1. Japan's Fuji Rock Festival Bounces Back With Foo Fighters, Muse, FKA Twigs

    July 28, 2015 3:15 PM EDT Fuji Rock Festival, the leading single-venue international rock fest in Japan, returned powerfully after a somewhat down year in 2014. Held July 24-26 at Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata, the 19th version of the event featured headliners Foo Fighters ...

  2. Imagine Dragons to Join Willie Nelson & Friends for 30th Farm Aid Concert in Chicago

    July 28, 2015 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The guiding foursome of Farm Aid -- Willie Nelson , Neil Young , John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews -- will celebrate a milestone for the organization that supports America's family farmers with a 30th-anniversary concert in Chicago on Sept 19, ...

  3. Billy Joel's Summer of 'Nuggets': The Piano Man Is in the Midst of a Record-Breaking Tour

    July 17, 2015 12:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel is notching milestone dates and breaking records in what his longtime agent Dennis Arfa calls Joel’s “summer of nuggets.” Through June 6, Joel has grossed $22.5 million from just 12 shows, not counting a headlining gig at Bonnaroo in Manc ...

  4. Summer Concert Tours: Who's Hot, Who's Not (Hint: Taylor Swift Is Unstoppable)

    July 17, 2015 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the battle to become summer's biggest touring artist rages on, the live music industry is reaping the benefits with a robust season so far in 2015. "We're operating in a healthy, continually growing market," says Marc Geiger , ...

  5. Kelly Clarkson's Piece By Piece Tour Hits New Jersey: 5 Best Moments

    July 15, 2015 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Midway through the third night of her Piece By Piece Tour, Kelly Clarkson got personal. “Sometimes we don’t get great dads, or good dads, or present dads,”  she told the crowd at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. “But that’s all right…Thi ...

  6. Fetty Wap Dominates Lukewarm 2015 XXL Freshmen NYC Show: Live Review

    July 01, 2015 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York City's Best Buy Theater was packed with rowdy teenagers for the annual XXL Freshmen show last night, June 30, featuring a group of rappers who are ready for the spotlight. The list is supposed to co-sign a variation of talent that has ...

  7. Inside Van Halen's Upcoming Tour -- Hitting an Amphitheater Near You

    June 22, 2015 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 40 years into a dynamic touring career, Van Halen will again take its powerful catalog to its passionate fan base on its third consecutive tour with David Lee Roth as front man and Wolfgang Van Halen (son and nephew of the bands' namesak ...

  8. Governors Ball 2015's 10 Toughest Scheduling Conflicts (And Who You Should See)

    June 04, 2015 3:14 PM EDT Florence or Decemberists? WoD or 'Weird Al'? Check out the 10 most difficult set time clashes at Governors Ball. The 2015 Governors Ball Music Festival is nearly upon us, and along with planning a route to Randall's Island in New ...

  9. 50 Cent Brings Out Star Guests for 'Power' Season 2 Premiere & Concert: Live Review

    June 03, 2015 2:30 PM EDT Cent merged the worlds of hip-hop and entertainment during the screening of the second season of Starz's drama Power at the Best Buy Theater in the heart of Times Square on Tuesday night (June 3). Attendees -- contest winners, media and cele ...

  10. Hall & Oates to Play Inaugural Show at Philadelphia Fillmore

    June 02, 2015 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Philly's own Hall & Oates leads the inaugural lineup for Live Nation's Philadelphia Fillmore, set to open later this year in the Fishtown neighborhood's historic Ajax Metal Company building. The "Private Eyes" duo play t ...

  11. Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan Perform Tribute to Nina Simone at NYC's Apollo Theater

    June 02, 2015 12:03 AM EDT The vocalists hit the stage following a screening of the Netflix documentary 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Netflix, along with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, paid due homage to the legendary High Priestess of Soul,  Nina Simone , ...

  12. How The Dead, The Stones Are Beating the Bots and Scalpers in Ticket Sales

    May 26, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Instant sellouts once were a badge of honor, proudly touted as a testament to the demand for a show or tour. But today, it's rare for even the hottest acts to announce that all tickets were sold in less than an hour. The latest ticketing techno ...

