1. C3 Presents Announces Debut Gaming & Music Festival Metarama In Las Vegas

    June 06, 2019 1:44 PM EDT Festival producer C3 Presents has announced the first-ever gaming and music festival, Metarama. The event, which celebrates the intersection of video games and live music, will debut from Oct. 19-20 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Nevada. In ...

  2. Pussy Riot Plot Planned Parenthood Benefit in Alabama

    June 06, 2019 11:54 AM EDT The Russian protest band Pussy Riot is planning a concert in Alabama to benefit Planned Parenthood after the state passed the nation’s toughest anti-abortion law. Al.com  reports  that the feminist band is set to perform July 11 at a music venue i ...

  3. Elton John Songwriter Bernie Taupin Opening Multi-Media Art Exhibit

    June 06, 2019 7:36 AM EDT Bernie Taupin is known for his longtime musical work with Elton John , but the British songwriter’s visual artistry is stepping into the spotlight through an art exhibit. Taupin’s artwork called “Bernie Taupin: The Artist, The Raconteur & His ...

  4. Cardi B Pulls Out of Manchester's Parklife Festival

    June 05, 2019 8:59 PM EDT Organizers for Parklife Festival in Manchester, England, took to social media Wednesday (June 5) to announce that Cardi B would not appear at the event this weekend.    Cardi B was scheduled to headline the Saturday evening of the June 8-9 festiva ...

  5. Lyte Expands Partnership With AEG's Elevate

    June 05, 2019 6:00 PM EDT AEG-owned festival ticketing company Elevate is expanding its partnership with secondary fan marketplace Lyte for AEG's portfolio of venues. The integration between primary ticketing company Elevate and waiting list platform Lyte simplifies h ...

  6. The Eagles Announce Third 'Hotel California' Show in Las Vegas

    June 05, 2019 4:50 PM EDT The Las Vegas shows will feature the band playing the 1976 album in its entirety. The Eagles have added a third date to their Las Vegas shows that will see the group perform their album Hotel California in its entirety. The final show at the MGM G ...

  7. Kevin French Joins CAA, Bringing Tame Impala and The National With Him

    June 05, 2019 2:36 PM EDT French had previously worked at Paradigm Kevin French , agent to Coachella headliner  Tame Impala and indie favorites  The National and  The Decemberists , has left Paradigm to join CAA's music touring department. French will be based in the ...

  8. Blink-182 to Perform 'Enema of the State' In Its Entirety on Upcoming Tour

    June 05, 2019 2:23 PM EDT The band will perform the seminal album live during their joint tour with Lil Wayne. For the 20 th anniversary of their seminal album Enema of the State , Blink-182 will play the record in its entirety for audiences this summer. During their joint ...

  9. CAA Hosts 27th Annual Charity BBQ in Nashville

    June 05, 2019 2:15 PM EDT Creative Artists Agency hosted its 27th annual CAA Nashville BBQ at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint on June 3. More than 540 people were in attendance at the event, which raised more than $54,000 for Communities in Schools of Tennessee at Nashville and P ...

  10. The Rolling Stones Announce Support For 2019 Tour: Gary Clark Jr., The Wombats & More

    June 05, 2019 11:04 AM EDT On Wednesday (June 5) The Rolling Stones  announced an eclectic lineup of guest artists to perform on their 2019 No Filter North American Tour.  The tour will kick off with openers St. Paul & The Broken Bones in Chicago on June 21 and wrap on ...

  11. Mitch Schneider Promotes Marcee Rondan to Partner and Changes PR Firm's Name from MSO to SRO: Exclusive

    June 05, 2019 11:01 AM EDT "What a difference a letter makes." That's how longtime music publicist Mitch Schneider opens a press announcement that's more consequential for his long running PR firm that any release he's sent out in the nearly 25 year ...

  12. Music-Related Travel to Cuba Could Take a 'Major Hit' After New Trump Restrictions

    June 04, 2019 8:33 PM EDT The new rules, which reverse those put in place by Obama, could have wide-ranging impact on U.S-Cuba music travel operators and their Cuban colleagues. The ample offering of music-related travel to Cuba has in recent years ranged from explorations ...

  13. Madison Square Garden Selects AECOM for Sphere Venue in Las Vegas

    June 04, 2019 8:23 PM EDT The Madison Square Garden Company has announced AECOM as the general contractor for its ambitious new Las Vegas venue MSG Sphere at the Venetian. Construction has already begun on the venue that is expected to open in 2021. AECOM has worked on sta ...

