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  1. Russian Consumer Body Sues Over Nixed Tokio Hotel Show

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Russia's consumer rights society is suing the venue in Moscow where German pop-rock act Tokio Hotel's appearance was canceled last month. The consumer rights society (OZPP) filed a law suit with Moscow's Meshchansky court against th ...

  2. Justin Bieber Back On Top With 'World 2.0'

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber scoots back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," shifting 102,000 copies (down 65%) in its third week on the chart. It bowed atop the list two weeks ago with 283,000 but fell to No. 2 last week up ...

  3. Amy Macdonald Holds On To Euro Chart No. 1

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's new European Albums listing shows a third week at No. 1 for Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal), and there's a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week atop European Hot 100 Singles for ...

  4. Video: Dr. Dre Unveils Boston Red Sox Themed Headphones

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Dre and Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine were unlikely guests at Fenway Park Sunday night as Major League Baseball kicked off its season with a game between the Red Sox and Yankees. Dre and Iovine were on hand - donned in Red Sox jerseys - to unv ...

  5. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas To Kick Off World Cup

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Alicia Keys will be joined by a host of South American and African music stars for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Other acts include Colombian superstars Juanes and Shakira, Mali's acclaimed ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Billboard.biz Q&A: Comcast-Spectator President

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the heels of the just completed acquisition by Comcast-Spectator of ticketing software company Paciolan , Comcast-Spectator president Peter Luukko spoke with Billboard.biz about the steps that led to the merger, how the company intends to compe ...

  8. Done Deal: Comcast-Spectacor Buys Live Nation's Paciolan

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm, has completed its acquisition of ticketing software provider Paciolan from Live Nation Entertainment. Terms were not disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Comcast-Specta ...

  9. Vancouver Games Anthem Gets French-Language Redo

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Vancouver Games anthem "I Believe" has been reshot to include French-language lyrics to appease Quebec critics of the Vancouver Games broadcast. The Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, which is airing the Vancouver Games nationwide, ...

  10. Rock In Rio Madrid Adds Motorhead

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival is developing into the most rock of the eight RiR festivals since the inaugural version in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro. RiR Madrid organizers today (Feb. 24) added veteran rock band Motorhead and Madrid rock group S ...

  11. Olympic Concert Accident Injures Fans

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vancouver Olympic organizers are investigating a Live Nation-produced rock concert at the 2010 Winter Games where a barricade collapse left 19 people injured. The incident is the latest in an accident-prone Winter Olympics caused in part by warm a ...

  12. Chart Beat: Going For The Gold (and Platinum)

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the Olympics reclaim the sporting world's spotlight, Chart Beat looks back at how the Games have impacted Billboard's charts. (We'll leave out any songs by the R&B band known as the Olympics, "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red ...

  13. Scooter Scores Official Ice Hockey Anthem

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German euro-dance act Scooter will present the official song for the Ice Hockey World Championship 2010, which takes place from May 7-27 in Germany. The band will present the song "Stuck On The Replay" live at the opening ceremony of ...

  14. TiVo: Super Bowl Plays Trumped Ads

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The five biggest Super Bowl moments outscored the five biggest ads Sunday, when measured by audience spikes and how many folks using TiVo rewound the action to watch it again. TiVo said Monday that the top moment of Super Bowl XLIV was Tracy Porte ...

  15. Bon Jovi Adds O2 Arena Dates With Kid Rock

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi has added two more dates to its June 2010 residency at the London O2 Arena. Kid Rock has signed up as support act for the additional June 25 and June 26 shows at the venue. The AEG Live-promoted residency currently runs to 13 dates betwee ...

  16. Miley Cyrus To Play Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus is to play her first concert in Spain at the Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival on June 6, an event which organizer Roberto Medina says will be dedicated to the family on that day. Bon Jovi (June 4), Shakira and Rihanna (both June 5) wer ...

  17. Live Nation Confirms 2010 'Los Tres' Line-Up

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mexican superstars Alejandro Fernández, Marco Antonio Solís and Joan Sebastian will team for a nine-city U.S. tour that kicks off April 10 in Anaheim, Calif. The “Los Tres” tour will be produced by Live Nation and tickets go on sale Feb. 12. The & ...

