1. Coldplay Announce International Live Shows for ‘Ghost Stories’ Launch

    April 17, 2014 2:59 AM EDT Coldplay have unveiled their first run of live shows in support of the band’s new studio album, “Ghost Stories”.  The British alternative rock group will play six “intimate” shows in a trek that visits Germany, the U.S., France, Japan and the U.K. ...

  2. Juan Gabriel in 'Stable Condition' After Falling Ill, Adds Replacement Tour Dates

    April 16, 2014 8:56 PM EDT Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, who on Monday was hospitalized and diagnosed with pneumonia, is now listed in "very stable condition " in Las Vegas where he is resting. Additionally, new tour dates have been announced for shows he canceled ...

  3. Pete Seeger to be Celebrated at Hudson River's Clearwater Festival

    April 16, 2014 8:11 PM EDT Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer. Related Articles A Petition For a Pete Seeger Memorial on the National Mall: Guest Post by Dan Efram In Memoriam: Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete See ...

  4. ACM Sells Out 2015 Events, Moves 70k Tickets in 18 Minutes

    April 16, 2014 3:59 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music Awards, which held its 49th annual show this past April 6th, has already sold out its tickets to next year's events -- ACM Party For a Cause, a two-day event, and the ACM Awards, scheduled for April 17-18 and Apri ...

  5. Budweiser Made In America Expands To L.A., Becomes First Simultaneous Bicoastal Music Fest

    April 16, 2014 2:28 PM EDT The Budweiser Made In America festival is expanding to Los Angeles - and staying in its birthplace of Philadelphia, with two simultaneous two-day festivals set to take place this Labor Day Weekend. Founding partner and curator Jay Z made the an ...

  6. ABBA Takes Over Tate Modern to Toast 40th Anniversary

    April 16, 2014 11:44 AM EDT ABBA stars Björn Ulvaeus and Frida Lyngstad took over London’s Tate Modern, along with thousands of fans, to celebrate their 40 years of worldwide success. In 1974, ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden with their song "Waterloo.&qu ...

  7. Jay Z & Beyonce To Embark On Summer Stadium Tour?

    April 16, 2014 11:12 AM EDT Jay Z and Beyonce could be coming to a stadium near you. According to reports, hip hop’s golden couple is set to announce a 20-stadium U.S. tour that will start in late June. The claims are published in the N.Y. Post’s Page Six  column. There ...

  8. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Spends 10th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Sales Climb Past 2 Million

    April 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" continues its run atop the Billboard 200 as it clocks a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The set sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That ...

  9. Concertgoer Claims UB40 Made Her Ear Bleed

    April 16, 2014 10:44 AM EDT A fan who attended a UB40 concert in the U.K. on Monday claims the reggae band's performance caused her ear to bleed -- literally. No More 'Red Red Wine': UB40 Declares Bankruptcy According to multiple accounts from individuals in a ...

  10. Hans Zimmer Composes Theme Music to EDM Festival Tomorrowland (Video)

    April 16, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Oscar-winning film and music composer Hans Zimmer has created the first official hymn to mark the 10th anniversary of Tomorrowland, a leading electronic dance music festival held every year in the Belgian town of Boom, outside of Brussels. The 201 ...

  11. Ray LaMontagne To Play Citi Shows to Benefit Musicians on Call

    April 15, 2014 2:46 PM EDT Ray LaMontagne, whose latest album “Supernova” will be released April 29 on RCA, is set to play three exclusive concerts for Citi cardmembers. The shows will take place at New York’s Town Hall on May 1, Los Angeles’ Cathedral Sanctuary on May 6 an ...

  12. Mexican Singer Juan Gabriel Cancels 3 Shows Due to Pneumonia

    April 15, 2014 2:45 PM EDT Juan Gabriel, the iconic Mexican singer/songwriter, has postponed his first three California shows after being rushed to the hospital early on Monday in Las Vegas where he was diagnosed with pneumonia, according to representatives for the 64-year- ...

