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  1. Latin Briefs: El Tigrillo Palma, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Zizek Club

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST -El Tigrillo Palma scores his best sales week and highest position on the Top Latin Albums chart this week. "Al Cien Por Millon" on Fonovisa debuts at No. 2 with 4,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. -Jose Luis Gonzalez, host of ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Spain's Dover Signs With Sony

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dover, one of Spain's most important rock bands of the past 15 years, has signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music Entertainment Spain. Led by sisters Amparo (guitarist) and Cristina (singer) Llanos, Dover has sold more than 1.5 million unit ...

  4. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  5. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: India.Arie, SoBe Entertainment, 'Unsung'

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- India.Arie launches her 2009 Soulbird Tour in April with a series of West Coast dates: Berkeley, Calif. (April 1), Portland, Ore. (April 3), Seattle (April 4), Vancouver, (April 5), Los Angeles (April 15), San Diego (April 18) and Anaheim, Cali ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Leonard Cohen Dazzles At New York Tour Warm-Up

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tuning up for a spring North American tour, Leonard Cohen played his first show on American soil in 15 years last night (Feb. 19) at New York's Beacon Theatre. The three-hour performance featured all of Cohen's classics, including " ...

  8. Depeche Mode Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Depeche Mode will tour North America this summer, beginning July 24 in Toronto. Venues have yet to be announced for the trek, which runs through Sept. 5 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The band will be out in support of its new album, Sounds ...

  9. Pearl Jam Pumped Up To Hit The Studio

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam is about to hit the studio for a two-week session in Los Angeles with producer Brendan O'Brien as it continues work on its ninth studio album, which the band plans to self-release in the United States. After laying down some instrum ...

  10. Holiday Sales Boost Amazon.com Results

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com's success over the holiday sales period helped the online retailer achieve strong Q4 results in 2008, with net income up 9% on the previous year to $225 million for the period ending Dec. 31. The 2007 Q4 net income figure was $207 ...

  11. Toyota's Yaris, Urban Outfitters Team For Indie Release

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Age, The Walkmen, !!! and Jamie Lidell are among the artists featured on "Free Yr Radio 2008 Benefit Compilation," a new compilation CD being released Jan. 27, which is designed to benefit independent radio. Toyota's Yaris and cl ...

  12. Katy Perry Ready For First Headlining Tour

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST With digital sales still robust for her two breakthrough singles, Katy Perry will launch her first headlining tour Jan. 23 at the Showbox in Seattle. She'll make a brief detour to perform Feb. 8 at the Grammy Awards as part of the My Grammy M ...

  13. Juana Molina To Kick Off Club Tour In February

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Argentine singer-songwriter Juana Molina embarks on a U.S. tour Feb. 9, accompanied for the first time by a full band. The club tour begins at the Nightlight Lounge in Bellingham, Wash., and continues to 15 more cities including Seattle, Los Angel ...

  14. Taylor Swift Trumps Big Debuts To Stay No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, selling 330,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fearless" trumps big debuts ...

  15. Fleet Foxes Performs Strongly For U.K. Indie

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seattle folk-rock band Fleet Foxes has scored the first gold-certified record for U.K. indie Bella Union in recognition of 100,000 shipments. The band's harmony-heavy, self-titled debut was voted the best album of 2008 by Billboard critics . ...

  16. BritBus Gears Up for Next Invasion

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST BritBus, a sponsored tour by established U.K. musicians, on Monday announced that it is returning for its fifth year next year. The tour traditionally plays U.S. college campuses such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle. New this year, ...

  17. Fleet Foxes Wins Uncut Music Award

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Seattle folk-rock outfit Fleet Foxes has taken home the inaugural Uncut Music Award. Voted unanimously by a panel of industry judges, including BBC Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe and former EMI chief executive Tony Wadsworth, the band's self-title ...

  18. The Killers Unveil 2009 Tour Plans

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Killers will begin an early 2009 tour Jan. 17 in Denver in support of their third Island album, "Day and Age," due Nov. 25. First single "Human" is No. 58 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. Before the year is out, the Kill ...

  19. AEG Facilities To Manage Key Arena At Seattle Center

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities has signed a one-year agreement with the city of Seattle to manage the 17,000-seat Key Arena at Seattle Center. The contract goes into effect on Nov. 1. Under the deal, AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and ente ...

  20. Dell Wraps Festival Promo Ahead Of Possible Player Launch

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival at the end of September, sandwiched between a stage and a small recycling center, stood a white dome decorated with colorful cloud patterns. Inside the air-conditioned structure, visitors could get cu ...

  21. AC/DC Reveals Fall Tour Plans

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is scheduled to wrap Dec. 18 at the Time Warner Cable A ...

  22. Bitzer Joins RPM Managment

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Bitzer joins Nashville-based RPM Management in the newly created position of chief strategy officer. He will be charged with executing brand synergy along with long term strategies for the company and artists they represent, which include Tim ...

  23. Oasis Kicks Off Tour, Adds NYC Show

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis kicked off its North American tour with Ryan Adams Tuesday (Aug. 26) in Seattle, debuting four songs from its upcoming album, "Dig Out Your Soul," including first single "The Shock of the Lightning." The group also played ...

  24. Latin Rock Bands To Anchor Red Bull's Soundclash

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Red Bull is bringing its Soundclash event to the U.S. for the first time Sept. 18, where it will present Latin rock bands Allison and Rabanes in a "musical conversation." Like other Soundclash shows presented in Japan, Russia, Hungary an ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Weezer Plots First Tour In Three Years

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Weezer will embark on its first North American tour in three years, beginning Sept. 23 at the Tsongas Arena in Boston, and wrapping Oct. 25 at the Gwinnett Arena in Atlanta. Rock acts Tokyo Police Club and Angels & Airwaves have been tapped as ...

