1. Israel Conflict Turns a Promising Touring Summer Grim, to the Tune of $20 Million

    August 01, 2014 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The conflict in Gaza and insurance challenges have made for a cruel summer for promoters. Neil Young and Backstreet Boys have postponed shows -- are Gaga and Lana next? “This looked like it was going to be one of the best summers in Israel’s history ...

  2. Live Nation In Negotiations to Buy Management Companies of U2, Madonna (Report)

    November 12, 2013 7:25 PM EST Live Nation is negotiating to buy the management companies behind U2 and Madonna, according to the New York Times , citing people with direct knowledge of the deals. Live Nation would reportedly pay more than $30 million for both Principle ...

  3. Beyonce ‘Mrs. Carter’ Tour Tickets Selling Out Fast

    February 12, 2013 3:32 PM EST The first shows put on sale for the North American leg of Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show world arena tour sold out quickly yesterday, with shows added in several markets. Sales in Europe, where the tour begins April 15 at Kombank Arena in Belgrade, ...

  4. Madonna's 'MDNA' Tour Makes Billboard Boxscore's All-Time Top 10

    January 23, 2013 7:53 PM EST The final numbers are in, and Madonna's 2012 "MDNA" tour has retained her box office form, clocking in at $305,158,363 gross with 2,212,345 in attendance over 88 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore. The tour began in Israel la ...

  5. Arthur Fogel Re-Ups With Live Nation

    December 17, 2012 5:00 AM EST Arthur Fogel, the reigning king of the megatour, has re-upped with Live Nation for a new five-year deal to continue his role as the Chairman of Global Music and the CEO of Global Touring. His tours with Live Nation have grossed more than $2.5 bill ...

  6. The Year In Touring 2012: Beyond The Numbers

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Looking past boxscore downturn, live industry is bullish on state of the business In any year, gauging the health of the touring business is no easy task, but we'll go out on a limb here: Business is good. Historically, when relying on anecdota ...

  7. The Year in Touring: Beyond The Numbers

    December 14, 2012 8:12 AM EST In any year, gauging the health of the touring business is no easy task, but we'll go out on a limb here: Business is good. Historically, when relying on anecdotal indicators, the relative health of this business often depends on whom you ...

  8. Frank Barsalona, Remembered by U2 Manager Paul McGuinness

    November 26, 2012 3:46 PM EST Frank Barsalona, founder of Premier Talent and one of the pioneers of the modern touring business, passed away Thanksgiving morning after a long illness. For a tribute written by Billboard's Ray Waddell - featuring comments about Barsalona fr ...

  9. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  10. Madonna's MDNA Tour Hits North America

    August 28, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna 's MDNA tour hits North American shores tonight with a show at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, having wrapped the European leg of the tour last week in Nice, France. The tour, which began May 31 in Tel Aviv, has grossed $115,701 ...

  11. Madonna's 'MDNA' Tour Brings Big Numbers to North American Premiere Tonight

    August 28, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Madonna's "MDNA" tour hits North American shores tonight with a show at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. The European leg of the tour wrapped last week in Nice, France. The tour, which began May 29 in Tel Aviv, has grossed $1 ...

  12. David Zedeck Leaves CAA, Joins Live Nation

    July 23, 2012 6:47 PM EDT Music agent David Zedeck has left his position at Creative Artists Agency to join Live Nation as executive VP and president of global talent and artist development. Based in New York, Zedeck will work with Live Nation Global Touring CEO and chairm ...

  13. Madonna Tour Skipping Australia, Again

    July 18, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Scraps Plan for First Australian Dates Since 1993's 'Girlie Show' Madonna has scrapped plans to tour Australia for the first time in 20 years. Live Nation confirmed late Tuesday that the "MDNA" tour will wrap in South Americ ...

  14. Michael Cohl, Live Nation Settle Lawsuit; Rolling Stones Tour On Its Way?

    June 28, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Live Nation has settled its lawsuit with former chairman Michael Cohl, saying that the suit ended "amicably." The two had been embroiled in competing lawsuits since 2010, after Live Nation initiated the battle by suing Cohl for $5.35 mil ...

  15. Backbeat: Live Nation Canada's Riley O'Connor Inducted Into Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

    March 28, 2012 3:24 PM EDT Riley O'Connor was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Canadian Music Awards and Gala Dinner in Toronto last week. (Photo: Grant W. Martin) During Live Nation Canada chairman Riley O'Connor 's induction into the Can ...

  16. Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Honor Live Nation Chairman Riley O'Connor, Others

    March 23, 2012 10:26 AM EDT People were still finding their seats in the massive ballroom at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel last evening (March 23) when the 30th annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards and Gala Dinner got underway in Toronto. The most important ...

