1. Ariana Grande Postpones European Concerts Through June 5

    May 24, 2017 2:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ariana Grande has postponed her tour through June 5 following the terrorist attack on her concert in Manchester, England on Monday. Her label Republic Records, which is a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group, issued a brief statement to the press ...

  2. Take That Concerts at Manchester Arena Postponed Following Attack

    May 23, 2017 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Next week's Kiss show is still on, according to officials. Take That 's upcoming three-night stand at the scene of Monday's deadly attack in Manchester has been postponed until further notice. The legendary boy band had been scheduled ...

  3. 'Cash Me Outside' Girl Playing Texas, Florida on Test Tour: 'She's True to Her Brand'

    May 23, 2017 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Does Danielle Bregoli sing or perform? No, but her manager says "she'll be vibeing some records and do a live Q&A with the audience." The Florida teen famous for her catchphrase "Cash me outside, how bow dah?" is going o ...

  4. Manchester's Parklife Festival to Go On as Planned, With Locals The 1975 Headlining

    May 23, 2017 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Parklife, a music festival due to take place in Manchester's Heaton Park on June 10-11, has announced it will carry on as planned despite the deadly explosion Monday night at nearby Manchester Arena. The festival released a statement, saying &q ...

  5. Manchester Arena, Site of Deadly Ariana Grande Concert, Is One of the Busiest Venues in the World

    May 22, 2017 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 5 The venue at the heart of an explosion outside an Ariana Grande concert that left at least 22 dead and more than 50 injured is one of the top-grossing venues in Europe and host to dozens of major pop concerts annually. Manchester Arena is managed by ...

  6. Manchester Arena & Live Nation Respond to 'Senseless Tragedy' at Ariana Grande Concert

    May 22, 2017 8:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: O2 arena says Grande's Thursday & Friday shows have yet to be canceled. Update: The official death toll has risen since this article was first published. Live Nation, Manchester Arena and the British Transport Police have all issued s ...

  7. Roger Waters Holds Dress Rehearsal for the Tour of His First Album in 25 Years: See Photos & Details

    May 22, 2017 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Roger Waters , the architect behind Pink Floyd ’s far-reaching sound and vision for their '70s commercial peak, invited a cadre of friends and family on Sunday (May 21) to witness a dress rehearsal for his upcoming Us & Them tour. The live ...

  8. These 6 Emerging Artists Will Compete for a Dream Gig at Denver's Legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater

    May 22, 2017 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’ll be just like Battle of the Bands – only bigger. In an effort to support artists on the rise, Southwest Airlines is hunting down six of the most promising musical acts from cities across America and giving them the chance to open for The Fray a ...

  9. Curtain Falls on Ringling Bros.' 'Greatest Show on Earth' After 146 Years

    May 22, 2017 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 With laughter, hugs and tears - and the requisite death-defying stunts - the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. "We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show o ...

  10. Geiger to Pemberton Organizers: I'm Coming After You

    May 19, 2017 8:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marc Geiger, a partner and head of music at WME, did not mince words when describing his feelings about the organizers of the now defunct Pemberton festival, which declared bankruptcy Thursday night without issuing refunds to fans. "I want each ...

  11. MLS Kicks Off Summer Beat Concerts With Mike WiLL Made-It, Robert DeLong

    May 19, 2017 5:41 PM EDT 0 0 1 Major League Soccer is unveiling a new platform over Memorial Day Weekend called MLS Summer Beat, celebrating the close connection between soccer fans' passion for music and sports. "We're excited to experiment with this new platform, ...

  12. Canada's Pemberton Festival Files for Bankruptcy With No Refunds for Fans

    May 19, 2017 3:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of North America's most high-profile music festivals has gone bust and it's not offering refunds to fans who spent hundreds of dollars to buy tickets for the annual event in British Columbia. Visitors to the festival's website wer ...

  13. WayHome Festival Offers Free Tickets to Jilted Pemberton, Fyre Attendees

    May 19, 2017 1:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The organizers of Canada's WayHome Music & Arts Festival are offering fans of the just-canceled Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia, as well as the  shambolic Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, one free 2017 full weekend general admissi ...

