St. Louis

  1. The Arch Ends CBS Radio's Dominance In St. Louis

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With a little help from the portable people meter, WARH-FM, Bonneville's Classic Hits station in St. Louis has ended the 40-year ratings dominance by KMOX-AM, the heritage News/Talk station owned by CBS Radio. WARH, known as "The Arch,&q ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many consi ...

  4. Maxwell Extends 'BLACKsummers'night' Tour

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following a sold-out summer tour, Maxwell will hit the road again this fall in support of his hit comeback album, "BLACKsummers'night." The Live Nation-produced trek, which upgrades from theaters to larger-capacity arenas, begins at ...

  5. Leonard Cohen Announces Second U.S. Leg Of World Tour

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen will return to the United States this fall to perform in theaters and arenas, beginning Oct. 17 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and wrapping Nov. 13 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Select tickets for the 15-date U ...

  6. They Might Be Giants To Release Third Kids Album In September, Rock Album In 2010

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of its Best Childen's Album Grammy win for "Here Come the 123's," They Might Be Giants is readying the release of another kid-centric set, "Here Comes Science." The album and animated DVD is due Sept. 1 o ...

  7. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  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. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter The-Dream and R&B artist Keyshia Cole will start a 21-city tour on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support of his sophomore album ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Keyshia Cole Unveils 20-City Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Keyshia Cole announced today the tour dates for her "A Different Me" tour in support of her latest album of the same name, which starts on May 13 in Cincinnati and caps on June 20 in Los Angeles, Ca. The 20-city trek will ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Radio Legend Harvey Dies At Age 90

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Radio legend Paul Harvey died on Saturday morning (Feb. 28) at a hopsital near his winter home in Phoenix surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available. He was 90. Harvey's death follows that of his wife and business partn ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Hal Leonard To Represent Lauren Keiser Publishing

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hal Leonard, the Milwaukee-based print music publisher, has agreed to represent the catalog of newly formed Lauren Keiser Music Publishing for exclusive worldwide distribution rights. The agreement was negotiated by Keiser and Hal Leonard chairman ...

  17. Phish On-Sales Tax Live Nation's Ticketing System

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for the upcoming tour by the reunited Phish exploded today (Jan. 30), with all shows selling out in minutes and severely testing Live Nation's new ticketing system. "We sold out everywhere we went on sale," Phish agent ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Phish Reveals Reunion Tour Details

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST On the heels of a three-night stand in early March in Hampton, Va., Phish has confirmed a host of additional tour dates this summer, its first since splitting in 2004. The tour begins June 4-5 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y.; tickets go on sale Ja ...

  20. Who Will the Financial Crisis Hit Next?

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tribune Co. recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and National Amusements violated a debt covenant. The moves beg the question: Who, if anyone, could be next in the broader media and entertainment industry? The global financial crisi ...

  21. Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprin ...

  22. Williams To Manage Ryman

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music business veteran Sally Williams has been named GM of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. She succeeds G. Scott Walden, who is leaving to pursue other ventures. Walden will stay on as consultant through the end of the year and William ...

  23. AC/DC Extends Tour, Heads To 'Rock Band'

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has extended its Black Ice tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville. Tickets begin going on sale Saturday (Oct. 4). Eighteen previously announced shows have ...

  24. Smashing Pumpkins Ready 20th Anniversary Tour

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Smashing Pumpkins will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a fall tour featuring unique set lists. The trek begins Nov. 1 in Cleveland and wraps Dec. 2-3 in Los Angeles. During multiple-night engagements, for which special ticke ...

  25. Raspy Neil Diamond Disappoints Ohio Fans

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disappointed Neil Diamond fans will get a refund after attending a concert at Ohio State University in which the 67-year-old singer's voice sounded raspy. Some fans left the Monday concert early and others said Diamond completed the concert w ...

  26. Country Stars Duet With Elvis On Christmas CD

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to technology, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes will be among the country stars performing with the king of rock 'n' roll on "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets." The new album, due out Oct. 14, will also fea ...

  27. 'Nashville Star' Crowns New Champion

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of NBC's "Nashville Star." Lawson was crowned during the show's finale, which aired last night (Aug. 4). The show, which made its NBC debut this summer after five se ...

  28. Busta, Q-Tip, Swizz Beatz Help Kick Off Pepsi DJ Bash

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Swizz Beatz and Kardinal Offishall helped kick off Pepsi's "Month in the Mix" celebration of their hip-hop DJ Division last night (July 31) at New York's Arena. Beginning in 2006, Pepsi's DJ Division h ...

