1. Australia's Live Performance Industry Worth $2.5B (Report)

    June 22, 2014 11:33 PM EDT Australia’s hyper-competitive live performance industry generated some Australian $2.55 billion ($2.35 billion) in 2012, and it's apparently growing. The headline figure is published in just the second-ever study into the economic " Size ...

  2. Katy Perry’s 'Prismatic' Tour Coming to Australia

    February 26, 2014 12:55 AM EST 1 0 0 Katy Perry will take her "Prismatic" world tour to Australia later this year.  The pop singer’s trek will visit arenas in each of the country’s five big cities, promoters Dainty Group announced today. As the itinerary currently looks, her ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Eminem, Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole Heading Down Under for ‘Rapture’ Stadium Tour

    October 21, 2013 12:54 AM EDT Eminem is heading back Down Under. And this time, he’s bringing Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole with him. The rap superstar will headline four stadium shows next February. The run will open with Eminem's first-ever date in New Zealand (Auckland, ...

  5. Eminem, Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole Heading Down Under for ‘Rapture’ Stadium Tour

    October 21, 2013 12:54 AM EDT Eminem is heading back Down Under. And this time, he’s bringing Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole with him. The rap superstar will headline four stadium shows next February. The run will open with Eminem's first-ever date in New Zealand (Auckland, F ...

  6. 'Unprecedented' Demand Sees Splendour in the Grass Sell-Out Fast

    May 02, 2013 5:58 AM EDT Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival did some serious business this morning, selling-out its entire allocation of tickets within an hour of going on sale. The mid-winter fest in Byron Bay shifted all its three-day, camping and single-day ...

  7. Australia's Splendour in the Grass Fest Sells Out in Record Time

    May 02, 2013 5:37 AM EDT Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival did some serious business this morning, selling-out its entire allocation of tickets within an hour of going on sale. The mid-winter fest in Byron Bay shifted all its three-day, camping and single-day pa ...

  8. George Michael Completes Stint In Health Clinic

    April 08, 2013 8:52 AM EDT George Michael has spent two months in an Australian health clinic to tackle the problems which forced him to cancel a concert tour of the country. The British pop star had pulled out of a national tour of Australia in 2012 citing “major anxiety” ...

  9. Rolling Stones Announce '50 and Counting' North American Tour Dates

    April 03, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This morning the Rolling Stones finally released dates for their "50 and Counting" North American tour. The U.S. dates, as reported by Billboard.biz , will begin early next month on the West Coast, with announced markets including ...

  10. Rolling Stones 2013 U.S. Tour: AEG In, Paul Dainty/Virgin Out, Sources Say

    March 19, 2013 7:00 PM EDT A deal for Australian promoter Paul Dainty and Virgin Music to promote a North American Rolling Stones tour of a confirmed 18 shows has fallen through, and AEG Live has stepped in to promote the shows, sources tell Billboard. The Stones will s ...

  11. Rolling Stones to Play ‘Fewer Than 20’ U.S. Dates in First Half of 2013: Multiple Sources

    March 07, 2013 5:46 PM EST It never seemed likely that the Rolling Stones would crank up their touring machine for fewer than half a dozen shows and, as predicted, the Stones will tour North American arenas in the first half of this year, multiple sources tell Billboard.b ...

  12. Backbeat: The Scene at Rolling Stones' Closing Night at Prudential Center

    December 16, 2012 5:01 PM EST Global Spectrum's Ike Richman (left) with Billboard's Ray Waddell (Photo: Teri Waddell) The final show of the Rolling Stones' "50 & Counting" mini-tour at the Prudential Center in Newark Saturday night brought out a di ...

  13. Rolling Stones' Final Anniversary Concert Offered as an Interactive Pay-Per-View

    December 13, 2012 1:21 PM EST The pay-per-view delivery of the Rolling Stones' "50 And Counting" show Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the final installment of a run of dates commemorating the Stones' 50th anniversary, will be an interacti ...

  14. Rolling Stones to Play Brooklyn, London in November: Source

    August 30, 2012 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Rolling Stones will play four dates in November, two at London's O2 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a source tells Billboard. Richard Branson and Australian promoter Paul Dainty will promote, and the source says the Stones ...

  15. Rolling Stones To Play London, Brooklyn In November: Source

    August 29, 2012 8:38 PM EDT The Rolling Stones rehearsing in 2007 (Photo: Getty Images) The Rolling Stones will play four dates in November, two at London's O2 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a source tells Billboard.biz. Richard Branson and Australian ...

  16. Michael Cohl, Live Nation Settle Lawsuit; Rolling Stones Tour On Its Way?

    June 28, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Live Nation has settled its lawsuit with former chairman Michael Cohl, saying that the suit ended "amicably." The two had been embroiled in competing lawsuits since 2010, after Live Nation initiated the battle by suing Cohl for $5.35 mil ...

  17. Janet Jackson Cancels Tour Dates to Support Family During Trial

    October 24, 2011 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael 's death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los Angeles. He is accu ...

  18. Mobile Ticketing Catching On In Australia

    September 19, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Mobile ticketing is starting to gain traction Down Under. That's the word from one of Australia's big-two ticketing firms Ticketek , which this week revealed it was seeing a "strong shift" toward mobile. That's no surprise ...

  19. The Rolling Stones: We Have 'No Firm Plans' to Tour

    February 02, 2011 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Talk of a Rolling Stones tour this year has heated up in the wake of details from former Live Nation Chairman Michael Cohl's lawsuit against the company hitting the Internet. But Billboard sticks by its assertion that if the Stones were to tour ...

  20. Britney Spears 'Upset' Over Australian Tour Complaints

    November 09, 2009 8:36 AM EST 0 0 0 Britney Spears has done it again, hitting the headlines during her first Australian tour over a row about lip-synching and a lacklustre performance that her tour promoter said had left her "extremely upset." Australian media reported that ...

  21. Britney Spears 'Upset' Over Australian Tour Complaints

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has done it again, hitting the headlines during her first Australian tour over a row about lip-synching and a lacklustre performance that her tour promoter said had left her "extremely upset." Australian media reported tha ...