1. 'You Want It to Be Authentic': BASE Hologram Details New Whitney Houston Hologram Tour

    May 20, 2019 4:42 PM EDT The hologram tour will hit the road in early 2020. BASE Hologram has partnered with the estate of Whitney Houston to create its latest hologram tour. Working closely with the Houston’s sister-in-law  Pat Houston , who is the sole executor of the e ...

  2. Spaceland's Mitchell Frank Talks Selling to Live Nation: 'I Look at Myself and Our Venues as an A&R Source'

    May 20, 2019 3:32 PM EDT The deal ends the formerly independent promoter's affiliation with Knitting Factory Entertainment, which acquired a 49% stake in 2015. One of Los Angeles' last indie promoters is joining the world's largest concert company. Mitchell ...

  3. ICM Partners Signs Sinead O'Connor

    May 20, 2019 12:36 PM EDT Sinead O’Connor  has signed with ICM Partners for North American representation in all areas.  The "Nothing Compares to U" singer, who revealed her new name Islamic Shuhada Sadaqat last year, split with her agent   Rita Zappador of Modus ...

  4. A Day to Remember Plots Return of Self Help Festival, Expansion to Boston Area

    May 20, 2019 12:21 PM EDT The festival will make its debut in Massachusetts in September. Florida rock band A Day to Remember has announced the return of their curated event Self Help Festival. Self Help will return on Oct. 12 in San Bernardino, Calif. with performances fr ...

  5. Travis Tritt's Bus Involved in Fatal Car Accident Following Myrtle Beach Performance

    May 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT Country star Travis Tritt 's tour bus was involved in the tail-end of a fatal car crash after his performance in Myrtle Beach on Friday night (May 17).    Shortly following the accident, Tritt shared on Twitter that his tour bus was "sid ...

  6. David Byrne to Bring 'American Utopia' Show to Broadway

    May 17, 2019 4:59 PM EDT The production will play a pre-Broadway stint at Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston in September before heading to New York in October. Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is taking his American Utopia show to Broadway. Byrne’s international ...

  7. Woodstock 50 Enlists New Firm to Seek Investors, While Branded Cannabis Plan Is Tied Up in Court

    May 17, 2019 4:25 PM EDT trademark dispute with Woodstock Roots.  Dave Brooks Touring Touring bbbiz ...

  8. The Temptations to Perform at the Apollo Theater For 2019 Spring Gala: Exclusive

    May 17, 2019 11:08 AM EDT The Temptations are Apollo royalty. It was backstage at the Harlem theater that the group came up with the lyrics to "My Girl" alongside Motown legend Smokey Robinson , which went on to reach No. 1 and achieve platinum status in the foll ...

  9. Veteran Agent Ferry Rais-Shaghaghi Joins CAA

    May 16, 2019 12:46 PM EDT Ferry Rais-Shaghaghi has joined CAA as an agent in the music touring department. Rais-Shaghaghi previously worked at APA where he oversaw the agency's electronic and dance department, and was named to  Billboard ’s Dance Power Players List in ...

  10. Blackbird Presents Hires Joe Litvag as President of Live Entertainment

    May 16, 2019 11:07 AM EDT Blackbird Presents has hired industry veteran Joe Litvag  as partner and president of Live Entertainment, the company announced today. Blackbird is a leading creator and producer of concert tours, music festivals and music-driven filmed entertainm ...

  11. Rolling Stones Announce Rescheduled North American Tour Dates

    May 16, 2019 9:25 AM EDT The Rolling Stones are ready to hit the road again following singer Mick Jagger 's heart procedure, with dates on the No Filter Tour slated to kick off with a two-night stop at Chicago's Soldier Field. After postponing the tour to allow ...

  12. Morat, Melendi, Chayanne Sell Out Miami: What That Means For Latin Pop

    May 16, 2019 9:06 AM EDT Last week, three Latin artists played sold out or nearly sold out dates in Miami within a five-day span: Colombian pop/rock band Morat sold 1,900 tickets at the Fillmore; Spanish singer/songwriter Melendi sold out the James L. Knight Center (capac ...

