1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Lykke Li at The Theater at Ace Hotel: Live Review

    May 20, 2014 7:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Swedish pop star led the audience through pop and melancholia at The Theater at Ace Hotel Monday. Midway through her 75-minute show Monday, Lykke Li sensed that the sold-out crowd at downtown’s Theater at Ace Hotel had come to dance. She half-ap ...

  25. Pharrell Williams Plots Fall European Tour

    May 20, 2014 1:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams' second studio album, "G I R L," is getting a proper solo tour -- in Europe, for now, at least. The "Happy" star has announced an overseas trek that kicks off on Sept. 9 in Manchester, per Capital FM . The ...

  26. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Announce North American Tour

    May 20, 2014 10:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tour features special guest Steve Winwood Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will hit the road late this summer in support of their new studio album "Hypnotic Eye." Today, Petty and his band announced a slew of North American tour dates begin ...

  27. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Judas Priest, Nas, Death Cab for Cutie Headlining

    May 20, 2014 9:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin looks hell bent on being a good time. The lineup for the 9th annual festival was announced Tuesday, with heavy metal legends Judas Priest tee'd up as one of the headliners. FFF Fest takes over Auditor ...

  28. Comedy Issue: Live Comedy Becomes a $300 Million Punchline

    May 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 By virtually every metric — ticket sales, the number of stars moving up to the theater and arena level, the volume of acts doing good business — touring comedy is in the midst of a golden age. “The comedy business has never been stronger,” says Nick ...

  29. Odd Future to Open For Eminem at London's Wembley Stadium

    May 16, 2014 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Watch Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt make the announcement via Instagram Odd Future will open for Eminem at the rapper's upcoming shows at London's legendary Wembley Stadium in July. Eminem broke the news by posting a video of Odd ...

  30. LouFest 2014: Outkast, Arctic Monkeys Top Lineup

    May 13, 2014 1:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grouplove, Cake, Future Islands and Portugal. The Man also set to perform at annual festival in St. Louis Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Cake and Grouplove are among some of the big names headlining this year's LouFest in St. Louis this year. The two ...

  31. Soundgarden to Play 'Superunknown' New York Club Show June 2

    May 12, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Ahead of the reissue of Soundgarden's epic 1994 album "Superunkown," the group will rock New York's Webster Hall on June 2 to perform the album in its entirety. Superunknown: Classic Track-By-Track Album Review Tickets for the s ...

  32. Dierks Bentley Kicks Off His 'Riser' Tour

    May 09, 2014 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dierks Bentley kicks off his "Riser" tour tonight in Charlotte, NC. "I've always been one of those guys who designs sets on cocktail napkins in the back of the bus with the guys in my band," he said at a tour rehearsal earli ...

  33. Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat Announce Fall Arena Tour

    May 06, 2014 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 This fall's Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat co-headlining tour has been "years" in the making, according to FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory.  "We've tried to do this, actually for two years now," Bathory tells Billboa ...

  34. Riot Fest Toronto Lineup: Death Cab, Afghan Whigs, The National

    May 06, 2014 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup for this year's Riot Fest in Toronto is out, with the loud-and-proud festival and expo poised to host a slate of major bands and elder statesmen of alternative rock 'n' roll.  Among the topline artists set to rattle Downsvi ...

  35. Libertines to Be Paid 'Filthy' Money for Reunion Show in London

    May 02, 2014 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following rumors of a  £500 million Oasis reunion , the U.K.'s other golden gods, the Libertines, are reportedly being paid 1 million pounds ($1.68 million US) to perform together at London's Hyde Park on July 5 for the first time since th ...

  36. Nas to Headline Essence Festival Kickoff

    May 01, 2014 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Trey Songz, K. Michelle, Jazmine Sullivan also on the bill for the Essence "Now Playing" concert Nas has been tapped to kick off the 20th anniversary Essence Festival weekend as headliner of the Essence "Now Playing" concert. Bei ...

  37. Celebrate Brooklyn! Sets 2014 Season: Nick Cave, Janelle Monáe, Nickel Creek + More

    April 30, 2014 12:17 PM EDT St. Vincent, Amos Lee and Shovel & Rope will also play free shows in Brooklyn's Prospect Park; Ticketed dates include The National, Neutral Milk Hotel Amos Lee, Nickel Creek and St. Vincent are among the headliners announced this morning ...