  29. R&B Singer Mario Tours Boys & Girls Clubs

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having grown up with a mother who was addicted to heroin, 21-year-old R&B singer Mario knows what it’s like to have a troubled childhood. As such, in conjunction with his current tour, which launched June 12 at Six Flags in St. Louis, Mario wi ...

  30. Ticketmaster Goes Paperless For Waits' Tour

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster is introducing its new paperless ticketing service in conjunction with the May 16 on-sale for Tom Waits' 13-date "Glitter And Doom" tour, which begins June 17 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. Fans who order concert ti ...

  31. Harrah's, C3 Presents Announce Artist Bookings

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After striking a national deal several months ago to program and promote music at about 20 Harrah's properties, Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has locked down a number of artist bookings for the company's casino properties in the upcomi ...

  32. Chesney Looks Locally For Opening Acts

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Kenny Chesney is taking a page out of the rock tour book used by Ozzfest and the Jagermeister Music Tour, among others, by looking locally to find opening acts for his "Poet's & Pirates 2008 Tour." Dubbed the & ...

  33. Sweat Works Up New Album, Tour

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B veteran Keith Sweat returns May 6 with new album "Just Me." His first new studio album since 2002's "Rebirth," the Keia/Atco/Rhino release features cameos by Keyshia Cole (on the track "Love Your Better") ...

  34. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  35. C3 Presents Expands Harrah's Pact

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Austin-based C3 Presents has expanded its relationship with Harrah's casinos and will now book and promote live music at about 20 Harrah's properties across the country going forward. C3 had already been working with Harrah's proper ...

  36. Koch Distribution Links With Christian Label Above

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Above Entertainment. Koch is the first distributor of the St. Louis-based Christian music label and publishing company in North America. The first releases from Above E ...

  37. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  38. Van Halen Adds 2008 Dates

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth is moving forward with newly announced dates that will extend the run into 2008. The Live Nation produced trek - featuring David Lee Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Edd ...

  39. Epitaph Signs Story Of The Year

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Epitaph Records has signed St. Louis rock band Story of the Year. The band was previously signed to Warner/Maverick and released three records for the label; its first record, "Page Avenue," went gold. The band is currently in the record ...

  40. Lessons Learned From The Hannah Montana Ticketing Uproar

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hannah mania may be the tour that forces some sort of revamping of the secondary ticket market, whether it is self-policing or legally enforced. The question is, who's at fault? Venues, promoters and resellers all say, "Not us." How ...

  41. Hannah Montana Outcry Spurs Lawsuits

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Public outcry over the secondary market’s impact on Hannah Montana ticket sales has spurred state attorneys general in Missouri, Arkansas and Pennsylvania to take action. A week from today Ticketmaster will seek a preliminary injunction in Federal ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Chingy Drops Ludacris Beef, Inks With Island Def Jam

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Chingy has split Capitol and signed a new deal with Island Def Jam. A new album, "Hate It or Love It," is tentatively due before the end of the year. In addition, Chingy has settled his differences with Disturbing Tha Peace honcho ...

  44. Super D Inks Exclusive Label Deals

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Super D, which last month beefed up its indie distribution operation with the hiring of Tim Hinsley as GM, has been moving to enhance its label roster. The Irvine, Calif.-based company has signed three labels for exclusive U.S. distribution: Honol ...

  45. Crocs To Sponsor Green-Friendly Next Step Campus Tour

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crocs will be the title sponsor of this fall’s Next Step Campus Tour, headlined by Guster. The tour will play college campuses in September and October. Produced by St. Louis-based 360 Productions, the Next Step tour teams up with the non-profit R ...

  46. Clear Channel Boosts Mobile Offering

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio is making available a series of mobile phone applications designed to give its local radio stations more options to interact with listeners. The mobile phone initiative will allow users to send text messages into local studios, ...

  47. Hagar To Bring Next Cabo Wabo Trek Indoors

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sammy Hagar will bring his Cabo San Lucas-themed summer tour indoors to theaters this winter, Billboard.biz has learned. "We're bringing the Cabo spirit to Christmas," Hagar's booking agent, Jonny Podell with the Podell Talent ...

  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. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Walker came today (Nov. 17) in New York following the orga ...

  50. Pedowitz Elected To BMI Board

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST John "Jack" Sander elected as vice chairman. Mark Pedowitz, president of Touchstone Television and executive VP of ABC Entertainment Television Group, has been elected to the BMI board of directors. The announcement by chairman Cecil Wal ...

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