1. Live Nation Australasia Partners on Sex-Ed Program

    August 06, 2014 4:40 AM EDT Live Nation Australia and New Zealand is getting busy on a sex-education program. The live entertainment giant’s Australasia affiliate has formed a partnership with the state of New South Wales’ health department on the “Play Safe” campaign, which ...

  2. Michael Chugg Expands Label With U.S. Launch

    February 20, 2014 5:30 AM EST Australian concert promoting great Michael Chugg is launching his record label in the United States.  Chugg Music, which includes recording and artist management activities and is a division of Chugg Entertainment, will bow on Feb. 25 with distrib ...

  3. Taylor Swift & P!nk Aim High, Set New Touring Standards Down Under

    December 09, 2013 12:02 AM EST Taylor Swift’s grand “RED” tour of Australia is two dates down, with two to go. What's special about this trek isn't in the roadmap, but the scale. It’s the first time a solo female artist has toured Australian stadiums since Madonna do ...

  4. Beyoncé’s Australia & NZ Tour Does Big Business

    November 12, 2013 3:45 AM EST Beyoncé's latest tour of Australia and New Zealand was “by far” her biggest trek yet in the region, shifting almost 220,000 tickets and grossing more than Australian $40 million ($37 million), promoter Live Nation reported today. The Down Und ...

  5. Beyoncé’s Australia & NZ Tour Does Big Business

    November 12, 2013 3:45 AM EST Beyoncé's latest tour of Australia and New Zealand was “by far” her biggest trek yet in the region, shifting almost 220,000 tickets and grossing more than Australian $40 million ($37 million), promoter Live Nation reported today. The Down U ...

  6. Live Nation Australasia Teams with Brand Agency Mixitup

    August 20, 2013 5:59 AM EDT Live Nation’s Australasia company has formed a joint venture with brand agency mixitup Enterprises, which will focus on creating music and entertainment brand partnerships across Australia and New Zealand. The new venture, mixitup Australia, con ...

  7. Why This Year’s Two Big Australian Hip-Hop Festivals Collapsed

    April 23, 2013 6:12 PM EDT Right now, Australia should be bracing itself for its biggest-ever invasion of U.S. hip-hop and R&B stars. The likes of Nas, T.I., 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Joey Bada$$ and more should be preparing to headline not on ...

  8. Live Nation Acquires Australian Promoter Michael Coppel Presents

    April 04, 2012 6:16 PM EDT Live Nation continues to expand its global footprint with the acquisition of 30-year-old Australian and New Zealand promoter Michael Coppel Presents. Live Nation's existing concet promotion operation in Australia and New Zealand, which is led ...

  9. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Cirque Du Soleil, Brad Paisley

    March 10, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary rock star Roger Waters tops the Hot Tour ranking this week with $25.2 million in box office grosses reported from Australia and New Zealand during The Wall Live Tour's trek down under in January and February. Promoted by concert promo ...

  10. Radiohead Returns to Australia After 8 Years, Gaga Adds Dates Down Under

    February 27, 2012 11:21 AM EST Radiohead Return To Australia After 8 Years Radiohead will make the long haul to Australia this November for the band's first shows here in eight years, tour promoters Chugg Entertainment announced today. The band's trek will also includ ...

  11. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Bon Jovi, Take That Are Top Finalists

    November 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2, Bon Jovi, Take That, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Usher are among the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York City. The awards are primarily based on box office numbers re ...

  12. Metallica Breaks Arena Record Down Under

    November 25, 2010 8:13 AM EST 0 0 0 Metallica 's 20-date Australasian tour is now history, and the record books prove it. The American metal veterans - and current Billboard cover stars - smashed the ticket sales record at Sydney's Acer Arena, shifting 74,244 tickets over fo ...

  13. Hot Tours: Metallica, Eagles, Eminem & Jay-Z

    November 18, 2010 12:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Legendary heavy metal band Metallica takes the top spot on Hot Tours as nears the end of its World Magnetic Tour that began just over two years ago. The act earns its No. 1 ranking with more than $15 million in box office grosses reported from three ...

  14. Pink Moves 3 Million Tickets with Funhouse Tour

    August 09, 2010 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 P ink moved a total of 3 million concert tickets on her 2009-2010 worldwide tour, according to a statement on behalf of U.K. tour promoter Marshall Arts. The artist stepped up to become a major global touring act in 2010. Indeed, she is one of the f ...

  15. Metallica Extends Australian Arena Tour

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's Australian tour is shaping up as some kind of monster. Four arena concerts have been added to the Australian leg of Metallica's World Magnet Tour in a response to "overwhelming demand" for tickets, promoter Michael ...

  16. Promoter Exits V Fest Down Under

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The future of Australia's V Festival is unclear after Australian promoter Michael Coppel Presents (MCP) severed its ties with the annual music event. MCP had worked with Virgin Group on the previous three editions. However, the Melbourne-base ...

  17. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Lead Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna , U2 and AC/DC are among the finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The awards are based on global box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. ...

  18. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  19. Hot Tours: Pink, AC/DC, Beyoncé, Nickelback, Kid Rock

    September 17, 2009 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australian concert promoter Michael Coppel Presents has reported box office totals from the summer leg of Pink's "Funhouse Tour" which played multiple shows in nine Aussie venues from May through August. The American singer/songwriter ...

  20. Beyonce Cancels Australian Dates

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce has canceled two arena dates and pushed back the start of her upcoming Australian tour citing an "unforeseen change in her international schedule." The American pop singer's "I Am" Australian tour was slated to sta ...

  21. Pink Postpones Date Down Under

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pink's all-conquering Funhouse tour of Australia has briefly ground to a halt. The American pop singer has postponed her show at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre tonight (July 20) after coming down with laryngitis. The decision to reschedule ...

  22. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and the Police ...

  23. V Festival Heads Down Under

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the United States and Canada. The Australian version is a 50:50 partnership between the U.K.-based Virgin Group and Melbourne-based promoter M ...

  24. V Festival Arrives Down Under

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the United States and Canada. Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the Uni ...

  25. V Festival Arrives Down Under

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the United States and Canada. Sir Richard Branson's V Festival arrives in Australia early 2007 -- six months after it launched in the Uni ...

  26. U2 Rescheduling Vertigo Shows For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the wake of their postponement last week, the 10 final shows of U2's Vertigo tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show today (March 13). An official announcement In the wake of their postponement last week ...

  27. U2 Postpones Last 10 Dates Of Vertigo Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 has postponed the final 10 dates of its Vertigo '06 tour in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. A joint statement by promoters The Next Adventure (TNA) and Michael Coppel Presents (MCP) blame U2 has postponed the final 10 dates of its ...

  28. Australia's Livid Fest Nixed for 2004

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's longest running outdoor festival, Livid, has been scrapped this year, citing "scarcity of headline acts." Michael Coppel, one of its three promoters, says it will return in November 2005. Australia's longest running ...

  29. Australia's Livid Fest Nixed for 2004

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's longest running outdoor festival, Livid, has been scrapped this year, citing "scarcity of headline acts." Michael Coppel, one of its three promoters, says it will return in November 2005. Australia's longest running ...