  14. Guns N' Roses, Post Malone and Beck Announced for 2019 Voodoo Fest

    June 04, 2019 2:50 PM EDT The Halloween weekend festival will also see performances from Brandi Carlile and Bassnectar. Voodoo Arts & Music Experience has announced Guns N’ Roses , Post Malone and Beck as headliners for its 2019 edition. Headliners will be joined by Ba ...

  15. Rosalía Joins Made in America Festival Lineup

    June 04, 2019 12:34 PM EDT Rosalía has been added to the lineup for the 2019 Made in America Festival. The official announcement was made via the festival’s social media accounts.  Made in America is a two-day music and arts festival held at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in ...

  16. You Don't Know Me From...: Multiple Adams Look to 'Freaking Bring It' at CMA Fest

    June 04, 2019 12:29 PM EDT How do you fit into the genre but stand out from the crowd? When the Country Music Association launches the four-day CMA Music Festival on June 6, hundreds of country artists will be grappling with that question as they seek the attention and/or a ...

  17. Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello & Chance the Rapper Lead iHeartRadio Music Festival 2019 Lineup

    June 04, 2019 9:01 AM EDT Cage The Elephant, Def Leppard, French Montana, Halsey, Heart, H.E.R., Miley Cyrus, Mumford & Sons, Tim McGraw and Zac Brown Band are also taking the stage. The iHeartRadio music festival is bringing the heat to Las Vegas on Sept. 20 and 21 wi ...

  18. NXNE Turns 25: Michael Hollett on His Evolving Fest, Embracing Esports & Missed Opportunities on Cannabis

    June 04, 2019 8:06 AM EDT NXNE, which kicks off in Toronto this weekend (June 7) and runs until the 16 th , is celebrating its 25th year, and much has changed since Michael Hollett , founder of alternative weekly Now magazine, launched the summer music event as a Canadian ...

  19. Bumble Enlists Bebe Rexha, Kacey Musgraves & Hayley Kiyoko for Festival-Focused Music Mentorship Program

    June 04, 2019 8:00 AM EDT The social networking app is launching a multi-year program to address gender inequality in the music industry. The women-first social networking app Bumble is launching a multi-year program to address gender disparity in the music industry, the c ...

  20. 'My Little Pony Live' Musical Slated for 2020 North American Tour

    June 03, 2019 3:41 PM EDT The production by Hasbro, Inc. and Mills Entertainment will debut an original story and all-new songs. On Monday (June 3), Hasbro, Inc. and Mills Entertainment announced a deal to launch a new live  My Little Pony  musical with a touring productio ...

  21. Live Nation Acquires Polish Promoter Go Ahead, Opens New Regional Office

    June 03, 2019 3:13 PM EDT Live Nation Entertainment is expanding its international reach with the acquisition of leading Polish promoter Go Ahead. Founded in 2005 by Łukasz Minta and Andrzej Jegliczka , Go Ahead has brought the likes of  Wolf Alice , Khalid , Twenty One Pi ...

  22. Live Nation Announces First Recipients For Women's Fund

    June 03, 2019 11:00 AM EDT Live Nation today announced that its Women Nation Fund has selected three female-led businesses for its first round of funding: Tina Farris Tours, Conscious City Guide and Kingdom of Mind. Launched in May 2018, the fund is an early-stage investmen ...

  23. Madonna Will Perform at NYC's Pride Island 2019

    June 03, 2019 10:53 AM EDT Madonna  announced on Monday (June 3) that she will be appearing at Pride Island’s Sunday, June 30 show. The singer broke the news via a video on the  TODAY Show .  Prancing around a beach with a rainbow flag draped around her neck and a hat sport ...

  24. Matt and Kim Announce 'Grand' 10 Year Anniversary Tour: Exclusive

    June 03, 2019 10:01 AM EDT The duo will play the album in full. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Matt and Kim ’s critically-acclaimed breakout album, Grand, the Brooklyn duo (Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino) will emark on a fall tour, where they will perform the album ...

  25. Bandsintown and CMT Partner For Artist Discovery During CMT Awards Week

    June 03, 2019 10:01 AM EDT Bandsintown has partnered with Country Music Television to help identify and promote new country music artists in advance of the CMT Music Awards. Today (June 3) is the beginning of CMT Music Awards Week with a number artist showcases planned acro ...

