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  1. Keith Urban's Aussie Homeland Dates Top Hot Tours Chart

    April 12, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Keith Urban owns this week's No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with $5.6 million in box office grosses from two venues on his seven-date tour through Australia which occurred earlier this year.  The award-winning country star played multiple shows in ...

  2. Aussie Bits: ARIA's Streaming Chart, Awards Bump; AC/DC Re-Ups With Albert Music

    December 11, 2012 12:44 PM EST Australian Recording Industry Association Launches Streaming Chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made chart history Down Under, their alternative radio hit "Thrift Shop" bowing as the first No. 1 on Australia's new weekly officia ...

  3. Tame Impala Takes Home Australia's J Award; Mushroom Group's Michael Gudinski Hosts Birthday Bash

    November 26, 2012 12:29 PM EST Billboard's Australia correspondent Lars Brandle (left) partied on Monday night with Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski, Tina Brandle and Mushroom Music Publishing managing director Ian James. Psychedelic revivalists Tame Impala on Frid ...

  4. Road Work: George Jones, Sigur Ros, The Hives

    November 19, 2012 12:57 PM EST Timeless hearts: After a near six-decade career, country music legend George Jones has begun what he's terming a farewell tour. Dubbed the Grand Tour and booked by the Richard de la Font Agency, the run kicked off Nov. 11 at the Mansion The ...

  5. Road Work: Death Grips, Two Door Cinema Club, Alabama Shakes, Trey Songz

    October 15, 2012 7:19 AM EDT Trouble makers: Sacramento, Calif.-based rock group Death Grips will take controversial new album "NO LOVE DEEP WEB" on an international swing booked by Robert Frazer of William Morris Endeavor. Starting with a headlining gig for Pitch ...

  6. Bubbling Under: Wonder Girls Ride K-Pop Wave To U.S. Radio

    October 12, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Wonder Girls, Priyanka Chopra, Tame Impala and August Rain Wonder Girls PSY's ...

  7. David Humphreys, General Manager of Perth Arena, Dead At 57

    September 05, 2012 10:31 AM EDT The Directors of AEG Ogden, Harvey Lister and Rod Pilbeam, confirmed the passing of David Humphreys, the General Manager of the soon-to-be-opened Perth Arena, on Sept. 4. He was 57. Humphreys had recently been admitted to a Perth hospital after be ...

  8. Chili Peppers, Killers, YYYs, Kaskade Announced For Australia's Big Day Out In Make Or Break Year

    July 16, 2012 1:11 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend are among the acts confirmed to play Australia's festival giant, the Big Day Out, which will next its 21st birthday in six months' time. Others announced today i ...

  9. Hot Tours: Taylor Swift, George Strait, Cirque Du Soleil

    March 29, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Taylor Swift is at a familiar perch atop Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from the last leg of her Speak Now World Tour that wrapped on March 18 in Auckland, New Zealand. The tour's final leg, a six-city trek through Australia and ...

  10. Vince Lovegrove, Australian Musician, Journalist and Divinyls Manager, Dead at 64

    March 26, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Vince Lovegrove, the Australian musician, journalist and long-time manager of the Divinyls, died in the early hours of Saturday morning when his car left the road near his home in Federal, in the northern New South Wales hinterland. He was 64. Tho ...

  11. Radiohead Returns to Australia After 8 Years, Gaga Adds Dates Down Under

    February 27, 2012 11:21 AM EST Radiohead Return To Australia After 8 Years Radiohead will make the long haul to Australia this November for the band's first shows here in eight years, tour promoters Chugg Entertainment announced today. The band's trek will also includ ...

  12. Exclusive Info: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way Ball' Tour to Hit Asia, Europe, Latin America This Year; North America in 2013

    February 08, 2012 1:47 PM EST Lady Gaga unveiled dates for her "Born This Way Ball" tour in Asia and Australia today, and those shows will be followed by dates in the rest of the world, Billboard.biz has learned. Gaga will tour Europe and Latin American later this ye ...

  13. Big Day Out To Scrap New Zealand Show

    January 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When the Big Day Out starts this Friday, it'll push off from New Zealand for the very last time Organizers of the touring festival confirmed today via Twitter that the Auckland leg is to be ditched, the end result of a lengthy list of line-up ...

  14. Jay-Z and Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears Top 2012 Hot Tours

    January 10, 2012 7:37 AM EST Jay-Z and Kanye West top the first Hot Tours ranking of 2012 with box office grosses reported from their Watch the Throne Tour that played North American markets from October through December. This week's tally includes ticket revenue from ve ...

  15. Aussies Limp Home In Year-End Charts, Foreign Artists Reign

    January 04, 2012 11:02 AM EST Australia's appreciation for the homegrown is renowned, but judging by year-end sales and airplay data, Australian domestic music lost its appeal in a big way in 2011. No Australian artist appeared in the top-ten airplay charts, according to ...

