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  1. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Will Kanye West's VMAs Outburst Hurt His Upcoming Tour?

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join La ...

  4. Univision Revenues Dip 4% In Q2

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision Communications' financial results for the second quarter and for the first six months ending June 30, 2009, showed the company had slowed down the revenue decline it registered for the first quarter. Net revenue declined 4% for the ...

  5. Latin Briefs: Pitbull, Fey

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Cuban-American rapper Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" is burning up the charts not only in the U.S., but in Europe and Mexico. The Ultra Records single with a Spanish-English chorus peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot ...

  6. Analysis: Live Nation, Sony Are Pricing for Profits, Not Margin

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation 's decision to drop service fees on amphitheater lawn tickets purchased on select Wednesdays this summer is a classic case of a company pricing for profit, not for margin. So is Sony Music Entertainment's decision to license ...

  7. Estrella TV Gains San Francisco Affiliate

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Estrella TV, Liberman Broadcasting's new Spanish-language TV network set to launch in third quarter, announced Friday (May 15) it has signed an affiliation agreement with Titan Broadcasting. The agreement gives the new network clearance in th ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Latin Radio Broadcasters Lobby Against Royalty Act

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lazer Broadcasting is a significant player in the Hispanic radio world on the West Coast. The Oxnard, Calif.-based operation, headed by president/CEO Alfredo Plascencia, owns and operates 18 Spanish language radio stations in 10 California markets ...

  10. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, Calif., and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Beyonce Unveils Summer Tour Dates

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and her all-female band will kickoff a 22-date North American tour at New York's Madison Square Garden in June and will wrap with a four-night residence at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas July 30-August 2. Winners of her "Single Ladies& ...

  13. Luis Fonsi To Launch U.S. Tour In April

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Luis Fonsi, whose single "No Me Doy Por Vencido" is in its 38th week on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, will tour nine U.S. cities between April and June on the first leg of his "Palabras del Silencio" stateside tour. F ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. The Fray Announces Summer Tour Dates

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray will headline a 35-city summer tour which kicks off June 12 in Atlanta and extends to August 7, when it wraps in Spokane, Wash. Jacks Mannequin is scheduled to open on all dates. The Fray's second album, "The Fray," was rel ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Aterciopelados To Tour U.S. In April

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Colombian alternative band Aterciopelados will tour the U.S. in April in support of their latest release on Nacional, "Rio." The tour starts April 2 at the State Theatre in Washington, D.C. and continues to 11 other cities. Below are Ate ...

  18. Slayer, Manson, Bullet Anchor Second Rockstar Fest

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tour founders/producers Kevin Lyman and John Reese will reprise their Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, with headliners Marilyn Manson and Slayer topping a main stage bill that also includes Bullet For My Valentine and another act to TBA. Pro ...

  19. Brad Paisley To Kick Off Tour In June

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley will begin his 41-city American Saturday Night tour, with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, June 5 in Charlotte, N.C. Booked by Rob Beckham at the William Morris Agency, Paisley has become one of country's biggest to ...

  20. Death Cab For Cutie Readies Spring Tour

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie will begin a spring tour April 7 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. Cold War Kids will support in April, with Matt Costa taking over for dates in May. Ra Ra Riot will open all shows. Exclusive fan club pre-sales begin Wed ...

  21. Súper Estrella Network Is No More

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Entravision Radio has gotten rid of Latin CHR network Súper Estrella in favor of Spanish-language Jack-type format "José," the company officially announced. The PD is Andrea Becerra. With the addition of the Súper Estrella network statio ...

  22. Latin News Briefs: La Chokolata, Enrique Iglesias

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Entravision Radio Latin CHR KSSE (Súper Estrella)/Los Angeles has dropped the morning show "La Regadera de la Chokolata," hosted by Oswaldo Diaz and Ysaac Alvarez. As of Tuesday (Jan. 6), Alvarez is the sole host in the mornings with th ...

  23. Ex-Papa Roach Drummer Sues Band, Universal

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST David Buckner, former drummer with rock act Papa Roach, is suing the band over alleged unpaid royalties. Universal Music Group and Cherry Lane Music Publishing are also named in the lawsuit, filed Dec. 9 at the Superior Court of California, Sacram ...

  24. Bilingual Network LATV Expands

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bilingual network LATV has signed an affiliate deal with Sacramento, Calif.'s, KTXL (Fox 40) to broadcast on the local channel's digital spectrum. It is LATV's fourth Tribune Broadcasting affiliate and its 35th digital multicast aff ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Verizon Backs Toby Love

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Romantic urban bachata singer Toby Love is in the midst of a five-date, West Coast tour sponsored by Verizon as part of the release of his sophomore album, “Love Is Back” (Sony). Love kicked off his “Love Is Back” tour with a show at San Diego’s B ...

  27. Cheech & Chong Plan First Tour In 25 Years

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedy duo Cheech and Chong will reunite for their first tour in more than 25 years, beginning Sept. 12 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. More than 20 dates have been confirmed for the Live Nation-produced U.S. trek, with more to be announced ...

