1. Christina Aguilera Announces 'Bionic' Summer Tour Dates

    May 10, 2010 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 C hristina Aguilera will return to the stage this summer, when she kicks off a 20-date North American outing on July 15, tour producer Live Nation announced today (May 10). Leona Lewis , the British pop singer, will also appear on the dates. Aguiler ...

  2. Dixie Chicks' Court Yard Hounds Exclusive Live Video

    May 07, 2010 12:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Court Yard Hounds, the new project by Dixie Chicks Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, just released a hot new album and have recently been posting special video webisodes. Billboard.com has the exclusive premiere of the next one, number five, which s ...

  3. Run-DMC Reunion Out, Wu-Tang In For 2010 Roots Picnic

    May 06, 2010 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 A planned reunion gig by Run-DMC at this summer's Roots Picnic has been scrapped, drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson revealed today during a live interview with Billboard.com. Instead, The Roots will serve as backing band for a trio o ...

  4. Rodrigo y Gabriela / April 29, 2010 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    May 05, 2010 6:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off a European tour, Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela brought foot-tapping Latin rhythms and metal energy to Radio City Music Hall last Friday (Apr. 29), joined by surprise guest Robert Trujillo of Metallica . Lead guitarist Rodrigo Sánch ...

  5. Win Lady Gaga/Elton John Rainforest Benefit Tickets!

    May 05, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Are you the biggest Lady Gaga fan? Did you love her duet with Elton John at the Grammys? Want to see them and other superstars including Sting and Blondie perform at a private benefit concert? Can you get to New York City? Billboard.com is giving aw ...

  6. Shakira Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    May 04, 2010 9:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 S hakira has announced the first three dates of her North America tour, which will hit New York's Madison Square Garden Sept. 21, Houston's Toyota Center Oct. 8 and L.A.'s Staples Center Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale to the public May 7 ...

  7. Bamboozle NJ: Top 10 Moments

    May 03, 2010 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans young and old laced up their Chuck Taylors and headed to the New Jersey's Meadowlands complex May 1-2 for a sweltering weekend of rock, pop, punk and hip-hop as Bamboozle 2010 juxtaposed Drake, Hanson, Ke$ha, MGMT, the reunion of Jack' ...

  8. New Orleans Jazz Fest Photo Gallery

    May 03, 2010 3:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which wrapped up seven days of music yesterday (May 2), served up sounds that hit every sonic flavor related to the brassy genre born in the city. Aretha Frankin may have had to cancel her set ...

  9. Ozzy, Motley Crue, Halford Lead Six-Date Ozzfest Bill

    May 03, 2010 9:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 After staging a one-off event in 2008 and taking a year off in 2009, Ozzfest is returning this summer with a six-city North American amphitheater run that will feature main stage performances by Ozzy Osbourne , Mötley Crüe and Rob Halford . The trek ...

  10. Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed To Headline Uproar Festival Tour

    May 03, 2010 8:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival will begin in late summer and feature headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed , along with Halestorm and Stone Sour. Set for the Jägermeister second stage are headliners Hellyeah, as well as ...

  11. Alice in Chains, Deftones, Mastdon Team For BlackDiamondSkye Tour

    April 30, 2010 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hard rockers Alice In Chains , deftones and Mastodon are teaming up for BlackDiamondSkye, an arena and amphitheater tour that kicks off Sept. 16 in Chicago. Thursday's formal announcement of the trek -- 13 dates with more expected to be announc ...

  12. Win 'Glee Live' Tickets

    April 30, 2010 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yes, it's true. You love "Glee." You watch it every week. You cannot get enough. You already devoured the Billboard "Glee" cover story . What can make your "Glee" life even more complete? You gotta go to the show. ...

  13. 'American Idols Live! 2010' Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 By the time the tour kicks off this summer, one of the 10 "American Idol" finalists will have been crowned the winner, but the entire bunch will hit the road on the "American Idols Live! 2010" tour, it was announced today (Apr. 2 ...

  14. New Orleans Jazz Fest / April 23-25 / Fairgrounds Racetrack

    April 27, 2010 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 With three days of memorable performances by artists as varied as Simon and Garfunkel , Drake , My Morning Jacket , the Allman Brothers , and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 23 ...

  15. Jonas Brothers World Tour Will Be 'Unlike Anything We've Ever Done'

    April 27, 2010 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 If their just-announced tour dates are any indication, the Jonas Brothers are not breaking up anytime soon. The pop sibling trio is rolling out an extensive, three-continent trek this summer that vanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript&q ...

  16. Watch B.o.B. Do "Nothin'" Live, Talk No. 1 Success

    April 27, 2010 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 B.o.B. might look to rappers like Lupe Fiasco and T.I. as inspiration for his rhymes, but when it comes to playing guitar, the Atlanta up-and-comer has another role model in mind. " Lauryn Hill was a huge influence to my guitar playing," B ...