  13. Jonas Brothers Reveal Bebe Rexha & Jordan McGraw Will Join All the New Happiness Begins Tour Dates

    May 15, 2019 7:49 PM EDT Just a few days after the  Jonas Brothers  added 23 new North American dates to their "Happiness Begins" tour, the trio announced that openers Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw will still be joining them for the extended run. The group announ ...

  14. WonderBus Co-Founder Talks Debut Festival & Investing in Columbus, Ohio

    May 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT Organizers for Cleveland’s LaureLive festival will debut their neighboring event, WonderBus, this August in Columbus, Ohio. The inaugural festival will feature artists Walk The Moon , The Revivalists , Jenny Lewis , Ben Harper , Trombone Shorty , ...

  15. Woodstock 50 Can Proceed, But Japanese Financier Doesn't Have to Return $18M, Judge Rules

    May 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT with the New York State Department of Health. Dave Brooks Touring Touring bbbiz ...

  16. Chaka Khan Signs With ICM Partners for Worldwide Representation

    May 15, 2019 5:27 PM EDT The signing follows the release of Kahn's first studio album in over a decade. Singer, songwriter and actor Chaka Khan has signed with ICM Partners for worldwide representation. The 10-time Grammy Award winner, author and activist will be rep ...

  17. Ticketmaster Rolls Out Next-Gen Digital Encrypted Tickets

    May 15, 2019 11:07 AM EDT SafeTix will be used across NFL stadiums for the 2019 season While fans have increasingly embraced tickets they can redeem on their phones, the technology has always been a headache for box offices and venues. Like print-at-home-tickets, the barco ...

  18. 'Nashville' Star Charles Esten Signs With APA for Music Representation

    May 15, 2019 11:00 AM EDT Nashville star Charles Esten has signed with APA’s concert division. Esten’s work on the ABC and CMT series reignited his pursuit for a music career after playing character Deacon Claybourne on Nashville between 2012-2018. Since Esten's appea ...

  19. The Cure Curate Pasadena Daydream Festival with Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai & More

    May 15, 2019 8:27 AM EDT If you want a peek in The Cure singer Robert Smith's personal playlist you might find some clues in the lineup for the first Pasadena Daydream Festival, curated by the band. The Goldenvoice-promoted all-star Aug. 31 show in Pasadena, Californ ...

  20. Woodstock 50 Hearing Adjourns With Resolution Pending

    May 14, 2019 8:37 PM EDT A verdict in the case between the festival founder and Japanese financier Dentsu is expected in 24-36 hours. The second day of Woodstock 50’s court battle with Japanese financier Dentsu ended Tuesday (May 14) without a decision, but the New York S ...

  21. Hayden James Announces 'Between Us' 2019 Headline Tour

    May 14, 2019 7:12 PM EDT Australian producer behind song "Nowhere to Go" to play 13 U.S. cities Following the release of Hayden James ' latest single, “Nowhere To Go,” off his forthcoming debut album Between Us , on Tuesday he announced plans to embark on h ...

  22. Kiss Earns $50 Million (So Far) on The End of the Road World Tour

    May 14, 2019 4:42 PM EDT After 43 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada, Kiss wrapped the first leg of the End of the Road World Tour on April 13 in Birmingham, Ala. The final seven reports of the farewell run impact the Hot Tours recap dated May 18, 2019, with combined gr ...

  23. Live Nation Acquires Danish Booking Agency PDH Music

    May 14, 2019 2:43 PM EDT The Danish booking agency and artist management company will continue to operate under the PDH Music brand. Live Nation Entertainment announced today (May 14) that it has acquired Danish booking agency and artist management company PDH Music. “Thi ...

  24. Woodstock 50: Eight Crazy Things We Learned From Court Filings About the Festival's Final Days

    May 14, 2019 1:28 PM EDT From offers to serve steak naked, to worries about a bridge collapse, emails released in New York court fight show how disagreements and threats during the final months of Woodstock 50 sunk the festival. Lawyers for Dentsu released dozens of commu ...

  25. Spanish Rockers Vetusta Morla Announce North American Tour

    May 14, 2019 8:55 AM EDT The beloved Madrid band will play their most extensive U.S. tour yet, in small venues. Spaniards may be heading to the United States next fall just for a chance to see the band Vetusta Morla , who regularly sell out stadiums throughout Spain, perf ...