  17. Lady Gaga Announces 'Born This Way Ball' Tour

    February 08, 2012 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga unveiled dates today for her Born This Way Ball tour in Southeast Asia/Australia and those shows will be followed by the rest of the world including dates in Europe, Latin America and North America. Live Nation Global Touring CEO Arthur Fo ...

  18. Madonna Sets 2012 World Tour Dates

    February 07, 2012 3:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Her 9th Trek Will Hit North America in August Fresh off her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI (which was viewed by a record 114 million people) comes details of the Madonna 2012 World Tour. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and w ...

  19. Billboard Power 100: Arthur Fogel

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 20 Arthur Fogel Chairman of Global Touring Live Nation Entertainment The Quiet King Of The Mega-Tour... In a 2005 Billboard article breaking down Arthur Fogel's global touring strategies, a few notable figures touted his skills: Bono, Dav ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: U2 & Paul McGuinness

    January 27, 2012 12:11 AM EST No. 27 U2 & Paul McGuinness Rock Band; Managing Director, Principal Manager Twitter: @u2com The Band And The Man On A Mission... If any one figure sums up the power of U2 in the music business today it would be this number: $736,421,586. Or ma ...

  21. The Year in Touring: U2's Mighty Roar

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Any year in touring that includes the figure $736,421,586 can only be considered a good year for business. That mind-blowing sum is the final tally for U2 's historic 360° tour, a three-year behemoth that shattered preconceived notions (and cap ...

  22. U2's '360' Tour Gross: $736,137,344!

    July 29, 2011 4:15 PM EDT The Claw from U2's all-time record-setting 360 Tour (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImang.com) Tomorrow night in Moncton, N.B., U2 will perform the 110th and final show of its monster 360 tour, wrapping up not only epic technological and musical achi ...

  23. U2's Record-Breaking 360 Tour Is Culmination of 'Under-Play' Strategy, Says Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    July 05, 2011 3:36 PM EDT U2's 100th show on the record shattering 360 tour came and went Saturday night in at Vanderbilt University's Memorial Stadium, leaving the town buzzing in its wake. This was the band's first visit to Nashville proper since playing V ...

  24. Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour Breaks Record for Debut Headlining Artist

    May 05, 2011 7:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga wraps her lengthy Monster Ball tour tomorrow night (May 6) in Mexico City, bringing to a close the biggest tour ever by a debut headlining artist. Dating back to November of 2009, Lada Gaga's 200 reported Monster shows grossed $227.4 ...

  25. U2's '360' Is Officially Most Successful Tour of All Time

    April 11, 2011 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 As projected by Billboard last week , U2's 360 officially became the most successful tour of all time, Live Nation announced today. Sunday night's sold-out show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo pulled U2 past the previous record, held by th ...

  26. U2 to Snatch 'Biggest Tour Ever' Title This Weekend

    April 08, 2011 8:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 When the doors open Sunday night for U2 's second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band's 360 tour will become the highest grossing tour in history. In Sao Paulo, U2 360 will pass the $558 million gross mark set by the Rol ...

  27. U2 To Set Record For Highest-Grossing Tour This Weekend

    April 08, 2011 8:19 AM EDT When the doors open Sunday night for U2's second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band's "360" tour will become the highest grossing tour in history. In Sao Paulo, U2 "360" will pass the $558 million ...

  28. The Rolling Stones: We Have 'No Firm Plans' to Tour

    February 02, 2011 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Talk of a Rolling Stones tour this year has heated up in the wake of details from former Live Nation Chairman Michael Cohl's lawsuit against the company hitting the Internet. But Billboard sticks by its assertion that if the Stones were to tour ...

  29. Rolling Stones Tour: Who Will Produce, If It Happens After All?

    February 02, 2011 4:58 PM EST Talk of a Rolling Stones tour this year has heated up in the wake of details from former Live Nation Chairman Michael Cohl's lawsuit against the company hitting the Internet. But we stick by our assertion that if the Stones were to tour it wo ...

  30. U2 to Play Nashville for First Time in 29 Years

    October 25, 2010 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 After announcing additional dates in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico City and South Africa, Billboard.biz confirms that U2 will take its record-breaking 360 tour to Nashville's Vanderbilt Stadium on July 2 of next year, the band's first tri ...

  31. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. "Things have gone very, ver ...

  32. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. “Things have gone very, very w ...

  33. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011

    July 13, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation Entertainment announces today (July 13) that all 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S., which were recently postponed due to Bono's emergency back surgery , have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at t ...