  18. Usher, Shakira, Alicia Keys Set For NBA All-Star Game

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Usher will perform during the introduction of the 2010 NBA All-Stars while Shakira and Alicia Keys will team up for the halftime performance at the game on Sunday, Feb. 14. The event will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT, among other networks. Shak ...

  19. Carrie Underwood Set For The Super Bowl

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood is going to the Super Bowl - and she'll be singing the national anthem. The country superstar from Checotah, Okla., won't be alone in singing America's praises. Queen Latifah will perform "America the Beautiful ...

  20. Pink Adds Seventh U.K. Stadium Date

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pink has added a seventh and final stadium date to her 2010 U.K. "Funhouse Summer Carnival." The new show will take place June 11 at Sunderland's Stadium of Light arena, which has a capacity of up to 49,000. Tickets for the Sunderla ...

  21. Latin Briefs: Jazmin Lopez, Mun2, Border Media Partners

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST - Fonovisa duranguense artist and MTV Tr3s "ReMexa" host Jazmin Lopez has affiliated with SESAC Latina . Lopez, whose 2009 "Jazmin" album was a set of covers, is planning a new album this quarter with the goal of including some ...

  22. Rihanna Announces U.K. Arena Tour

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rihanna will play a tour of U.K. arenas in May 2010. The Live-Nation promoted tour will call at eight U.K. venues including the O2 Arena in London. The Barbadian R&B artist recently launched her new album, "Rated R" (SRP/Def Jam), in ...

  23. George Michael Adds Aussie Stadium Show

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 2010 stadium tour of Australian will, after all, make a detour into Melbourne, promoter Dainty Consolidated Entertainment has confirmed. The "George Michael Live" tour will swing into Melbourne's Etihad Stadium ...

  24. Take That Breaks U.K. DVD Sales Record

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop group Take That has smashed the U.K. sales record for fastest-selling music DVD with its latest live offering "Take That Present: The Circus Live" (Polydor/Universal). Filmed earlier this year at the band's Wembley Stadium ...

  25. The Who Confirmed For Super Bowl

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Who will perform at half-time of the Super Bowl this season. The NFL confirmed during Thursday's (Nov. 26) game between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys that the veteran rock band will play Feb. 7 at Landshark Stadium in Miami, form ...

  26. Alicia Keys Announces U.K. 'Freedom' Dates

    November 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Multiple Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys has announced a run of four U.K. arena dates to take place next year. The tour commences May 19 at Birmingham NIA and includes shows at Glasgow SECC (May 23) and Manchester MEN Arena (May 29). The singer wi ...

  27. ECHO Awards Returns To Berlin Fair Ground

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Germany's ECHO Music Awards will be taking place on March 4, 2010 at the Berlin Fairground. This was announced today (Nov. 19) in Berlin by the German Phonographic Academy, the cultural institute of the German Federal Music Industry Associati ...

  28. Muse Books U.K. Stadium Shows

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Muse has announced a pair of stadium shows at London's Wembley Stadium and Manchester's Lancashire County Cricket Club in September 2010. The band's latest set "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music), releas ...

  29. Pink Books U.K. Stadium Tour

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pink has made the leap to stadiums in the U.K. with six open-air shows confirmed for summer 2010. The Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour, promoted by Marshall Arts, will commence in the U.K. at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton on June 12. The other stadium ...

  30. Green Day Announces European Stadium Dates

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fresh from completing a U.K. arena tour in support of its latest studio set "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Bros.), Green Day has announced two U.K. stadium shows to be held next summer. The Californian three-piece will play Man ...

  31. 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 - ...

  32. John Legend To Sing National Anthem At World Series

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT John Legend is going to the World Series. Major League Baseball says the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will perform the national anthem before Game Two at Yankee Stadium Thursday (Oct. 29). New York natives Jay-Z and Alicia Keys will warm up th ...

  33. Miley Cyrus Sells Out U.K. Arena Tour

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus has added an extra date at London's 23,000-capacity O2 Arena to meet demand after selling out her 2009 U.K./Ireland tour. The new date takes place on Dec. 29 and will form the teenager's fifth and final London show of her tou ...

