1. Paradigm Hires Rob Zifarelli From UTA, Announces Plans for Toronto Office: Exclusive

    August 16, 2017 12:00 PM EDT The move comes two weeks after UTA shutters its Canada office. Paradigm has hired Rob Zifarelli  and has tasked him with running its new Toronto office. Zifarelli will be joined by Adam Countryman and André Guérette and will be bringing a number o ...

  2. Noel Gallagher to Reopen Manchester Arena With Benefit Concert

    August 16, 2017 8:20 AM EDT The "We Are Manchester" event, set for Sept. 9, will also feature Rick Astley, Courteneers and Blossoms. Manchester Arena will reopen on Sept. 9 with a special benefit concert to honor the 22 people who died following a suicide bomb atta ...

  3. Flosstradamus Announces Intimate 'In Hi-Def' Club Tour

    August 15, 2017 7:59 PM EDT Back in the day, when trap in dance music was a novel new idea, Flosstradamus shows weren't giant, over-the-top, festival affairs. They were dank, sweaty messes, whole blackened clubs turned into mosh pits and dance offs. They were rowdy. The ...

  4. 6lack Announces First Headlining Tour

    August 14, 2017 4:45 PM EDT The "PRBLMS" singer will embark upon his first headlining tour this October in San Diego. After trekking across North America for the first installment of The Weeknd 's Legend of the Fall tour, 6lack is finally ready to hit the road ...

  5. Daddy Yankee, Chayanne, Ozuna & More to Headline New Uforia Music Concert Series

    August 14, 2017 3:52 PM EDT The events are a partnership between Live Nation and the Univision-owned music service. In efforts to expand, Uforia Music announced on Monday morning (Aug. 14) a partnership with Live Nation to co-produce several live performances called Uforia M ...

  6. How Lighting The Weeknd's Massive 'Starboy: Legend of the Fall' Tour Works

    August 14, 2017 2:58 PM EDT When Sooner Routhier and Robert Long met in 2005, it was creative love at first sight. Long, a Louisiana-based show designer and creative director, needed a last minute replacement for a show he had designed and was referred to Routheir’s work—at ...

  7. Wu Wear Making a Return After a Decade Away

    August 14, 2017 10:33 AM EDT RZA and crew are teaming up with Live Nation Merchandise for relaunch of a classic clothing line. Wu Wear is back on the streets. Wu-Tang Clan 's Robert Diggs ( RZA ) and Oliver Grant (Power) tell Billboard they’re bringing back the iconic hi ...

  8. Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour Final Numbers: Over $250 Million Earned

    August 10, 2017 9:53 PM EDT The final numbers are in for Justin Bieber 's Purpose World Tour. The trek topped $250 million in ticket sales based on the remaining box office tallies (see list, below) reported by AEG Presents, the worldwide promoter of the tour since it l ...

  9. HARD Fest Overdose Victim's Parents Sue Live Nation Over Child's Death

    August 10, 2017 9:20 PM EDT Live Nation "oversold the event and created an atmosphere that was over attended, overcrowded and dangerous," the lawsuit alleges. The parents of a 22-year-old college student are suing Live Nation after their daughter died of an apparen ...

  10. Why a Top Obama Adviser Is Looking at Concert Ticket Pricing to Help the Nation's Economy

    August 10, 2017 5:00 PM EDT Alan Krueger predicts study of entertainment business will yield broader economic answers at first MIRA conference in Los Angeles. During the past decade, Alan Krueger -- a Princeton University economics professor who served as chairman of the Whi ...

  11. The Moth & The Flame Frontman Donates Kidney to Save His Hometown All-Ages Venue, And Its Owner

    August 09, 2017 9:52 PM EDT Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees and more stepped up to help Corey Fox, who owns and operates Velour in Provo, Utah. Local music scenes are often described as familial communities, but in Provo, Utah, that concept was put to the test last year, when Th ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen Prepping Eight-Week Solo 'Springsteen on Broadway' Run

    August 09, 2017 11:36 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen is taking his guitars to the Great White Way. On Wednesday (Aug. 9), the rock icon announced "Springsteen on Broadway," an epic eight-week run of performances during which The Boss will make his Broadway debut in a seri ...

