The Forum

  1. Inside the L.A. Forum's Plan to Steal Concerts From Staples Center

    January 15, 2014 12:28 PM EST The Lakers' old home gets a $100 million face-lift as industry players Irving Azoff and James Dolan take aim at the city's premier concert power venue. In 1967, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke spent $16 million building the Foru ...

  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. Venues Raising Their Profile

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT ArenaNetwork, Venue Coaltion help venues get on agents, promoters and artist managers' radar. There's some good news for the North American arena business. "The volume of things we're working on has never been greater," Ve ...

  4. Beacon Theatre Exec Nick Spampanato to Run L.A.'s Forum

    August 07, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Nick Spampanato, GM of the historic Beacon Theatre in New York since 2009, is moving back across the country to oversee the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., for the arena's new owner, MSG Entertainment. Spampanato served as the GM of two fabled Lo ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Prince's 21 L.A. Shows: 17 To Go, But No One Knows When or Where

    April 22, 2011 2:52 PM EDT Even though Prince is amidst a 21 shows-stand in L.A. that began on April 14 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., it's not at all clear where future shows will be held or where the tour will wrap-up. All Live Nation knows is that there will be ...

  7. Prince To Play 21-Night Residency In Los Angeles

    April 08, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Prince will continue his residency-style "Welcome 2 America" tour with a whopping 21-date stand in Los Angeles, beginning on April 14 at the Forum. The artist made the announcement via a phone call on George Lopez's show last night ...

  8. The Billboard Q&A: Forum GM Gene Felling

    August 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concert business veteran Gene Felling, who served as GM of Inglewood, Calif.'s Forum from 2005-2007 is returning to his old post at the legendary arena. Facility management company VenuWorks has signed a memo of understanding with the 18,000- ...

  9. Young Pulls Show In Support Of Strikers

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young's concert in Los Angeles at The Forum scheduled for tonight (Oct. 30) has been cancelled at the request of the artist. After the Bridge School Benefit Concert this past Sunday, Young was advised that the International Alliance of T ...

  10. MAMA Buys London Forum

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. promoter and venues operator Mean Fiddler has reached a deal to sell the London Forum entertainment venue for £1 million ($1.9 million). MAMA, a media and marketing group quoted on the Alternative Investment Market segment of the London Stock ...

  11. Forum Operators Sue For Lack Of Bookings

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday (Sept. 6) claiming that L.A. Arena Company, a subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group, violated an exclusive bookin The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. ...

  12. Forum Operators Sue For Lack Of Bookings

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday (Sept. 6) claiming that L.A. Arena Company, a subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group, violated an exclusive bookin The operator of the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. ...

  13. Report: Live Music Thriving At Brit Businesses

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britain's pubs, clubs, student unions and restaurants hosted about 1.7 million concerts in the past year and have the potential to host more, according to a new report on the United Kingdom's live mus Britain's pubs, clubs, student ...

  14. Report: Live Music Thriving At Brit Businesses

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britain's small venues hosted about 1.7 million concerts in the past year and have the potential to host more, according to a new report on the United Kingdom's live music business. Britain's small venues hosted about 1.7 million co ...