  27. Barsuk Moves To Redeye

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Redeye Distribution will be the exclusive distributor of CDs and vinyl for Barsuk Records in the US, starting August 4. Seattle-based Barsuk released the first five albums by Death Cab for Cutie. Their catalog also includes Nada Surf, Menomena, Ma ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Jimi Hendrix To Land On ‘Guitar Hero’

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jimi Hendrix is coming to "Guitar Hero." The Seattle-based company Experience Hendrix, which controls the rock icon's musical legacy, is providing Hendrix's music and likeness for the latest "Guitar Hero" video game, ...

  30. Rhapsody Links With Death Cab For Ads

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Online music service Rhapsody will use the chart topping group Death Cab for Cutie in its next ad campaign, Billboard.biz has learned. One of the clips, touting the Rhapsody MP3 store, features an instrumental snippet from the song "I Will Po ...

  31. Carey, Rimes, Nas Bolster Samsung Outing

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey, Gavin Rossdale, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly and Nas, among others, will perform as part of the second annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free summer concert series designed to highlight Samsung's music-centric BlackJack II mobile ph ...

  32. Underoath Gets 'Lost In Sound' On New Album

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Underoath will release its fourth studio album, "Lost in the Sound of Separation," on Sept. 2 via Seattle-based independent label Tooth & Nail/Solid State. The rock act will support the forthcoming set with a busy international touri ...

  33. Ice Cube Tours In Front Of 'Raw'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ice Cube is on an international tour in support of his upcoming eighth album "Raw Footage," which hits London's Electric Ballroom tonight. "Raw Footage" hits shelves Aug. 19 via Ice Cube's independent label, Lench Mob ...

  34. Top Rock Acts Gear Up For VH1's Who Tribute

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Learning covers for VH1's "Rock Honors" tribute to the Who has been a labor of love for many of the participants, including Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Incubus. The event, which tapes tomorrow (July 12) at UCLA's Pauley Pav ...

  35. AEG Live Acquires Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has acquired the 1,350-capacity Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 80-year-old venue's existing staff will stay intact under the d ...

  36. Luis Miguel On-sales Set For This Week

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale this week for several dates of Luis Miguel's "Complices" tour, which will take the Mexican crooner to such venues as Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre and Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. On sale this Friday are Migu ...

  37. Oasis Inks Deal With Sony BMG

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis has expanded its partnership with Sony BMG by signing a new three-album deal with the company. The profit-sharing agreement will find Oasis continuing to release music on its own Big Brother imprint, with global distribution and marketing by ...

  38. Rockstar, AM/PM Back Mayhem Trek

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rockstar, the energy drink maker, is teaming with convenience store chain AM/PM to promote the upcoming Mayhem tour. Rockstar, which already sponsors a winter music festival in the form of the Taste of Chaos and the Alternative Press tour during t ...

  39. T.I. Hits The Road

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. has embarked on a sporadic tour with his Grand Hustle Entertainment roster including Young Dro, DJ Drama and newcomer rapper, Alfamega. The series of dates kicked off earlier this month and will end on August 31 in Seattle. The run coincides ...

  40. Disturbed Scores Third Straight No. 1 Album

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows atop the chart this week. Moving 252,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Warner Bros. set follows in the footsteps of the rock act's 2002 album " ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Amazon Named NARM's Large Retailer Of The Year

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon, based in Seattle, has emerged as the top merchandiser to beat as it picked up its second consecutive retailer of the year award for the large-size division at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The ...

  43. My Morning Jacket Reveal Headlining Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket will follow up its performance at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., with a headlining run, beginning June 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The route includes theaters, large clubs and amphitheaters, and almost all dates will ...

  44. The Vaselines Reunite For Festival Dates

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scottish indie rock act the Vaselines -- whose music was covered in the 1990s by Nirvana -- has reunited for two upcoming festival performances. Vaselines members Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee will reportedly appear at Scotland's Tigerfest o ...

  45. Mariah Carey Remains Atop Billboard 200

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 61% decline in sales, Mariah Carey's Island Def Jam set "E=MC2" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. The album, the diva's sixth No. 1, moved 182,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soun ...

  46. RZA Returns To Bobby Digital For 'Digi Snax'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. The album's first single is "You Can't Stop Me now," featuring Inspectah Deck. "Thi ...

  47. Sub Pop Celebrates 20th With Seattle Bash

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sub Pop Records will celebrate its 20th birthday with a July 12-13 party at Seattle's Marymoor Park, featuring performances by bands from throughout the indie label's storied past and present. Among the groups reuniting or breaking long ...

  48. Sponsorships Top $1 Billion In '07

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT North American-based companies will spend an estimated $1.04 billion to sponsor music venues, festivals, tours and concerts this year, a four percent increase from $1 billion in '07, according to research by Chicago-based IEG Sponsorship Repo ...

  49. Exclusive: Beck, STP, Lucinda Set For Bumbershoot

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Billboard.biz can reveal. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle's City Center. Also s ...

  50. George Michael Puts Faith In U.S. Tour

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a 17-year hiatus, George Michael is giving the U.S. touring market one more try. Tickets for his summer outing, which begins June 17 in San Diego, go on sale this weekend. Michael may also have a hit on his hands in the form of his retrospec ...

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