  17. Adam Lambert Announces 'Glam Nation' Tour Dates

    April 27, 2010 11:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 A dam Lambert fans should get ready to see a whole lot of black leather, lasers and eyeliner up close, as the "American Idol" alum today (Apr. 27) announced the dates for his headlining "Glam Nation Tour." Lambert's trek kic ...

  18. Bamboozle Backstage Videoblog Contest!

    April 26, 2010 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Bamboozle music festival brings Ke$ha , Paramore , Weezer, MGMT , Drake and dozens of other great acts to E. Rutherford, NJ's Meadowlands Sports Complex May 1 and 2. Billboard.com is in search of one New York City area fan who will win a pa ...

  19. Shinedown Taking 'Carnival of Madness' On Tour

    April 26, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 S hinedown is turning "The Sound of Madness" into a carnival this summer. The Florida quartet is headlining the first Carnival Of Madness tour, a 27-date trek that begins July 16 in Jacksonville, Fla. The tour is intended to become an annu ...

  20. 'Phish 3D' Movie Brings the Jam to Fans

    April 23, 2010 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Intricate jams, flying glow sticks, pot smoke hanging in the air, totally unselfconscious dancing--plus comfortable chairs, unbeatable views and air conditioning. This is the kind of almost-live experience that a 3D jam-fest concert film would ideal ...

  21. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Muse, Lady Gaga

    April 22, 2010 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Returning to the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year is hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas with box office totals from their E.N.D. World Tour. Grosses from the final 16 venues on the initial North American leg of the tour, which just wrapped in ...

  22. Ok Go / April 20, 2010 / Columbia, Mo. (The Blue Note)

    April 21, 2010 6:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 The members of OK Go might claim Chicago as their hometown, but there's another important city in the annals of the band's history. "The first place we ever played was Columbia, Mo., like 700 years ago," frontman Damian Kulash to ...

  23. Coachella Festival Sets Attendance Record

    April 21, 2010 2:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 With an aggregate attendance of 225,000 over April 16-18, Coachella enjoyed a record attendance year at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. The festival is produced by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. Among the acts that performed were Jay- ...

  24. Erykah Badu Announces Tour

    April 19, 2010 6:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Named after the closing track of her latest "New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh," Erykah Badu has announced the dates for her 2010 North American tour, "Out My Mind, Just In Time." The trek will make stops at amphitheaters ...

  25. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Set 'Mojo' Release Date, Re-Route Summer Tour

    April 19, 2010 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 T om Petty & the Heartbreakers are postponing the first 10 dates of their North American tour to better coincide with the June 15 release of their twelfth studio album "Mojo." As previously reported , the band was originally set to kic ...

  26. The Hold Steady / April 17, 2010 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    April 19, 2010 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than a few people commented on the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn's relative sobriety at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (Apr. 17), but he had a long night ahead of him. Finn and his bandmates, including new guitarist Steve Selvidge and k ...

  27. Soundgarden Treats Seattle To Reunion Club Gig

    April 17, 2010 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nineties Seattle rock megastars Soundgarden reconvened at its hometown's Showbox at the Market club Friday night (April 16) to play its first show exactly 13 years and seven days since its 1997 break up. After a ticket scavenger hunt on Twitter ...

  28. Reunited Soundgarden To Do Seattle Club Show

    April 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Newly reunited Soundgarden will play its first show since 1997 on Friday (April 16) at the Showbox at the Market in its Seattle hometown, Billboard.com has learned. It is unknown if the event is private or will be open to the public. Vocalist Chris ...

  29. Nelly Furtado, Wisin Y Yandel To Perform At Premios Billboard

    April 15, 2010 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nelly Furtado, Wisin y Yandel, Ricardo Montaner, Luis Fonsi, Marco Antonio Solis, JenCarlos Canela, Banda Los Recoditos and Gilberto Santa Rosa are the latest acts added to the list of performers for the 2010 Premios Billboard De La Musica Latina. T ...

  30. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Aventura, Michael Bublé

    April 15, 2010 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi sits at No. 1 atop this week's Hot Tours rankings based on reported box office stats from 12 arenas on the act's The Circle Tour. Concert totals from March 8 through April 11 were reported by promoter Concerts West/AEG Live adding ...

  31. LCD Soundsystem / April 13, 2010 / New York (Webster Hall)

    April 13, 2010 4:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Many great moments, and a few transcendent ones -- so went the second of two LCD Soundsystem "secret" shows, the latter Monday night (Apr. 13) at Webster Hall. The high point came midway through the night, when frontman James Murphy launch ...

  32. Roger Waters Announces 'The Wall' Tour Dates

    April 12, 2010 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 As rumored in recent months, Roger Waters is taking Pink Floyd 's "The Wall" on the road this fall for a 36-date North American tour starting Sept. 15 in Toronto and wrapping Dec. 13 in Anaheim. Prior to this, the 1979 concept album h ...

  33. Pitbull Plots U.S. Tour

    April 09, 2010 11:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 P itbull and AEG Live will bring his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour to 19 cities in the U.S. this summer, in what will be the bilingual rapper's biggest domestic tour to date. The U.S. tour starts May 25 at Denver's 1stBank ...