  14. Live Nation Announces $799 Festival Passport

    May 19, 2017 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Can you name every festival operated by concert promotion giant/Ticketmaster conglomerate Live Nation? It's most of them. Our live music overlords just announced a new kind of all-access ticket: the "Festival Passport," which grants t ...

  15. Coldplay's 'Head Full of Dreams' Trek on Track to Become One of the Top 10 Highest Grossing Tours Ever

    May 19, 2017 2:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The trek could earn nearly $500 million in ticket sales. Coldplay ’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour is on its way to becoming one of the top 10 highest grossing tours of all time. The trek, which is scheduled to wrap in October, could near $500 million ...

  16. After Rocky Start, U2 Sorts Out Paperless Ticket Issues on Joshua Tree Tour

    May 18, 2017 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Long Lines at First 'Joshua Tree' Show Blamed on Stadium Issues, Paperless Tickets Irish rockers U2 seemed to have fixed the ticketing issues that caused confusion and long lines at the first two shows on their Joshua Tree Tour -- problems ...

  17. Remainder of Soundgarden's Tour Canceled After Chris Cornell's Death, Organizers Pay Tribute

    May 18, 2017 5:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 The six dates left on Soundgarden ’s North American tour have been canceled following the death of singer Chris Cornell Wednesday night. The Soundgarden and Audioslave singer is believed to have committed suicide in a hotel room in Detroit, accordin ...

  18. Farm Aid Co-Founder John Mellencamp Hosts Premiere of 'Homeplace Under Fire,' Film Profiles Farming Activists

    May 18, 2017 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp is taking a brief break from his current Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour to focus on cause he has championed for more than three decades, the fight to save America's family farms. Amid a farm foreclosure crisis in 1985, Mellen ...

  19. Urban Outfitters Goes Gaga: Fashion Retailer Will Sell Joanne Tour Merch

    May 18, 2017 11:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Urban Outfitters will be selling merch from Lady Gaga 's upcoming Joanne Tour. The fashion retailer -- who is already selling some  Joanne collectibles including long sleeve sketches of the album's iconic cover  ($38) and "Perfect Ill ...

  20. Heads Carolina, Tails Taste Of Country: CMA Music Festival Has Competition

    May 17, 2017 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 When promoters called the booking agents for Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line about headlining the last two days of the Carolina Country Music Festival in 2016, both reps gave a definitive "no" -- then decided that maybe they would chec ...

  21. Pandora Looking to Sell Ticketfly: Report

    May 16, 2017 11:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pandora is said to be shopping for a buyer of Ticketfly, the online ticketing service it acquired less than two years ago for nearly half a billion dollars. According to Bloomberg , a sale of its ticketing unit is seen as a backup plan in case attem ...

  22. Khalid Announces 25-Date American Teen Tour

    May 15, 2017 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Khalid , the 19-year-old Texas-bred alt-R&B singer and breakout RCA signee, announced a 25-date North American tour set to run through the end of the summer. The American Teen Tour, named for his debut album released March 3, will be his second ...

  23. Fyre Festival Mannequin Challenge: Watch Ja Rule, Bella Hadid and Others Strike (and Break) a Pose

    May 15, 2017 3:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before the luxury-free amenities, the nonexistent fun, the bread-and-lettuce sandwiches and, of course, those seven ( so far ) lawsuits, Ja Rule and Billy McFarland 's notorious Fyre Festival was just a dream. A big, high-end dream in touch wit ...

  24. Paramore Announce North American Fall Tour, 2018 Parahoy! Concert Cruise

    May 15, 2017 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paramore is heading out on the road this fall, bringing their European Tour One stateside for the North American Tour Two. The trek is in support of the band's new album,  After Laughter , which just dropped on May 12. The 23-date tour kicks of ...

  25. Nicky Jam Announces El Ganador U.S. Tour Dates

    May 15, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nicky Jam  announced the dates for his El Ganador U.S. tour on Monday (May 15), Billboard has learned. Nicky Jam’s concert tour, which will feature reggaeton duo Plan B as an opening act, includes -- so far -- 12 cities, starting August 11 in Las Ve ...

