1. Big Barrel, FarmBorough, Delaware Junction... With Rampant Cancellations, What's the Forecast for This Year's Country Fests?

    February 11, 2016 11:28 AM EST Despite drawing a respectable 40,000 last year, country’s Big Apple invasion has faltered, with the cancellation of the FarmBorough country music festival on New York’s Randall’s Island being the latest in a string of troubling signs in what has b ...

  2. The Sunset of SFX: Where to Now?

    February 11, 2016 11:01 AM EST On Feb. 1, Robert Sillerman’s plans for EDM domination finally came crashing down. After a four-year spending spree during which his would-be powerhouse SFX Entertainment acquired promoters ID&T (with its Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld and Myster ...

  3. Your Questions About SFX Entertainment's Tangled Web of Financial Woes, Answered

    February 11, 2016 11:00 AM EST The ups and downs of SFX Entertainment -- currently in the midst of a bankruptcy and top-level restructuring -- and the company's complex web of acquisitions and financial maneuverings would confuse even the most attentive of industry watcher ...

  4. Flight Facilities Blast Sydney's Controversial Lockout Laws

    February 10, 2016 7:02 PM EST Electronic producer duo Flight Facilities went off on Sydney’s lockout laws Wednesday (Feb. 10). Following alcohol-related incidents at Australian nightclubs, certain bars and clubs must now close their doors to patrons at 1:30 a.m. and stop selli ...

  5. Live Nation Partners With Voto Latino: Exclusive

    February 10, 2016 5:00 PM EST Voto Latino has partnered with Live Nation in a campaign to sign up voters at concerts by Latin artists including Maná and Julieta Venegas . “The Latin entertainment industry is collectively concerned about the future of the Latino communities in ...

  6. Pandora's 'Discovery Den' at SXSW to Feature Bloc Party, Kevin Gates, Hinds

    February 10, 2016 12:45 PM EST Pandora is again loading its Discovery Den concert series at South By Southwest with a diverse slate of live acts. Taking place March 16 through March 19 at The Gatsby in Austin, the fifth annual Discover Den will include performances by emerging ...

  7. NYC's 2016 FarmBorough Festival Canceled

    February 09, 2016 8:55 PM EST The 2016 FarmBorough Festival with headlining sets by Toby Keith , Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw at Randall's Island Park in New York City has been canceled.  Big Barrel Fest Shutters -- Is Delaware Junction Next? Tickets for the event slated f ...

  8. Mana Announces 'Latino Power Tour,' Urges U.S. Latinos to Vote

    February 09, 2016 7:09 PM EST On the eve of receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mexican rockers Maná announced the launch of their Latino Power Tour. Mana to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame The tour, which kicks off Sept. 9 ...

  9. John Oates Talks Rock Hall, Touring & Upcoming Jam Session With Miguel, Win Butler

    February 09, 2016 3:46 PM EST Guitarist/singer/producer/songwriter John Oates , half of famed duo Hall & Oates , will serve as musical director for PoWoW! A Live Superstar Mashup , set for March 5 at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Lake Okeechobee, Fla. Produce ...

  10. Hollywood Bowl 2016 Summer Season Lineup Has Arrived: See It Here

    February 09, 2016 12:00 PM EST The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles has announced its 2016 summer season lineup, and it spans from Steely Dan in June to Bloc Party in September. The list covers early June to late September and a wide array of performances, ranging from rock to jaz ...

  11. LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The Killers to Headline Way Home Festival 2016

    February 09, 2016 10:03 AM EST LCD Soundsystem , Arcade Fire , and The Killers will headline the second annual Way Home Festival, set for July 22-24 at the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds near Orillia, Ont. WayHome is produced by Republic Live and booked by Bonnaroo co-founder Ashle ...

  12. Dead & Company Announces Summer Tour

    February 08, 2016 6:30 AM EST As forecast during Dead & Company New Year's Eve concert at the Forum in Los Angeles, the Grateful Dead -spawned supergroup -- featuring original members Bob Weir , Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman along with John Mayer , Oteil Burbridge a ...

  13. Animal Collective, Best Coast & More Plan Voter Registration Drives on Upcoming Tours

    February 05, 2016 9:25 PM EST Animal Collective , Best Coast , Jason Isbell and other musical acts will host voter registration drives on their 2016 tours.  Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: Vote For Who Has the Better Musician Support Squad Those groups, as well as Unknown ...

