1. Parahoy! Day 2: Tegan & Sara Showcase 'Heartthrob'

    March 09, 2014 10:07 AM EDT "I feel like we're at Coachella but on the ocean," gushed Tegan Quin Paramore didn't perform on the first full day at sea (and second overall) of Parahoy! but their supporting cast and plenty of maritime amusements kept the thre ...

  2. Romeo Santos Announces 'Formula Vol. 2' Tour

    March 06, 2014 3:47 PM EST 0 0 0 The first leg of Romeo Santos' Formula Vol. 2 Tour was announced today (March 6) with15 initial U.S. arena dates revealed. The tour will open in Los Angeles on May 22, and includes his previously confirmed Yankee Stadium show on July 12. He wil ...

  3. Is Lady Gaga's Tour Flopping? Live Nation Slams 'Ridiculous' Reports

    March 06, 2014 2:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Reports that ticket sales for Lady Gaga's artRave: the ARTPOP Ball tour are struggling are "ridiculous," according to Athur Fogel, Chairman of Live Nation's Global Touring division, producers of the tour. Ticket sales for North A ...

  4. Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Summer Tour

    March 06, 2014 11:28 AM EST 1.038 k 207 15 As expected, Queen and Adam Lambert have announced a North American summer tour that will take the legendary rock band and the young-gun singer on a 19-date trek starting June 19 in Chicago. Joining Lambert will be original Queen members Br ...

  5. Dr. John Getting All-Star Tribute in New Orleans: Gregg Allman, Lucinda Williams, Widespread Panic Set for 'Musical Mojo' Concert

    March 05, 2014 3:45 PM EST Dr. John's only performance during this year's installment of Jazz Fest will be a doozy. The New Orleans legend is getting an all-star tribute on May 3 with a lineup featuring Gregg Allman, Lucinda Williams, Widespread Panic, The Blind B ...

  6. Yandel Announces New Solo 'VIP Tour'

    March 04, 2014 3:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Reggaeton star Yandel, who is a finalist for several Billboard Latin Music Awards , is kicking off his first U.S. solo tour with stops across the country including New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. The urban music artist will also include three ...

  7. Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars Announce Carnivores Tour

    March 04, 2014 3:17 PM EST 1.56 k 666 5 Two of rock's biggest bands, Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars, are hitting the road for a co-headlining tour this summer, it was announced Tuesday morning at a Hollywood press conference. Joining the groups on what has been dubbed the ...

  8. Bruce Springsteen to Headline Free Festival During Final Four Week

    March 04, 2014 11:17 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will headline the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival, running in conjunction with the Final Four tournament, from April 4 to April 6. Springsteen will close the outdoor festival, to be held at Reunion Park ...

  9. 50 Cent to Headline Live-Streamed SXSW Concert (Exclusive)

    March 03, 2014 2:42 PM EST Rapper 50 Cent is set to headline a South By Southwest concert on March 11 that will be live-streamed via Hang w/, a mobile app that's being used by dozens of celebrities to broadcast their daily activities and chat with fans. A technophile ...

  10. Jill Scott, 'Frozen' Writers Perform at First-Ever Oscar Concert

    February 28, 2014 1:43 PM EST 4 0 0 This year's five Oscar-nominated composers delivered the first-ever Oscar concert Feb. 27 at UCLA's Royce Hall, creating suites for orchestra from their film work. And between the light bounce of Alexandre Desplat's "Philomena&qu ...

  11. Cee Lo, Blondie and Green Day's Foxboro Hot Tubs to Rock Rachael Ray's SXSW Party

    February 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Green Day's Foxboro Hot Tubs side project, Cee Lo Green and Blondie will be partying with Rachael Ray at the syndicated TV hosts's seventh annual Feedback party during this year's South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival i ...

  12. Rick Springfield Announces Tour With Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

    February 28, 2014 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rick Springfield will take a break from his own solo tour this summer to co-headline a multi-city trek with old friends and fellow hitmakers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Springfield, Benatar and Giraldo will launch the tour June 29 at Raleigh' ...

