Ray Waddell

  1. On The Road

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST A sponsorship deal between Alison Krauss + Union Station and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will link the restaurant chain with the bluegrass star and company for all of 2005. Read Ray Waddell's col A sponsorship deal between Alison Krauss ...

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    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Offering a holiday toast to Clear Channel Entertainment's move to eliminate facility fees for lawn seats at its sheds in 2005. Read Ray Waddell's column. Offering a holiday toast to Clear Channel Entertainment's move to eliminate fa ...

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    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Doors Down plans for its Better Life Foundation inaugural ball for Dec. 18 at the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Read Ray Waddell's column. 3 Doors Down plans for its Better Life Foundation inaugural ball for Dec. 18 at the Grand Casi ...

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    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tania Taschereau, formerly talent buyer for Mad Booking & Events, has joined upstart Atlanta-based concert promoter Rival Entertainment. Read Ray Waddell's column. Tania Taschereau, formerly talent buyer for Mad Booking & Events, ...

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    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ticket prices were one of the foremost issues discussed at the inaugural Billboard Backstage Pass Touring Conference. Read Ray Waddell's column. Ticket prices were one of the foremost issues discussed at the inaugural Billboard Backstage Pass ...

  6. On The Road

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Kernahan thinks his client, Dierks Bentley, may be the hardest-working man in country music as they will end up playing 206 shows in 2004. Read Ray Waddell's column. Scott Kernahan thinks his client, Dierks Bentley, may be the hardest-w ...

  7. On The Road

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Billboard names Michael Cohl the first winner of its Backstage Pass Legend of Live award. Read Ray Waddell's column. Billboard names Michael Cohl the first winner of its Backstage Pass Legend of Live award. Read Ray Waddell's column. New ...

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    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A panel at IEBALive, the International Entertainment Buyers Assn.'s annual convention in Nashville, tried to address the summer's concert business slump, but few answers were offered. Read Ray Waddell A panel at IEBALive, the Internation ...

  9. On The Road

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Touring presence by such acts like R.E.M. and 50 Cent cues South Africa's maturing concert market. Read Ray Waddell's column. Touring presence by such acts like R.E.M. and 50 Cent cues South Africa's maturing concert market. Read Ra ...

  10. On The Road

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's early October in Nashville, and that means one thing: Talent buyers of all stripes are descending on Music City for the International Entertainment Buyer's Assn. annual convention, known as iebaL It's early October in Nashville ...

  11. On The Road

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promoter Louis Messina, now president of TMG/AEG Live, says bidding wars made summer tours difficult. Read Ray Waddell's column. Veteran promoter Louis Messina, now president of TMG/AEG Live, says bidding wars made summer tours diffic ...

  12. On The Road

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IAAM's upcoming Arena Management Conference is designed for arena managers who want to be at the top of their game. Read Ray Waddell's column. The IAAM's upcoming Arena Management Conference is designed for arena managers who wa ...

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    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two veteran Nashville promoters, Steve Moore and Marcie Allen Cardwell, are back among the independent ranks through separate start-ups. Read Ray Waddell's column. Two veteran Nashville promoters, Steve Moore and Marcie Allen Cardwell, are ba ...

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    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent SCI Ticketing announced Aug. 26 it had changed its name to Baseline Ticketing. And sister company SCI Gear is now Baseline Gear. Read Ray Waddell's column. Independent SCI Ticketing announced Aug. 26 it had changed its name to Bas ...

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    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT President of marketing/event production firm Fearless Entertainment Brian Murphy brings bands, brands and fans together as the company's marketing approach. Read Ray Waddell's column. President of marketing/event production firm Fearless ...

  16. On The Road

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A major concern in shipping touring gears is the timely and safe arrival of sensitive electronic sound and lighting equipment. Read Ray Waddell's column. A major concern in shipping touring gears is the timely and safe arrival of sensitive el ...

  17. On The Road

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's summer shows kepp audiences hot, but perhaps also bothered. Read Ray Waddell's column. Madonna's summer shows kepp audiences hot, but perhaps also bothered. Read Ray Waddell's column. News Ray Waddell , Madonna ...

