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  1. Morning Fix: SoundExchange Financials; 2013 Grammy Voter Guide; Xmas Sales; Lady Gaga Doc

    December 26, 2012 8:30 AM EST Subscribe to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other newsletters HERE. EXCLUSIVE: SOUNDEXCHANGE FINANCIALS: HOW MUCH PAID VS. HOW MUCH IN LIMBO? SoundExchange had a $363 million cash balance on Dec. 31, 2011 on its Form 990, the annual r ...

  2. Justin Bieber To Play First U.K. Arena Tour

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Justin Bieber's march to global domination shows no sign of slowing with the 16-year-old singer set to bring his "My World Tour" to U.K. arenas next year. The 10-date tour, which is promoted by AEG live, begins March 4 with a two-ni ...

  3. The Script Books First U.K. Arena Tour

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Script has confirmed details of its first headline U.K. arena tour. The Irish pop act will play 11 venues commencing at Liverpool Echo Arena (March 14) and closing at Cardiff Arena (March 29). The SJM-promoted tour calls at London's O2 Ar ...

  4. BRIT Awards Moves To O2 Arena

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards has confirmed its move to London's O2 Arena. The annual awards ceremony, organized by U.K. trade body the BPI, will take place on Feb. 15. It is sponsored by MasterCard. The move to the O2 had been expected. Earls Court confir ...

  5. Guns 'N' Roses Announce U.K. Arena Tour

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guns 'N' Roses has announced a three-date U.K. arena tour, the band's first U.K. indoor shows since 2006. The AEG Live-promoted tour begins at the London O2 Arena on Oct. 13. The Other dates are Birmingham LG Arena (Oct. 17) and the ...

  6. BRIT Awards To Move From Earls Court

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards looks set to take place at the O2 Arena in London from 2011 after Earls Court representatives confirmed it was moving. The annual awards bash for the music industry, which is televised live on ITV 1, has been at Earls Court in West ...

  7. AEG In Frame To Take Over London Olympic Stadium

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AEG has lodged an interest to take over the Olympic Stadium in East London following the 2012 Games in London. AEG, which also operates the O2 complex in the capital, is among 106 parties that have expressed an interest in taking on the 80,000-cap ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. AEG Insists London's O2 Is Not For Sale

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's O2 Arena is not up for sale, contrary to U.K. press reports, says the venue's owner/operator AEG. According reports originating in the Sunday Times (Aug. 2), Trinity College -- part of the University of Cambridge -- is in exclus ...

  10. Michael Jackson Delays Opening Of London Shows

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has pushed back the opening four nights of his residency at London's O2 arena, with show promoters and producers AEG Live citing the "sheer magnitude of the concerts" for the delay. The first date of the "This I ...

  11. Leonard Cohen Confirms U.K. Open-Air Show

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following his successful return to the live circuit in 2008, Leonard Cohen has confirmed a U.K. outdoor show at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey on July 11. The Marshall Arts-promoted show in Weybridge, outside London, has a 15,000-capacity. Seated t ...

  12. Michael Jackson Comeback Concerts Coming

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is expected to announce a series of comeback concerts in London, sources said on Tuesday. The 50-year-old last appeared at the World Music Awards in London in 2006, but the much-hyped return of one of the biggest selling artists of ...

  13. Huge Demand For Kings Of Leon Dates

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tennessee rockers Kings of Leon made some noise on the U.K. concert scene this morning when the band sold out London's O2 Arena in four minutes flat. The band, which had already sold out the O2 for a show on Dec. 11, put its June 15 2009 date ...

  14. Chris Brown Hits U.K. Arenas In January

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. R&B act Chris Brown will return to the U.K. for his first arena tour in the territory, following his sold-out gigs at London's IndigO2 in March. This will be the "Kiss Kiss" singer's biggest shows to date for the U.K., ...

  15. Kings Of Leon Book 2009 U.K. Arena Dates

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon will build on their swelling U.K. popularity in 2009 when they return for a pair of arena shows in June. Promoter Metropolis will deliver the U.S. rock act to the O2 Arena in London on June 15, while SJM Concerts will handle the June ...

  16. Take That Plot 'Circus' Stadium Tour

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. boy band Take That will embark on its biggest U.K. tour yet, running June 6 to July 4 next year. "Take That Presents The Circus Live - Summer 2009" will take in five stadium venues around the United Kingdom. The tour will begin at S ...

