Sports in the United States

  1. Kenny Chesney's 'No Shoes Nation' Tour Announced for 2013

    November 08, 2012 10:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney will mark 20 years on the road with the "No Shoes Nation" tour, scheduled to roll through stadiums throughout North America starting on March 16 in Tampa, Florida. The first round of dates includes 17 stadiums in cities ran ...

  2. AEG CEO Tim Leiweke On Impending Sale: 'We Won't Miss a Beat'

    September 20, 2012 3:28 PM EDT According to Anschutz Entertainment Group President/CEO Tim Leiweke, if a press release had never been issued regarding the potential sale of AEG two days ago, "No one would have ever noticed the change." While the announcement of AEG be ...

  3. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis' GIGANTE3S Tops Billboard Hot Tours Chart

    September 17, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Latin music GIGANT3S Tour scores a No. 1 ranking on this week's lineup of Hot Tours with over $10 million in ticket sales reported from a late-summer trek. The show, which featured the major star power of Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco ...

  4. Grammy's Nominations Concert Heading to Nashville

    August 21, 2012 8:45 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- This year's Grammy Awards nominations will come with a Southern accent. The Recording Academy is moving its annual live nominations concert special to Music City. The show will air Dec. 5 live on CBS from Bridgestone ...

  5. Comcast-Spectacor's Peter Luukko Talks Venue Management, the Booming Arena Market and What's Next

    July 23, 2012 2:26 PM EDT This is the extended version of an interview with Comcast Spectacor/Global Spectrum's Peter Luukko that appeared in this week's Billboard Magazine. You can subscribe to Billboard Magazine right here . Sitting in his corner office at the ...

  6. Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied Global Spectrum COO John Page is a big man with a big office in a big building in the big town of Philadelphia. And he has a big responsibility in overseeing the company, report ...

  7. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  8. Ovations Feeds Fans and Helps Drive Comcast-Spectator's Success

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Ovations Feeds Fans and Helps Drive Comcast-Spectator's Success For Comcast-Spectacor, the decision to enter the food and beverage business - like so many other decisions in the past dozen years of growth - just made good business sense for t ...

  9. Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar, Shaila Durcal Announce 15-city U.S. Tour

    April 20, 2012 3:08 PM EDT Singers Joan Sebastian, Pepe Aguilar and Shaila Durcal, three major artists in Mexican music, are heading to 15 cities as part of a U.S. tour that kicks off June 22 in Washington, D.C., the artists announced during a press conference in Los Angele ...

  10. Jay-Z's Rocawear Teams Up With The New York Yankees

    April 12, 2012 12:58 PM EDT (Photo: Rocawear) Jay-Z may have made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can, but his clothing line Rocawear is teaming up with the Bronx Bombers for a bit of cross-promotion this season. Rocawear will introduce signs throughout Yankee Stadi ...

  11. Two Former L.A. Coliseum Execs, Promoter Arrested on Conspiracy Charges

    March 22, 2012 5:59 PM EDT A long simmering dispute about operation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum erupted Thursday with criminal charges against two former Coliseum executives and the owner of a music promotion company. The men were taken into custody on a grand jury ...

  12. Billboard Power 100: Tim Leiweke

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 9 Tim Leiweke President/CEO Anschutz Entertainment Group Twitter: @AEGworldwide The Man With The Plan... Tim Leiweke is the man whom enigmatic billionaire Phillip Anschutz trusted to build a sports and entertainment empire, and Leiweke has del ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: Peter Luukko

    January 26, 2012 7:25 PM EST No. 71 Peter Luukko President/COO Global Spectrum chairman Comcast-Spectacor Live and Direct Peter Luukko is like James Dolan (see No. 81 ) -- except on a national level. Twenty million tickets sold is a lot of tickets, by anyone's count. And ...

  14. Exclusive: Brock Jones To Comcast-Spectacor

    January 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST In a move with national touring industry implications, Brock Jones, formerly VP of Bookings at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, has joined Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor in the newly-created role of VP of Boo ...

  15. Latin Power Players: Rebeca Leon

    August 01, 2011 11:05 PM EDT Rebeca Leon VP of Latin talent, AEG Live/Goldenvoice From the four Maná sellouts at Los Angeles' Staples Center -- a record for a Latin act -- to the newly announced Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull/ Prince Royce tour, Rebeca Leon has run the gamut f ...

