Billboard Touring Awards

  1. The Police Call It A Career At New York Show

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Police took a final bow Thursday night (Aug. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden, capping a 151-show tour that will finish as the third highest-grossing of all time with $358,825,665 at the box office, according to Billboard B ...

  2. Garden Party For Former Sony BMG Exec Farnham

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden will officially announce today what many have known for a while: former Sony BMG exec Liana Farnham has been named vice president, concert marketing, for Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Farnham will be responsible for th ...

  3. Police Reunion Trek Enters Final Phase

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police began the final leg of their reunion tour last night in Ottawa, the first of 47 shows this summer in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums primarily in North America and Europe. Most stops are in markets not played in 2007, when the Police ...

  4. 'Nation' Building

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The sudden election of Michael Cohl to the chairmanship of Live Nation's board of directors may herald a flurry of announcements regarding new 360-degree artist deals a la the much-discussed 10-year, $120 million Madonna pact of last October. ...

  5. Brands Back McGraw Trek

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Barbecue sauce KC Masterpiece and charcoal manufacturer Kingsford are sponsoring Tim McGraw's 2008 Live Your Voice tour, which begins May 9 in Tampa with special guests Jason Aldean and Halfway To Hazard. Live Nation is promoter of the tour, ...

  6. Promoter Jon Stoll Dies

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Influential independent promoter Jon Stoll died Jan. 12 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., after extended health problems that included complications from a stroke and brain cancer. He was 54. The New York native began stag ...

  7. Lolla, Festival Republic Producers Launching New U.S. Festival

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST After much speculation that C3 Presents would roll out a new music festival in Philadelphia, the Austin-based promoter/producer has pulled an end run and announced the Vineland (N.J.) Music Festival in a partnership with U.K. festival producer Mel ...

  8. The Police Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion tour was the big winner at the fourth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The global trek by the Police, produced by TNA International, took home awards for top tour and to ...

  9. Fogel Gives First-Ever Public Q&A

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST In his first-ever public interview, Arthur Fogel, chairman of global music for Live Nation and president of TNA International, discussed the recent Madonna 360-degree deal under Live Nation's new Artist Nation division, among other things. Wh ...

  10. Police, Timberlake Among Billboard Touring Award Finalists

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Awards, which will be presented on Nov. 15, honor the industry's top artists, venues and professi ...

  11. Fogel, Barsalona, Wall Join Touring Confab

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering agent Frank Barsalona and Live Earth/Control Room CEO Kevin Wall will be honored as this year's Billboard's Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 14-15 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Mega-tour producer Arthur Foge ...

  12. 'This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring' Hits Stores

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Books, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, released "This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring" by Ray Waddell, Rich Barnet and Jake Berry on Oct. 1. The book is billed as "A Practical Guide to Creating, Sellin ...

  13. ON THE ROAD: TOURING CONFERENCE SOUND BITES

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST The following sound bites are among the highlights from the third annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, held Nov. 8-9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The following sound bites are among the highlights from the third annual Bill ...

  14. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 9. The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures ...

  15. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour ...

  16. Live Nation, HOB Deal Cleared By DOJ

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources at Live Nation confirm the Department of Justice has cleared Live Nation's $350 million acquisition of House Of Blues Entertainment. CEO Michael Rapino sent out an email to all Live Nation emp Sources at Live Nation confirm the Depart ...

  17. Madonna Tops Finalists For Billboard Touring Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards with mentions in four categories, including top tour and top draw, respectively award the top-grossing and top ticket-selling tour. The ot Madonna leads the field for the 2006 Billboard ...

  18. Billboard To Honor Sir Elton John, Music Rising

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event part of Touring Conf. & Awards, Nov. 8-9. Sir Elton John and Music Rising, the musical instrument replacement fund, will receive the Legend of Live and Humanitarian Awards, respectively, at the Third Annual Billboard Touring Conferen ...

  19. Live Nation Makes Move For CPI

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of Toronto-based Concert Productions International and a 50% interest in CPI’s Grand Entertainment division. Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring div ...

  20. On The Road

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Rapino, president/CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment, addressed the upcoming spinoff from Clear Channel Communications for the first time at the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards. Read R Michael Rapino, president/CEO of Clear Channel ...

  21. Sources: John Mayer Signs With William Morris

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter departs CAA. Sources report that John Mayer has signed an exclusive booking agreement with the William Morris Agency. The singer/songwriter/guitarist had previously been repped by Creative Artists Agency. There is no word yet on ...

  22. U2 Dominates Billboard Touring Awards

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band takes home top tour, top draw, top Boxscore. Band takes home top tour, top draw, top Boxscore. News ...

  23. U2 Dominates Billboard Touring Awards

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band wins top tour, top draw and top Boxscore. U2 came away with the most honors at last night's (Oct. 26) Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Awards, winning top tour for its Vertigo trek, top draw and top Boxscore for its June 24-27 dates a ...

  24. Philly Venue Wraps Stellar Two Weeks

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sold out shows included the Stones, U2, Pearl Jam. The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia has wrapped up what will likely be the busiest two weeks in the venue's history. From Oct. 3-17 it hosted the Rolling Stones, U2, Pearl Jam and Foo Fighter ...

  25. U2 Leads Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To be presented Oct. 26 in N.Y. U2's mammoth Vertigo tour is a finalist in four categories for the Billboard Touring Awards, the most of any outing this year. The outing is a finalist in the top tour, top draw and top Boxscore categories, and ...

  26. Madonna Tour To Get Top Backstage Pass Honor

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Madonna's Reinvention Tour will be honored as the top tour of the year at the Backstage Pass Awards, to be presented Nov. 9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards recognize the top performers Madonna's Reinvention Tour will be ho ...

  27. Madonna Tops Field For Billboard Tour Honors

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard’s inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran performer is contending in three of the six artist categories. Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard’s inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran perfor ...

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