  13. Samsung and Live Nation to Live Stream Coldplay's Tour in Virtual Reality

    August 09, 2017 10:00 AM EDT You too can feel sorta like you're at Chicago's Soldier Field seeing the band's Head Full of Dreams tour. Coldplay , with their hit-filled catalog, hypnotic light show and incredible pyrotechnics, are one of the biggest bands in the ...

  14. Nick Jonas to Perform 2 Cruise Ship Concerts

    August 08, 2017 7:02 PM EDT Nick Jonas has played for thousands of fans in sold-out arenas throughout his career, and now the young pop star will perform at sea for the first time this November. Jonas will hold concerts aboard two cruise ships on Nov. 17 and 18, respectively ...

  15. Historic Massey Hall Secures Funding Boost From Ontario Government

    August 08, 2017 3:12 PM EDT The Ontario government is investing $4 million ($3.16 USD) in phase two of the revitalization of Toronto’s historic Massey Hall , the 123-year-old theatre where Neil Young, Rush, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams and Justin Bieber, as well as the late Glenn ...

  16. Janet Jackson Shares Rehearsal Pic for Re-Booted State of the World Tour

    August 08, 2017 8:00 AM EDT New mom Janet Jackson is ready to get back on the road. The pop superstar who gave birth to her first child, Eissa al Mana, in January, gave notice to fans on Monday night (Aug. 7) that she's gearing up to resume her State of the World tour.  ...

  17. AEG's AXS to Sell Tickets Through Costco

    August 07, 2017 1:35 PM EDT New program also lists tickets with Groupon, Goldstar and Gametime. AXS has announced a partnership with retail giant Costco to sell tickets for AEG and other events. The deal comes as AEG announces a number of new distribution partners including ...

  18. Jingle Ball Moving From Staples Center to The Forum

    August 04, 2017 12:52 PM EDT KIIS-FM and iHeartRadio event had been held at L.A. Live since 2009 One of LA's biggest holiday radio shows is moving across town to new digs in Inglewood. KIIS-FM's long running Jingle Ball is moving to The Forum after eight years at th ...

  19. She Wants Revenge's Adam Bravin Announces Cloak & Dagger Festival

    August 03, 2017 6:32 PM EDT Attendees must wear all black to two-day event in Los Angeles. If there's a unifying theme to Adam Bravin's Cloak & Dagger festival, it's the same theme as his weekly nightclub concept in Hollywood of the same name: dark music. ...

  20. Virgin Produced CEO Jason Felts on KAABOO Festival's Future As 'A Lifestyle Brand'

    August 03, 2017 3:56 PM EDT For the third consecutive year, the KAABOO festival will take place at the Del Mar Racetrack and San Diego County Fairgrounds, from Sept. 15-17. This year’s headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Muse and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. As ...

  21. Nickelback Reaffirms Commitment To UTA Toronto CEO Ralph James

    August 03, 2017 3:41 PM EDT 'Ralph James was probably the first prominent music-industry figure to believe in us' the band said. UTA Toronto CEO Ralph James has been mum on the news of UTA’s Canadian office closing and how it might affect him, but his biggest clien ...

  22. New Kids on the Block's 2017 Total Package Tour Earns $40 Million

    August 03, 2017 3:41 PM EDT Final box-office counts have been reported for New Kids on the Block ’s Total Package Tour, which wrapped last month after a nine-week run through 46 North American cities. Ticket sales from the Live Nation-produced trek surpassed the $40 million ...

  23. AEG and Bowery Presents No Longer Booking Bowery Ballroom or Mercury Lounge

    August 02, 2017 1:27 PM EDT Live Nation might step in to fill the void, but no confirmation yet. The owner of the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge is parting ways with the booking team at Bowery Presents, paving the way for a potential new agreement with Live Nation. “Afte ...