  13. Bandsintown Reaches 10 Million Members

    April 15, 2014 11:07 AM EDT Concert listing site Bandsintown announced on their blog that the number of registered concertgoers has grown to 10 million -- the equivalent of the 13th largest city or the 87th largest country in the world.  Bandsintown CEO Julien Mitelberg Brea ...

  14. Rolling Stones Announce Itinerary, Extra Dates For Australasia Tour

    April 15, 2014 12:12 AM EDT The Rolling Stones’ rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand now has an itinerary, and an extra two shows.  The legendary British rockers will restart their trek Down Under with an Oct. 25 concert at the Adelaide Oval, and they'll wrap t ...

  15. Bieber, Beyonce, Pharrell: Coachella Goes Pop

    April 14, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Justin Bieber played the main stage at Coachella . Okay, well, technically he performed for a single song, and as a surprise guest during the performance of Chance The Rapper, a buzzed-about indie MC with no proper album to his name yet. But tec ...

  16. 'Music Does Not Die': David Bisbal Talks New Music, Billboard Latin Music Awards 25th Anniversary Concert

    April 14, 2014 12:37 PM EDT Spanish pop star David Bisbal is celebrating a new album, a global tour and a fan base that keeps growing. Despite having more than 6 million twitter followers, and counting, the singer takes nothing for granted. On a recent morning, Bisbal spoke ...

  17. Beyonce, Jay Z Make Surprise Coachella Guest Appearances: Watch

    April 13, 2014 9:20 AM EDT Four years after Jay Z headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and brought Beyonce out for a surprise duet of "Young Forever," the power couple once again pulled a fast one (or two) on the Indio music festival, making sepa ...

  18. The Beat: Gareth Emery's 360 Group Mgmt Team's Coachella Strategy, EDM Skepticism

    April 12, 2014 7:19 PM EDT Billboard ran into EDM star Gareth Emery with his day-to-day, Josiahs Porter, and his manager, Brett Fisher , both of Three Six Zero Group ( the management, publishing , recording and production team in partnership with Roc Nation) in the middle ...

  19. Coachella 2014 Live Stream: Watch the Fest Webcast

    April 12, 2014 6:10 PM EDT Coachella 2014 rolls on tonight, but with a daily three-channel Youtube webcast straight from the festival which you can watch here, you don't have to actually be out in the California desert to see a lot of the multi-stage musical action ...

  20. Outkast's Coachella Comeback: Rap Duo Returns For Headline Performance

    April 12, 2014 7:32 AM EDT On the one hand, the audience members at Coachella's 2014 fest were incredibly lucky, being the first ones to watch the reunited Outkast perform in person when the Atlanta duo headlined the first night of the festival on Friday (Apr. 11). &qu ...

  21. Spotify's Coachella #WeWereThere Campaign: High Tech and Sweet, Sweet Air Conditioning

    April 11, 2014 3:43 PM EDT For the month of April, the average temperature in Indio, Calif., the locale for the 16th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, hovers around 90 degrees. Hoofing it between stages and across 90-acre-plus polo fields for hours upon s ...

  22. Miami Officials Withdraw Bid to Ban Ultra's Return

    April 11, 2014 2:47 PM EDT An announcement from Ultra Music Festival organizers claims that Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and the city Commissioner, Marc Sarnoff, have withdrawn their call to ban the festival from returning. A request for comment and confirmation from city off ...

  23. As Coachella Begins, Festival Safety Takes Center Stage

    April 11, 2014 1:26 PM EDT The unofficial start of the North American festivals season begins this weekend with the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., amid the usual concerns about the overall safety of live music festivals. Recent events at the Ultra fes ...

  24. Miley Cyrus Rebounds Up Social 50

    April 11, 2014 11:17 AM EDT As her Bangerz tour left Canada to head towards New York City, a slew of online activity pertaining to Miley Cyrus provides her with a bump in social activity over the previous week, helping her to rise 7-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart with ...

  25. Coachella’s Promoter on Producing the World’s Top Festival, a Third Weekend, Permanent Toilets

    April 11, 2014 8:00 AM EDT As organizers of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., tee up the event's 2014 run, Paul Tollett, president/CEO of producer Goldenvoice, has some hot news to reveal.   “We’ve built permanent toilets,” Tollett tells Billb ...

