1. Angel Olsen Plays to L.A.'s Lonely Hearts at Valentine's Day Show

    February 17, 2017 7:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Kicking off the night with a simple "Hi, babies," singer-songwriter Angel Olsen proved she knew how to captivate her biggest audience yet Tuesday at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. With her last two albums assisting her rise to recognition, Ol ...

  2. B1A4 Get Intimate With Fans & Spotlight Musicality at New York Concert Return

    February 16, 2017 9:28 PM EST 0 0 0 It had been more than two years since B1A4 had performed in New York, but the boy band made sure to get as close with fans as possible Wednesday night with a concert at Stage 48 that spotlighted the quintet's musicianship and in-tune unity.  Th ...

  3. Future Islands Fans Swoon Over New Songs at Packed NYC Valentine's Day Show

    February 15, 2017 12:56 PM EST 0 0 1 The last-minute gig stirred up hype for new album 'The Far Field,' due April 7 on 4AD. When you're spending it alone, Valentine’s Day can be frustrating. Or tedious. Or downright miserable. It can still be any or all of those things i ...

  4. Chance the Rapper Performs Gospel-Infused 'Coloring Book' Medley at Grammys

    February 12, 2017 8:01 PM EST 0 0 4 The Best New Artist winner was joined by Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin. As the 59th Grammy Awards near its end, best new artist recipient Chance the Rapper  took to the stage to perform a medley of songs off his best rap album awarded mixtape  Color ...

  5. Bruno Mars Delivers Slick Grammy Performance of 'That's What I Like'

    February 12, 2017 7:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Appearing without his seemingly ever-present hat,  Bruno Mars  took to the Grammy stage following what proved to be an epic "Carpool Karaoke" -- which featured Corden in a cardboard cutout car surrounded by Jennifer Lopez , Neil Diamond , ...

  6. Which 2017 Grammy Performance Was Your Favorite? Vote!

    February 12, 2017 6:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The 59th annual Grammy Awards included some light nudity (courtesy of  Twenty One Pilots ), an F-bomb (courtesy of Adele , of course) and an impressive lineup of performances that didn't fail to deliver. Album of the year winner Adele took to t ...

  7. DNCE's Live Show is an Entertaining Escape From Reality

    February 08, 2017 11:47 AM EST 0 0 0 Given the current chaos engulfing the country, everyone feels the need to step back and escape the madness momentarily so they can regroup. For the hundreds gathered at Montclair, New Jersey’s Wellmont Theatre last night (Feb. 7) DNCE was that escap ...

  8. Lauryn Hill Was 3 Hours Late To Her Show In Pittsburgh

    February 01, 2017 9:52 AM EST 0 0 0 Lauryn Hill was “tardy for the party” in Pittsburgh. The Grammy-winning singer showed up three hours late to her concert at Heinz Hall Tuesday (Jan. 31). According to a fan tweet, Hill left her band waiting right along with a “packed house.” Dog. #l ...

  9. After 'Joshua Tree' Tour Sells 1.1 Million Tickets in 24 Hours, U2 Adds Shows

    January 23, 2017 9:32 AM EST 0 0 0 "I wish we could go everywhere," manager Guy Oseary tells Billboard. U2  has sold a staggering 1.1 million tickets in 24 hours for its 30th anniversary global tour of The Joshua Tree.  The trek kicks off May 12 in Vancouver before hitting ...

  10. Philip Anschutz, Owner of Coachella and Supporter of the Far-Right, Draws Criticism -- But Why Now?

    January 05, 2017 4:26 PM EST 0 0 2 In the Post-Trump Internet, any tweet or headline is liable to cause an explosion of coverage, often diminishing in quality the further it is removed from the source. Phillip Anschutz , owner of entertainment conglomerate AEG, has come under fire th ...

  11. OG Maco Releases Desperado World Tour Dates

    January 02, 2017 7:03 PM EST 0 0 0 OG Maco will be spending the first four months of the new year on the road. Young Greatness and Levi Carter will join the Atlanta rapper's Desperado World Tour , Maco announced Monday (Jan. 2). Beginning Jan. 20, the trio will touch down in Eur ...