  14. SFX Gets Access to Funds and Begins Search for New CEO, Though Fate of Assets Still in Question

    February 05, 2016 5:29 PM EST SFX Entertainment has been thrown another lifeline. The judge in a Delaware bankruptcy court has approved the bondholders' plan that puts SFX on a tight budget but gives it the capital needed to continue operations. The court granted SFX acce ...

  15. Darius Rucker Talks 'Good Time' Tour, the Super Bowl and His Hootie Days

    February 05, 2016 1:16 PM EST Darius Rucker has just announced plans for his upcoming 2016 Good For A Good Time tour, which begins June 3 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla., and will play about 30 dates at mostly amphitheaters this summer. This will be ...

  16. Big Barrel Fest Shutters -- Is Delaware Junction Next?

    February 05, 2016 9:56 AM EST Goldenvoice’s decision to pull the plug on the Big Barrel country music festival in Dover, Del., brings to an end an ambitious project that was faced with challenges out of the gate. Now the question is, will new festivals launched in the country ...

  17. Black Sabbath Postpones Another Tour Date Due to Ozzy Osbourne's Sinusitis

    February 03, 2016 10:30 AM EST UPDATE: Another Black Sabbath farewell tour date has been postponed due to  Ozzy  Osbourne 's "severe sinusitis," according to Live Nation. The Feb. 3 concert in Vancouver will be rescheduled for a later date. 1/2 Due to continued s ...

  18. Def Leppard Postpones U.S. Tour 'Due to Illness'

    February 01, 2016 6:27 PM EST Def Leppard has postponed its remaining winter U.S. tour dates "due to illness," according to the band.  Def Leppard Roars to No. 1 on Top Rock Albums Chart The concerts running from Feb. 2-17 included San Antonio's AT&T Center, ...

  19. Lawmaker Seeks to Collect Personal Info of Live Acts in Philadelphia

    January 28, 2016 2:26 PM EST A Philadelphia city council member’s bill that would require music venues to obtain contact information of performers and create a registry of promoters has been met with opposition.  Councilman Mark Squilla is attempting to amend a section of the ...

  20. Task Force Assembled to Address an Unequal Visa System for U.K. Musicians

    January 28, 2016 11:23 AM EST A music industry taskforce has been assembled to address the growing number of visa issues preventing up-and-coming British acts from playing in the U.S. "In the past year, we’ve been told of numerous times of U.K. musicians traveling to the ...

  21. King of the Country: Live Nation's Brian O'Connell Talks Country Fests, Tours for 2016

    January 28, 2016 10:42 AM EST In producing 12-14 country tours annually for more than a decade, and launching six country music festivals in the past four years, Brian O’Connell, president of Live Nation Country Music, has played a huge role in the explosion of country music o ...

  22. Coldplay Announces 2016 U.S. Tour Dates

    January 28, 2016 8:20 AM EST Coldplay will embark on its first stadium tour of North America since 2012 with its Head Full of Dreams tour. The Live Nation-produced tour begins July 16 at MetLife Stadium near New York City, with the seven dates announced today (Jan. 28) wrappi ...

  23. New York Attorney General Describes Ticketing Industry as 'A Fixed Game,' Exposes Abuses in Report

    January 27, 2016 10:31 PM EST A three-year investigation by the New York attorney general's office has culminated in a report to be released Thursday exposing abuses throughout the state's ticket industry.  Among the most egregious violations are free tickets for an ...

  24. Dead & Company, Tool & The Weeknd Lead New Hot Tours Roundup

    January 27, 2016 7:54 PM EST Dead & Company hits No. 1 on Billboard ’s weekly recap of Hot Tours (see list, below) based on reported box office totals from the band’s final two dates of 2015. A year-end run of two performances in both the San Francisco and Los Angeles mar ...

  25. AEG Live Extends License for British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival

    January 27, 2016 2:09 PM EST AEG Live’s showcase London festival, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, has been granted a two-year extension to its license. This year’s event takes place from July 1 to 10 with Take That, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & ...

