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  1. Winter Storm Nemo Impacts Live-Music Biz In Northeast

    February 09, 2013 9:44 AM EST Nemo, the blizzard that body-slammed the Northeast yesterday into this morning, dumping feet of snow driven by high winds blowing frigid air, forced the cancellation or postponement of several concerts in the region, underscoring yet again why ...

  2. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  3. Comcast-Spectacor's Peter Luukko Talks Venue Management, the Booming Arena Market and What's Next

    July 23, 2012 2:26 PM EDT This is the extended version of an interview with Comcast Spectacor/Global Spectrum's Peter Luukko that appeared in this week's Billboard Magazine. You can subscribe to Billboard Magazine right here . Sitting in his corner office at the ...

  4. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  5. Guns N' Roses Announce First U.S. Tour in Five Years

    September 21, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Veteran rockers Guns N' Roses are heading back on the road for their first major U.S. tour in 5 years, the band announced on Wednesday. The Axl Rose-fronted group will play more than 30 concerts, starting Oct. 28 at Orlando's Amway Cente ...

  6. 'American Idol' -- Reteamed With AEG -- Announces Season 10 Tour Dates

    April 28, 2011 9:53 PM EDT "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N. ...

  7. Carrie Underwood Tour To Kick Off In March

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood will hit the road next March for a 45-date headlining tour that kicks off Mar. 11 in Reading, Pa. and wraps May 30 in Spokane, Wash. Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan and sibling trio Sons of Sylvia will open for Underwood's ...

  8. Will Kanye West's VMAs Outburst Hurt His Upcoming Tour?

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join La ...

  9. CBS To Flip Format Of Influential Rock Station WBCN

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When iconic radio station WBCN (104.1 FM) flips formats Aug. 13 it will mark the first time since Lyndon Johnson's presidency that the station will be missing from the Boston rock radio landscape. For more than 40 years WBCN helped define loc ...

  10. ELO Bass Player Groucutt Dies

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kelly Groucutt, former bass player with 1970s rock hitmakers ELO, has died aged 63. Groucutt's management said the musician died Thursday in Worcester, central England, after having a heart attack. Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1971 by lo ...

  11. ELO Bass Player Kelly Groucutt Dead At 63

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kelly Groucutt, former bass player with 1970s rock hitmakers ELO, has died at age 63. Groucutt's management said the musician died Thursday in Worcester, central England, after having a heart attack. Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1971 by ...

  12. The Dead Returning To The Road In '09

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spurred on by two reunions at benefits for President-elect Barack Obama, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will embark on their first tour in five years this spring. The Dead will hit the road beginning April 12 in Greensboro, N.C., and w ...

  13. Nickelback Plots 2009 Tour

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback will begin a North American tour Feb. 25 in Nashville in support of its just-released Roadrunner album "Dark Horse." Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 via LiveNation.com, but Nickelback fan club members get first crack on Friday (Nov. ...

  14. Neil Diamond Extends North American Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has added 13 new dates to his North American tour in support of the album "Home Before Dark." The freshly added shows begin Nov. 22 in Grand Forks, N.D., and wrap Jan. 8 in Portland, Ore. As usual, Diamond is doing huge busi ...

  15. Q-Tip Joins Common For 2K Sports Tour

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Q-Tip will hit the road this fall alongside Chicago rapper Common for the 2K Sports Bounce Tour. The trek, in support of the video game series, commences in Milwaukee, WI on Sept. 22 and wraps up on Oct. 14 in Los Angeles. Q-Tip, who is featured a ...

  16. Ozzy, Zombie Ready Fall Tour

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas f ...

  17. Sounds Of The Underground Line-Up Revealed

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will feature performances by GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job For A Cowboy, among others. The 25-city North American trek starts July 6 at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas and ...

  18. Mario's Management Dispute Settled

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The litigation over multiplatinum recording artist Mario's former management relationship with Troy Patterson is over. All of the parties have settled their disputes or have been dismissed from the case, including managers Matthew Knowles, Ju ...

  19. '50s Pop Singer Georgia Gibbs Dies At 87

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Georgia Gibbs, a versatile singer who starred on the popular show "Your Hit Parade" and reached the top of the charts in the 1950s with covers of songs by black artists, has died. She was 87. Gibbs died Saturday at New York's Memori ...

  20. Opie & Anthony Comedy Tour Set First Dates

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stops include Massachusetts, New Jersey. Shock jocks Opie and Anthony are fielding the Opie & Anthony Traveling Virus - The Comedy Event of the Year! tour, a multi-act, festival style comedy tour. The syndicated jocks’ flagship station is 92.3 ...

  21. Mario Sues Production Company To Void Contract

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum recording artist Mario filed a lawsuit today (Feb. 16) against Troy Patterson and Third Street Music Group to void his contract with the production company, which he entered as a minor. Multi-platinum recording artist Mario filed a ...

  22. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  23. Worcester Centrum Sells Naming Rights

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Under a new naming-rights agreement, the Worcester (Pa.) Centrum Centre, Arena and Convention Center Complex will now be known as the DCU Center. Under a new naming-rights agreement, the Worcester (Pa.) Centrum Centre, Arena and Convention Center ...

  24. Madonna Ends Reinvention Tour On High Note

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna wrapped her Reinvention tour last night (Sept. 14) with the second of two sellouts at the Pavilhao Atlantico in Lisbon, Portugal. The tour, destined to be the top-grossing trek of 2004, grosse Madonna wrapped her Reinvention tour last nigh ...

  25. New Filings: PepsiCo, Kenneth Cole, Time Warner

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent cases including such companies as PepsiCo, Kenneth Cole and Time Warner. Case: Deveaux S.A. v. Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.; Kenneth Cole Productions L.P.; Kenneth Cole Inc.; Paul Davril Inc.; Federated Department Stores; Macy's; Bloo ...

  26. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  27. Van Halen Tickets Moving Quickly

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Sammy Hagar-fronted <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000469665">Van Halen tour</A> is on a sell-out track. The Sammy Hagar-fronted Van Halen tour is on a ...

  28. Van Halen Summer Tour A Go

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long-rumored Van Halen summer tour is finally getting off the ground. The group's <A HREF="http://www.vanhalen.com" TARGET="new">official Web site</A> reports that Van Halen will play shows on dat The long- ...