  34. Jay-Z, Alicia Keys To Perform At World Series

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New York Yankees have been blasting Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" during their playoff run. Now, the team is having the rap king perform the song live to kick off Game 1 of the World Series. Jay-Z and fellow New Yorker Alicia K ...

  35. AEG Execs To Discuss Jackson's 'This Is It' At Billboard Confab

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips and a group of top AEG executives will discuss how the Michael Jackson "This Is It" saga played out behind the scenes for the Keynote Q&A at the Billboard Touring Conference on Nov. 5. Phillips, along with ...

  36. Lady Gaga Announces U.K. Arena Dates

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's recently crowned Rising Star of the Year Lady Gaga is to play a 9-date U.K. arena tour in February and March 2010 as part of her worldwide "The Monster Ball" solo tour. The U.K. trek begins Feb. 10 at Nottingham Arena an ...

  37. 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. ...

  38. Caliente! Music Festival Heads To Miami

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Caliente!, the Latin music festival that is staged every year in Zurich, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Miami edition Nov. 21. The fest will take place at the AmericanAirlines arena and will feature performances by Colombia's Grup ...

  39. Staples Signs Lifetime Naming Rights Deal With AEG

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Staples Inc bought lifetime naming rights for the Los Angeles sports arena that carries its name. The office supply retailer paid a previously negotiated fee to sports and entertainment firm AEG extending Staples' original 20-year naming righ ...

  40. Control Room To Stage 2010 World Cup Concert

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth producer Kevin Wall and his company Control Room have been chosen to organize and produce a three-hour concert to kick off the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa on June 10, 2010. The concert at the newly renovated Orlando Stadium in J ...

  41. Bruce Springsteen To Play Entire Albums During NY Concert Run

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform an entire album from their back catalogue each night of the 5-night run at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. in October. "Born To Run" and "Born in the USA" which each ...

  42. K'Naan Celebrates His World Cup Anthem

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Somalian-born, Canadian-based hip-hop artist K'Naan has spoken about the "unity and celebration" that will connect with his song "Wavin' Flag," after it was chosen as the official anthem of Coca-Cola's 2010 FIFA ...

  43. Holland's Entertainment Group Declared Bankrupt

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Entertainment Group has been declared bankrupt by an Amsterdam court, a week after the artist management and concert production company had been given court protection from creditors because it was unable to make payments. The Entertainment Gr ...

  44. AC/DC Double-Booking Resolved Down Under

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's opening homecoming "Black Ice" tour dates next February at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium will go ahead after a double-booking dispute was resolved between the Australian Football League and the venue's operators. The ...

  45. Beyonce To Finally Play Malaysia

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform her first concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct. 25, two years after she withdrew from a show over issues with the local dress code. The Sony Music artist courted controversy after booking the 2007 show, which led to protes ...

  46. Leonard Cohen Due To Return To Stage

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer Leonard Cohen is expected to return to the stage on Monday after he collapsed during a concert in Spain on Friday and was rushed to hospital. The Canadian, who turns 75 on Monday, was halfway through a performance of his hit song "Bird ...

  47. Taiwan's Mayday To Star In NFL China Show

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan pop band Mayday will star in a reality show produced by the National Football League and China Central Television, the NFL has announced. The American football league is using Mayday's interaction with NFL players, fans and cheerleader ...

  48. Sydney Entertainment Centre To Relaunch

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new operators of the Sydney Entertainment Centre have spoken for the first time about their determination to return the venue as a top concerts destination. "We're going to rebrand and relaunch the SEC," the venue's GM Stev ...

  49. Jay-Z Charity Concert Planned For Sept. 11

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z today formally unveiled plans for a charity concert called "Answer The Call" to take place at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sept. 11. All tickets will be priced at $50, with 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and concer ...

  50. Aventura Announces U.S. Tour

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Urban bachata group Aventura today (Aug. 25) announced the first leg of a U.S. arena tour in support of its chart-topping album "The Last." The trek kicks off Nov. 20 in Chicago, Ill. and closes out at New York's Madison Square Gard ...

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