  16. 'American Idol' -- Reteamed With AEG -- Announces Season 10 Tour Dates

    April 28, 2011 9:53 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N. ...

  17. Venue Deals: Nederlander Concerts, Live Nation, AEG Facilities

    February 23, 2011 4:30 PM EST -- Nederlander Concerts has entered into a multi-year agreement with the University of California, San Diego to exclusively promote and produce events at the RIMAC Arena and Field . The approximately 4,700-seat RIMAC Arena is adjacent to RIMAC Fie ...

  18. Taylor Swift Sells Out First Tour Dates In Minutes

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Venue owners coast-to-coast are cheering as the first dates for Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" tour go on sale. The country star sold out two shows at L.A.'s Staples Center in two minutes, while her June 25 stop at Gillette Stadium ...

  19. Yankees, Jay-Z Team Up On Co-branded Merchandise

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Get your New York Yankees hats here - with a Jay-Z logo. The hip-hop mogul is teaming up with his favorite baseball squad on co-branded clothes that will be sold exclusively at Yankee Stadium beginning next week. All the items, from baseball caps ...

  20. Brad Paisley Moves 51,000 Tickets In First Stadium Show

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley moved 51,000 tickets for Saturday’s show at Gillette Stadium near Boston. The date was Paisley’s first headlining stadium show and the only stadium date on the route of the country artist’s 2010 H2O tour. Sources tell Billboard.biz th ...

  21. Green Day Teams With Gang Green In Jets' Opener

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gang Green and Green Day are ready to play together. The New York Jets said Friday the band will play during their regular-season opener Sept. 13. The Jets face the Baltimore Ravens in the Monday night game at New Meadowlands Stadium. Green Day wi ...

  22. Starbooker Presents Links With Charlotte Venues

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Starbooker Presents, LLC, has signed on to provide event booking and contract negotiation services for Bojangles Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, N.C., in a three-year deal with the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. Starbooker is t ...

  23. Eminem, Jay-Z Teaming Up For Pair Of Stadium Shows

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT What could be better than New York's own Jay-Z playing the first concert at the new Yankee Stadium? How about fellow rap superstar Eminem alongside him? The two titans of the hip-hop world attended Wednesday night's New York-Detroit game ...

  24. The Eagles, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban Plan Summer Run

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles will team up with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban for a run of North American stadium shows promoted by Live Nation. The tour begins June 8 in Toronto; while only eight dates are being announced, it is possible that more may be added. ...

  25. The Big Game Goes for a Record

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST With the Super Bowl's go time less than a week away (Feb. 7, CBS), analysts and researchers are asking if this year's game will be the most-watched ever. Some believe the mix of this year's huge, post-season NFL ratings coupled with ...

  26. U2's Rose Bowl Show Breaks Attendance Record

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It took 22 years, but U2 has broken its own attendance record for the best-attended single concert performance at a U.S. venue by one headliner. The band's 360 Tour played Pasadena, Calif.’s Rose Bowl on Oct. 25 to a sellout crowd of 97,014 - ...

  27. Marc Anthony Buys Stake In Miami Dolphins

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony has become the latest celebrity musician to buy a stake in the Miami Dolphins. The announcement was made during a press conference July 21 in New York City, together with the Dolphins' owner and managing general partner, Stephen ...

  28. Marc Anthony To Team Up With Miami Dolphins

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Marc Anthony is the latest celebrity musician to join forces with the Miami Dolphins. The team scheduled a news conference to be held Tuesday in New York for a “major corporate announcement” with Anthony. It was unclear whether Anthony will become ...

  29. LA official: Promoter Should Pay Jackson Memorial

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A city council member has called on AEG Live to pay some of the estimated $1.4 million cost for policing Michael Jackson's memorial service at the Staples Center. Dennis Zine told Fox 11 on Thursday that the city's taxpayers "are ge ...

  30. Pearl Jam Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will celebrate Halloween early with two concerts at Philadelphia's Wachovia Spectrum to be held Oct. 28 and 30. The shows are part of a brief North American tour which also includes stops in San Diego, Seattle and Los Angeles. Ben H ...

