1. AEG Rejects Reports Of Jackson Concerns

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live president and CEO Randy Phillips has rejected U.K. tabloid reports that Michael Jackson told fans that he only wanted to play 10 London O2 Arena shows rather than the 50 that have been scheduled. The Sun reported that Jackson told fans ou ...

  2. Michael Jackson Rehearsals Move Forward

    May 12, 2009 6:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson is four weeks into rehearsals in Burbank, Calif., more than $85 million is in the bank from ticket sales, and the King of Pop's return to the stage for 50 shows at London's O2 Arena is looking increasingly like it will happ ...

  3. Michael Jackson Rehearsals Moving Forward

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is four weeks into rehearsals in Burbank, Calif., more than $85 million is in the bank from ticket sales, and the King of Pop's return to the stage for 50 shows at London's O2 Arena is looking increasingly like it will ha ...

  4. Bon Jovi Helps Boost Jazz Fest Attendance

    May 11, 2009 6:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival drew more than 400,000 this year, up from the approximately 375,000 reported last year, according to festival producers. The event’s final Saturday (May 2) drew a crowd of 90,000. Jazzfest was held April 24 ...

  5. Bon Jovi Helps Boost Jazzfest Attendance

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival drew more than 400,000 this year, up from the approximately 375,000 reported last year, according to festival producers. The event’s final Saturday (May 2) drew a crowd of 90,000. Jazzfest was held April ...

  6. Music Festivals Not Feeling Economic Pinch

    April 10, 2009 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the summer music festival season just around the corner, leading international festival producers insist that the difficult economic climate isn't putting a serious crimp on business, with key promoters reporting that ticket sales are on p ...

  7. Festival Season Starts With Optimism Despite Economic Challenges

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the summer music festival season just around the corner, leading international festival producers insist that the difficult economic climate isn't putting a serious crimp on business, with key promoters reporting that ticket sales are on ...

  8. AEG Prepared To Self-Insure Jackson Shows

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT AEG chief executive Randy Phillips has reportedly confirmed that the company would be prepared to self-insure Michael Jackson in the event of a shortfall in insurance coverage for all the singer's concerts. "We would be prepared to self- ...

  9. Michael Jackson's 50 Shows Sell Out In Hours

    March 13, 2009 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tickets for Michael Jackson's run of 50 O2 Arena shows in London sold out in hours today (March 13) after the general sale opened to the public. Promoters AEG Live and Ticketmaster said in a statement that a total of 750,000 tickets have now be ...

  10. UPDATE: Michael Jackson Up To 50 London Shows

    March 12, 2009 8:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Five new shows have been added to Michael Jackson's London run, bringing the total to 50, according to Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, promoter of the shows. "We stopped it at 45 in the pre-sale to save shows for the public on sale, which ...

  11. Jackson Run At 50, Secondary Market Causes Issues

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Five new shows have been added to Michael Jackson's London run, bringing the total to 50, according to Randy Phillips, CEO of AEG Live, promoter of the shows. "We stopped it at 45 in the pre-sale to save shows for the public on sale, whi ...

  12. Ticketmaster: AEG May Cancel If Merger Succeeds

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster's chief executive sought Thursday to allay antitrust fears over the ticket seller's planned merger with concert promoter Live Nation by revealing that a major venue operator has threatened to cancel its contract if the merge ...

  13. Festivals Returning Despite Struggling Economy

    February 09, 2009 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 The international music festival market took a hit last week with the cancellation of the Langerado Music Festival in Miami and the Hydro Connect Festival in Scotland, but other large-scale fests are returning for a second year despite a struggling ...

  14. Festivals Return Despite Struggling Economy

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The international music festival market took a hit last week with the cancellation of the Langerado Music Festival in Miami and the Hydro Connect Festival in Scotland, but other large-scale music festivals are returning for a second year despite a ...

  15. AEG Live CEO Refutes Exit Speculation

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips refutes media speculation that he might be leaving his post to focus more on artist management. "I just completed the first year of a new five-year contract," Phillips tells Billboard.biz. "I am not going ...

  16. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will star ...

  17. Live Nation, AEG Reps Discuss Azoff Deal

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster's blockbuster agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Group could have a big impact on Live Nation's summer amphitheater touring season, according to AEG Live CEO Randy ...

  18. Bon Jovi, Spice Girls Top Midyear Touring Chart

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The touring landscape may be tough this summer, but Billboard Boxscore's midyear numbers illustrate that many tours have enjoyed significant success already. Bon Jovi and the Spice Girls have the two The touring landscape may be tough this summ ...

  19. Live Nation To Announce Summer Tours

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is expected to announce the bulk of its North American summer tours on Monday, a list that includes proven box office performers and artists who rare Live Nation, the world's largest conce ...

