1. Why Are Opening Acts for Superstars Losing Money?

    October 03, 2014 4:00 PM EDT While headliners can walk away with $400,000 a night, the opening act may lose money. The costs of touring have skyrocketed during the last 20 years, cutting into profit margins. Although Eric Mayers , tour manager for My Morning Jacket and other ...

  2. How Obamacare Could Impact The Touring Biz (From the Magazine)

    October 01, 2013 4:55 PM EDT With the so-called Obamacare law taking effect Jan. 1, the live biz is examining the impact on its many part-time employees. The vast majority of employees on tour aren't the responsibility of the artist or the promoter/producer, but rat ...

  3. Rolling Stones' Tour Producer Finds Success With Stage Shows, 'Spider-Man'

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Michael Cohl is a merry old soul these days. Cohl earned his most widespread acclaim as producer of six Rolling Stones tours, from 1989's Steel Wheels show through the most recent, the $558 million-grossing (according to Billboard Boxscore) A ...

  4. Wines That Rock Launches First Three Varietals

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Wines That Rock, a partnership between rock business managers RZO and the Mendocino Wine Company, has launched its first three rock'n'roll varietals: Forty Licks Merlot, Woodstock Chardonnay and The Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet Sauvign ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Public TV Donors To Pack Final Police Concert

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madison Square Garden will be packed tonight (Aug. 7) with public television members who'll have gotten far more for their pledges than mere tote bags. Thanks to an unusual collaboration coordinated t Madison Square Garden will be packed tonigh ...

  7. 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 ...