  13. Soundgarden to Perform All of 'Superunknown' at SXSW's iTunes Festival

    February 26, 2014 12:20 PM EST Two deluxe reissue packages also announced to celebrate the album's 20-year anniversary This year marks the 20-year anniversary of Soundgarden's Seattle grunge classic "Superunknown" and the Chris Cornell-led band is marking t ...

  14. Depeche Mode Cancels Tour Date in Ukraine Over 'Civil Unrest and Instability'

    February 24, 2014 6:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Although the politically-charged violence that plagued Ukraine subsided over the weekend, Depeche Mode have no intentions of playing a concert this week in its capital city of Kiev, where much of the death and destruction was focused. Today, the ban ...

  15. Brett Eldredge, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett Offer Glimpse of Country Music's Future at New Faces Show

    February 22, 2014 11:11 AM EST Tyler Farr and Charlie Worsham (with special guest Sheryl Crow) also perform at the Country Radio Seminar's prestigious New Faces showcase The 2014 Country Radio Seminar culminated as usual with the prestigious New Faces Show, held Friday ni ...

  16. Cliff Richard Is Brooklyn Bound, Thanks to Morrissey; Eyes More U.S. Dates

    February 17, 2014 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 The British legend talks opening for Moz this June and explains why his global stardom never quite reached American shores Cliff Richard was as surprised as anyone else that Morrissey wanted him to open his June 21 concert at Brooklyn's Barclay ...

  17. Miguel, T.I. Close Out NBA All-Star Saturday With Club Show: Live Review

    February 16, 2014 11:46 AM EST 0 0 0 The night of NBA All-Star Saturday (Feb. 15) in New Orleans featured a handful of star-laden after-parties, with TNT's gathering at the Bud Light District next to the New Orleans arena including a set by Kid Rock and GQ's All Star soiree p ...

  18. Morrissey to Launch U.S. Tour: Full Dates

    February 13, 2014 1:40 PM EST Tom Jones and Cliff Richard will open at two of the shows; Moz will hit cities as diverse in size as New York City and Flint, Michigan during the 25-date tour After a series of ailments forced him to nix performances across the U.S. and South Ame ...

  19. Bruce Springsteen Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    February 10, 2014 10:34 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street will follow-up their tour of South Africa and Australasia with a fresh batch of American dates this spring. Kicking off April 8 in Cincinnati, Springsteen will hit markets in Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida, ...

  20. Paul Simon and Sting Merge Voices, Styles in Tour Opener: Live Review

    February 09, 2014 10:38 AM EST 25.591 k 264 25 Paul Simon and Sting apparently meant it when they decided to title their joint concert tour On Stage Together. On opening night at Houston's Toyota Center the two veteran headliners spent plenty of time in each other's company, ...

  21. The Hold Steady Rock Epic 28-Song Set at Brooklyn 10th Anniversary Show

    February 08, 2014 8:25 AM EST About to embark on a new album cycle for the first time in four years behind a new label, the Hold Steady know challenges lie ahead, though their reception Thursday night proved they've gathered a devoted cheering section over the years " ...

  22. Black Keys, Maroon 5 Highlight Friday's NYC Super Bowl Shows

    February 01, 2014 12:50 PM EST The blitz of music taking over New York City during Super Bowl week continues with a pair of concerts at legendary venues The Black Keys didn't mess around on Friday night (Jan. 31), in what was likely their final show at New York City' ...

  23. Backstage With Billy Joel: The Billboard Cover Story Interview (Exclusive)

    January 31, 2014 11:15 AM EST Half a century into his career, Billy Joel has taken on a game-changing residency at Madison Square Garden. In a wide-ranging interview, Joel talks about why his career endures, and where it's going Some 20 years since he released his last ...

  24. Seether's Rise Above Fest Returns in May With Motorhead, Avenged Sevenfold

    January 28, 2014 10:39 AM EST After taking a year off due to "circumstances that were beyond our control," Seether's Rise Above Fest combating mental illness and suicide is returning this year, with a new location and grander ambitions. The festival will take pl ...