  17. Mobos Moves To Wembley

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards is moving to the Live Nation-managed Wembley Arena for its Oct. 15 2008 ceremony, after being staged at London's O2 Arena last year. The awards were launched in 1996 and last year's winners include ...

  18. Olympics Force Beijing Venues Into Second Place

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Several Beijing live music venues have had to cancel their summer live-music events due to "security concerns" ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, which start on Aug. 8. A notice sent out on July 7 by club D-22, located in Beijing&# ...

  19. Ticketmaster U.K. Recruits Wembley Arena's Tudor

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Tudor, GM of Live Nation-owned Wembley Arena, is joining Ticketmaster U.K., Billboard.biz has learned. Tudor is expected to join the ticketing giant's London team this June, reporting to Chris Edmonds, managing director of Ticketmaster ...

  20. No Change Of Venue For 2009 Brits

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Brit Awards 2009 will again be held at London's Earls Court venue. Organizers confirmed the development today, in a move intended to dispel published reports which claimed the London O2 venue was lined-up to host next year's event, a ...

  21. Muse Hits Big Screen In U.K.

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. alternative act Muse's performances at London's Wembley Stadium last June will be screened in cinemas across Britain next week. The "HAARP: Live From Wembley" CD/DVD package of the band's concerts from June 16/17 2007 ...

  22. Vickers Upped At Live Nation

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has elevated David Vickers to senior VP, international venue development. Vickers has served as division manager since 2002, a role which saw him tasked with overseeing the live music giant's U.K. music venues, which include the C ...

  23. Hard Rock Sponsors Millennium Stadium

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales has signed a new sponsorship deal for its stadium tours with the Hard Rock Café. As well as being a major sporting venue, the Millennium Stadium has hosted performances by acts including the Rolling Stones, ...

  24. Michael Fined For Late Wembley Close

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has reportedly been fined £130,000 ($264,000) for allowing his curtain-raising show at London's new Wembley Stadium to overrun its allotted time. Michael became the first musician to play at the rebuilt stadium in London on Jun ...

  25. Live Earth London, New Jersey Shows Gross $14 Million

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth concerts at Wembley Stadium in London and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Saturday, both produced by Live Nation, were sellouts, grossing a combined total of almost $14 million. The London Live Earth show came off "as clos ...

  26. Bon Jovi Opens O2 Arena

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's newest music venue, the O2 Arena, enjoyed a hitch-free first night with a sellout concert by Bon Jovi. The New Jersey rockers played their greatest hits and selections from new album "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) - curr ...

  27. Live Earth Ticket Demand 'Overwhelming'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets to the U.K. leg of this summer's Live Earth spectacular have been well over-subscribed, organizers said today. Roughly 203,000 concert-goers had registered for tickets to the July 7 environment-awareness concert at London's new W ...

  28. Live Nation Adds Support To Live Earth Event

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has confirmed it will promote the July 7 Live Earth concerts in London and New York. The line-ups were announced this week , with Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters among the acts playing London's Wembley Stadium, and ...

  29. George Michael To Open New Wembley

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer George Michael will be the first pop artist to play a concert at the new Wembley Stadium, the venue's managing director said on Sunday. Michael's gig at the much-delayed rebuilt stadium, which has cost more than 750 million pounds ...

  30. Muse To Rock New Wembley Stadium

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Muse is the first band to announce a gig at London's new Wembley Stadium since last year's aborted attempt to re-open the iconic venue led to shows by Bon Jovi, the Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams and Take That being re-located. The gig, ...

  31. AEG Buys Chunk Of Marshall Arts

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a blockbuster deal, concerts giant Anschutz Entertainment Group has acquired a 49% minority stake in Barrie Marshall's heavyweight British concert promoter and talent agent Marshall Arts. Financial In a blockbuster deal, concerts giant Ans ...

  32. AEG Buys Chunk Of Marshall Arts

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Joint venture will be 'potent force.' In a blockbuster deal, concerts giant Anschutz Entertainment Group has acquired a 49% minority stake in Barrie Marshall's heavyweight British concert promoter and talent agent Marshall Arts. Fin ...