  26. Marc Anthony Confirmed for Billboard Latin Music Conference Q&A

    April 10, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Superstar Marc Anthony is the latest act confirmed for a Q&A at the upcoming 25th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference. Anthony will be interviewed during the Billboard Icons Q&A, taking place April 23 at 4:15 p.m. at the JW Marriot Mar ...

  27. Live Nation Announces JBL Live At Pier 97, New Outdoor NYC Venue (Exclusive)

    April 09, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Live Nation and Harman International are partnering to debut a new outdoor venue in Manhattan, JBL Live at Pier 97, set to open in early summer at New York’s Pier 97 on 57th St. and the West Side Highway. The Fray (July 9), 311 (July 19), The Soul ...

  28. Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry Lead 2014 Billboard Music Award Finalists

    April 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Katy Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell will also contend in several major categories The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards were announced today with Imagine Dragons and Lorde leading all artists followed by J ...

  29. Nederlander on Board to Book and Promote the Sunset Strip Music Festival

    April 08, 2014 8:30 PM EDT The Sunset Strip Music Festival is moving from August to September, expanding to two days and bringing on Nederlander Concerts to book and promote the seventh annual event. The street festival is scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sund ...

  30. SFX Acquires Artist Management Firm TMWRK, Creative Agencies Learned Evolution and the Meta Agency

    April 08, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Robert Sillerman announced that his SFX Entertainment has extended its reach even further into the world of EDM with the acquisition of digital and creative agencies the Meta Agency and Learned Evolution and artist management firm TMWRK. SFX Beefi ...

  31. Are Stars Charging $20k and Up to Wear T-Shirts at Coachella? (Report)

    April 07, 2014 3:11 PM EDT Updated : Lacoste's rep tells Billboard that the story about Lea Michele is "100 percent false." Meanwhile, Aaron Paul is, according to the New York Daily News report, asking for $15,000 and at least 2 VIP festival passes. This ...

  32. 21st Century Bus: Upgrading Road Warriors With Better Construction, Digital Apps

    April 07, 2014 2:01 PM EDT How better construction and digital apps are upgrading artists' "home away from home." The modern tour bus is often tricked out with technology that allows bands to record while on the road. But sometimes the most important quest ...

  33. Justin Timberlake's 20/20 World Tour to Make North American Return

    April 07, 2014 7:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake 's 20/20 Experience World Tour will return to North America for 13 more arena dates this fall, promoter Live Nation announces today. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation's Global Touring ...

  34. ACM Awards Moving to AT&T Stadium, Home of Dallas Cowboys, in 2015

    April 06, 2014 8:36 PM EDT Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton kicked off the 49th ACM Awards with an announcement about No. 50. Next year's show will be leaving Las Vegas for the wide open spaces of Texas and the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ...

  35. Joe Satriani’s 'Chrome Dome': The Shiniest Part of a New Career Retrospective

    April 06, 2014 12:12 PM EDT Grammy-nominated guitarist celebrates three decades in the music business with boxed set in shape of his head, biography and world tour. Joe Satriani is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. In his early years, he gave less ...

  36. Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez, Brandon Boyd To Do 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Arena Tour

    April 05, 2014 4:15 PM EDT The 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" is being resurrected for a North American arena rock tour this summer, led by a former boy band member, an R&B siren and a punk icon. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Ri ...

  37. Fleetwood Mac's Music Sales Surge on Reuniting News

    April 05, 2014 2:18 PM EDT Fleetwood Mac's music sales have surged, thanks to the publicity generated by the group's reunion with singer/songwriter Christine McVie. Related Articles Fleetwood Mac With Christine McVie Announce North American Tour Tour Managers of F ...

  38. Security Management Firm for HARD Summer, EDC, Insomniac, Live Nation Acquired by U.S. Security Associates

    April 04, 2014 1:30 PM EDT National crowd management firm Staff Pro Inc., whose clients include a wide range of venues, festivals, tours and other live events, has been acquired by U.S. Security Associates (USA), and will maintain current management and executive staff. Fin ...