  26. Woodstock 50 Hearing Heading Into Second Day

    May 13, 2019 7:45 PM EDT “I don’t want to hear any testimony about how important it is to the world to have Woodstock 50,” Justice Barry R. Ostrager said. “This is a contractual dispute.” The fate of Woodstock 50 won’t be known until tomorrow, after the judge in the case ...

  27. 'Old Town Road' Rapper Lil Nas X Signs With CAA

    May 13, 2019 6:45 PM EDT Atlanta singer, songwriter and rapper Lil Nas X has signed with CAA for worldwide representation. Lil Nas X released rap country single “Old Town Road” in December and rose to viral fame as the associated “Yeehaw Challenge” gained traction on soci ...

  28. Cheat Codes Signs With United Talent Agency

    May 11, 2019 10:31 AM EDT UTA has signed global electronic trio Cheat Codes in all areas worldwide. Comprised of members Matthew Russell , Trevor Dahl and Kevin Ford , the trio’s music has been streamed over 2.9 billion times, by their 14 million monthly listeners and 1 mi ...

  29. Every Year, Waking Windows Festival Doubles the Population of a Tiny Vermont Town

    May 10, 2019 3:32 PM EDT The event every May gives Winooski's local economy a major boost, thanks to acts like Tune-Yards, Twin Peaks and Sunflower Bean. Every year for the past nine years, the 7,327-person population of Winooski, Vermont, has nearly doubled during t ...

  30. Woodstock 50's Permitting Issues Are a Result of the Original Festival's Legacy (Guest Column)

    May 10, 2019 2:24 PM EDT Former Insomniac executive details the complicated maze of rules and regulations he faced launching EDC New York in 2013 To get a permit approved for Woodstock 50, the co-founders and organizers face one important historical obstacle — navigating ...

  31. John Legend and Miguel to Headline Ozy Fest in NYC's Central Park

    May 10, 2019 1:47 PM EDT The two-day New York festival will be hosted by former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. John Legend and Miguel have been announced as headliners for the 2019 Ozy Fest in New York. The musical headliners will be joined by Jazzy Amra and ARIZONA . The J ...

  32. How Infighting and Delays Caused Woodstock 50 to Come Unwound

    May 10, 2019 12:27 PM EDT Despite 50 years to prepare for the event, the anniversary concert faces the very real possibility it could run out of time With the 50th anniversary of the world's most famous music festival approaching in August, Woodstock Ventures partner ...

  33. AEG Presents Teams Up with Corporex Companies For New $40 Million Venue in Kentucky

    May 10, 2019 12:13 PM EDT AEG Presents/Promo West has announced an agreement with Corporex Companies for Corporex to construct a world class music venue on a riverfront site in Newport, Ky. The venue will be part of the first phase of the Ovation development, a 25-acre mix ...

  34. 'Game of Thrones' Live Concert Experience Announces Fall Amphitheater Dates

    May 09, 2019 2:39 PM EDT Game of Thrones might be slashing toward a dramatic end next week, but the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will live on with a fall North American amphitheater tour. The latest version of the tour that brings GoT composer Ramin Djawadi ...

  35. How Bands & Venues Are Adopting Narcan in The Fight Against The Opioid Crisis

    May 09, 2019 1:47 PM EDT Too many people in Sadie Dupuis' life have fallen victim to drug overdoses. The frontwoman for indie rock band Speedy Ortiz says she has regularly lost one friend each year - and sometimes as many as multiple friends in a month. The most rece ...

  36. LA Stadium and Entertainment District Expands Staff Roster

    May 09, 2019 1:13 PM EDT The new stadium will become the home field for the NFL’s LA Chargers and LA Rams. The upcoming LA Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park (LASED) has announced additions to its leadership team including several executive positions. ...

  37. Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Talks Champions League Performance, Woodstock 50 & Supporting LGBT Communities

    May 09, 2019 11:54 AM EDT When Imagine Dragons take to the stage at Madrid's Metropolitano Stadium on June 1 to perform at the opening ceremony for the UEFA Champions League final it will be the biggest show of the band's career to date, says frontman Dan Reynold ...

  38. Woodstock 50 Files Injunction Against Primary Investor Over $17.8M Withdrawal

    May 09, 2019 11:09 AM EDT Attorney Marc Kasowitz  is seeking an injunction on behalf of Woodstock 50 to force the festival's main investor to return $17.8 million it allegedly "misappropriated" from a bank account used by anniversary event organizers.    Off ...