  25. The Eagles Reopen The Forum in L.A. With a Nostalgic Night of Hits

    January 16, 2014 11:55 AM EST -song set arranged chronologically… Original guitarist Bernie Leadon plays entire first set… The legendary arena underwent a $100 million renovation and looks to compete with Staples Center and Nokia Theater The Eagles reopened the refurbished Fo ...

  26. Governors Ball 2014: Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes

    January 15, 2014 10:39 AM EST Governors Ball announced its lineup Wednesday not with a tweet or a press release, but with a full-page ad in The New York Times . As expected, reunited rap duo Outkast will headline the annual festival on Randall's Island in NYC, being hel ...

  27. Dave Matthews Band Sets 2014 Summer Tour

    January 14, 2014 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans can expect two sets from DMB each night of the 42-date North American tour One of live music's most storied acts has announced yet another mammoth tour. The Dave Matthews Band will embark on a 42-date North American tour this summer, begin ...

  28. Jason Aldean Teams With MLB for Stadium Tour

    January 09, 2014 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Jason Aldean is heading to the centerfield. The country star says he's partnering with Major League Baseball to launch a 50-date stadium tour this spring. Some of the dates will be announced later Thursday. Stagecoach Festival Lineup: Luke Brya ...

  29. VH1 Books Janelle Monae, J. Cole, Fall Out Boy for Super Bowl Concerts

    January 09, 2014 1:25 PM EST The first Super Bowl to be held in the New York City/New Jersey area will bring an equally historic volume of concerts, as the music industry looks to top recent efforts in cities like New Orleans, Indianapolis and Dallas. Leading the charge is VH ...

  30. Fall Out Boy, Paramore Announce 'Monumentour'

    January 09, 2014 10:26 AM EST 0 0 0 Fall Out Boy and Paramore have announced a co-headlining summer tour, dubbed the Monumentour, that will take the alt-rock powerhouses to more than 30 North American cities. Fall Out Boy Q&A: Talking Career, Ramones and Chicago Presented by Live ...

  31. Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips to Play Amnesty International Benefit Show

    January 08, 2014 6:01 PM EST 5 0 0 Following a successful 1986-1998 run, the event returns Feb. 5 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center The worldwide human rights organization Amnesty International has announced an arena-sized benefit show to raise money and awareness for its cause next ...

  32. Neil Young at Carnegie Hall: Live Review

    January 08, 2014 10:30 AM EST The legendary singer-songwriter delivers classic performances of classic songs on night two of his Carnegie run When tickets went on sale for Neil Young's four-night run at Carnegie Hall, there was no announcement regarding the format of the ...

  33. Ludacris, Steve Aoki to Heat Up Park City Live Concert Series at Sundance

    January 07, 2014 11:00 AM EST 7 2 0 Ludacris, Steve Aoki, Nervo, O.A.R. and Kaskade are among the performers named to the line-up for the Park City Live Concert Series, which runs during the famed Sundance Film Festival later this month. The initial nighttime concert schedule starts J ...

  34. Billy Joel Sets Madison Square Garden Residency

    December 03, 2013 12:58 PM EST 6 2 0 Billy Joel is moving in. The legendary singer-songwriter announced Tuesday that he'll take up a residency at his beloved Madison Square Garden in New York City -- but he has one condition. Joel says he'll play once a month at the famed ven ...

  35. Metallica Scraps Orion Festival for 2014

    December 03, 2013 10:30 AM EST In September, James Hetfield told Billboard that a '14 festival would depend on finances: "It's not that we're out to make money; we're at least out to break even, and it certainly has not broken even yet. It's an expe ...

  36. Prince to Headline Essence Festival 2014

    December 03, 2013 9:53 AM EST Prince has been tapped to headline the 20th anniversary Essence Festival , scheduled to rock New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend. Booking the "Purple Rain" icon for milestone events has become something of a tradition for Essence ...

