The O2

  1. StubHub Becomes Official Ticket Re-Seller for London’s O2 Arena

    June 03, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Secondary ticketing service StubHub has partnered with London’s O2 arena to become the venue’s official ticket re-sale vendor.   Effective immediately, the deal sees The O2’s primary ticketing platform AXS.com become fully integrated with StubHu ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  7. Vivendi Buys UK-Based See Tickets

    September 06, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Vivendi, parent company of Universal Music Group, has acquired UK-based ticketing company See Tickets. Its €96 million ($135 million) winning bid, announced Monday , beat out the likes of ticketing giant CTS Eventim and promoter Anschutz Entertain ...

  8. MSGE President Jay Marciano Resigns, Moving To AEG Europe

    March 28, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment President Jay Marciano has resigned from that position and will be named CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) Europe, sources told Billboard.biz. He will replace David Campbell, who left that position at AE ...

  9. AEG's Leiweke And Outbox's Rosen Talk to .Biz About Competing With The Ticketmaster Juggernaut

    February 04, 2011 12:13 PM EST The new AEG/Cirque du Soleil/Outbox joint venture is well positioned to make inroads in the volatile ticketing market through its combination of content, venues, credibility and innovative model. But that doesn't mean it will be easy, as Tick ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Bon Jovi Kicks Off O2 Residency

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has launched its London O2 Arena residency - returning to the venue they officially launched three years ago. Rob Hallett, AEG Live president of international touring , is predicting that tickets sales for the band's current tour wil ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Julie Andrews' Return To U.K. Stage

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Julie Andrews is to return to the U.K. stage for the first time in 30 years with a one-off performance at London's O2 arena on May 8, 2010. "An Evening with Julie Andrews" will see a night of music from her "greatest stage and ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Bon Jovi To Play O2 Arena Residency

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has signed up to a summer residency at London's O2 Arena venue starting next June. The run of shows is part of the band's Circle Tour, named after their new set, out via Mercury on Nov. 2 in the U.K. The actual dates at the O2 A ...

  19. 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, ...

  20. Sony To Issue Vintage Leonard Cohen Performance

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of his "Live In London" (Columbia) recorded at the O2 Arena, Sony Music Entertainment is issuing a second Leonard Cohen live album in 2009. "Leonard Cohen Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970" (Sony Music Entert ...

  21. Sky Signs Up As O2 Brand Partner

    August 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital satellite broadcaster Sky has signed a five-year deal with AEG to become a brand partner for the O2 entertainment complex in London, which will include a customer reward program for VIP access to events at the venue and TV rights. Sky ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Exclusive: AEG Live CEO Addresses Michael Jackson Fallout

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A week after Michael Jackson's death, organizers of what would have been a 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London have made significant strides straightening out what one touring executive called "the biggest mess in the history of our bu ...

  26. Michael Jackson Ticket Refund Details Revealed

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will give full refunds to fans who purchased tickets through authorized agents to Michael Jackson's 50 planned concerts at the O2 Arena in London, according to a news release from the promoter, which operates the O2 Arena. The refund ...

  27. AEG Facing $85 Million-Plus Jackson Ticket Refund

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The O2 Arena in London has informed Michael Jackson fans that details of how to obtain refunds will be revealed "in due course," while president and CEO of AEG Live Randy Phillips paid tribute to the singer. Billboard.biz understands AEG ...

  28. Fortune At Stake For AEG On Michael Jackson London Concerts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's planned 50-show run at the O2 Arena in London would have been the highest-grossing single concert engagement. Now it's a major problem for the promoter AEG Live. More than $85 million worth of tickets have already been ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Michael Jackson Sells Out 50 O2 Arena Shows

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tickets for Michael Jackson's run of 50 O2 Arena shows in London sold out in hours today (March 13) after the general sale opened to the public. Promoters AEG Live and Ticketmaster said in a statement that a total of 750,000 tickets have now ...

