million mark in worldwide album sales. A giddy Swift was given a plaque commemorating the mile ...

  16. Kenny Chesney Announces New Tour Dates

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- the singer announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium show ...

  17. Business Matters: Freemium, 'Idol,' Twitter, MySpace and more

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT THE FREEMIUM DEBATE -- Writer/educator/consultant Clay Shirkey says sites with paywalls will underperform. Plus, he’s worried that content behind paywalls will not be part of public discourse. “When we talk about newspapers, we talk about them bei ...

  18. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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. ...

  21. Daughtry Arena Tour Dates Unveiled

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Daughtry and the rock band that bears his name are only halfway through a string of summer club dates celebrating the chart-topping album "Leave This Town," but the next extended jaunt through North American arenas is already set. ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Creed To Reunite For Tour, Album

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creed has announced all four of the original band members - Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall - will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh. ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Death Cab For Cutie Readies Spring Tour

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie will begin a spring tour April 7 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. Cold War Kids will support in April, with Matt Costa taking over for dates in May. Ra Ra Riot will open all shows. Exclusive fan club pre-sales begin Wed ...

  27. Jazz Bassist Haden Returns To Country Roots On CD

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST After a career on modern jazz's cutting edge, bassist Charlie Haden acknowledges being scared before recording his first country music album at Ricky Skaggs' Nashville, Tenn., studio. But with a little help from family and friends, Haden ...

  28. Nickelback Plots 2009 Tour

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback will begin a North American tour Feb. 25 in Nashville in support of its just-released Roadrunner album "Dark Horse." Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 via LiveNation.com, but Nickelback fan club members get first crack on Friday (Nov. ...

  29. Motley Crue Gears Up For North American Tour

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will follow up this past summer's Crüe Fest amphitheater tour with a North American arena trek, beginning Feb. 2, 2009, at Cox Arena in San Diego and wrapping March 18 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Alon ...

  30. AC/DC Extends Tour, Heads To 'Rock Band'

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has extended its Black Ice tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville. Tickets begin going on sale Saturday (Oct. 4). Eighteen previously announced shows have ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Harrah's, C3 Presents Announce Artist Bookings

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After striking a national deal several months ago to program and promote music at about 20 Harrah's properties, Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has locked down a number of artist bookings for the company's casino properties in the upcomi ...

  33. Matchbox Twenty Cancels Cheyenne Frontier Days Gig

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop rockers Matchbox Twenty have canceled plans to perform during this summer's Cheyenne Frontier Days, and an animal rights group opposed to rodeo says it played a role in that decision. Frontier Days bills itself as the world's largest ...

  34. Hendrix Drummer Buddy Miles Dies At 60

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix, passed away yesterday (Feb. 26) in Austin, Texas, at the age of 60. A cause of death has yet to be announced. Miles was born Sept. 5, 1947, in Omaha, Neb., and was i ...

  35. Bon Jovi Calls For Fan Videos

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST To help promote the U.S. leg of its upcoming Lost Highway Tour, Bon Jovi is asking fans to upload short videos to bonjovilovesmytown.com for the chance to have the segments featured on large video screens throughout the trek's 38 dates. The B ...

  36. C3 Presents Expands Harrah's Pact

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Austin-based C3 Presents has expanded its relationship with Harrah's casinos and will now book and promote live music at about 20 Harrah's properties across the country going forward. C3 had already been working with Harrah's proper ...

  37. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  38. Van Halen Adds 2008 Dates

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth is moving forward with newly announced dates that will extend the run into 2008. The Live Nation produced trek - featuring David Lee Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Edd ...

  39. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  40. Dylan Misses Prince Of Asturias Award Ceremony

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan was absent from Friday evening's Prince of Asturias award ceremony in Spain, when the heir to the Spanish throne, Prince Felipe, presented the coveted International Cooperation award to Al Gore, and the Sports award to former Formul ...

  41. Bright Eyes Set For L.A. Philharmonic Concert

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's no doubt that pairing a band with a full-piece orchestra offers fans a unique way of seeing their favorite act in concert. But the experience doesn't come without challenges, as Bright Eyes band member Nate Walcott has recently l ...

  42. Indie Labels Venture Into Venue Business

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While the majority of independent record labels are focusing on selling albums and developing their artists, others are seeking new ways to expand business. Since opening its doors in early June, Saddle Creek's Slowdown club in Omaha, Neb., h ...

  43. McGraw Song Remains TV Moment For Now

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the fact that it was the Hot Shot Debut on this week's Hot Country Songs Chart at No. 35, there are no immediate plans to release Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This," the song that provided the most memorable mom ...

  44. Jeep Thrills For McGraw, Hill

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw's first car was a Jeep. Years later, when McGraw and Faith Hill decided they wanted to take their relationship to the next level, a red 1976 CJ6 Jeep provided the wheels for the date. That was in 1996, the year they married. And no ...

  45. McGraw, Hill Reprise Soul2Soul

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, country superstar couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will reprise their Soul2Soul tour on a 33-date summer trek beginning June 6 in Omaha, Neb., and wrapping Aug. 10 in Anaheim, Calif. This year's jaunt includes first-ever Soul2Sou ...

  46. McGraw, Hill Reprise Soul2Soul

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected , country superstar couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will reprise their Soul2Soul tour on a 33-date summer trek beginning June 6 in Omaha, Neb., and wrapping Aug. 10 in Anaheim, Calif. This year's arena jaunt includes first-ever S ...

  47. Gwen Stefani Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Gwen Stefani will embark on a two-month North American tour next spring, beginning April 21 in Phoenix. The vocalist will play arenas and outdoor amphitheatres through a June 22 finale in Irvine, Calif. Dates in Australia, Asia, Europ ...

  48. Holiday Tales Of Bagels & Broadcasts At Indie Stores

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie retailers find new ways to survive the holidays. Indie retailers may not be jumping for holiday joy this season, but there's plenty keeping them busy. From continuing to diversify beyond music to include everything from bagels to vintag ...

  49. Death Cab, Franz Ferdinand Make Touring Team

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand will begin a North American co-headlining tour March 22 in Portland, Ore. The trek will visit a mix of theaters and college campuses th Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie a ...

  50. Full Report From Day Two At NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CD sales, the digital biz and more. Struggling CD sales, a growing digital business and the industry's ongoing piracy fight dominated talk at day two of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention in San Diego. In his open ...

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