  26. PWR BTTM Reportedly Cancel Tour in Continuing Fallout From Accusations of Sexual Abuse

    May 15, 2017 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The fallout from  accusations of alleged sexual abuse and predatory behavior by PWR  BTTM singer Ben Hopkins has quickly unraveled the duo's plans to support their just-released new album, Pageant . Following the flight of the support acts on a ...

  27. Katy Perry Unveils New Album Title, 'Witness,' Announces Fall Tour Dates

    May 15, 2017 7:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry revealed the name of her upcoming fourth major label album on Monday morning (May 15), Witness , which will drop on Capitol Records on June 9. The release has already been preceded by the hit single "Chained to the Rhythm" with ...

  28. Watch U2 Debut New Song, 'The Little Things That Give You Away' & Play 'Red Hill Mining Town' For First Time at Joshua Tree Tour Opener

    May 15, 2017 7:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2 just released a new mix of  The Joshua Tree  track “ Red Hill Mining Town ” for the album’s 30th anniversary, and they played the song live for the first time ever when they performed the LP in full at their  30th anniversary tour  opener in Vanc ...

  29. Veikko Fuhrmann Launches Concert Promotion Company in Canada

    May 12, 2017 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veikko Fuhrmann, who currently manages La Ley and Beto Cuevas and until recently co-managed Ricky Martin , has launched a concert promotion company that will serve Canada, Billboard has learned.  The first shows presented by We Are Live will be Nick ...

  30. Chris Monaco Joins EDM Company LiveStyle

    May 12, 2017 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 LiveStyle, the reorganized EDM company previously known as SFX, has hired Chris Monaco as chief revenue officer – brand partnerships and sponsorships. Prior to working for LiveStyle, which is emerging from bankruptcy in federal court, Monaco worked ...

  31. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Bring World Tour to the Forum in Los Angeles

    May 11, 2017 7:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tickets Go On Sale May 19 Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are bringing their critically acclaimed world tour to the Forum in Los Angeles on July 29. The country superstar is warning fans that this will be the last stop in California, Nevada and Ari ...

  32. Desert Trip Not Returning in 2017: Exclusive

    May 11, 2017 6:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We loved 2016 Desert Trip," Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett tells Billboard. "Maybe someday in the future we'll do something similar." Desert Trip, last year's epic classic rock festival headlined by The Rolling Stones ...

  33. Jay Z, Live Nation Sign New 10-Year, $200 Million Touring Deal

    May 11, 2017 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay Z and Live Nation are continuing their long-standing touring partnership with a new 10-year deal that will cover worldwide touring, with Live Nation as producer and promoter. While financial details were not revealed in the announcement, sources ...

  34. Ticket Brokers Pay $4.2 Million to Settle Case With New York's Attorney General

    May 11, 2017 12:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Five companies from New York and two more from nearby states have agreed to pay nearly $4.2 million to New York state to settle allegations that they illegally sold tickets to concerts and other events. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced t ...

  35. Catching a Dopamine High With WMG Creative Officer Mike Caren In Charlie Puth's 'Attention Room'

    May 11, 2017 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The APG CEO takes the experiential music marketing to a whole other level. It started with plucked pizzicato strings and a soulful, unarticulated vocalized glissando that sounds something like 'Whoa-ooah, mmm-mmm." This while what seemed l ...

  36. Alejandro Sanz 'Más es Más' Concert to Be Streamed Worldwide

    May 11, 2017 6:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spanish Company Feel the Live Partners With AMC Iberia to offer the one-time anniversary concert. Alejandro Sanz will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his game-changing Latin pop album Más with a unique concert at Madrid’s Vicente Calderón Stadium ...

  37. Music Tastes Good Festival Returns to Long Beach One Year After Founder's Death

    May 10, 2017 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rechristened Josh Fischel’s Music Tastes Good Festival will feature headliners Ween and Sleater-Kinney. It was always Josh Fischel ’s dream to create a musical homage to the bustling port city of Long Beach, California, a mini-metropolis of a ha ...

  38. Ed Sheeran Announces 2018 Stadium Tour in Australia and New Zealand | Billboard News

    Ed Sheeran Announces 2018 Stadium Tour in Australia and New Zealand | Billboard News

    May 10, 2017 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran has announced the itinerary for his 2018 stadium tour in Australia and New Zealand, which will kick off March 3 at Perth Stadium. music , 2017 , Ed Sheeran , billboard news , Billboard , Music News , News , Ed Sheeran Videos Ed Sheeran Br ...