  39. Vulfpeck Stands to Earn More Than $18K From Spotify for Silent Album

    April 04, 2014 1:01 PM EDT "Surely this will chart on the Billboard Silent 100," jokes Vulfpeck songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Stratton. He's referring to "Sleepify," Vulfpeck's completely silent album that has so far racked up some ...

  40. Countdown to the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference: 1994-1998

    April 04, 2014 12:59 PM EDT Register today for Billboard's 2013 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ14' to get a special discount. In honor of the 25 anniversary of Billboard's Latin Music Conference, Billboard.biz is breaking out the ...

  41. Pre-Cancellation Gigs Launch Stones Atop Hot Tours with $41.6M in Ticket Sales

    April 04, 2014 12:35 PM EDT While the Rolling Stones' recent shows in Australia and New Zealand in late March/early April were postponed following the death of Mick Jagger’s partner, L’Wren Scott, on March 17, earlier dates for the legendary band, from February to mid-M ...

  42. 'I Watched in Awe:' A Frankie Knuckles Remembrance

    April 02, 2014 5:03 PM EDT I first saw Frankie Knuckles play records — on what I now recognize as an epic, life-changing night of adventure in the fall of 1984 at the newly opened nightclub Smart Bar on the fourth floor of a run down former vaudeville house in the shadow ...

  43. Ultra Announces Review After Security Issues Draw Criticism

    April 02, 2014 4:06 PM EDT The Ultra Music Fest today announced a comprehensive review of all security procedures for its annual electronic dance music festival. The initiative follows an incident last weekend in which crowds breached a security fence on Friday (March 28) c ...

  44. MTV to Carry Tomorrowland Electronic Music Festival Worldwide

    April 02, 2014 1:03 PM EDT Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell and Carl Cox are among the EDM acts confirmed to play at the Belgium fest, held over two weekends in July. MTV has signed on as the exclusive international broadcast partner for the Tomorrowland 2014 electronic d ...

  45. Luis Fonsi, David Bisbal to Headline Billboard Latin Music Conference's 25th Anniversary Concert

    April 02, 2014 9:45 AM EDT Global pop stars Luis Fonsi and David Bisbal will share the stage for the Billboard Latin Music 25th Anniversary Concert, taking place April 23 at Liv Nightclub in Miami Beach. Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & ...

  46. Death of 21-Year-Old Tied to Ultra Music Festival (Report)

    April 01, 2014 3:57 PM EDT A young man has died in connection to the Ultra Music Festival in Miami over this weekend, local news outlets are reporting. The young man died late in the evening Saturday or early morning Sunday. According to NBC 6 South Florida, 21-year-old Ado ...

  47. Rolling Stones To Resume Tour In May

    April 01, 2014 6:21 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will restart their world tour next month in what will be the group’s first concerts since the death of L’Wren Scott, the partner of frontman Mick Jagger. The legendary British rockers have announced 14 dates across Europe and Is ...

  48. Kanye West Delays Australia Tour To Complete New Album

    March 31, 2014 11:33 PM EDT Kanye West has rescheduled his Australia tour to work on his new studio album, tentatively due this year.  Live Nation Australasia reported the news on the morning of April 1, though reps for the concert promoter confirm its press release wasn’t a ...

  49. Ultra Music Festival Wraps in Miami Amid Problems (Analysis)

    March 31, 2014 3:20 PM EDT With another Ultra Music Festival in the books, the 2014 American EDM festival season is officially underway, though perhaps off to a rocky start. The 16th annual festival and flagship of the worldwide Ultra brand began on Friday, March 28 at Miam ...

  50. Martin Garrix, Scooter Braun and Eelko van Kooten Talk 'Animals,' Tease Collabs, New Music at Ultra (Video)

    March 31, 2014 11:37 AM EDT What a difference a year makes. In 2013, young dance stud Martin Garrix was at Ultra in a totally different capacity. “I was actually in the crowd last year,” he told Billboard’s Kerri Mason just an hour removed from performing at the Miami dance ...

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