Staples Center

  1. Grammy Awards: Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman on 14 Years of Hosting Music’s Biggest Night

    January 23, 2014 10:45 AM EST Since launching in 1959, the Grammy Awards have been held in various locations throughout New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Chicago. In 2000, Music’s Biggest Night tested the waters with downtown Los Angeles’ four-month-old Staples Center. And ...

  2. Staples Center Reports Record Year for Concerts

    December 16, 2013 6:45 AM EST Sold-out, multiple-night stands by the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Depeche Mode have made 2013 an unprecedented year for concerts at Staples Center. The 14-year-old venue in downtown Los Angeles, owned and operated by AEG, hosted 53 c ...

  3. Rolling Stones Offer Last-Minute $85 Tickets to Tour Opener at Staples Center

    May 03, 2013 3:16 PM EDT Ahead of the opening night of its “50 and Counting” tour at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on May 3, the Rolling Stones announced that a new block of more than 1,000 seats priced at $85 would be available for last minute purchase, according to Ruet ...

  4. Tim Leiweke: Where Will He Go After AEG? Smart Money’s on Sports …

    March 14, 2013 8:03 PM EDT In his role as president/CEO of AEG, Leiweke greenlighted some of the most successful live music projects of the past decade, including the acquisition of Concerts West and Coachella producer Goldenvoice; the partnership with the New Orleans Jaz ...

  5. Staples Center to Go All Vegetarian for Morrissey Show

    February 18, 2013 3:30 PM EST Morrissey's upcoming concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center will mark the first time the 20,000-capacity venue goes all-vegetarian. All vendors at the March 1 show were mandated to ban "flesh as food" by the singer, a long- ...

  6. AEG Sale Likely to Attract L.A. Consortium Bid

    September 19, 2012 2:40 PM EDT AEG, which owns the global No.2 concert promoter in AEG Live, has been put on the block and is expected to bring in around $7 billion to $8 billion . The Los Angeles-based firm is likely to attract a bid from a local consortium, according to peopl ...

  7. Updated: Anschutz Company To Sell AEG

    September 18, 2012 8:32 PM EDT The Anschutz Company is considering selling sports and entertainment company Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A news release was later sent confirming tha ...

  8. Anschutz in Talks to Sell AEG Entertainment Unit

    September 18, 2012 7:28 PM EDT Anschutz Group is considering selling AEG, the world's second largest live music company, the Wall St Journal reported late on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. AEG, whose sports and entertainment assets include the Barclays Ce ...

  9. Madison Square Garden Acquires L.A. Forum

    June 27, 2012 8:51 AM EDT The owners of New York's famed Madison Square Garden on Tuesday added the Los Angeles Lakers' old stomping grounds, the Fabulous Forum, to its stable of entertainment properties in a $23.5 million deal. The Madison Square Garden Co. will ...

  10. Fans Push Reventon Super Estrella To Nearly Sell Out L.A. Concert In One Day

    June 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Reventón Super Estrella, one of the most successful Latin radio-hosted concerts in the country, is celebrating this year's 15th installment in Los Angeles with eight longtime established Latin rock acts, including Café Tacvba, Enanitos Verdes ...

  11. Business Matters: AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas

    March 21, 2012 8:03 PM EDT AEG Adding to Collection of West Coast Arenas -- AEG's deal to kick in $59 million for the construction of a new arena in Sacramento, Calif., will not only help keep the Sacramento Kings from bolting for Anaheim, but it could bolster AEG Live ...

  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. 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 ...

  14. Mana Joins Britney Spears As Only Artists To Headline Eight Staples Center Shows

    June 21, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Maná, the biggest-selling or -touring Latin rock act in the world, joins Britney Spears as the only artists to headline eight concerts at Staples Center. The band, which sold out four shows in Los Angeles at Staples June 23-26, will also equal the ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Christina Aguilera Set For NBA Game 7

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As she did just prior to game six of the NBA Finals, Christina Aguilera will again perform the U.S. national anthem, this time for game seven between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angele's Lakers. The winner-takes-all game is tonight (June 1 ...

  17. Grammy Nominations Special Slips In Ratings

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 2009 Grammy Nominations special pulled in 6.3 million viewers last night, down from 7 million who watched last year’s special, according to Nielsen. The CBS special, which took place at L.A.’s Club Nokia, finished fourth in its 9 p.m. time slo ...

  18. AEG Execs Discuss The Making Of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It'

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Although the posthumous Michael Jackson movie "This Is It" reportedly grossed more than $100 million worldwide in its first week, the behind-the-scenes work by concert promoters AEG Live to deliver the film could have made for its own fi ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. AEG Acquires Streaming Media Firm Incited Media

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG has acquired streaming media management and production firm Incited Media as part of an effort to expand its services into the broadband Internet and mobile content space. The company will merge Incited Media into its AEG Productions division, ...

  22. AEG Live CEO Discusses Jackson's Memorial, Tribute Concert

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Just two weeks after the death of Michael Jackson, Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, producers of what were to be Jackson’s 50 sellouts at the O2 Arena in London, still has not caught his breath. Among the most recent developments for Phillips, AEG ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Staples Center GM Lee Zeidman On Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Tuesday memorial service for Michael Jackson in downtown Los Angeles had only five days to plan the massive event, but the tribute "couldn't have gone any better," according to Staples Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. ...