  13. Taylor Swift, U2, Foo Fighters and More 2015 Tours Breaking Billion-Dollar Sponsorship Records

    May 22, 2015 10:30 AM EDT As artist and brand relationships get more complex, live music is on track to surpass the $1.34 billion in sponsorships the category logged in 2014. Below are four of the summer's biggest pairings. Taylor Swift + Xfinity : One of two major ...

  14. Four of Summer's Biggest Tours to Watch -- From The Rolling Stones to J. Cole

    May 19, 2015 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the summer touring season kicks into gear, artists from all genres take to the road to engage fans through the most robust sector of the music industry. The touring industry continued on its healthy streak in 2014, with a record year in North Ame ...

  15. Bruno Mars Lights Up Las Vegas for Rock in Rio USA Festival Finale

    May 18, 2015 12:31 AM EDT Bruno Mars delivered a scintillating set to close the 30th anniversary of the Rock In Rio USA festival in Las Vegas over the weekend.  Headliners No Doubt , Metallica and Taylor Swift were all impressive in their respective starring roles at the ...

  16. What Are the 10 Top-Grossing Summer Concerts Ever? The Three Tenors (Yes, You Read That Right) and More

    May 15, 2015 11:05 AM EDT The Three Tenors made how much for one stadium gig? Plus nine other record-setting paydays... Actual gross $13,404,350 Location Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. Date July 20, 1996 Founded in 1990 to raise money for the International Leukemia F ...

  17. Miley Cyrus Gets Trippy With the Flaming Lips at Adult Swim Party: Review

    May 14, 2015 5:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 It’s been more than six months since Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour wrapped, yet no one seemed more anxious to see pop’s reigning rebel return to the stage more than Cyrus herself on Wednesday (May 13) at Adult Swim’s New York upfront party at Terminal 5 ...

  18. Watch Britney Spears Fall During Las Vegas Show

    April 30, 2015 4:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears has avoided serious injury after taking a tumble on stage overnight in Las Vegas. The pop singer toppled in her high heels while performing “(You Drive Me) Crazy.” A fan’s video shows Britney wobbled and dropped in the high-energy dan ...

  19. AlunaGeorge Debuts New Songs At Brooklyn's Rough Trade

    April 29, 2015 1:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly two years after releasing their tech-lite debut Body Music , British electro-soul pair AlunaGeorge settled on Brooklyn's Rough Trade on Tuesday night ( April 28)  to debut a handful of new songs from their upcoming sophomore LP. After cr ...

  20. Victor Manuelle's Hard-Hitting Salsa Takes an Intimate Turn at Billboard En Vivo Performance

    April 23, 2015 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was supposed to be all about his new album --  Que Suenen los Tambores , released April 21 -- and all about his 24 (soon to be 25) No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart. But when tropical star Victor Manuelle took the stage for Billboa ...

  21. Ed Sheeran Announces Record-Setting Australian Stadium Tour

    April 21, 2015 11:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran has announced an encore lap of Australia and New Zealand that should put the artist in the record books.  The British singer-songwriter will make his return to the stage Down Under later this year, where he’ll play stadiums for the first ...

  22. Gloria & Emilio Estefan Musical Announce Cast Members for Broadway

    April 13, 2015 9:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 “On Your Feet!” premieres Nov. 5, tickets go on sale April 13 Ana Villafañe , a relative newcomer from Miami, will make her Broadway debut as Gloria alongside Josh Segarra as Emilio Estefan. The announcement was made in tandem with tickets going on ...

  23. Epik High Announce Biggest American K-Pop Tour in Years

    April 09, 2015 11:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last month, Epik High broke the news to  Billboard   about their upcoming U.S. tour, teasing : "We're going to hit as many cities as possible, you're going to find us somewhere nearby." The hip-hop trio didn't lie. They' ...

  24. 'Hedwig' Tony Winner Lena Hall Takes On Zeppelin, Bowie, Hozier at NYC Concert

    April 09, 2015 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Did Café Carlyle know what it was in for when it invited multi-hyphenate Lena Hall -- Broadway songstress-slash-rock band-frontwoman-slash-solo singer -- to perform? Probably not, and you could say the same of those who bought tickets for the New Yo ...