  37. Lady Gaga Unveils ARTPOP Ball North American Tour

    December 03, 2013 9:49 AM EST Lady Gaga will bring "ARTPOP" to the masses next year with the artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour, which will lift its paws up on May 4, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The North American leg of the arena trek is currently 25 dates long and wi ...

  38. George Jones Gets Epic Tribute With Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Megadeth

    November 23, 2013 8:40 AM EST Music City's biggest stars show up for "Playin' Possum! The Final No Show Tribute To George Jones" During the latter years of George Jones' touring career, the legend would typically try to open a package date rather tha ...

  39. Gin Blossoms, David Byrne, Journey Rise to Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

    November 22, 2013 3:45 PM EST 8 2 1 For more than 40 years benefit concerts have served as a conduit for emergency aid to disaster-stricken areas of the world. Their success hinges on hurried planning and requires whirlwind agreements between musicians and venues, sponsors and TV netw ...

  40. Lady Gaga to Play Final Shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC

    November 19, 2013 11:35 AM EST The "ARTPOP" singer announces plans to close out the storied venue with concerts on March 28, 30, 31 and April 2 When New York City's  Roseland Ballroom shuts its doors this April, it will certainly go out in style. Today, Lady Gaga ...

  41. Bon Jovi, One Direction, P!nk Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

    November 14, 2013 9:30 PM EST 3.803 k 308 0 0 Country music icon George Strait named the 2013 Billboard Legend of Live, Coachella wins best festival honors Bon Jovi, One Direction, Taylor Swift, P!nk, the Rolling Stones and George Strait were among tonight's (Nov. 14) big winners ...

  42. Arcade Fire Announce 'Reflektor' Arena Tour

    November 14, 2013 5:32 PM EST After playing a handful of undersell gigs as the Reflektors, indie rock heroes Arcade Fire will now bring their new album to the masses. Today, they announced a 28-date North American tour beginning March 6 in Louisville. KY. Related Articles Ar ...

  43. Florida Georgia Line Heats Up NYC at Billboard Concert

    November 14, 2013 3:00 PM EST Surging country duo Florida Georgia Line, who took "Cruise" on a record-breaking, 24-week ride atop Billboard's Top Country Songs chart earlier this year, got its shine on in big bad New York City on Wednesday night at a sold-out c ...

  44. Michael Jackson's Touring Life After Death: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 08, 2013 2:00 PM EST The inside story of why MJ's touring business is now bigger than ever This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of Billboard. In the fall of 1987, not long after the release of his blockbuster album Bad, Michael J ...

  45. Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Tour Adding Arena Dates in 2014

    November 08, 2013 11:24 AM EST "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour" returns to North America for 40 more dates next year, looking to sell another 120,000 tickets "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," which recently became the ninth-top-grossi ...

  46. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 07, 2013 5:30 PM EST The global Cuban phenomenon will say "Adios" with world tour in 2014-2015 Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording s ...

  47. Falling in Reverse Frontman Plots 'Therapeutic' Tour With Band That Fired Him

    November 06, 2013 10:10 AM EST Ronnie Radke says there was not a lot of drama in putting together next year's joint tour of his current band, Falling In Reverse, and his former group, Escape The Fate. "I just woke up one day and thought what better therapeutic way to ...

  48. Alabama Rocks the Ryman: Live Review

    November 04, 2013 8:57 AM EST Should Alabama lead singer Randy Owen ever forget the words to any of his hit songs while on the band's 40th anniversary "Back To The Bowery" tour, he need not worry. More than likely, the audience will have his back. Sunday night, ...

  49. Neil Young Announces Carnegie Hall Run

    October 31, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Neil Young has announced a four-night run at legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City for January 6, 7, 9 and 10. The roots-rock icon is fresh off a performance at his annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, Calif over the weekend, which fo ...

  50. Celine Dion Loves Fans 'Back to Life' at Intimate NYC Show: Review

    October 30, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Watching Celine Dion play to a crowd one-twentieth of the size she sells out some 100 nights a year in Las Vegas Tuesday night was not unlike watching LeBron James nail an hour's worth of slam dunks during a private session. Dion performed an ...

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