  26. J Balvin Disrupts Primavera Sound With Triumphant Reggaeton Set

    June 03, 2019 6:31 AM EDT The Barcelona festival breaks single-day record with a crowd of 63,000 for its diverse “New Normal” line-up. The word “reggaeton” flashed on the big screen behind  J Balvin  as he took the stage at Primavera Sound, where the words to his anthem of ...

  27. Pavement to Reunite at Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Porto in 2020

    June 02, 2019 11:04 AM EDT In the midst of the second day of this year's Primavera Sound, the festival announced on Saturday (June 1) that indie rock pillar Pavement will be reuniting for two -- and only two -- performances in 2020. The Portland-bred quartet will recon ...

  28. Eric Church Passes $50 Million Mark on Double Down Tour

    June 01, 2019 4:58 PM EDT Eric Church  brings the Double Down Tour’s first leg to a triumphant close atop the Hot Tours recap dated June 1, 2019. Five shows impact the latest tally, combining to $10.4 million, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. The most s ...

  29. Primavera Sound Partners With Live Nation for Los Angeles Festival Debut in 2020

    June 01, 2019 12:29 PM EDT Primavera Sound, the emblematic Barcelona festival, will launch a Los Angeles edition in partnership with Live Nation. The L.A. fest is scheduled for Sept. 19 and 20, 2020 at Los Angeles' State Historic Park. Organizers of Primavera, which ha ...

  30. Live Nation Moves Mountain Jam to Bethel Woods, Preps Montage Mountain for Peach Fest

    May 31, 2019 5:31 PM EDT Growing demand for camping festivals in the Northeast has Dave Niedbalski and his Philadelphia-based team coming up with new ideas for the three events they host each summer in the region. The 14-year-old Mountain Jam has outgrown its home, moving ...

  31. BottleRock 2019: Dave Graham Talks Cutting Neil Young's Sound & Beating Back the Rain at The West Coast's Premiere Fest

    May 31, 2019 2:20 PM EDT Bottlerock partner said Young's sound was muted as part of a promise to neighbors not to miss curfew. It's been nearly six years since Dave Graham and his partners Justin Drago and Jason Scoggins took the reins of Bottlerock, turning aro ...

  32. Kenny Rogers Undergoing Treatment for Dehydration

    May 31, 2019 10:26 AM EDT Spokespeople for country icon Kenny Rogers issued a statement on Friday (May 31) in the wake of what they deemed "recent wild misinformation and speculation" from a number of unnamed media outlets about the 80 year-old singer's heal ...

  33. Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Runaway June & More to Perform On 2019 CMT Music Awards Side Stage

    May 30, 2019 8:45 AM EDT The upcoming 2019 CMT Music Awards promises more performances than ever before. With the addition of the Ram Trucks Side Stage, country music’s up-and-coming talent will also have their time in the spotlight. Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Mitchell T ...

  34. Haus of Gaga Comes to Las Vegas

    May 29, 2019 11:42 PM EDT If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing the Franc Fernandez meat dress that Lady Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards upclose, this is your chance. Almost a decade old, the ensemble is now “jerky,” literally, says fashion director and Haus of Gag ...

  35. Carrie Underwood to Perform at 2019 Glastonbury Festival

    May 29, 2019 6:39 PM EDT Carrie Underwood is heading to the UK this summer for five recently announced Cry Pretty tour dates across the pond. On Wednesday (May 29), the country superstar also revealed that she will be taking the stage at Glastonbury Festival. [readmore:85 ...

  36. Moby Cancels Remaining Book Tour Dates Following Natalie Portman Controversy

    May 29, 2019 6:22 PM EDT Moby has canceled the remaining UK and Ireland dates of his  Then It Fell Apart  book tour, the musician announced on Wednesday (May 29). According to  Moby’s website , he “is canceling all upcoming public appearances for the foreseeable future.” ...

  37. AEG Hires Interscope's Dennis Dennehy to Oversee Communications in New Executive-Level Role

    May 29, 2019 4:18 PM EDT AEG Presents has hired Interscope’s Dennis Dennehy to serve as chief communications officer, a newly created position at the global live entertainment company. The former executive vp and head of publicity at Interscope Geffen A&M Records will ...

  38. Music Industry Tests Mini-Grants to Help Artists Recover: 'I Want to See Rappers Name-Checking Their Therapists'

    May 29, 2019 2:58 PM EDT bbbiz ...