  12. Victor Drai Reflects on Legacy of Groundbreaking Nightclub Management: Watch

    December 19, 2016 3:13 PM EST 0 0 0 While the term “visionary” is often reserved for artists and tech geniuses, when it comes to Vegas nightlife, Victor Drai begs consideration. In less than two decades’ time, the Casablanca-born businessman has been responsible for creating four icon ...

  13. Australia's Live Entertainment Biz Reports Weak Results For 2015

    December 08, 2016 1:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Sir Isaac Newton, the great British physicist and mathematician, famously observed "what goes up must come down.” The laws of physics seemingly apply also to Australia’s live music market which, after so many years of dynamic performance, growt ...

  14. Congress Cracks Down On 'Bots' That Buy Up Concert Tickets

    December 08, 2016 12:51 AM EST 0 0 6 Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts. Legislation passed by voice vote in the House on Wednesday (Dec. 7) would crack down on computer software used ...

  15. Artists React to London Club Fabric Re-Opening: Annie Mac, Gorgon City & More

    November 21, 2016 4:23 PM EST 0 0 2 Iconic London nightclub Fabric will now re-open. Let that sink in for a second. Fabric was closed in September after a government backlash against the fatal overdoses of two 18-year-old patrons. It seemed its fate was sealed when a subsequent hearin ...

  16. CBS Radio Attracts Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini and Others for Stars and Strings Benefit Show

    November 09, 2016 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 If there was a lucky number for CBS Radio’s upcoming  Stars and Strings  benefit show, it would be 11. That’s precisely how many acts there are on the bill, and contest winners from all 11 of the chain’s country stations will be in attendance. And w ...

  17. Andra Day Sparkles At Pandora Jewelry Winter Collection Event, Performs Winter Classic

    November 02, 2016 9:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Quotes printed in curvy script from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Oscar Wilde and more adorned the walls at Pandora Jewelry's winter collection preview event. The quotes guided guests towards the back of the narrow space to a makeshift stage in w ...

  18. Kanye West Lights it Up, Lets Crowd Do the Talking at Fourth Forum Concert

    November 02, 2016 5:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Any seasoned Kanye West gig-goer knows that as piano stabs signal the beginning of "Runaway"(from 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy ) there's no limit to the amount of run time Kanye might use to stall a show. In the past ...

  19. Gregg Allman Returns to the Road After Health Problems

    November 02, 2016 4:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gregg Allman will mount a full winter tour after recovering from the health issues which forced the cancelation of a raft of concerts.  The Hall of Famer has announced a winter 2017 tour, starting with two nights in Savannah, GA to celebrate New Yea ...

  20. CL Solidifies Solo Stardom With Stellar New York City Concert

    October 31, 2016 2:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Filling Hammerstein Ballroom on Halloween Weekend is no mean feat, and fans packed the New York City venue on Saturday (Oct. 29) night to see Korea’s self-proclaimed baddest female kick off her first U.S. solo tour. With Scooter Braun and Jeremy Sco ...

  21. Nicolas Jaar Presents Electronic Music as Performance Art at Fonda Theatre

    October 28, 2016 2:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 “He’s a genius, a f—ing genius!” a concertgoer screamed in my ear when describing Nicolas Jaar , who was performing the first of two sold-out shows at the Fonda Theatre on Wednesday. This description of the Chilean-American electronic artist is hard ...

  22. Local Natives Bring Two Nights of Rousing Rock and Optimism To Terminal 5

    October 27, 2016 1:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Los Angeles outfit closed out their tour with back-to-back shows in New York. “This is it, so give us everything you have,” Taylor Rice of Local Natives told the dense crowd crammed into Terminal 5 in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. The statemen ...

  23. Green Day Rocks Tiny L.A. Show, Down to Play Desert Trip in 30 Years

    October 20, 2016 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Near the end of their interview at KROQ’s Red Bull Sound Space on Wednesday afternoon, KROQ’s Ted Stryker asked Green Day if in 30 years they’d want to play Desert Trip with the Foo Fighters , Queens of the Stone Age  and the Red Hot Chili Peppers . ...

  24. Tidal X Concert Returns for Second Year With Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys & More

    October 16, 2016 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Clocking in at more than four hours, the Tidal X 1015 benefit concert not only took over the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it took over most of Saturday night (Oct. 15) for everyone in attendance. The star-studded event packed in over 20 performers, ...