  25. Amoeba Culture Tour Indicates Bright Future for Live Korean Hip-Hop in America

    April 03, 2015 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Thanks to the likes of PSY , Wonder Girls and Girls' Generation , Korean pop is selling more music and holding more tours in overseas territories, including America. While Korean hip-hop isn't at the same visibility level as K-pop, the 201 ...

  26. BTS Announce 'The Red Bullet' U.S. Summer Tour

    March 20, 2015 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 BTS will make K-pop fans' summers hotter with a four-date tour. The septet (aka Bangtan Boys) have announced the latest leg of their 2015 BTS Live Trilogy tour, with the just-announced American part titled "Episode II: The Red Bullet." ...

  27. Jazmine Sullivan Conquers Heartbreak At New York City's Irving Plaza

    March 12, 2015 11:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 If Jazmine Sullivan used a devastating heartbreak as a catalyst to record her third album Reality Show , she showed little sign of sorrow during a sold-out show at New York City's Irving Plaza (Mar. 11). The 27-year-old, who took a five-year hi ...

  28. Carlos Vives Shines at Sold-Out Miami Show: Watch Him Sing With 4-Year-Old Fan

    December 08, 2014 2:19 PM EST It's a raucous party at AmericanAirlines Arena, even with nostalgia & tears. For all its danceability and party ambience, Carlos Vives ' brand of folk/rock/pop is impregnated with melancholia. It's no accident that Gabriel Garcí ...

  29. X Japan Takes Madison Square Garden By Rainstorm

    October 12, 2014 1:26 PM EDT 6.83 k 1.163 k 124 0 There was Yoshiki, principal songwriter, brutalizing percussionist and virtuosic pianist of X Japan , standing on his drum throne, casting a shadow that was, via the jumbotron behind him, framed with fluttering, demonic wings, like th ...

  30. Kate Bush Makes Live Return Following 35 Year Hiatus: Review

    August 26, 2014 11:34 PM EDT Thirty-five years after making her last live performance, Kate Bush finally delivered what many of her fans thought they would never get to see: a triumphant, hit-filled and characteristically theatrical return to the stage. Appearing at London’s H ...

  31. Drake Welcomes Usher, 50 Cent, Lauryn Hill And Many More To Fifth Annual OVO Fest

    August 05, 2014 4:37 AM EDT Drake’s OVO Festival is like hip-hop Christmas in Toronto – you anticipate it every year but you never know what you’re gonna get. Prior years have brought surprise cameos from the likes of Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg , or Diddy, Mase, K ...

  32. OutKast, YG Bring Few Surprises To First Night of Drake's Two-Day OVO Fest

    August 04, 2014 3:58 AM EDT Drake’s fifth annual OVO Festival, held in his hometown of Toronto, expanded to two days for the first time this year. But for the first of two nights on Sunday, OVO was less about Drake (who was set to headline the following night) and unbilled a ...

  33. Jack White Joins Beck on 'Where It's At,' 'Loser' During Providence Encore

    July 27, 2014 8:26 PM EDT 4 0 0 Jack White rode hard in Rhode Island on Saturday night. After headlining at the Newport Folk Festival, the rocker scooted over to Beck 's show in nearby Providence where he surprised fans by performing several songs during the entire encore. Mo ...

  34. First Glitches, Then Boos at Opera Festival

    July 25, 2014 8:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner 's "Tannhauser" kicked off. German ne ...

  35. Full Moon Festival: Le Youth, The Knocks, Delorean Heading to Governors Island

    June 19, 2014 6:57 PM EDT The upcoming 4th annual Full Moon Festival , set to take over Governor's Island on August 8, has taken to Instagram to share the announcement of the first round of performers for their upcoming beach-themed mini-festival, which takes its insp ...

  36. Outkast Adds Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino to Atlanta Concert

    June 18, 2014 9:45 AM EDT Kid Cudi , Childish Gambino and Raury have been added to Outkast 's homecoming show at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park on Sept. 27. Dubbed #ATLast, the concert is being curated by the reunited duo, who promise additional performers at ...

  37. Playboy Jazz Festival: Allen Stone, Fantasia, Dianne Reeves Heat Up Hollywood

    June 16, 2014 6:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 A relatively sedate audience was on hand for Los Angeles' summer rite of passage, the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 14-15). There was no line of dancing patrons snaking around the Hollywood Bowl as in years past. Or beach balls being ...

