Pittsburgh

  1. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Duran Duran, The Civil Wars

    March 31, 2011 11:55 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: As previously reported , the singer's "Teenage Dream" becomes just the ninth album to yield four No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first since Usher's "Confessions" in 2004 ...

  2. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Dispute Between Time Warner & Sinclair Broadcast Group May Jeopardize Broadcast of Bowl Games And 'Glee' (Gasp!)

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Time Warner Cable Inc. customers from Portland, Maine, to Pensacola, Fla., could lose access to one of their network TV stations because of a contract dispute with Sinclair Broadcast Group. The dust-up between Sinclair and Time Warner is one of a ...

  5. MTV Allegedly Programming More Rock & Roll In 2011

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rock is dead? Long live rock. The Who sang it in 1974, but they might have been talking about 2011, at least according to MTV. The cable TV music channel on Monday releases its "2011 Artists to Watch" list of the next big acts in music, ...

  6. Updated: Live Nation Shuffles Execs, Garner Exits Company

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment disclosed in an 8-K filing Wednesday that Jason Garner, the head of its concert business, has left the company . In light of the departure, Live Nation has promoted three of its key veteran executives. Longtime promoters ...

  7. Business Matters: Terra Firma, Tammy Genovese, Pandora and more

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. How Much Could Terra Firma Be Awarded In Lawsuit? -- The Wall Street Journal humorously downplays the impact of huge – but reduced – potential damages in Terra Firma’s lawsuit against Citigroup. L ...

  8. Tribute Concert Marks Bob Marley's Final Show

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 30th anniversary of Bob Marley and the Wailers' final concert performance was celebrated at the same venue, the Benedum Center (formerly the Stanley Theater) in Pittsburgh, with a Marley family and friends concert. The Bob Marley Live For ...

  9. Ticketfly Acquires Gigbot, Ramps Up Social Focus

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ticketing company Ticketfly has announced the acquisition of Gigbot. Details were not made available. Gigbot provides web-based ticketing and social marketing tools for venues and promoters. Sean Porter, Gigbot’s founder and chief architect, will ...

  10. Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was a paint rags to riches story made for television, as Lee DeWyze was named the champion Wednesday night for the ninth season of "American Idol." The raspy and rock-friendly voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospe ...

  11. Ticketfly Secures $3 Million In Funding

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fast-growing independent ticketing company Ticketfly has secured $3 million in Series A funding, and is on track to sell 1 million tickets this year, according to the company. Investors include High Peaks Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners ...

  12. Ozzy, Motley Crue, Halford Lead Six-Date Ozzfest Bill

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After staging a one-off event in 2008 and taking a year off in 2009, Ozzfest is returning this summer with a six-city North American amphitheater run that will feature main stage performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue and Rob Halford. The trek ...

  13. 'Summer' Comes Early In Kenny Chesney's 3D Film

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Kenny Chesney first appears in his new 3D concert film, the country star glides above the crowd in a chair attached to cables, singing a song while a few fans throw colored beach balls near him. It's a little strange -- what if someone a ...

  14. Business Matters: The Best Retailers, Digital Economy Bill, Criminal Records and More

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- In honor of Saturday’s Record Store Day , Spin named its 15 best record stores in the U.S. The list is predictably heavy on rock-leaning locations. Spoiler alert: #1 in Amoeba (all three locations). Austin’s Waterloo is #2 and New York’s Other ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Veteran KDKA Host Fred Honsberger Dies

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran KDKA Radio personality Fred Honsberger died this morning (Dec. 16) at his home in Monroeville, Penn. He was 58. Honsberger joined KDKA in Pittsburgh in 1979 after working as a news anchor at sister station KYW in his hometown of Philadelph ...

  17. Carrie Underwood Tour To Kick Off In March

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a 45-date headlining tour that kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and sibling trio Sons of Sylvia will open for Underwood's ...

  18. Black Eyed Peas Announce The E.N.D. World Tour Dates

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas announced an ambitious 100-dates world tour, including a series of 2010 shows in North America, the popular hip-hop group's first full-scale tour of the U.S. and Canada in nearly four years. The North American leg of " ...

  19. Jay-Z Reveals Additional North American Tour Dates

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The second leg of Jay-Z's North American tour will begin on Feb. 22 in Houston and will make stops in Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta and Boston before ending on March 26 in Los Angeles' Staple Center. Jay-Z will be joined by former Def Jam ...

  20. N.Y. Accreditation Deadline Looms For Arbitron's PPM

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More fireworks could be in store for Arbitron’s portable people meter service. This Thursday (Oct. 15) is the deadline for Arbitron to get Media Rating Council accreditation for its service in New York or face the possibility of renewed action by ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Stations Boycott Artists Supporting Performance Royalty?