  34. U2 Pulls Out Of Glastonbury, Reschedules U.S. Tour

    May 25, 2010 8:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2 has been forced to withdraw from its headline slot at Glastonbury festival in the U.K., following medical advice for frontman Bono. He will be out of action for at least eight weeks. The band had been booked to play its first ever Glastonbury fes ...

  35. Bono’s Surgery: What's The Financial Hit?

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2’s 360 North American leg is now officially postponed, putting the brakes on the band’s march to claiming the highest-grossing tour in history. The eight-week minimum recovery/rehab time doctors say Bono needs for his recent back surgery meant s ...

  36. U2 Pulls Out Of Glastonbury, Reschedules U.S. Tour

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 has been forced to withdraw from its headline slot at Glastonbury festival in the U.K., following medical advice for frontman Bono . He will be out of action for at least eight weeks. The band had been booked to play its first ever Glastonbury ...

  37. U2: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dates: June-Oct. Support: Lenny Kravitz , the Fray , Interpol Ticket prices: $30-$250 The tour's unique staging provides the biggest stadium capacities ever. U2 's 360° trek was the top ticket seller of 2009 at more than 3 million in atten ...

  38. Lady Gaga: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dates: Through Dec. Support: Semi Precious Weapons Ticket prices: $49.50-$175 (Purchase tickets here ) She has quickly become one of the most recognizable artists on the planet, but relatively few people have seen Lady Gaga perform live. That will c ...

  39. Lady Gaga To Extend Summer Arena Tour To U.S., Europe

    February 05, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 L ady Gaga will play North American and European arenas this year and Live Nation Entertainment's global touring division will take the reins as promoter/producer. Gaga is set to begin a run of dates in the U.K. (promoted by AEG Live) on Feb. 1 ...

  40. Madonna Closes Tour In Tel Aviv; 2nd Highest Grossing Trek Of All Time

    September 02, 2009 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna 's Sticky & Sweet tour wraps today with the second of two shows in Tel Aviv, Israel (Sept. 1-2), putting the lid on what looks to be the second-highest grossing tour of all time. With a gross of $408 million, Sticky & Sweet is t ...

  41. Exclusive: U2 Readies '360' Global Tour

    March 06, 2009 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2360, U2's world tour in support of its new album "No Line on the Horizon," will play stadiums around the world, beginning June 30 in Barcelona, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Details of the tour will be announced March 9. It’s a ...

  42. Exclusive: U2 Readies '360' Global Tour

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 360°, U2's world tour in support of the band's new album "No Line on the Horizon," will play stadiums around the world, beginning June 30 in Barcelona, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Details of the tour will be announced ...

  43. Madonna Resuming Sticky & Sweet Tour This Summer

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna will crank up her Sticky & Sweet tour again this summer with about 25 more shows in the U.K. and Europe, which will add to the total of what's already the top-grossing tour ever by a female or solo artist. The final leg of the tour ...

  44. Madonna To Extend Sticky & Sweet Tour

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna will return to the road with her Sticky & Sweet tour this summer for roughly 25 more shows in the U.K. and Europe, adding to the total of what's already the top-grossing tour ever by a female or solo artist. The final leg of the t ...

  45. Madonna Wrapping North American Tour

    November 26, 2008 5:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Madonna will wrap the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour tonight (Nov. 26) in front of 50,000 people at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The 28 dates in North America have grossed about $91.5 million and moved about 550,000 tickets, accordin ...

  46. Madonna Tour Grosses $91.5 Million In North America

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna wraps the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour tonight in front of 50,000 people at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The 28 dates in North America have grossed about $91.5 million and moved about 550,000 tickets, according to tour pr ...

  47. Madonna Adds Buenos Aires Show Amid Sellouts

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following three sellouts of Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" concerts at Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium, promoters Live Nation and Time 4 Fun have added a fourth show at the Argentine capital's venue. The Dec. 3 date, ann ...

  48. The Police Call It A Career At New York Show

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The reunited Police took a final bow last night (Aug. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden, capping a 151-show tour that will finish as the third highest-grossing of all time with $358,825,665 at th The reunited Police took a final bow last n ...

  49. Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already. Bon Jovi and the Spice Girls have the two The touring landscape may be tough this summ ...

  50. Exclusive: Cohl, Rapino Talk Live Nation Plans

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's official: Michael Cohl has resigned as chairman of the board of Live Nation, and also vacates his post as CEO of Live Nation Artists, effective immediately. It's official: Michael Cohl has resigned as chairman of the board of Live Nat ...

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