  16. C3 Presents Forms Partnership With Big Day Out

    January 04, 2012 9:38 AM EST Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has formed a partnership with the Big Day Out festivals in Australia and New Zealand, C3 partner Charlie Walker told Billboard.biz early this morning. The deal marks a new phase for the venerable Australian festival ...

  17. Kanye West Playing Fewer Dates as Australia's Big Day Out Downscales

    November 14, 2011 1:40 PM EST It's almost three months until the Big Day Out rolls on for another season, but the famous Australasian festival brand has already had an action-packed week. Ken West, newly confirmed as BDO's sole-promoter, has announced that Kanye West ...

  18. John Legend Headlining Australia's 'End of Polio Concert'

    October 28, 2011 3:11 PM EDT Superstar American soul singer John Legend is heading Down Under to show his support for a global campaign that hopes to help wipe-out polio for good. Legend and chart-topping Australian hip hoppers Bliss N Eso will headline this Friday's &qu ...

  19. Janet Jackson Cancels Shows To Be With Family During Conrad Murray Trial

    October 24, 2011 7:25 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael's death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los A ...

  20. Jezebels Big Winners At Australia's Independent Music Awards

    October 13, 2011 10:13 AM EDT Fast rising alternative-rock act The Jezabels were the big winners Wednesday night at Australia's Independent Music Awards in Melbourne, where they rang up two victories. The four-piece received gongs for best independent artist and best inde ...

  21. Australia's Triple J Radio Launches Unearthed Digital Station

    October 05, 2011 11:30 AM EDT In what has been described as an "historic moment" for Australian music, the influential Triple J radio network flipped the switch yesterday on a second digital station, Triple J Unearthed. The new 24/7 station is dedicated solely to new ...

  22. Mobile Ticketing Catching On In Australia

    September 19, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Mobile ticketing is starting to gain traction Down Under. That's the word from one of Australia's big-two ticketing firms Ticketek , which this week revealed it was seeing a "strong shift" toward mobile. That's no surprise ...

  23. Aussie Touring Bits: Eminem Playing Down Under, First Time in Ten Years; Lil Wayne Opening

    September 07, 2011 1:58 PM EDT Eminem Going Down Under For The First Time in Ten Years Slim Shady is returning Down Under for the first time in 10 years to play a handful of stadium shows. Eminem, who last played in these parts in 2001, will play Melbourne Etihad Stadium on Dec ...

  24. WikiLeaks Doc Reveals Australia's Piracy Concerns With National Broadband Network

    August 31, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Piracy is a problem Down Under. But it's a problem that might become a whole lot bigger thanks to the Australian's government roll-out of its broadband super-infrastructure. That's the warning wrapped-up in a 2010 cable from the Can ...

  25. Australia Live Bits: Danger Mouse's 'Rome' With Jack White, Norah Jones; Elton John; The Cure

    May 11, 2011 11:30 AM EDT EMI Australia is hoping the lure of free coffee will heat up this week's promo launch for the new Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi collaboration, "Rome," featuring Jack White and Norah Jones. The music major will be pouring it on when ...

  26. Foo Fighters Raise $1 Million For Charity; Justin Bieber Egged: Australia Touring Bits

    May 03, 2011 8:05 AM EDT The Foo Fighters rocked out for a good cause when they recently played fundraisers for victims of the Australian floods and New Zealand earthquakes. Now, the concert promoters have announced those two March shows raised upwards of $1 million Micha ...

  27. Australia's Troubled One Movement For Music Festival Deferred For 2011

    April 06, 2011 12:06 PM EDT Against the backdrop of a parliamentary probe, Australia's troubled One Movement for Music conference and festival has been deferred for 2011. And many in the business here quietly doubt it will return any time soon. The Perth event was to ha ...

  28. Australia's One Movement For Music Fest Under Government Review

    March 03, 2011 11:40 AM EST Almost $3 million of taxpayer money has been tipped into Western Australia's annual One Movement for Music conference and festival . Now, a parliamentary inquiry wants to figure out whether the cash was put to good use. The Australian state&# ...

  29. Australian Copyright Federation Loses Case Against ISP iiNet

    February 25, 2011 1:53 PM EST The Federal Court of Australia today rejected an appeal by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) in its claim that Perth-based Internet service provider iiNet had committed copyright violations. Music companies have been follow ...

  30. Tame Impala Snags J Award

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Psychedelic rock trio Tame Impala has won Australian youth-oriented radio network Triple J's highest honor, taking out the J Award for their debut album "InnerSpeaker" (Modular/Universal). Tonight's (Nov. 29) big win in Melbour ...

  31. Metallica Breaks Arena Record Down Under

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Metallica's 20-date Australasian tour is now history, and the record books prove it. The American metal veterans smashed the ticket sales record at Sydney's Acer Arena, shifting 74,244 tickets over four sell-out dates in September and No ...