  26. Paris Venue L'Olympia Announces 'Olympia-By-Night' Events, Kicking Off With Odesza

    January 27, 2016 9:42 AM EST Citing demand, Paris concert hall L'Olympia has announced a new series of late-night events called "Olympia-By-Night." The Vivendi-owned venue said the inaugural event will take place April 2 and feature American electronic music du ...

  27. Hal Davidson's Rock Fiesta: Transforming a Desert Destination for the Elderly Into a Hotbed of Latin Rock

    January 27, 2016 6:14 AM EST Hal Davidson, a promoter with a varied past, is taking a big bet that the inaugural Rock Fiesta festival will attract a younger, Spanish-speaking crowd to an Arizona desert town normally frequented by the happily blue-haired. Davidson is bringing ...

  28. Iggy Pop, Josh Homme Book 20 Dates Behind 'Post Pop Depression,' Kick Off This Spring in Seattle

    January 26, 2016 4:07 PM EST Iggy Pop and Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age will tour together in support of their new album, Post Pop Depression  released by Loma Vista, according to a source. The tour begins March 28 in Seattle, and will play historic theaters in Nort ...

  29. SFX, Sillerman Settle Lawsuit Accusing Sillerman of Stealing Idea Behind Company

    January 26, 2016 1:54 PM EST SFX Entertainment has settled a lawsuit  which alleged chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman stole their idea for the consolidated EDM promoter that became SFX. Paolo Moreno, a manager at Disco Donnie Presents; artist manager Lawrence Vavra; and Moren ...

  30. Fall of the Ruble: Russia's Currency Woes Threaten International Tours

    January 26, 2016 1:41 PM EST As Russia's currency, the ruble, took a new plunge against the dollar and the euro in late 2015 and early 2016, promoters in the country are scaling back the number of shows by foreign artists. Over the last three months the ruble has lost mo ...

  31. Making 'History': The Eagles' Legacy as the Billion-Dollar Road Band

    January 26, 2016 11:53 AM EST The Eagles' touring history, marked by a 14-year hiatus after they disbanded in 1980 until they returned in 1994 and through their most current (and biggest) tour in History of the Eagles, has impacted the live industry both in the unpreceden ...

  32. StubHub to Sponsor Jennifer Lopez's Las Vegas Residency: Exclusive

    January 26, 2016 10:00 AM EST In its latest collaboration with the primary live music business, StubHub, the leading secondary ticket marketplace, has joined with Jennifer Lopez and Caesars Entertainment's Planet Hollywood to form a new partnership focused on providing fa ...

  33. East Coast Blizzard Set to Dump on Your Concert Plans

    January 22, 2016 9:02 AM EST It looks like a lot of music fans' weekend concert plans will be shut down, at least for those living in much of the Eastern U.S., as a massive blizzard slams a wide swath of the country today.  Among the major Northeastern cities expected to ...

  34. Plagued By Visa Problems, Jamaican Stars Seek Alternatives to Reach Fans

    January 21, 2016 11:10 AM EST On the third night of the Jamrock Reggae Cruise, the successful five-day festival cruise founded by Damian Marley, as the Pearl sailed between two Jamaican ports prior to its return to Miami, a top-tier roster including singer Jah Cure, vibrant yo ...

  35. Madonna, Fleetwood Mac & Elton John Lead New Hot Tours Roundup

    January 20, 2016 5:36 PM EST Madonna heads up the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below), ranking No. 1 based on grosses from the final four venues of her Rebel Heart tour’s European trek during November and December. She wrapped the 16-city fall run in Scotland on Dec. ...

  36. Sting, Peter Gabriel To Tour: Exclusive

    January 19, 2016 12:00 AM EST Sting and Peter Gabriel will embark on a 19-date co-headlining North American concert tour this summer, Billboard has learned. The Rock Paper Scissors tour will play a mix of arenas and amphitheaters, beginning June 21 at Nationwide Arena in Colum ...

  37. SFX's Bumpy Ride Continues With $20 Million in New Financing

    January 15, 2016 2:16 PM EST SFX Entertainment's financial saga took a couple turns this week when the company followed up a loan default with the announcement of new financing. The troubled EDM promoter revealed Friday it raised $20 million "for itself and certain ...