  31. Live Nation's Mojo Finalizes Amsterdam Venue

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mojo Concerts, the Dutch branch of Live Nation, has revealed that its new arena venue will be called the Ziggo Dome. It is named after the Dutch cable company that will be provide sponsorship. Mojo Concerts stages major acts in the Netherlands eit ...

  32. Updated: Jackson To Play 45 O2 Shows

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has now added 35 more concerts to his residency at London's O2 Arena following strong demand for the pre-sale tickets. The run of shows will now stretch into 2010. Pre-sale tickets for the AEG Live-promoted residency went on s ...

  33. Jackson Confirms O2 Dates

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has confirmed the dates for his London residency at the O2 Arena in July as fans await to see whether they will be among the first to have the opportunity to buy tickets. After announcing the 10-date run and the opening July 8 show ...

  34. Jackson Announces 'Final Curtain Call'

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has confirmed his July residency at London's O2 arena during a press conference at the venue, describing it as the "final curtain call." Hundreds of screaming fans turned up for the announcement, as well as members o ...

  35. AEG CEO: Jackson To Play Up To 25 London Shows

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke revealed that Michael Jackson is set to perform 20 to 25 shows at London's O2 Arena and that the singer is "very focused." Leiweke was speaking during his keynote Q&A session at the Billboard Mu ...

  36. Michael Jackson To Announce Open-Ended London Concert Run

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson will start an open-ended run of performances at London's O2 Arena on July 9, according to a Billboard source. The shows, Jackson's first scheduled full concerts since 2001, will be announced at a press conference today at ...

  37. Britney Confirms U.K. Shows

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has confirmed two dates at the O2 arena in London on June 3 and 4. Fans can register on her official Web site to buy tickets 24 hours before the Dec. 5 on-sale date. AEG Live is the promoter for the shows at the O2, which has a maxi ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Met Investigates Urban Music Awards Incident

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST London's Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating a serious incident at the sixth annual Urban Music Awards. The awards had to be halted when police were called to the Indigo venue at the O2 in Greenwich at 10.10pm on Nov. 15 aft ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 'Standing Offer' For Jackson To Play O2

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST There is credence to ongoing speculation that Michael Jackson might be booked for a long engagement at the O2 Arena in London, though no deal has been reached nor performances contracted. But a source confirms that there is a "standing offer ...

  43. London's O2 Claims 10,000,000 Visitors

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AEG Group says this week will see the 10 millionth visitor to its O2 entertainment site in London since it opened in June 2007. The figure counts visitors to all areas of the O2 site, which includes the main O2 Arena, the smaller Indigo2 venue plu ...

  44. NME Awards Moves To Brixton Academy

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Shockwaves NME Awards are moving to Brixton Academy for the ceremony on Feb. 25, 2009. The South London venue has staged the awards once before in its 55-year history, as well as hosting several of its awards tours and shows. Brixton Academy h ...

  45. Majors Ink O2 Concert Distribution Deal

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital content provider New Stream Media (NSM) has inked licensing deals with the four majors, allowing it to record and distribute concerts at London's O2 and indigo2 venues. NSM -- the venues' digital content partner -- has signed dea ...

  46. Cohen Adds O2 Date

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen is extending his U.K. tour in November by adding a second night at at the O2 Arena. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter will now play an 18,000-capacity show on Nov. 14 in addition to the Nov. 13 performance, which the promoter sa ...

  47. Dublin's Point Venue Becomes The O2

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dublin's refurbished Point Theatre will reopen this December under a new name, "The O2," and is set to reopen this December. The naming rights deal is part of a strategic brand alliance forged between the venue's owners Live Na ...

  48. O2 Arena Helms PRS London Venue List

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The O2 Arena has come out tops on a poll which ranks the top 10 live music venues in London licensed by the Performing Right Society. The 2007 figures, published today, were calculated using the royalty payments to PRS members arising from live pe ...

  49. AEG's Campbell To Keynote ERA Conference

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT David Campbell, president and CEO of AEG Europe, will become the first speaker from outside the record and retail industries to address an Entertainment Retailers Association convention when he delivers a keynote speech June 19 at ERA's annua ...

  50. 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 ...

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