  39. Chayanne Clears $100M in Touring Grosses

    May 08, 2019 4:32 PM EDT Chayanne impacts the Hot Tours recap dated May 11, 2019, with the influx of eight new reports from his ongoing Desde el Alma Tour, combining to $4 million and 34,797 tickets sold, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. After spending ...

  40. Agents Shift to 'Wait-And-See' Approach on Woodstock 50 as Michael Lang Tries to Revive Festival

    May 08, 2019 3:48 PM EDT Many say their contracts are with Dentsu, but would prefer to see the founder end the event on his terms before releasing their artists from the anniversary event. Representatives from the biggest talent agencies in music are shifting their tone o ...

  41. New York Music Month Returns With Brand-New Podcast, Free Concerts & Career Expo

    May 08, 2019 12:01 PM EDT From its place in the birth of hip-hop to its famed rock clubs, New York is steeped in music history. New York Music Month (NYMM) returns to recognize that tradition for the third year this June, with a slate of concerts, walking tours, workshops ...

  42. Hazey Eyes, Herizen, KOLARS, Reptalien and Adrian Jean Join Bandsintown's Big Break Emerging Artists Program

    May 08, 2019 12:00 PM EDT The initiative has previously supported Omar Apollo, Cautious Clay, Yungblud and The Marias, among others. Concert discovery tool Bandsintown announced five new inductees to its emerging artists program Big Break  on Wednesday (May 8), including E ...

  43. Brian Wilson & the Zombies Announce Joint North American Tour

    May 07, 2019 9:31 PM EDT Brian Wilson and the Zombies are teaming up this summer for North American tour in celebration of their music from 1968, fittingly titled the Something Great From ’68 tour.   Wilson will most perform songs from two of his favorite Beach Boys album ...

  44. Jonas Brothers Add Four Shows to Happiness Begins Tour

    May 07, 2019 9:01 PM EDT Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to their Happiness Begins tour announcement, the Jonas Brothers added second shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Toronto. The bros will now perform August 24 in Toronto, August 30 at Madison ...

  45. GOT7 Announces 'Spinning Top' Album, World Tour: See Dates

    May 07, 2019 11:58 AM EDT K-pop boy band GOT7  just announced that they’ll be releasing a new album later this month, and will follow it up with a world tour next month. The new album Spinning Top will be released on May 20, and then GOT7 will kick off their 2019 Keep Spin ...

  46. Madonna Adds 9 New York & Los Angeles Shows to Madame X Tour

    May 06, 2019 7:54 PM EDT Just hours after Madonna announced her residency-like slate of intimate  Madame X  tour dates on Monday (May 6), overwhelming demand has caused the icon to add nine more shows to the gig. In New York, in addition to the shows previously confirmed ...

  47. To Save Woodstock 50, Michael Lang Plans to Raise $30M by Friday

    May 06, 2019 6:03 PM EDT He says CID Entertainment will now produce the festival, but the company has not officially confirmed. After doubling down on Woodstock 50 and doing a media blitz with half-a-dozen publications, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang now has until Frid ...

  48. Former WME Nashville Partner Rob Beckham to Launch The AMG Management Firm With Bill Simmons

    May 06, 2019 3:39 PM EDT Brad Paisley and Chris Young are the AMG's first management clients. Rob Beckham has officially resurfaced after leaving WME Nashville in October, revealing Monday (May 6) he's partnering with music manager Bill Simmons to launch The AMG ...

  49. Live Nation & Oak View Group Tapped for New Savannah, Georgia Venue

    May 06, 2019 1:35 PM EDT Live Nation and Oak View Group have been selected by the city of Savannah to consult on the new 9,000-seat multi-purpose arena scheduled to open in the Georgia city in the fall of 2021. Savannah has specifically awarded the two entities a design a ...

  50. Blink-182 and Lil Wayne Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

    May 06, 2019 1:10 PM EDT Blink-182 and Lil Wayne have announced a joint headlining tour for 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the North American trek will kick off on June 28 in Columbus, Ohio and hit an additional 37 dates through September. The joint tour will see the arti ...

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