  25. Beyonce Rips Out Her Earring During Performance at Tidal X

    October 16, 2016 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Saturday night, while performing her first of two performances at Tidal X 1015 -- a benefit concert in support of education -- Beyonce got a little too fierce with her dance moves and accidentally ripped out an earring. She carried on without any ...

  26. Green Day Rocks Deep Cuts at Intimate New York Concert

    October 09, 2016 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day headed to New York City the same weekend it released its new studio album, Revolution Radio . But the band didn’t play MetLife Stadium or Madison Square Garden; following the disappointing reception of 2012’s ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! trilogy, t ...

  27. Meadows Music Postmortem: Organizers Talk Kanye West's Early Exit, The Weeknd's Cancellation and Whether the Queens Fest Will Return

    October 05, 2016 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first ever Meadows Music Festival, held Oct. 1-2 at Citi Field in New York, is now in the books. Produced by Founders Entertainment, the team behind New York's first major music festival in Governors Ball out on Randall's Island, launc ...

  28. Billie Joe Armstrong 'Glad to Be Alive' at Green Day's Boston Club Show

    October 02, 2016 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 3 "I'm just happy to be alive!" proclaimed Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong on Oct. 1 at Boston's House of Blues, where the pop-punk band ripped through a blistering, hits-packed 27-song set for the sold-out crowd. The declara ...

  29. 10 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Musical Performances Since the '90s

    September 30, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Weeknd opens Season 42 of 'SNL' this weekend. Since debuting in 1975,  Saturday Night Live  has been really consistent in one area: music. The comedy varies wildly from cast to cast, but through good seasons and bad,  SNL  producers ha ...

  30. Beyonce Honors Shawty Lo In His Hometown With 'Dey Know' Dance: Watch

    September 27, 2016 1:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bringing her Formation World Tour to Atlanta on Monday night (Sept. 26), Beyonce paid tribute to the city's recently deceased rapper Shawty Lo . The hometown hero was killed in a car accident last Wednesday (Sept. 21).  Shawty Lo's Cause o ...

  31. Kanye West Surprises Hometown at Chance the Rapper's Festival: Watch

    September 26, 2016 3:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mere hours before his concert in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, Kanye West made a detour to Chicago to surprise fans at Chance the Rapper ’s sold-out Magnificent Coloring Day festival. 'Ye took the stage for the afternoon crowd at his homet ...

  32. Kesha Is Defiant, Triumphant & Tearful in Brooklyn 'F--- the World' Tour Stop

    September 23, 2016 1:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kesha might not have her freedom yet -- her legal battle with Dr. Luke drags on in New York court -- but on her F--- the World Tour , it's clear she has an abundance of two things every pop star needs to survive: A fervent base of supportive fa ...

  33. Ray LaMontagne Cancels University of Texas Show in Protest of New Gun Law

    September 22, 2016 2:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has canceled a show scheduled for Thursday at the University of Texas in protest of a new state law that allows concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public college buildings. The law allows t ...

  34. Watch 'AGT' Winner Grace VanderWaal Grace 'Ellen' With Stellar Performance

    September 21, 2016 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 It may seem like ages ago that  America's Got Talent  kicked off the audition process, but it was only last week that the show crowned its winning act: Grace VanderWaal. The 12-year-old singer/songwriter has become the youngest winner of  AGT  ...

  35. 10 Reasons Why Willie Nelson's Farm Aid Is Unlike Any Other Music Festival

    September 18, 2016 8:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 31st annual Farm Aid concert, benefiting the nation’s family farmers, rolled into Bristow, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 17, with the organization’s guiding foursome — Willie Nelson , Neil Young , John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews — joined during the ...

  36. K-Pop Star CL Gets 'Lifted' on 'The Late Late Show': Watch

    September 16, 2016 9:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 After host James Corden introduced her as "one of the hottest pop stars on the planet," K-pop singer  CL hit The Late Late Show stage for the live U.S. debut of her single "Lifted." The performance earned a rousing response from ...

  37. Bruce Springsteen Plays Longest U.S. Concert, Over 4 Hours

    September 08, 2016 2:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band treated their fans in Philadelphia on  Wednesday night  to their longest U.S. show in history.  Clocking in at 4 hours and 4 minutes, with 34 songs played, the concert at Citizens Bank Park surpassed the previ ...