  25. Movie Theaters To Show Jackson Memorial Service

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Only a small number of fans will be able to attend Michael Jackson's memorial service. But others may be able to watch it in movie theaters all over the country. Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is carrying the Los Angeles memorial service on it ...

  26. Michael Jackson Memorial Gets 1.6 Million Ticket Requests

    July 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The more than 1.6 million fans who registered for tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service will wait until Monday to learn if they received one of the 11,000 tickets for Tuesday's ceremony. The two-day registration period for the se ...

  27. AEG Giving Away 17,500 Tickets To Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG announced the ticketing process for the Michael Jackson memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Beginning Friday until 6 p.m. PDT Saturday, people can go to staplescenter.com to register for a total of 17,500 free tickets ...

  28. Video: AEG’s Phillips Discusses Canceled Michael Jackson Concerts

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips sat down with media outlets today (July 2) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to discuss the fallout of what would have been a 50-show run by Michael Jackson at the O2 Arena in London. Jackson's concerts at the O ...

  29. AEG To Distribute 11,000 Tix For Michael Jackson Memorial

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eleven thousand free tickets will be made available to the general public for Tuesday's memorial service for Michael Jackson, announced Staples Center owner AEG. A press conference will be held at the Los Angeles venue tomorrow (Friday) at 10 ...

  30. 100 Hours Of Jackson's Concert Rehearsals Filmed

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the company producing Michael Jackson's London shows, reportedly filmed all of the star's rehearsals. The promoter apparently has 100 hours of film on Jackson and his shows, including last Wednesday's rehearsal at the Stap ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Conga Room, Goldenvoice Sign Booking Deal

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin music venue and restaurant the Conga Room, part of the $2.5 billion L.A. Live sports and entertainment project in Los Angeles, has signed an exclusive deal with AEG Live concert promotion arm Goldenvoice for exclusive talent booking. Goldenv ...

  33. Beck To Open Club Nokia In L.A.

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nearly a week after headlining his biggest hometown concert at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl, Beck has been tapped for the Nov. 10 opening of the new Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Developed and booked by AEG Live, the 2,300-capacity Club ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. AEG Forms New Division, Promotes Execs

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has formed a new division, AEG Global Partnerships, designed to expand the company's presence in sponsorships and naming rights sales. The new division is expected to generate $250 mill ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Brooks Grosses $3.8M In Two Day L.A. Run

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The figures are in for Garth Brooks' historic run at the 20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the country artist played five concerts between Jan. 25-26 to raise money for those affected by the October 2007 blazes in Southern Cali ...

  39. Brooks Preps For Two-Day, Five Concert Run

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Preparing for five major concerts over a two-day period is no easy task, but organizers of Garth Brooks' upcoming wildfire benefit shows in Los Angeles are "confident we can do it," Staples Center senior VP/GM Lee Zeidman tells Bill ...

  40. AEG, Australia's Ogden IFC Pair On JV

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG has acquired an interest in Australian venue operator Ogden IFC, and created a new 50:50 joint venture called AEG Ogden. The partnership will operate arenas, theaters, stadiums, convention a ...

  41. Brooks Sells Out Five L.A. Concerts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' previously announced one-off wildfire benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles quickly became five sold-out shows after organizers saw an overwhelming demand for tickets during the Dec. 1 on sale. Brooks will play fi ...

  42. Eagles Run Opens Nokia Theatre At L.A. Live

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles is up and running, now midway through six sellouts by the Eagles that serve as the theater's coming out party. The Eagles stand, with Dixie Chicks opening, began Oct. 18. Reception to the 7,10 ...

  43. AEG Pacts With Conseco Fieldhouse, E-Center

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities, a division of Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter AEG, has inked venue service agreements with Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse and West Valley City, Utah's E-Center. As part of the deals, AEG Facilities ...

  44. Kimmel To Host AMAs

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to return as host of the American Music Awards this year, which is scheduled for November 18 on ABC. The American Music Awards will be the first awards show or broadcast event to take place in the 7,100 seat Noki ...

  45. American Music Awards Heads To Nokia L.A.

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dick Clark Productions, Inc. and AEG have revealed that the 2007 American Music Awards will be hosted at the new Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, which is scheduled to open in late October. The awards show will be broadcast live Nov. 18 on ABC. Celeb ...

  46. Eagles, Dixie Chicks Add L.A. Nokia Dates

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles and Dixie Chicks have added four more concert dates to help open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles this October. As previously reported , the Eagles/Dixie Chicks co-bill will perform Oct. 18 and 20. In addition, t ...

  47. Eagles, Dixie Chicks To Open New L.A. Theater

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles and Dixie Chicks are set to open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in L.A. Oct. 18 and 20. Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 7. The two acts have partnered with iloveallaccess.com to give fans VIP packages for the concerts, according to ...

  48. AEG Expands Facilities Team

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Facilities, a division of AEG, has tapped Eric Bresler as VP of event booking and development. He will based in the company's Los Angeles headquarters and report to Bob Newman, COO of AEG Facilities. In his newly created role, Bresler wil ...

  49. Rain Postpones Arena Dates

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South Korean pop singer Rain has postponed most of his remaining U.S. arena summer concerts due to production scheduling conflicts, a spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. An official statement from Rain's (real name: Jung Ji-hoon) management is ...

  50. AEG Live Taps Krebs To Book Nokia L.A.

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based AEG Live has appointed industry vet Mike Krebs to VP of booking for the company and its regional promotion division Goldenvoice. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to Larry Vallon, senior VP of national booking at AEG Liv ...

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