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Music First Coalition has asked the FCC to investigate whether radio stations have violated their public interest obligation by allegedly boycotting artists who support a performance royalty for terrestrial radio. Without naming stations or co ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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. ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. No Doubt Unveils Summer Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif. As previously reported, the band will be supported by Paramore, and joined on select dates ...

  28. Kings Of Leon Following MSG Sellout With Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon will follow up their Jan. 29 sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden in New York with another run of North American arena shows, beginning April 19 at Agganis Arena in Boston and wrapping at the Bill Graham Civic Center on May ...

  29. Phish On-Sales Tax Live Nation's Ticketing System

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for the upcoming tour by the reunited Phish exploded today (Jan. 30), with all shows selling out in minutes and severely testing Live Nation's new ticketing system. "We sold out everywhere we went on sale," Phish agent ...

  30. Disturbed Drafts Killswitch, Lacuna Coil For Tour

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 installment of Disturbed's Music As A Weapon trek has been expanded into a full-fledged festival tour. The 38-city Music As A Weapon IV Festival will feature two stages of hard rock and metal acts, traveling tattoo artists, extreme s ...

  31. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  32. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  33. Fleetwood Mac Returning To The Road In '09

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Fleetwood Mac will embark on its first tour in five years next spring, beginning March 1 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced "Unleashed" tour begin going on sale Dec. 15. So far, 16 dates are on tap through M ...

  34. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Drive-By Truckers, Hold Steady Prep Trek

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Drive-By Truckers will begin a 23-date co-headlining tour with the Hold Steady on Oct. 30 in Louisville, Ky. The bands will alternate who closes the shows throughout the tour, which is being billed as the "Rock and Roll Means Well" t ...

  37. Judge Rules In Favor of Ticketmaster

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Los Angeles has issued a default judgment and permanent injunction against RMG Technologies to stop creating, trafficking in, or facilitating the use of computer programs that allow its clients to circumvent the protection syste ...

  38. Eddy Arnold May Chart Again

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late Eddy Arnold may chart again. To commemorate what would have been his 90th birthday on May 15, RCA Nashville shipped "To Life," a cut from his 100th album, 2005's "After All This Time," to country radio and asked t ...

  39. Buy Like An Eagle: American Eagle

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a slow economy and soaring gas prices, many concertgoers this summer will spend more than $200 in ticket fees to attend a multiple-day music festival. But in an effort to provide an affordable ticket price for its 15- to 25-year-old demogr ...

  40. Chili Peppers Frontman To Curate New Fest

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis to curate the first New American Music Union festival, to be held Aug. 8-9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh. Along with 15 college bands from around ...

  41. Keys Cancels Second Performance

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After canceling the Pittsburgh stop on her "As I Am" concert tour last night (April 22), Alicia Keys must cancel a second show due to swollen vocal chords. This comes just after opening act Jordin Sparks dropped off the tour on April 21 ...

  42. Keys Brings 'As I Am' To North America

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys will begin a North American leg of her "As I Am" tour on April 19 in Hampton, Va. Ne-Yo and Jordin Sparks will join Keys on the trek, which is sponsored by Lexus and wraps on June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. New ...

  43. Motley Crue Roars Back With New Album, Tour

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its first studio album with its original members in more than a decade, Motley Crue will embark on a 40-plus-city North American amphitheater tour, beginning July 1 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., and wrapping Au ...

  44. ShowClix Adds Mobile Ticketing Option

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ShowClix Ticketing, a Pittsburgh-based live events firm, added a new mobile delivery option to its online ticketing service. The company delivers tickets to fans' mobile phone screens in the form of a text message, not a mobile barcode. Techn ...

  45. DMB, Ticketmaster Partner For Free Digital Album

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band and Ticketmaster have teamed up to offer concertgoers an exclusive digital album comprising material from the rock troupe's upcoming 40-city North American summer tour. Fans who purchase tickets through Ticketmaster dur ...

  46. Van Halen Reschedules Tour Dates

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen has rescheduled tour dates postponed earlier this month when guitarist Eddie Van Halen was undergoing tests for an unspecified medical condition. The band will proceed on April 19 in Las Vegas and play 20 shows in all, with the last date ...

  47. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  48. Parton Lines-Up Return U.S. Dates

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dolly Parton has rescheduled some of her postponed dates for her North American tour in support of "Backwoods Barbie," due Feb. 26 on Dolly Records. The tour now begins April 22 in Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center. Previously purchased t ...

  49. Chesney Plots Summer Stadium Run

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney will play 14 stadiums this summer on his 2008 Poets & Pirates tour, the most yet for country's top touring artist. Chesney grossed more than $71 million in 2007, most among country acts and fourth among all touring artists, ...

  50. 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 ...

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