  38. Bruce Springsteen Concert at Gillette Stadium Gets OK For Late Finish

    September 02, 2016 3:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Massachusetts town has decided to extend its concert curfew by 15 minutes, just for Bruce Springsteen . The Sun Chronicle reports that the Foxborough board of selectmen voted to extend the concert curfew for the rocker's Sept. 14 show at Gill ...

  39. The Go-Go's Say Goodbye to the Road With Triumphant Homecoming at L.A.'s Greek Theatre

    September 01, 2016 12:59 AM EDT 0 0 7 The Go-Go's said goodbye to the road with a triumphant 19-song set Tuesday night (Aug. 30) at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, less than five miles from the Masque, the long-defunct punk club where the band began 38 years ago. While the group ...

  40. A$AP Ferg Already Working on New Album, Reveals A$AP Yams Posthumous Release Nearing Completion

    August 29, 2016 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Harlem rapper spoke with Billboard prior to an energetic performance at the intimate Samsung 837 space. A$AP Ferg  is staying busy. Fresh off the release of his latest record, April's  Always Strive and Prosper,  Ferg revealed to  Billboard ...

  41. Guns 'N Roses Will Bring 'Not in this Lifetime' Tour to Australia in 2017

    August 16, 2016 11:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guns ‘N Roses   will rock Australia early next year.  The reunited rock giants have announced its  Not in this Lifetime  tour will drop into stadiums in each of the market’s five biggest cities. The Australia leg will kick off Feb. 7 at QSAC Stadium ...

  42. Watch Coldplay Singer Chris Martin's Cover of Springsteen's 'Streets of Philadelphia' in Philly

    August 09, 2016 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay has been sprinkling all kinds of covers into their sets during their ongoing U.S. stadium tour, tipping the hat to everyone from Prince and David Bowie to Chuck Berry and the Penguins with Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox. They contin ...

  43. Live Nation Stock Rises on Strong Earnings Report

    July 28, 2016 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We expect 2016 to be another year of growth and record results for the company," said CEO Michael Rapino. Shares of Live Nation surged more than 8 percent after the closing bell on Thursday when the concert and ticketing company reported ...

  44. No Backpacks at Wacken as European Festivals Heighten Security Efforts in Wake of Terror Attacks

    July 27, 2016 4:39 PM EDT "We live in a different world," says the promoter for Belgium's Pukkelpop. This summer, there are more than 160 music festivals in Europe and the UK, including Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, where, according to founder Tho ...

  45. Aretha Franklin Brings Heat to Sweltering Cincinnati Pops Performance

    July 25, 2016 9:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 When an opportunity to attend a master class presents itself, you don't say no. Ain't no way. Especially when the teacher is an 18-time Grammy winner and a resume that reads like the history of popular American soul and R&B. And on a h ...

  46. Number of Deaf & Disabled Fans Attending Music Events in The UK Grows

    July 14, 2016 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 The number of deaf and disabled fans attending live music events in the U.K. is on the rise.   In 2015, almost 144,000 concert tickets were sold to disabled patrons, up 26 percent on the previous year's total, according to music charity Attitud ...

  47. One Direction, PJ Harvey Join New UK Industry Alliance Advocating for Secondary Ticketing Regulation

    July 14, 2016 8:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 A consortium of forty British managers, trade bodies, agents and promoters has launched a fresh campaign against the secondary ticketing market. The FanFair Alliance was launched today (July 14) in London, backed by the managers of One Direction , E ...

  48. Global Citizen, Live Nation Team Up to Fight Poverty

    July 13, 2016 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Global Citizen and Live Nation have forged a multi-year partnership that will use live entertainment — including the 2016 Global Citizen Festival — to drive advocacy to end extreme poverty and other global issues.   Live Nation will produce the Glob ...

  49. Adele Pays Tribute to Prince as U.S. Tour Kicks Off With Dazzling Minnesota Concert

    July 06, 2016 3:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two eyes, enormous and tightly shut, greeted the Adele fans filing into the sold­out Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, for the opening night of the British superstar's long-­awaited U.S. tour. Those darkly shadowed lids were immediatel ...

  50. Tidal to Livestream Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Tour Date

    June 28, 2016 7:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maybe you can't make it out to see Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas on their about-to-launch Honda Civic Tour. Tidal's got you. On Wednesday, Jay Z's streaming service will livestream the Atlanta kick-off date of the Future Now tour. The Ti ...

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