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  1. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  2. Wonder Embarking On Rare Tour In Late Summer

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will embark on his first tour in more than a decade later this month. The 13-city "A Wonder Summer's Night" tour launches Aug. 23 at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay in San Diego, and wraps Sept. 20 at the Bank of A ...

  3. Lewis To Resume Trek

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is set to resume his solo tour July 27 at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, S.D. The current leg of the trek, entitled "Have Guitar, Will Travel II," has 18 dates scheduled. Performances thus far have fe ...

  4. Portland Music Retailer To Close After 30 Years

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music Millennium in Portland, Ore. is shutting down one of its two stores, due to a declining business and escalating rents. The retailer's Northwest 23rd Street store will close at the end of August, after a 30-year run in the neighborhood. ...

  5. Spoon, Clipse, Wolf Parade Set For Musicfest NW

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spoon, the Clipse, Girl Talk, Aesop Rock, the Thermals, Wolf Parade, Deerhunter and Brian Jonestown Massacre are among the acts confirmed for the seventh annual Williamette Week's Musicfest NW, set for Sept. 6-9 in Portland, Ore. The event wi ...

  6. Victory Extends, Expands Deal With Rise

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based rock label Victory Records has renewed its exclusive distribution agreement with Portland, Ore.-based Rise Records. Victory has been the exclusive distributor of Rise albums in North America since early 2005. Under the terms of the r ...

  7. Indie Rockers Midlake Ready Stateside Tour

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock outfit Midlake is gearing up for a fall trek that will hit 270- to 1,400-capacity venues across the United States. The outing follows the Denton, Texas-based act's album "The Trials of Van Occupanther" (Bella Union/World& ...

  8. Low Ticket Sales Sink Clarkson's Summer Tour

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson has postponed her summer arena tour after lower-than-expected ticket sales forced the artist to reconfigure the show's "size and scope," according to a statement. The outing was supposed to begin July 11 in Portland, ...

  9. Senators Introduce Webcaster Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, a Senate version of the Internet Radio Equality Act was introduced today as a companion to the House bill of the same name . The bills would vacate the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision setting webcaster rates for sound recording ...

  10. White Stripes To Visit Uncharted Territory

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes have locked down plans for a 27-date summer trek that will take the duo into select North American markets for the first time, beginning June 24 in Burnaby, B.C. "For the 10th anniversary of this band, we're going to pl ...

  11. Sounds Of The Underground Line-Up Revealed

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will feature performances by GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job For A Cowboy, among others. The 25-city North American trek starts July 6 at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas and ...

  12. Rodrigo Y Gabriela Tour Back On After Visa Flap

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After recently canceling several U.S. shows because of visa difficulties, Rodrigo Sanchez of Latin rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela today (March 23) obtained his entertainment working visa from the American Embassy in Mexico City. The duo, which missed ...

  13. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  14. Decemberists Explore New Ground In March

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Indie rock titans the Decemberists are gearing up for a spring trek that will hit 1,500- to 3,000-capacity venues across the United States. The outing follows the success of the act's Capitol Records debut, "The Crane Wife," which h ...

  15. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  16. Flea Speaks Out On Chili Peppers Album Leak

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pleads with fans not to download album illegally. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has taken to the band's Web site to plead with fans not to download the group's upcoming album from file-sharing sites. Due May 9 via Warner Bros., &quo ...

  17. Flea Speaks Out On Chili Peppers Album Leak

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has taken to the band's Web site to plead with fans not to download the group's upcoming album from file-sharing sites. Due May 9 via Warner Bros., "Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist F ...

  18. Chilis Unveil North American Tour Plans

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To open Aug. 11 in Portland, Ore. To open Aug. 11 in Portland, Ore. News ...

  19. Chilis Unveil North American Tour Plans

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed details for their 2006 North American tour, which will open Aug. 11 in Portland, Ore. As previously reported, the trek in support of the double album "Stadium Arcad Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed detai ...

  20. Citadel Acquires ABC Radio

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST New company third largest radio group in U.S. The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company and Citadel Broadcasting have approved a definitive agreement to combine ABC Radio with Citadel Broadcasting. The widely rumored merger, was finally un ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Entercom Reveals HD2 Plans

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Entercom will soon be launching HD2 side channels in stations in Boston, Seattle, Indianapolis, Portland, Ore., and Wichita, Kan. Unlike other members of the HD Alliance, however, Entercom isn’t say Entercom will soon be launching HD2 side channel ...

  23. Entercom Reveals HD2 Plans

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Side channels launching in five markets. Entercom will soon be launching HD2 side channels in stations in Boston, Seattle, Indianapolis, Portland, Ore., and Wichita, Kan. Unlike other members of the HD Alliance, however, Entercom isn’t saying whic ...

  24. Cingular Begins 3G Rollout

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST New network launched in 16 cities today. Cingular Wireless switched on its third-generation, broadband wireless network in 16 cities today as the first step of a nationwide rollout expected to continue throughout next year. Such high-speed network ...

  25. U2's Vertigo Tour To End In April

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Details have emerged regarding the fourth and final leg of the U2 Vertigo tour. The band had announced last week on U2.com that more international Vertigo dates would be played in 2006, taking the tot Details have emerged regarding the fourth and ...

