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  1. Modest Mouse, The National Opening R.E.M. Tour

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. has drafted Modest Mouse and the National as support acts for its upcoming tour of North American theaters and arenas, which begins May 23 in Vancouver. The outing comes on the heels of the April 1 release of R.E.M.'s new Warner Bros. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Roadrunner, Lipsky Team For Joint Venture

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Roadrunner Records has partnered with music industry veteran Tom Lipsky to launch a joint venture label. The as-yet-unnamed label will focus on new recordings by established classic rock artists. Worldwide physical and digital distribution, market ...

  4. Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Ready To Roll

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour with My Chemical Romance will get underway July 25 in a city to be announced, according to organizers. The trek will run through Sept. 3 in Englewood, Colo., and feature Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo a ...

  5. Dinosaur Jr., Rapture Set For Free Yr Radio Tour

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Klaxons, Dinosaur Jr., the Rapture, Long Winters, Tapes 'N Tapes, the Ponys, Rogue Wave and Voxtrot, among others, will perform at various Urban Outfitters locations across the U.S. as part of the Free Yr Radio tour (Billboard.biz, April 10). ...

  6. Pearl Rises At Sanctuary

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brian Pearl has been promoted to VP of sales at Sanctuary Records. Pearl reports to Bob Cahill, Sanctuary's GM and is based in New York. Most previously, Pearl was senior director of sales and field marketing for the company. Sanctuary's ...

  7. Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd To Hit The Road

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hank Williams, Jr., and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd will co-headline the Rowdy Frynds arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The initial run of shows includes 20 dates, beginning April 11 at the VBCC Arena in Huntsville, Ala. Other ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Influential Guitarist Etta Baker Dies

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT No cause of death was given. Etta Baker, an influential blues guitarist who recorded with Taj Mahal and was awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, has died, her family said. She was 93. No cause of death was given, but her health had be ...

  10. Sanctuary Records Group CEO To Exit

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lipsky to assist with transition until June 30. Tom Lipsky, CEO/president of Sanctuary Records Group in North America, will be leaving the company effective June 30 to pursue other opportunities. The move is part of the global restructuring the Sa ...

  11. Widespread Panic Hits The Big Screen

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live show to be simulcast in movie theaters. Widespread Panic's May 9 show at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre will be simulcast at movie screens nationwide through a deal with Regal Cinemas and National Cinemedia. Director Eric Cochran will shoot the c ...

  12. Sanctuary To Cut Staff By 25%

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT North American offices to run with reduced staff. The Sanctuary Group will reduce its headcount by 175 employees (25% of its worldwide staff) by the end of this year, reveals a memo from CEO Andy Taylor that was emailed to the staff earlier today ...

  13. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  14. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tour will visit scaled down venues. Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theaters and amphitheaters, which will be ...

  15. Mercuriadis Upped In Sanctuary Revamp

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Andy Taylor, executive chairman of the Sanctuary Group, has reorganized the London-based company's senior ranks. Among the changes, U.S. CEO Merck Mercuriadis is upped to group CEO, overseeing busines Andy Taylor, executive chairman of the Sa ...

  16. Mercuriadis Upped In Sanctuary Revamp

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST N.A. chief takes worldwide role. Andy Taylor, executive chairman of the Sanctuary Group, has reorganized the London-based company's senior ranks. Among the changes, U.S. CEO Merck Mercuriadis is upped to group CEO, overseeing business on a gl ...

  17. Uni Vet, Rocker Team Up On New Label

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Records VP of marketing and artist development Tom Derr and 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson have formed an independent imprint, Rock Ridge Music. Former Universal Records VP of marketing and artist development Tom Derr and ...

  18. Buena Vista To Sponsor Aiken Tour

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Buena Vista Home Entertainment is sponsoring Clay Aiken's first headlining tour in conjunction with the Oct. 5 release of "Aladdin" on DVD. The deal is believed to be the first time a video distributo Buena Vista Home Entertainment ...

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