  32. Laneway Fest Heads To Singapore

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Laneway Festival will debut in Asia next year with a date in Singapore. The city-state's historic Fort Canning Park will host the inaugural Laneway Singapore on January 29. Laneway then heads Down Under for a six-date run. Fi ...

  33. ARIA Awards Artists Get Sales Boost

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The TV ratings were a shocker, but the ARIA Awards still managed to breathe new chart life into recordings from performers and winners on the night. After taking out two of the big trophies at the Nov. 7 industry gala, Angus & Julia Stone have ...

  34. Rising Stars Win Big At Australian Indie Awards

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rising stars dominated the fifth annual Australian Independent Music Awards, held Oct. 1 at Melbourne's Forum Theatre, while more established names like Sia went home empty handed. Prior to the awards ceremony taking place, Adelaide-born sing ...

  35. Big Day Out Touring Fest's Line-Up Unveiled

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tool, Rammstein, Iggy and the Stooges, M.I.A and LCD Soundsystem lead a formidable line-up for the 2011 Australasian Big Day Out touring festival, details for which were announced today (Sept. 28). Among the big-name domestic contingent will be Gr ...

  36. John Williamson To Enter ARIA Hall Of Fame

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country veteran John Williamson, alternative rockers the Church, pop star-turned TV talent scout Johnny Young, post-punk group the Models and '60s pop band the Loved Ones are this years inductees into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The five acts will ...

  37. Live Nation Launching In Australia With U2, Jay-Z

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Australia's hugely anticipated first assignment will feature the biggest band in the world and the No. 1 hip-hop artist on the planet, Billboard.biz can reveal. The promoter giant's newly formed Australian affiliate is behind ...

  38. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Multiple-ARIA Award nomi ...

  39. Appeal Commences In Australian ISP Copyright Case

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has commenced appeal proceedings against a February court decision that found Australian ISP iiNet not guilty of infringing copyright laws. In 2008, a group of 34 TV/film studios and broadc ...

  40. Bon Jovi To Play Stadiums Down Under

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will play stadiums across Australia this December when "The Circle" world tour visits these parts. Dainty Consolidated Entertainment will promote the Australian tour, which begins Dec. 8 at Perth's Subiaco Oval, then moves ...

  41. Eagles To Play Australian Arenas

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles are swooping in for an Australian arena tour this December. Frontier Touring Company has secured the services of the giant American band for a series of shows beginning Dec. 2 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and visits Perth, Brisba ...

  42. AC/DC, Temper Trap Win APRA Awards

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Breakthrough Australian acts the Temper Trap and Empire of the Sun joined veteran rockers AC/DC on the winners' podium at the APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) Awards in Sydney. AC/DC's "Rock 'N Roll Train" ...

  43. Australian Winery Touring Circuit Expands

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian promoter Dainty Consolidated Entertainment and Sandalford Wines are toasting a new partnership which should add dozens of concert dates to the country's maturing winery circuit. DCE, Zaccaria Events Present, Ticketek and Sandalford ...

  44. We Love Sounds Fest's Perth Leg Nixed

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Australia's We Love Sounds festival trek have dumped the Perth leg from the program due to slack ticket sales. Perth's Supreme Court Gardens was due to host the traveling dance and electronica-oriented show on June 6. But t ...

  45. Metallica Sells Out Australian Dates

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's tour of Australia has sold-out in brisk fashion. Tickets to the American metal veterans' 13-date Australian arena visit went on general sale at 9am this morning. A little more than an hour later, more than 215,000 tickets had ...

  46. Metallica Extends Australian Arena Tour

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's Australian tour is shaping up as some kind of monster. Four arena concerts have been added to the Australian leg of Metallica's World Magnet Tour in a response to "overwhelming demand" for tickets, promoter Michael ...

  47. Powderfinger Extends Farewell Tour

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian rockers Powderfinger will extend their curtain-call tour after 175,000 tickets sold out in rapid-fire time. Within hours of going on sale last week (April 30), 17 dates were sell-outs on Powderfinger's "Sunsets - The Farewell ...

  48. Whitney Houston Dismisses Critics, Says Tour Going Well

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston says her tour of Australia is going great, despite the swathes of fans and critics who have panned her performance. Houston has faced a barrage of complaints since embarking on a six-date tour of Australia in Brisbane on Monday, wi ...

  49. Killers Pulls Out Of Australian Dates

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. alternative rock outfit the Killers has called off three Australian dates -- including festival performances in Sydney and on the West coast -- due to a family illness. The band has pulled the plug on tomorrow (Feb. 12) night's sold-out ...

  50. Australian ISP iiNet Wins Copyright Case

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's film and TV industries have failed in their landmark attempt to hold an Internet service provider liable for illegal file-sharing. The Federal Court in Sydney on Thursday (Feb. 4) ruled in favor of iiNet, which had been accused of ...

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