  38. Governors Ball 2014: Jack White Delivers Red Hot, Raucous Headliner Set

    June 08, 2014 8:51 AM EDT As the crowd readied for Jack White's headliner set at Governors Ball , the distinction between those who chose Skrillex, at the Honda stage, over the former White Stripes frontman and his glorious Nashville-proud band was palpable, and almos ...

  39. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast Corrects Course With Energetic Outing in NYC

    June 07, 2014 9:48 AM EDT In April, when Outkast set off their 2014 reunion tour with a problematic, unfocused set at Coachella's first weekend, critics suggested many different scapegoats: a flawed setlist, a disengaged Andre 3000, overlong solo sets from he and Big ...

  40. Governors Ball 2014: Damon Albarn Counters Outkast With Career-Spanning Set

    June 07, 2014 8:27 AM EDT It's hard to compete with an Outkast reunion, and there's no question that the Atlanta hip-hop duo were the main draw for the masses that flooded New York's Randall's Island Friday evening. But the enthusiastic throng of Anglo ...

  41. Jennifer Lopez Brings 15 Years of Hits Home to The Bronx (Review)

    June 05, 2014 2:31 PM EDT 1.282 k 80 0 It's hard to believe, but Jennifer Lopez had never played a concert in The Bronx until Wednesday night (June 4). Lopez and her home neighborhood have been inextricably linked ever since the release of her debut album, "On The 6,&quo ...

  42. Governors Ball Emerges From the Mud: Fest's Booker Talks 'Cracking' NYC, Weather Prep

    June 05, 2014 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not su ...

  43. Bob Weir and Ratdog Lead All-Star HeadCount Jam in Brooklyn

    June 05, 2014 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Weir and Ratdog hit the lanes of Brooklyn Bowl last night for an intimate club gig in celebration of participatory democracy organization HeadCount's 10th Anniversary Benefit. The two sets were packed with a host of Grateful Dead classics a ...

  44. Soundgarden Rocks 'Superunknown' Club Show in New York (Review)

    June 03, 2014 12:18 PM EDT 3 0 0 "We're from Seattle," Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said as he led the band through its classic 1994 album "Superunknown" at New York's Webster Hall on Monday (June 2), "It's black even in f**king July.&q ...

  45. Aaron Lewis Scolds Grabby Audience in Onstage Rant: 'Your Mothers Should Be Ashamed' (Video)

    June 02, 2014 5:37 PM EDT In defending a crowd-surfing teen, the Staind frontman admonished the audience at a concert for Kansas City radio station 98.9 The Rock: "That f---ing girl is, like, 15 ... and you f---ing pieces of shit are molesting her!" Word to the w ...

  46. Allman Brothers Band Set 'Final Concerts'

    June 02, 2014 9:49 AM EDT 1.203 k 93 0 Longtime members Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes announced their departures earlier this year. "I don't think anyone knows exactly what's gonna happen," says Trucks on whether the group will actually call it a day. "I ...

  47. Demi Lovato Announces Fall North American Tour

    May 29, 2014 6:22 PM EDT Demi Lovato wrapped her 'Neon Lights' North American tour earlier this spring, but she already has another run of the continent on the books. Lovato's North American trek -- part of a world tour! -- begins Sept. 6 in Baltimore, and ...

  48. Vampire Weekend Talks Trilogy, New Music & 'Last U.S. Tour for a Minute'

    May 28, 2014 2:03 PM EDT 3 0 0 It's early yet, but there's a possibility that Vampire Weekend's fourth album will start a new era of sorts for the New York quartet.  As it prepares to hit the road again May 31 to support its third album, 2013's Grammy Award-wi ...

  49. Rolling Stones No. 1 on List of Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990

    May 27, 2014 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 They began steamrolling their way through arenas four decades ago, creating the live business as it is known today. And they've never stopped. More than a dozen of the most in-demand headlining tours this summer testify to a refusal to burn out ...

  50. Made In America: Kanye West, Kings of Leon Headliners In Philadelphia

    May 22, 2014 12:56 PM EDT Budweiser has announced the lineup for its third Made In America Festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend, with headliners Kings of Leon and Kanye West. Performers for the first Los Angeles edition, also set for Labor Day, will be announced ...

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