  34. Hot Tours: Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Coldplay

    April 08, 2010 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Box office totals from Brazil and Argentina reported by concert promoter T4F propel three rock bands into the top positions of this week's Hot Tours ranking. Continuing its World Magnetic Tour, Metallica is No. 1 with over $10 million in gross ...

  35. Bobby Pulido, Grupo Fantasma To Play Austin's Pachanga Fest

    April 07, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Pachanga Latino Music Festival, a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival to be held at Austin's Fiesta Gardens May 21 and 22, revealed its lineup today (Apr. 7). Performers will include Tejano singer Bobby Pulido , Austin funk ...

  36. Wilco Planning Three Day Festival in Massachusetts

    April 07, 2010 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chicago rock act Wilco is getting into the festival game this summer, curating its own Solid Sound Festival weekend in North Adams, Mass. Set for the weekend of August 13 - 15, Wilco has teamed with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and a ...

  37. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornogr ...

  38. Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard To Tour Together

    April 01, 2010 6:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 C lay Aiken and Ruben Studdard , the two contestants who battled for the "American Idol" title in 2003, announced today plans for a co-headlining summer tour. Studdard, who was voted the winner, and Aiken, the close runner up, will play da ...

  39. Black Keys Taking 'Brothers' On Tour

    April 01, 2010 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 T he Black Keys aren't taking a break after their busy 2009. The duo has announced a summer tour beginning June 2 in Salt Lake City, as well as the track list for their new album "Brothers." Fan who buy tickets for the tour from the B ...

  40. Hot Tours: AC/DC, Rascal Flatts, Jay-Z

    April 01, 2010 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 AC/DC claims the No. 1 spot on the Hot Tours rankings with totals from the Australia/New Zealand leg of its Black Ice World Tour that began back in Oct. 2008 and continues with dates booked through June. The recent performances Down Under began in N ...

  41. Roc Nation's J. Cole Performs Sold-Out NYC Show, Brings Out Roc-A-Fella Artist

    March 31, 2010 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a cold, wet night in New York City yesterday (Mar. 30), but the weather didn't stop fans from coming out in support of J. Cole, Jay-Z's Roc Nation protege, for his first sold-out show in the Big Apple. Held at S.O.B.s, the 400-perso ...

  42. Eddie Vedder Guests At Who London Show

    March 31, 2010 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder made a surprise guest appearance at The Who 's concert in London, last night (Mar. 30). Vedder joined the legendary British band onstage at London's Royal Albert Hall venue as they performed their 1973 conce ...

  43. Wiz Khalifa with Yelawolf / March 26, 2010 / New York (Irving Plaza)

    March 29, 2010 6:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 For 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pa., rapper Wiz Khalifa , the sold-out crowd that turned up for his Friday night (Mar. 26) show at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza symbolized one thing: vindication. "I'm just proud that a n---a from Pitts ...

  44. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer, Billy Joel & Elton John

    March 25, 2010 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Continuing the North American leg of its E.N.D. World Tour, pop/hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas tops the Hot Tours rankings for the second time this year with totals reported from 11 arenas. A total of $8.8 million was the combined gross for these ven ...

  45. Joanna Newsom / March 19, 2010 / Philadelphia (First Unitarian Church)

    March 23, 2010 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Joanna Newsom first took the stage of the First Unitarian Church a little after ten on Friday night (Mar. 19), and the audience members immediately stopped talking amongst themselves to gawk at the virtuoso singer/songwriter. Newsom giggled at ...

  46. Alicia Keys Joined by Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz During MSG Show

    March 18, 2010 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys stopped at New York City's Madison Square Garden last night (March 17) during her "Freedom Tour" and gave her hometown fans a special treat with surprise performances from Beyoncé , Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz. Keys first perfor ...

  47. Hot Tours: The X Factor Live, Depeche Mode, Jay-Z

    March 18, 2010 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The X Factor Live, the U.K. arena tour featuring finalists from the sixth season of the hit British television singing competition, tops our latest tally of Hot Tours, becoming the first ensemble show to do so since the chart launched last July. Box ...

  48. Phish Swims Out For A U.S. Summer Tour

    March 17, 2010 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Phish fans, who got a glimpse of the band inducting Genesis into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Manhattan on Monday (March 15), will have a chance to see the band in its natural habitat this summer: live. Phish has just announced a summer tour th ...

  49. Kings Of Leon Set For Summer Amphitheater Tour

    March 15, 2010 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kings of Leon has just announced they will be hitting amphitheaters from coast to coast this summer. The tour, which runs June 5 to Sept. 23, begins in Atlantic City with three East Coast dates before the band heads to Tennessee to headline at Bonna ...

  50. Lady Gaga Announces Summer Arena Tour Dates

    March 15, 2010 7:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga announced the dates and venues for the summer leg of her continually expanding Monster Ball tour today (Mar. 15), which will see the pop star headlining arenas throughout North America for the first time. The trek begins June 28 in Montrea ...

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