  39. K.Flay Celebrates Tour Announcement With 'High Enough' Video: Exclusive Premiere

    May 10, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 K.Flay  -- the opening act for the Imagine Dragons ' recently announced Evolve tour -- is exclusively premiering a new video for "High Enough" on Billboard . The music video features a dancing couple pulling off unusual shenanigans in ...

  40. The Rolling Stones Hitting the Road Again in Europe

    May 09, 2017 11:27 PM EDT 0 0 5 The Rolling Stones are going back on the road, this time staying a bit closer to home with a European tour. The rock stalwarts said Tuesday they will play 13 gigs in nine countries starting in September. The European sojourn will include stadium per ...

  41. Olivia Newton-John Postpones Midwest Tour Dates Due to Health Issues

    May 09, 2017 9:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singer and actress will reschedule her May shows because of problems with sciatica. Olivia Newton-John has postponed her May concerts due to what her management is calling "a bad issue" with her sciatica.  The announcement was made Tue ...

  42. Amazon Primed to Launch Concert Series in U.K.

    May 09, 2017 10:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amazon's push into the live music business, which includes a ticketing unit in the U.K. and plans for expansion in the U.S., now includes a series of concerts reserved exclusively for Prime members. Prime Live Events will focus on bringing nota ...

  43. Snoop Dogg Joins Linkin Park West Coast Tour Dates

    May 08, 2017 9:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg and Linkin Park will be joining forces this fall for a run of West Coast tour dates starting Oct. 14 in Seattle.  The Doggfather will jump on the rock band's upcoming One More Light tour as a special guest for six shows.  The One Mor ...

  44. Fans Lose It Over Sold Out Harry Styles Tour | Billboard News

    Fans Lose It Over Sold Out Harry Styles Tour | Billboard News

    May 05, 2017 5:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 First, a moment of silence for those Harry Styles fans who just weren’t quick enough to snag concert tickets this morning. 2017 , team styles , directioner , billboard news , World Tour , Billboard , one direction , Music News , harry styles , News ...

  45. Harry Styles Sells Out First World Tour in Seconds

    May 05, 2017 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The One Direction alum breaks a record for Ticketmaster's Verified Fan signups. Tickets for Harry Styles ’ first solo world tour went quickly this morning, selling out in seconds across 29 markets, coming as no surprise to Team Styles, which ha ...

  46. UK Festivals Agree to 24-Hour 'Blackout' in Fight Against Sexual Violence

    May 05, 2017 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 25 U.K. festivals are to undergo a 24-hour "blackout" of their websites as part of a campaign to raise awareness around the threat of sexual assault at live music events. Bestival, End of the Road and Parklife are among the event ...

  47. Will the Fyre Festival Fiasco Have a Chilling Effect on Destination Events?

    May 05, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the wake of the epic meltdown of the luxury event, other destination festivals could feel the burn. There are bad weeks, and then there's Fyre Festival's week. The first-time venture in the Bahamas, sold as a luxury island getaway with ...

  48. Bon Jovi Leads Hot Tours Tally With $31M Earned (And Counting) From Latest Trek

    May 04, 2017 8:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi is in familiar territory this week, landing atop the latest Hot Tours tally (see below), a list of the 10 highest-grossing tours based on box office counts reported during the past week. The band’s This House Is Not for Sale Tour through No ...

  49. Led Zeppelin Reunion? Robert Plant Breaks the Internet With Three Little Words

    May 04, 2017 4:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin fans have worked themselves up into a tizzy over rumors that the rockers might reunite ahead of the band’s 50th anniversary next year, thanks in part to a cryptic message on singer Robert Plant’s website that says simply: “Any time now… ...

  50. Live Nation, Roots Manager Shawn Gee Launch Live Nation Urban: Exclusive

    May 04, 2017 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shawn Gee , a founding member of management consortium Maverick and lead manager for The Roots and Jill Scott , is partnering with Live Nation in a new venture, Live Nation Urban (LNU). Its goal: to better cater to the genres' underserved audie ...

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