  39. Lucy Dickins Joins WME to Head UK Music Team

    May 29, 2019 1:41 PM EDT WME has hired Lucy Dickins to run its U.K. music division, bringing along a powerhouse roster of clients to the Endeavor-owned agency including  Adele , Mumford & Sons , Laura Marling , James Blake and Mabel . Adele had been represented by WME ...

  40. Blink 182, Bikini Kill & Raconteurs Lead Reunion-Heavy Riot Fest 2019 Lineup

    May 29, 2019 12:27 PM EDT The Chicago festival will feature Flaming Lips, Ween, Bloc Party and Taking Back Sunday playing iconic albums in their entirety. After missing the 2018 show because of illness, blink-182 is making up for last year's cancellation at Riot Fest ...

  41. Carrie Underwood Postpones Toronto Date Due to NBA Finals

    May 29, 2019 8:42 AM EDT She followed in the footsteps of Twenty One Pilots, who also had to cancel a gig in the Raptor's home. Carrie Underwood became the second casualty of the Toronto Raptors' good fortune on Tuesday (May 28) when she was forced to postpone h ...

  42. Brazilian Singer Gabriel Diniz Dies in Plane Crash at 28

    May 28, 2019 7:40 PM EDT The 28-year-old pop star died Monday, according to published reports, as the recording artist is memorialized by family, friends and fans. As news spread around the world that pop singer/songwriter Gabriel Diniz died in a plane crash , fans of the ...

  43. WME Signs The Beach Boys

    May 28, 2019 6:00 PM EDT The iconic band is led by founding member Mike Love and longtime musician Bruce Johnston. The Beach Boys , led by founding member  Mike Love , has signed with WME in all areas, worldwide. One of the most famous pop bands of all time with more than ...

  44. Andrew Dreskin Stepping Down From Eventbrite Music, Transitioning to Advisory Role: Exclusive

    May 28, 2019 5:00 PM EDT The Ticketweb and Ticketfly co-founder will continue to act as a consultant, but is not seeking reelection to the board of directors. Ticketfly co-founder Andrew Dreskin is stepping down from his role as president of Eventbrite Music two years aft ...

  45. Ariana Grande Postpones 2 Tour Dates Due to Illness

    May 28, 2019 4:40 PM EDT Ariana Grande shared on social media Tuesday (May 28) that two upcoming Sweetener World Tour dates have been rescheduled. Tuesday night’s show scheduled for Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., and Wednesday night at Amway Center in Orlando have both been ...

  46. YOLA Fest Reschedules Due to 'Production Issues,' Adjusts Lineup With Sophie, Empress Of & More

    May 28, 2019 2:59 PM EDT Lykke Li, Cat Power, Courtney Love, Megan Thee Stallion and CupcakKe are all still performing at the inaugural event now called YOLA DÍA. YOLA Fest is moving to Aug. 18 with a slightly altered lineup due to "production issues," it was an ...

  47. Lil Wayne's Lil WeezyAna Fest Returns With Travis Scott, Meek Mill & More, Plus New Location: Exclusive

    May 28, 2019 11:06 AM EDT Lil Wayne is heading home. The rapper's fifth annual Lil WeezyAna Fest will touch down in his native New Orleans on September 7, and this year, the event is bigger than ever.  Presented by Live Nation Urban, the lineup for the one-day festiva ...

  48. Gian Marco Unveils 'Intuición' US Tour Dates: Exclusive

    May 28, 2019 8:00 AM EDT Gian Marco , who’s currently making the rounds with his Intuición Tour in Latin America, has announced that his concert is headed to the U.S., Billboard can exclusively reveal. The Peruvian singer-songwriter, known for hits such as “Te Mentiria” a ...

  49. Twenty One Pilots Show in Toronto Canceled Due to NBA Finals

    May 28, 2019 7:30 AM EDT The Raptors need the building. The good news for the Toronto Raptors turned into not-so-good news for Twenty One Pilots fans. After Drake's favorite team punched a ticket to the NBA finals with a thrilling game 6 win over the Milwaukee Bucks ...

  50. Madison Beer Stops Concert After 'Minor Disturbance'

    May 26, 2019 1:47 PM EDT Madison Beer was forced to stop her performance mid-song at BottleRock in Napa Valley on Saturday (May 25) after what police are calling a "minor disturbance." A fan account on Twitter shared a video of Beer covering Radiohead's &qu ...

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