  38. Future Islands, Pusha T Added to Toronto's NXNE Lineup

    April 30, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Future Islands, Pusha T and AraabMUZIK top the bill for Toronto’s North By Northeast (NXNE), the fully-integrated music, film and interactive conference that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Related Articles NXNE's Michael Hollett o ...

  39. Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull Announce North American Tour Dates Via Twitter Fans

    April 29, 2014 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull have announced dates for their fall co-headlining tour, with a little help. The Latin superstars enlisted some of their biggest fans on Twitter to help announce each date by tweeting their excitement for the tour, in exc ...

  40. Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran in Lineup for 'Today' Summer Concert Series

    April 29, 2014 12:35 PM EDT NBC's "Today" show announced the lineup for its annual "Toyota Concert Series on Today" on Tuesday, with Mariah Carey slated to kick things off May 16 in Rockefeller Plaza. It will mark Carey's sixth concert for the ...

  41. Miley Cyrus Reschedules 'Bangerz' Tour Dates, Adds Two More Cities

    April 28, 2014 1:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus has rescheduled a series of tour dates she postponed earlier this month after being hit with an extreme allergic reaction to antibiotics. The "Wrecking Ball" pop star will resume the U.S. leg of her Bangerz tour on Aug. 1 at Na ...

  42. Outkast Returns to Georgia for CounterPoint Fest

    April 28, 2014 10:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the wet and muddy conditions, the energy was high for Outkast's performance in their home state at the CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival. Organizers suspended the festival due to heavy rain and inclement weather, pushing Outkast� ...

  43. Jay Z's Made In America Expands to Los Angeles, Becomes Bicoastal Music Fest

    April 16, 2014 2:20 PM EDT The Budweiser-sponsored festival will take place in both L.A. and Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend The Budweiser Made In America festival is expanding to Los Angeles - and staying in its birthplace of Philadelphia, with two simultaneous two-d ...

  44. UB40 Fan Claims Band Made Her Ear Bleed

    April 16, 2014 10:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. According to multiple accounts from individuals in attendance at the band's show in Cambridge, the bass was s ...

  45. The Who Launching World Tour This Year and 'Hoping' for New Album

    April 16, 2014 8:53 AM EDT The legendary band turns 50 this year and will start playing live around Christmas. Pete Townshend talks hitting the road again ("I'm in good shape"), possible new music and getting older The Who will embark on a tour late this yea ...

  46. Zac Brown Shuffles Band Lineup, Announces Summer Tour

    April 15, 2014 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Zac Brown Band, and the reason is three-fold. The award-winning group has a new single, a new member, and will soon be embarking on a big summer tour. The group just released a new single to radio this week, & ...

  47. Bruce Springsteen Makes It Right, Inducts The E Street Band Into Rock Hall

    April 11, 2014 10:20 AM EDT The long-awaited induction of Bruce Springsteen's veteran sidemen, the E Street Band, took place at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The bandleader himself inducted his bandmates past and present, taking the crowd through the long histor ...

  48. Aerosmith Returns to Whisky a Go Go, Announces Summer Tour With Slash

    April 08, 2014 8:10 PM EDT December 4, 1973. That was the last time that Aerosmith graced the stage of the Whisky a Go Go… until today.  To kick off their summer tour announcement, the Bad Boys of Boston took the stage at the famed Los Angeles venue for a six-song set. Th ...

  49. Outside Lands 2014: Kanye West, Tom Petty, The Killers Top Lineup

    April 08, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto and Death Cab For Cutie are also going to San Francisco, Aug. 8-10 Hip-hop superstar Kanye West, who rented out San Fancisco's ballpark last fall so he could propose to Kim Kardashian, will ...

  50. Lollapalooza Brazil 2014: Phoenix, Arcade Fire, Lorde Rock São Paulo

    April 08, 2014 2:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The third edition of Lollapalooza Brazil took place for the first time at the Interlagos racecourse in São Paulo on Saturday and Sunday (April 5-6). The two-day festival brought fans from all over the country who fought the heat during the weekend t ...

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