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    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's summer shows keep audiences hot, but perhaps also bothered. Read Ray Waddell's column. Madonna's summer shows keep audiences hot, but perhaps also bothered. Read Ray Waddell's column. News Ray Waddell , Madonna ...

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    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AEG inks a naming-rights deal with Nokia and plans a billion-dollar Los Angeles development that includes several new concert venues, broadcast facilities and more. Read Ray Waddell's column. AEG inks a naming-rights deal with Nokia and plans ...

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    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music fans come together to see Kanye West and Van Hunt perform in Atlanta and Nashville. Read Ray Waddell's column. Music fans come together to see Kanye West and Van Hunt perform in Atlanta and Nashville. Read Ray Waddell's column. New ...

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    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CCE Europe president Michael Rapino discusses the continent's vibrant summer touring season. Read Ray Waddell's column. CCE Europe president Michael Rapino discusses the continent's vibrant summer touring season. Read Ray Waddell� ...

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    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Michael Cartellone's Road Series paintings capture a color-themed snapshot of touring life. Read Ray Waddell's column. Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Michael Cartellone's Road Series paintings capture a color-themed s ...

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    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden starts the process of a major renovation to create a state-of-the art facility and will do it without taxpayer money. Read Ray Waddell's column. Madison Square Garden starts the process of a major renovation to create a ...

  24. On The Road

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cent connects hip-hop and stock car racing with an appearance at England's recent Days of Thunder. Read Ray Waddell's column. 50 Cent connects hip-hop and stock car racing with an appearance at England's recent Days of Thunder. R ...

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    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phish's final tour will end at Conventry, the band's two-day fest in Vermont. Read Ray Waddell's column. Phish's final tour will end at Conventry, the band's two-day fest in Vermont. Read Ray Waddell's column. News Ra ...

  26. On The Road

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Uncle Kracker opens for the Kenny Chesney amphitheater tour to support his newest album, "Seventy Two & Sunny." Read Ray Waddell's column. Uncle Kracker opens for the Kenny Chesney amphitheater tour to support his newest alb ...

  27. On The Road

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot's return to the road after nearly three years provided some serious firepower to this spring's Jägermeister Music tour. Read Ray Waddell's column. Slipknot's return to the road after nearly three years provide ...

  28. On The Road

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Plenty of state-of-the-art amphitheaters with which to route a major concert tour from coast to coast creates an easier summer for tour managers. Read Ray Waddell's column. Plenty of state-of-the-art amphitheaters with which to route a major ...

  29. On The Road

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The William Morris Agency's "Nashville Star" tour will feature the four finalists from the popular USA Network TV show. Read Ray Waddell's column. The William Morris Agency's "Nashville Star" tour will feature th ...

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    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the Nederlander Organization forms Midwest Entertainment to jointly manage, operate and book the city's Target Center. Read Ray Waddell's column. NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the Nederlander ...

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    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top commemorates its recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a summer of hard touring, beginning June 25 at Kay Yaeger Coliseum in Wichita Falls, Texas. Read Ray Waddell's column. ZZ Top commemorates its recent induction ...

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    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An on-again, off-again rumor for much of the first part of this year, the Van Halen reunion with Sammy Hagar on vocals is now shaping up as a solid top 25 tour for 2004. Read Ray Waddell's column. An on-again, off-again rumor for much of the ...

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    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fifth Plea for Peace tour excludes all Clear Channel Entertainment venues from its line-up as a political statement. Read Ray Waddell's column. The fifth Plea for Peace tour excludes all Clear Channel Entertainment venues from its line-up ...

  34. On The Road

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In its first year of exclusively programming Merriweather Post Pavilion, I.M.P. sets premier shows, including Sarah McLachlan and Dave Matthews Band for summer concerts. Read Ray Waddell's column. In its first year of exclusively programming ...

  35. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  36. On The Road

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and previews the Allman Brothers Band's annual New York engagement. Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Na ...

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