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  1. Rolling Stones to Play Brooklyn's Barclays Center Next Month

    November 12, 2012 9:55 AM EST As exclusively reported by Billboard.biz back in August, the Rolling Stones will play a date at Brooklyn's Barclays Center next month - and it's the opening U.S. date of the group's "50 and Counting" celebration. The show ...

  2. Ahead of Summer Olympics, London's O2 Leads Midyear Recaps

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT As the live entertainment business continues to gain its footing, arenas across the world experienced a successful first half of the year with top-grossing tours by Roger Waters, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Pri ...

  3. U.K. Freeze Disrupts Touring

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Snow and freezing temperatures are disrupting road, rail and air services in the U.K., with a knock-on effect on the U.K. touring business. Paul Weller is the most high-profile casualty. His 3A-promoted show at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena tonight ...

  4. 'Glee' Tour To Visit U.K.

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cast of "Glee" is to play a five-date tour of the United Kingdom next summer. Beginning June 22, the U.K. trek, which features "Glee" stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer and Kevin McHale, among oth ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Iron Maiden To Play U.K. Arena Shows

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Iron Maiden has confirmed a U.K. arena tour for next summer, which will be the culmination of its Final Frontier World Tour. The Live Nation tour kicks off at Glasgow SECC on July 20, and also calls at Aberdeen AECC P&J Arena, Newcastle Metro ...

  7. Usher Adds Four UK Arena Shows

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It may be Tinie Tempah's time on the U.K. charts, but the announcement of a new batch of live shows by Usher confirms that British fans's enthusiasm for all things urban isn't confined to home-grown talent. The U.S. vocalist has add ...

  8. Kings Of Leon Books U.K. Arena Dates

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon will return to the U.K. for arena dates in December. The band will tour its new album "Come Around Sundown" (Columbia), released in Britain on Oct. 18. The latest dates follow Kings of Leon's sold-out 65,000-capacity s ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Guns N' Roses Add London Date

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses has added an extra date at London's O2 Arena to its U.K. tour. The new date, which takes place Oct. 14, accompanies previously announced shows at the London O2 Arena (Oct.13), Birmingham LG Arena (Oct. 17) and Manchester ME ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Julie Andrews' Comeback Disappoints

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The promoters for Julie Andrews ' London comeback are considering demands for refunds after she sang just two solo songs. Andrews' return to the London stage after 30 years prompted complaints from fans. Some tickets cost more than £100 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Strong Demand For Jackson Souvenirs

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to reports, 40% to 50% of those contacting the original ticket seller for the Michael Jackson concerts have opted to receive the souvenir ticket rather than a refund. As well as offering a full refund, AEG Live said the 750,000-plus fans ...

  20. Miley Cyrus Selling Out U.K., Irish Arenas

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two more Miley Cyrus shows have been added at London's O2 arena after the U.S. pop singer sold out her first British and Irish dates in minutes, according to promoters AEG Live. The tour now includes four dates at London O2 Arena after the fi ...

  21. AEG Rejects Reports Of Jackson Concerns

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips has rejected U.K. tabloid reports that Michael Jackson told fans that he only wanted to play 10 London O2 Arena shows rather than the 50 that have been scheduled. The Sun reported that Jackson told fans ou ...

  22. Muse Announces European Tour

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Muse has confirmed a 30-date European tour including British and Irish arena dates in support of its forthcoming album "The Resistance." Starting at Sheffield Arena on Nov. 4, the U.K. and Irish dates run through Liverpool ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Spandau Ballet Ups O2 Pre-Sale Allocation

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spandau Ballet's decision to launch tickets for its reunion tour in October with an online pre-sale via their official Web site has paid off. The U.K. 80's pop act announced their return after 20 years during a press conference yesterday ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Cohen Sings With Promoter At London Finale

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen wrapped up four major dates in London with a three-hour set at the Royal Albert Hall. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter has played two 18,000-capacity dates at the O2 arena (Nov 13 and 14) and two more at the 5,200-capacity Roya ...

  27. 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., ...

  28. Snow Patrol Returns To O2

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum U.K. melodic-rock act Snow Patrol will return to London's O2 arena for two dates on their "Take Back the Cities" 2009 tour. The March 14 and 15 dates will be the band's first at the 18,500-capacity O2 since June ...

  29. AEG Partners With NBA China On Arena Development

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AEG, the leading entertainment and sports presenter with over 90 facilities worldwide, has formed a joint venture with NBA China to design, market, program and operate multi-purpose, NBA-style sports and entertainment arenas in Greater China. The ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Metallica To Launch Berlin O2 World

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica is to play two budget-priced shows in London and Berlin to launch its album "Death Magnetic," including the opening show at the new 17,000-capacity O2 World arena in Berlin. Tickets will be available to registered users of the ...

  32. Touring Briefs: AEG Live, McCartney, Honda Center

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- AEG Live has partnered with global presenter ThemeSTAR to develop and secure intellectual property rights to produce and present family entertainment events in arenas around the world. Financial terms of the new venture, dubbed AEG ThemeSTAR, w ...

  33. Winehouse, Rascal In The Hunt For MOBOs

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal lead the field for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, to be held Sept. 19 at London's O2 Arena. BBC1 will broadcast it two days later. Winehouse is up for best U.K. female, bes ...

  34. MOBO Awards Move To The O2

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 12th edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards will take place at London's O2 Arena on Sept. 19. The MOBOs will be the first industry awards ceremony to take place at new Greenwich venue, which opened for business on July 7. Owne ...

  35. AEG Live To Produce Spice Girls Dates

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will produce arena shows by the reunited Spice Girls in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and London. The ‘90s pop sensation announced the reunion at the O2 Arena in London yesterday. The five-piece group will perform shows in 11 cities i ...

  36. Cooler Opening for IndigO2

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London's AEG-owned O2 arena, formerly known as the Millennium Dome, opens the doors of its smaller, on-site, IndigO2 concert venue June 28 with a show sponsored by AOL Music and featuring EMI Music acts. The "AOL Music Live! Summer Coole ...

  37. AEG, O2 To Launch Berlin Arena

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 capacity venue to open in 2008. Anschutz Entertainment Group, the U.S. entertainment and music promotion giant, has joined forces with O2 Germany, the Munich-based wireless telecommunications group, to build a new multi-purpose venue in Ber ...

  38. Network Live, O2 Pact

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST To offer subs exclusive mobile video clips. UK wireless operator O2 has teamed with Network Live to offer subscribers exclusive mobile video clips of Network Live-produced concerts. Network Live recently won the worldwide distribution rights to th ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. London's Millennium Dome Gets Concerts Facelift

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Maligned venue to be refurbished for 2007 opening. The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a new name and re-positioned as London's biggest indoor live-music destination. Following a deal unveiled today (May 25) between Anschut ...

  42. 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 ...