  28. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Touring Briefs: Raven-Symone, Summer Camp Fest, Essence Fest

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Actress/singer Raven-Symoné will embark on a 55-date U.S. arena tour, beginning April 26 at Orlando, Fla.'s UCF Arena, and wrapping July 13 at Sacramento, Calif.'s ARCO Arena. The nationwide "Pajama Party" trek, produced by ...

  31. Sources: Van Halen Tour Not Being Canceled

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite reports to the contrary, sources with Van Halen tell Billboard.biz the band's tour is not being canceled, though tonight's (March 3) scheduled show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas has been postponed and rescheduled for ...

  32. Billy Joel Preps Last Shea Gig

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel will be the last artist to play at Shea Stadium in New York with a July 16 concert billed as the Last Play at Shea, From the Beatles to Billy. Live Nation is promoting the show in association with Mitch Slater. This year will be the fin ...

  33. Kinky To Re-Issue 'Reina,' Tour North America

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican genre mashers Kinky are re-issuing their 2006 album "Reina" on Feb. 5 in advance of a 22-date North American tour. The re-issue on Kin-Kon/Nettwerk will contain two bonus tracks: a Brazilian Girls remix of "¿A Dónde Van Los ...

  34. Super Estrella To Launch New Morning Show

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST On Monday (Jan. 7), Entravision Radio pop KSSE (Super Estrella)/Los Angeles will launch a new morning show called "La Regadera con La Chokolata," which will be hosted by Ysaac Alvarez and Oswaldo Diaz. Alvarez is the host of Super Estrel ...

  35. Spanish-Language Act To Join Last Week Of Warped

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican pop-punk band Allison, the only Spanish-language band on this year's Vans Warped Tour, will join the last week of this year's summer trek. The foursome on Sony BMG will play Warped Tour's Hot Topic Kevin Says stage at Fresno ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Mexican Supergroup RBD Plans U.S. Trek

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following dates in Europe and Latin America, Mexican pop supergroup RBD is bringing its "Tour Celestial 2007" to arenas stateside. A 24-hour presale will be held Aug. 3 on a dedicated page at Univision.com for dates beginning Oct. 5 at S ...

  38. Super Estrella Mirrors KSSE/L.A.

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A week after Entravision Radio's pop KSSE (Super Estrella)/Los Angeles took the plunge and added English music to its programming to become "La Nueva Super Estrella," the company's Super Estrella Network has adopted the bilingu ...

  39. Fernandez To Visit U.S. Arenas

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pop and mariachi star Alejandro Fernandez has announced the first U.S. leg of his "Viento a Favor" tour. The Live Nation-produced trek starts Aug. 31 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Fernandez will hit the San Jose Events Center S ...

  40. RIAA Government Relations Execs Expand Roles

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has promoted Rafael Fernandez and expanded the responsibilities of Joel Flatow, both government relations executives with the labels' trade group. Miami-based Fernandez, formerly VP of Latin Music, is now senior VP of state governmen ...

  41. Z-Trip In The Mix For 'All-Pro Football'

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A DJ Z-Trip-produced soundtrack with all original tracks, remixes and mash-ups highlights the new Take-Two/2K Sports "All-Pro Football 2K8" video game due in July for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Cross-marketing includes a 2K Sports/Decon ...

  42. NARM Coverage: Opening Address

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While music retailers continues to face what National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers president Jim Donio termed "seismic shifts in our business," the April 30-May 2 convention convened with music merchants and label partners resolved t ...

  43. Report: Nashville Venue Starwood Sold

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Live Nation has reached a deal to sell its Nashville market shed, Starwood Amphitheatre in Antioch, Tenn. Nashville developer Vastland Realty Group paid $4.2 million for the 65-acre Starwood site, the Nashville Tennessean reports, cit ...

  44. Tower.com Rebirth, Are Stores Next?

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online merchant Caiman Inc., which acquired the Tower.com, the Tower logo and the company's intellectual property for $4.2 million in a March auction, has big plans for the brand. That's the word from Caiman Inc. CEO Didier Pilon, who sa ...

  45. Live Nation Ups Venue Execs

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of three executives in its venue divisions. Karl Adams has been promoted to senior VP of venues for the company's Chicago region. In his new role, ...

  46. 'Personal Issues' Upend Fall Out Boy Tour

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fall Out Boy has postponed the start of its stint on the Honda Civic Tour due to undisclosed "personal issues." The trek was to begin April 18 in Charlotte, N.C., but has now been pushed back to May 11 in Denver. The lone date that has b ...

  47. Live Nation Ups Smith, Zelisko

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has announced the promotion of several executives in its San Francisco, Denver and Phoenix offices. Lee Smith has been named chairman of Live Nation San Francisco and Denver. He wi ...

  48. Korn, Evanescence Team For Family Values Tour

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this year's Family Values tour, which will visit 31 North American cities starting July 16 in St. Louis. Sharing the main stage on this year's Live Nation-produced festival are Atreyu, Flyleaf, Helly ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Live Nation Venues Up For Sale

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation is looking to shed some sheds. As part of an ongoing evaluation of its real estate holdings, the world's largest promoter and venue operator confirms it did list Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (formerly Deer Creek Amphitheatre) in ...

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