  26. U2's Vertigo Trek To Roll On

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour extended into 2006. Already among the most successful tours in history, U2's Vertigo has been extended into 2006. According to the band's official Web site , the band will return the road in February and visit Mexico, South America, ...

  27. Bayside Drummer Killed In Auto Accident

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST John "Beatz" Holohan died Monday, he was 31. John "Beatz" Holohan, drummer for Long Island, N.Y. rock band Bayside, died Monday after an auto accident in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was 31. Several other members of the band and crew ...

  28. Howard Stern's Replacements Revealed

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting has announced its strategy to replace Howard Stern. Along with a rollout of Free FM stations, David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla will go on the air. The long wait for Howard Stern's replacement on 27 stations owned by Infin ...

  29. Canada's Sonic Unyon, Caroline Form Pact

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Distribution deal effective Jan. 1. Canadian alternative label Sonic Unyon Records has pacted an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with New York-based Caroline Distribution effective Jan. 1. Sonic Unyon is currently distributed in the U.S. by NAIL/ ...

  30. Carmike Hit With Antitrust Suit

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In another case of a smaller exhibitor calling foul against one of the country's top theater circuits, Portland, Ore.-based Wallace Theaters and its Hollywood Theaters subsidiary have filed suit again (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In another ca ...

  31. First Reports From NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie retail, Music Monitor Network and more. Music label exes, retailers, distributors, merchandisers and artists flocked to San Diego Thursday for the opening day of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention held at the Mar ...

  32. L.A.'s Hotel Cafe Goes National

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cary Brothers, Imogean Heap headline first date. A group of singer/songwriters collectively known as The Hotel Cafe, named after the Los Angeles club, are launching their first national tour this September. Three of the club regulars, which includ ...

  33. Backstreet Boys Offering Free Tour Tickets

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two-for-one available on AOL site. Clear Channel Music Group is teaming with the Backstreet Boys and AOL Music to offer two-for-one tickets for the group's upcoming summer amphitheater tour. Beginning June 10, fans who visit aolcityguide.com ...

  34. Rolling Stones Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets on sale this weekend, shows begin Aug 21. The Rolling Stones announced a world tour today (May 10) at a press conference at New York’s Juilliard School of Music. The trek will be produced worldwide by Michael Cohl, under his Concert Produc ...

  35. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  36. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  37. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  38. Exclusively Wrong: What Is Maverick Accomplishing With Starbucks Deal?

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The March 12 issue of <i>Billboard</i> alerted me that once again the shortsightedness of the recorded-music industry is in full force. According to a cover story in that issue, Maverick is issuing an The following is an open letter to ...

  39. Starbucks Jumping The Gun On Beck Album

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST By selling Beck's "Guero" album, Starbucks is stepping up its presence in music beyond the adult-alternative CDs it generally carries. But the company apparently has a way to go before it understands By selling Beck's "Gue ...

  40. U2 Fall Tickets Go Flying

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dates added in multiple cities. As expected, tickets for the fall leg of U2's Vertigo tour in North America sold out quickly, resulting in the addition of dates in many markets. Twelve cities went on sale Saturday, bringing in 23 sold-out per ...

  41. Leppard/Adams Tour To Hit Ball Fields

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST -date outing to start June 1. Def Leppard and Bryan Adams are teaming up for a summer tour of minor league baseball parks. The 26-date "Rock 'N Roll Double-Header" tour starts June 1 at Portland, Ore.'s PGE Park and runs thro ...

  42. U2 To Reveal Fall N.A. Tour Dates

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vertigo on track to gross $300M. U2 will announce the fall North American leg of its Vertigo tour today (March 7). The tour will include about 40 dates, beginning Sept. 12 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and wrapping Dec. 19 at the Rose Garden ...

  43. Trenton's Sovereign Arena Gets New GM

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum, operator of the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., has promoted Eric J. Cuthbertson to GM of the 10,000-seat venue. Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum, opera ...

  44. Scanlon Shifts To Rose Garden

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Global Spectrum vet named GM in Portland. Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has named Mike Scanlon as GM for the 20,000-seat Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. Scanlon, who reports to Global Spectrum chairman Peter Luukk ...

  45. Global Spectrum Names Rose Garden GM

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mike Scanlon to take over Portland arena. Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has named Mike Scanlon as the new GM for the 20,000-seat Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore., reporting to Global Spectrum chairman Peter Luukko. ...

  46. Clear Channel, NBC Team For Dew Action Sports Tour

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Multi-sport tour will include live music, video games. Clear Channel's Motor Sports division and NBC Sports are teaming together to launch the Dew Action Sports Tour this June. The multi-sport tour, featuring skateboarding, BMX, freestyle mot ...

  47. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus (AP) -- Video rental giant Hollywood Entertain ...

  48. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Cor ...

  49. Scripps Names GAC Chief

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hardy takes senior VP role. Ed Hardy has joined Scripps Networks as senior VP in charge of Great American Country (GAC), which Scripps is in the process of acquiring from Jones Media. Jeff Wayne remains president of GAC, reporting to Hardy. Hardy ...

  50. Koch Distribution Makes Sales Cuts

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution has restructured its audio sales staff. Koch Entertainment Distribution has restructured its audio sales staff. Four salespeople have exited the company: L.A.-based national account manager Deb Teague, San Francisco ...

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