  20. Neil Diamond Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond will begin a 37-city North American tour, promoted nationally by AEG Live, on July 19 in St. Paul, Minn. Tickets go on sale in some markets beginning April 28, preceded by an American Exp Neil Diamond will begin a 37-city North American ...

  21. Ovesen To Head Up AEG Live In Middle East

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST AEG Live has snapped up the services of Thomas Ovesen, former GM of Mirage Promotions, to oversee the company's Middle Eastern presence. Ovesen will remain based in Dubai, where he will now helm AEG Live's live promotions office. The exe ...

  22. The Police Score Top-Grossing Tour Of '07

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Police reunion trek led all tours in 2007 with a gross that has passed $212 million and is still climbing. The global tour few thought would ever happen moved more than 1.8 million tickets, accord The Police reunion trek led all tours in 2007 wi ...

  23. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Reunion Show

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of ...

  24. Eagles Run Opens Nokia Theatre At L.A. Live

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The new Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles is up and running, now midway through six sellouts by the Eagles that serve as the theater's coming out party. The Eagles stand, with Dixie Chicks opening, began Oct. 18. Reception to the 7,10 ...

  25. Billboard, AEG Live Team For Events

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an exclusive alliance, Billboard is teaming up with AEG Live to expand existing Billboard-branded live events and create new concerts, festivals and televised awards shows around the world. AEG Liv In an exclusive alliance, Billboard is teaming u ...

  26. AEG Acquires Ken Ehrlich Productions

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal will provide new marketing platforms. Los Angeles-based AEG, the parent company of international promoter AEG Live, revealed Nov. 1 that it has purchased Ken Ehrlich Productions from owner/founder Ken Ehrlich, who is known for producing such ...

  27. AEG, DEAG Forge JV For Germany

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DEAG anticipates 'significant' boost. Concert promoting giants Deutsche Entertainment AG and Anschutz Entertainment Group have forged an alliance for the German touring market. In a statement, Berlin-based DEAG says it will be the " ...

  28. On The Road

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It appears that Randy Phillips is about to re-up as CEO of international promoter/producer AEG Live. Read Ray Waddell's column. It appears that Randy Phillips is about to re-up as CEO of international promoter/producer AEG Live. Read Ray Wadd ...

  29. Wed Update: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie vs. corporate promoter debated. The benefits of using an independent versus a corporate promoter for major tours were heavily debated at this afternoon's (Oct. 26) "Change My Way of Thinkin'" panel at the Billboard Roadwo ...

  30. Jazz Fest Tipped To Return In 2006

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Orleans' premiere music event, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest), will return next year, according to Randy Phillips of AEG Live, co-producers of Jazz Fest with Festival Pro New Orleans' premiere music event, the ...

  31. SMG: Superdome's Demise Exaggerated

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will take 45-60 days to accurately assess damage. Talk of the demise of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans has been greatly exaggerated, according to officials at SMG, the Philadelphia-based management firm that runs the stadium and adjacent N ...

  32. Diamond Polishing Summer Tour Plans

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the most consistently bankable performers of the past 30 years, Diamond will begin a North American tour July The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boo ...

  33. Touring Execs, Promoters Stress Cooperation

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Randy Phillips, president/CEO of AEG Live, called upon the touring industry to come together and make the business stronger today (Nov. 9) at the Billboard Backstage Pass Conference in New York. Randy Phillips, president/CEO of AEG Live, called up ...

  34. AEG Unveils Big Plans For L.A. Complex

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Plans by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) for a billion-dollar, music-driven development in the footprint of L.A.'s Staples Center will create a West Coast equivalent of Times Square, according to R Plans by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AE ...

  35. AEG Live Snags HOB's Vallon

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former House of Blues (HOB) senior VP Larry Vallon is the latest high-profile concert business executive to join AEG Live in Los Angeles. Vallon has been named AEG Live's senior VP of national booking Former House of Blues (HOB) senior VP Lar ...

  36. AEG Live Inks Innovative Deal With Robi Draco Rosa

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a ground-breaking artist-development move, AEG Live will bankroll the touring efforts of Columbia artist Robi Draco Rosa in exchange for exclusive representation in the United States and Latin Amer In a ground-breaking artist-development move, ...

  37. War Brings Postponements, Cancellations To Music Biz

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The international music industry has already begun to feel the effect of the war in Iraq. Bands such as matchbox twenty, Tenacious D, and Blindside have postponed European tours, while U.S. tour on-sa The international music industry has already beg ...

  38. Let Your Glory Fall

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 During the past few years a plethora of contemporary Christian artists have released praise and worship records. During the past few years a plethora of contemporary Christian artists have released praise and worship records. Among the most successf ...

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