  31. Source: Estefans Buying Stake In Dolphins

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Dolphins are merging with Miami Sound Machine and Margaritaville. Singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, are buying a “very small” ownership stake in the NFL team, a person familiar with the deal said Monday. The perso ...

  32. Paul McCartney To Play First-Ever Shows at New Mets Stadium

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 44 years after the Beatles performed the first concert held at New York’s historic Shea Stadium, Paul McCartney is set to christen the new home of the New York Mets – the Citi Field stadium in Queens, New York – with concerts on July 17 and ...

  33. Jimmy Buffett Teams With Miami Dolphins

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett has accepted a business role with new Miami Dolphins owner and longtime friend Stephen Ross. The team was mum Friday on details, despite reports that Dolphin Stadium might be renamed "Landshark Stadium" for at least one sea ...

  34. AC/DC Plans Second U.S. Leg Of Black Ice Tour

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following a successful run of North American arenas earlier this year, AC/DC will bring its Black Ice tour back to the United States this summer. New dates begin July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and are currently scheduled through ...

  35. AEG CEO Slams LN-TM Merger During Billboard Keynote

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster is clearly not in the best interest of the music business or the consumer, according Anschutz Entertainment Group president/CEO Tim Leiweke. The proposed merger "troubles us," Leiw ...

  36. AEG CEO Leiweke Discusses LN/TM Merger

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sounding every bit like a man girding for a protracted legal battle, Tim Leiweke, CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), says his company is "very concerned about the proposed Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger, and in particular very nervou ...

  37. AEG Launching HD Studio In Downtown L.A.

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sports and entertainment entity AEG said Wednesday that it has created AEG Prods., a multiplatform HD studio under construction near the Staples Center. The $15 million facility will overlook L.A. Live, the recently opened residential and entertai ...

  38. Fargo Dome Authority OKs Management Contract

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Fargo Dome Authority voted unanimously Dec. 9 to approve a new two-year contract with Philadelphia-based venue management firm Global Spectrum to manage the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. Dome Authority President Ryn Pitts said the contract, which r ...

  39. Global Spectrum To Manage Virginia Venue

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The city of Roanoke, Va., has signed Philadelphia-based venue management firm Global Spectrum as the new operator and manager of the Roanoke Civic Center. Global named Chris Connolly, a 10-year company veteran, as the new GM of the Civic Center. G ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Lupe Fiasco Readies Tour

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco will kick off a US tour Friday. The MC also recently released a remix of his last single, "Paris, Tokyo" featuring Q-Tip, Sarah Green and Pharrell along with a jazz remix, crafted by Chris Paultre, via his Myspace page . Here ...

  42. Global Spectrum Expands Into Europe

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has entered into an agreement with British firm NEC Group Birmingham to launch a new international division. Global Spectrum Europe will aim to manage and operate venues across Europe, in ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Touring Briefs: AEG Facilities, StubHub, Wellmont Theatre

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- AEG Facilities , a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has entered into a joint venture with Arena Group 2000 (AG 2000) to manage, book and operate the 14,400-capacity San Diego Sports Arena. The two parties wi ...

  45. Halbert Rises At Comcast-Spectacor

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor has elevated Jay Halbert to executive VP of finance and CFO. Based in Philadelphia, Halbert replaces Sandy Lipstein, who recently retired after 20-plus years with the company. In h ...

  46. AEG To Manage Portland's Rose Quarter

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The parent company for the Portland Trail Blazers has picked a new company to manage the Rose Quarter, where the team plays. Vulcan Inc. announced Monday (June 9) that the Los Angeles-based company Anschutz Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ans ...

  47. Neil Diamond To Perform At Fenway Park

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond will perform in concert this summer at Fenway Park in Boston. The singer made the announcement in a big-screen broadcast at the Boston Red Sox home opener yesterday (April 8), during the traditional eighth-inning sing-along of his Swe ...

  48. AEG, Mark Burnett Partner For Live Events

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sports and live entertainment presenter AEG and Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) have partnered to develop and produce live entertainment events, tours and other related programming across a variety of venues, including arenas, amphitheaters, theate ...

  49. AEG Facilities Adds San Antonio's AT&T Center

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has signed a venue service agreement with the AT&T Center in San Antonio. AEG Facilities COO Bob Newman announced the agreement. As part of the deal, AEG F ...

  50. 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 ...

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