1. Jon Bon Jovi, Debbie Harry & Bobby Bandiera Rock for a Good Cause at New Jersey Hope Concert: Live Review

    December 24, 2015 5:09 PM EST Early in the night for the second of two Hope charity concerts at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J.,  Jon Bon Jovi  told the audience that they were the lucky ones. "We made it through the first set," he smiled. "That was t ...

  2. Dance Festivals in India Told to Add Security Following Alleged Terror Threat

    December 17, 2015 10:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Two high-profile dance festivals being held later this month in India will have increased security following an alleged terror threat from ISIS. The Sunburn and Supersonic festivals are both taking place Dec. 27-30 in Goa, a popular area for tourist ...

  3. Parisians 'Culturally Resist' as Post-Attack Live Business Rebounds Across France

    December 15, 2015 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 While the French concert market experienced as much as an 80 percent drop in concert attendance in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Nov. 13, the concert industry has rebounded, though not yet to pre-attack levels, according to an ...

  4. Justin Bieber Covers Drake, Beatles at Intimate Toronto Concert

    December 08, 2015 3:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber played a “loose” intimate acoustic show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall for 1,500 fans Monday night (Dec. 7) that included his pop hits and Christmas songs; Drake , The Beatles ,  Ne-Yo  and Tracy Chapman covers; a “lonely girl” fan s ...

  5. Grand Slam Party Latino Hits It Out of the Park With Ricky Martin, Prince Royce, Fifth Harmony & More

    December 06, 2015 7:40 PM EST SBS Entertainment’s Grand Slam Party Latino seemed a daunting proposition. Bring together 29 top acts, most of them Latin, to perform at a single show in a 36,000-seat stadium in Miami in the middle of Art Basel. But on Saturday (Dec. 5), the show ...

  6. Aventura New York Dates Announced, Presale December 11

    December 05, 2015 6:32 PM EST Aventura ’s recently announced reunion concerts will take place on Feb. 4, 5, 6 and 7 at the United Palace Theatre in New York City, located at 175 th St. and Broadway. Presale for the limited engagement shows kicks off Friday, Dec. 11 at 6 a.m. a ...

  7. Facebook Launches Ticket Sale Pilot Program

    December 04, 2015 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The last we heard of Facebook's musical ambitions was its toe-dip of a new feature 'Music Stories,' which the company unveiled a month ago , on Nov. 11. Now the company wants to sell you tickets. Facebook's New Notify App Will De ...

  8. City Winery CEO Michael Dorf on Expanding His $40 Million Business and Why Older Fans Just Want a Place to Sit

    December 04, 2015 10:22 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Dorf is the classic New York success story: music-loving Midwesterner arrives downtown in the 1980s; hops into an arts scene that includes Lou Reed , John Zorn and Sonic Youth ; opens a coffeehouse performance space; builds an international ...

  9. Paris Live Music Industry Seeks Emergency Aid

    November 25, 2015 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 France's live music industry has appealed for €50 million ($53 million) in state aid, following the Paris terrorist attacks. Prodiss, France's National Union of Producers, Distributors and Theatres, said that the emergency fund was require ...

  10. Buika Performs 'Without Fear' at Barcelona Jazz Festival

    November 09, 2015 2:22 PM EST From new reggae-pop to familiar Latin torch songs, the iconoclastic singer boldly mixes it up on stage. Concha Buika is frequently referred to as a diva, the fussy term too often tossed out to classify a singularly talented female artist who defies ...

  11. Rolling Stones Announce 2016 Latin American Tour

    November 05, 2015 10:11 AM EST 0 0 0 America Latina Olé Tour to roll through Santiago, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Lima, Bogotá, Mexico City. Who said anything about hanging it up? After conquering the heartland with their massive North American Z ...

  12. Dead & Company Giving Away 10,000 Concert Tickets

    October 05, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Members of the Grateful Dead and John Mayer have partnered with American Express for its music series, "American Express Unstaged." Film director Brett Ratner will direct the concert's livestream from Madison Square Garden. Dead & ...

  13. Indiana's Supreme Court Weighs Case Over Stage Collapse That Killed Seven

    September 23, 2015 3:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing arguments to decide if the state is liable for some of the damages faced by a rigging company in the 2011 state fair stage collapse that killed seven people. Mid-America Sound Corp. told the justices Wednesday t ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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, ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 , ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 , ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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' ...

  37. '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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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." ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. X Japan Takes Madison Square Garden By Rainstorm

    October 12, 2014 1:26 PM EDT 8.378 k 1.342 k 177 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 the ...

  43. 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 ...

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