  38. Motley Crue's Final Concerts Rock Latest Hot Tours Tally

    January 15, 2016 1:45 PM EST Mötley Crüe rocks the upper reaches of the weekly Hot Tours recap (see list, below) based on ticket sales from the last venue on the veteran metal band’s farewell tour. The final stop on the tour was Los Angeles where the band formed 35 years ago. ...

  39. Janet Jackson Unveils Rescheduled Dates for Unbreakable World Tour

    January 14, 2016 1:45 PM EST Janet Jackson has made good on her word, announcing the rescheduled dates for her Unbreakable World Tour (Jan. 14). The North American leg of her global stint will be back in business on May 14 in Las Vegas, wrapping in Cleveland on Aug. 28. The E ...

  40. Not His First Rodeo: Jason Kane Talks Growth of Music at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    January 14, 2016 11:55 AM EST After a lengthy career in radio, Jason Kane jokes that he “ran off and joined the circus” 10 years ago. That’s when he took the job as managing director of entertainment and concert production for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a massive an ...

  41. Taylor Swift Wins 'Most Marketable' in New Study, Followed By Justin Timberlake

    January 14, 2016 11:09 AM EST Taylor Swift has been singled out in a new study on live music partnerships as the most marketable musician among young Americans. According to London-based sports and media research outfit Repucom, millennials (and younger) like and trust the &qu ...

  42. Bronx Cheers: How the Coachella-Aligned Panorama Fest Landed on Top of the Indie Governors Ball

    January 14, 2016 10:03 AM EST While most believe that New York can support more than one major music festival, the new Panorama event set for New York City’s Randall’s Island Park in July doesn’t seem a best-case scenario for either producers Goldenvoice (a subsidiary of AEG L ...

  43. Guns N' Roses Eyeing $3 Million Per Show Payday on Potential Tour

    January 14, 2016 10:01 AM EST UPDATE: Guns N' Roses confirmed they're playing Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena April 8 & 9.  Fans were overjoyed when Billboard broke the news that a reunited Guns N’ Roses -- with original members Axl Rose , Slash , and Duff McKaga ...

  44. Tickets for David Bowie Tribute Going for Over $3,000, Organizer 'Looking Into' Livestream

    January 13, 2016 12:37 PM EST Michael Dorf ’s “Music of David Bowie” tribute concert at Carnegie Hall was in the planning stages for seven months when the rock icon passed away over the weekend. Following his death, the March 31 concert was quickly changed from a tribute to a ...

  45. Wanted: Photos of Nick Drake Live, Radiohead's First Gig and More Iconic Moments

    January 13, 2016 10:40 AM EST Concert subscription service Jukely has teamed up with Endeavor London, the publishing arm of Getty Images, to enlist the public in finding some — any — photographic documentation of some of the most legendary moments in British live music. Getty ...

  46. Messina Touring Group, Behind Swift's 1989 Tour, Restructures and Promotes From Within After Record Year

    January 12, 2016 2:13 PM EST Coming off the most successful year in its history, including producing four of the world's highest grossing concert tours in 2015 in Taylor Swift , Kenny Chesney , Eric Church and Ed Sheeran , Messina Touring Group (MTG) founder Louis Messi ...

  47. SXSW Announces Third Wave of 560 Performers

    January 12, 2016 10:57 AM EST Organizers have announced a massive third wave of performers for the 30th annual South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW).  The latest batch is, as mentioned, gigantic -- featuring 560 emerging and veteran acts from around the globe ...

  48. Coachella Creators Bringing Panorama Festival to NYC in July

    January 11, 2016 8:12 PM EST Goldenvoice, the event producers behind the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, have formally announced a new festival called Panorama set for this summer at New York City's Randall's Island Park on July 22-24.  In an announce ...

  49. Pemberton Music Festival Launches Grant Program for Local Arts Organizations

    January 11, 2016 4:38 PM EST By raising money from ticket sales from British Columbia’s Pemberton Music Festival , more than $70,000 (CAD $100,000) will be granted to 17 community arts organizations, ranging from a nutritional coupon program to gymnastics equipment voucher pr ...

  50. David Bowie Tribute Concert To Take Place At Carnegie Hall

    January 11, 2016 11:25 AM EST The startling news of David Bowie ’s death has left everyone saddened and seeking solace. According to the New York Times , Carnegie Hall will present a memorial concert in tribute to David Bowie and his legacy (the concert was already in the work ...

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