  33. Madonna Takes Home Highest '06 Gross

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rings up eight sellouts at Wembley Arena in August. Madonna has notched Billboard Boxscore's highest gross of 2006, ringing up eight sellouts at Wembley Arena in August, despite talk in the British press earlier this year that fans were balki ...

  34. Madonna Launches Hollywood-style Plaque In London

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Unveils 'Square of Fame' in Wembley Arena. Unveils 'Square of Fame' in Wembley Arena. News ...

  35. Madonna Launches Hollywood-style Plaque In London

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Unveils 'Square of Fame' in Wembley Arena. Pop star Madonna today (Aug. 1) officially opened Arena Square, a new development next to the recently refurbished Wembley Arena in northwest London. During the opening, she also unveiled a bron ...

  36. Wembley Stadium Completion Delayed Again

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Original date pushed back almost a year. London’s much delayed new Wembley Stadium is not expected to be finished until almost one year after its original launch date. The $1 billion-plus 90,000-seater venue, which had two completion dates resched ...

  37. Wembley Delays Hit Summer Concerts

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST A flurry of concerts will be relocated from London's new Wembley Stadium after constructers confirmed today (March 31) that the flagship U.K. venue will not meet its targets for completion. Performanc A flurry of concerts will be relocated fr ...

  38. Wembley Delays Hit Summer Concerts

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. stadium will not host events in 2006. A flurry of concerts will be relocated from London's new Wembley Stadium after constructers confirmed today (March 31) that the flagship U.K. venue will not meet its targets for completion. Performan ...

  39. Wembley Stadium In Talks Over Summer Concerts

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoters are in discussions with the directors of the new Wembley Stadium about the future of a string of high-profile concerts which are booked for the venue this summer. Promoters are in discussions with the directors of the new Wembley Stadium ...

  40. Wembley Stadium In Talks Over Summer Concerts

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoters are in discussions with the directors of the new Wembley Stadium about the future of a string of high-profile concerts which are booked for the venue this summer. Promoters are in discussions with the directors of the new Wembley Stadium ...

  41. On The Road

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Live Nation's 15-year deal to manage and promote London's Wembley Arena gives the company an even stronger base of operations in the United Kingdom. Read Ray Waddell's column. Live Nation's 15-year deal to manage and promote Lo ...

  42. Wembley Arena Appoints Ticketmaster

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor music venues, has appointed online ticketing giant Ticketmaster as its "preferred ticketing provider." The multi-year contract kicks in from March 1 and c Wembley Arena, one of London� ...

  43. Wembley Arena Appoints Ticketmaster

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Technology will block fake tickets. Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor music venues, has appointed online ticketing giant Ticketmaster as its "preferred ticketing provider." The multi-year contract kicks in from March 1 a ...

  44. Live Nation, Wembley Enter 15 Year Pact

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venue's $89M refurbishment almost complete. Live Nation has nailed down a 15-year deal to manage and promote shows at the newly-refurbished Wembley Arena in London. The pact is important strategically for Live Nation, with a rival internation ...

  45. Stones Roll Again In Europe

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European leg of the Rolling Stones "A Bigger Bang" world tour will kick off in Barcelona on May 27, 2006. The veteran rock act announced the initial line-up of 32 stadium dates today (Nov. 29) thr The European leg of the Rolling Ston ...

  46. London's Millennium Dome Gets Concerts Facelift

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a new name and re-positioned as London's biggest indoor live-music destination. The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a new name and re-positioned as London's bigges ...

  47. London's Millennium Dome Gets Concerts Facelift

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a new name and re-positioned as London's biggest indoor live-music destination. pix/a/AEG_Logo_LR.gif Juliana Koranteng, London The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a ne ...

  48. London's Millennium Dome Gets Concerts Facelift

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a new name and re-positioned as London's biggest indoor live-music destination. The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a new name and re-positioned as London's bigges ...

  49. Wembley Arena Closing For A Year

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor venues, will close on Tuesday (Jan. 4) for a complete refurbishment. Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor venues, will close Tuesday (Jan. 4) for a complete refurbishment. The Jan. 2 ...

  50. Wembley Arena Closing For A Year

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor venues, will close on Tuesday (Jan. 4) for a complete refurbishment. Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor venues, will close Tuesday (Jan. 4) for a complete refurbishment. The Jan. 2 ...

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