  24. Canadian Music Industry Expresses Surprise, Sadness About UTA Closing Its Toronto Office

    August 02, 2017 11:25 AM EDT The Canadian music industry is still in shock over the announcement yesterday (Aug. 1) that talent agency UTA will  close its Canadian office in Toronto. Despite its acquisition and absorption of The Agency Group (TAG) -- which had originally open ...

  25. Former UK Music Head Jo Dipple Joins Live Nation As SVP, Public Affairs

    August 02, 2017 10:43 AM EDT Jo Dipple , former chief executive of umbrella trade organization UK Music, has joined Live Nation as senior vp, public affairs. Dipple announced that she was standing down from the top job with UK Music in January, almost nine years after joining ...

  26. UTA Canada COO Jack Ross Plans to Take Client Roster With Him After Toronto Office Shuts Down

    August 01, 2017 4:18 PM EDT United Talent Agency announced earlier today (Aug. 1) that it will close its Canadian office in Toronto in the coming months, two years after it acquired The Agency Group (TAG) and its seven offices and 95 talent agents worldwide. TAG's prese ...

  27. Murs on Bringing Back Paid Dues Festival: 'Hopefully I Won't Have to Sacrifice My Career This Time'

    August 01, 2017 3:11 PM EDT Following a four-year hiatus, Murs has announced that Paid Dues -- the indie-leaning hip-hop festival he founded in 2006 -- is making its return to Los Angeles this September. The veteran rapper says this year’s revival, which boasts Lil Wayne , A ...

  28. UTA Closing Its Toronto Office: Exclusive

    August 01, 2017 2:02 PM EDT The announcement comes less than two years after the agency's purchase of The Agency Group. UTA will be shutting down their Toronto office, Billboard has learned. The move comes a little less than two years after UTA acquired The Agency Group ...

  29. Festival D'été de Quebec General Manager Daniel Gélinas Celebrates the Fest's 50th Anniversary

    July 31, 2017 6:34 PM EDT Few music festivals can boast of a 50th anniversary like Festival D’été de Quebec -- or the Quebec City Summer Festival -- which just wrapped up its annual run. But what also makes it stand out is how inexpensive it is by today’s standards: about ...

  30. Justin Timberlake, Maluma, Ricky Martin, More Confirmed for Festival Presidente

    July 31, 2017 2:40 PM EDT In what could be one of the most ambitious A-list lineups in recent memory, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Maluma, Carlos Vives, Wisin, J Balvin, Nicky Jam and Juan Luis Guerra have been announced to headline the upcoming Festival Presidente in ...

  31. After A Record-Setting Tour, Eric Church Looks Ahead to What's Next

    July 31, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Eric Church isn't thinking about music. After six months on tour -- playing to arena crowds across North America, from Lincoln, Neb., to Nashville -- for 62 nights, the country music superstar is trying to quiet his mind. And he’s got the per ...

  32. SiriusXM Launches New Tour for Coffee House Radio Artists

    July 29, 2017 2:30 PM EDT Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata and Brandon Jenner hit the road on a 26-stop jaunt After a run of successful concert tours for emerging artists tied to its Alt Nation and The Highway channels, SiriusXM is touring three emerging artists from its Cof ...

  33. Glass Animals Return to U.S. For North American Tour

    July 29, 2017 1:35 PM EDT British band playing Panorama, ACL Fest in support of second album England's Glass Animals are back in the U.S. for a four-month tour supporting their second studio album, How to Be a Human Being . The band returns stateside a little over a m ...

  34. Jaden Smith Is Going on Tour With Fall Out Boy

    July 28, 2017 5:14 PM EDT He's also featured in the band's new "Champion" video. Jaden Smith  is the son of one of the most famous actors of a generation. He has dabbled in music and modeling, where he has proven himself to be a sometimes-compelling rap ...

  35. No Riot Act: Guns N' Roses and St. Louis Hug It Out at First Show Since 1991

    July 28, 2017 3:37 PM EDT "The last time we were here was half of my life ago... Half of my freaking life ago. It's good to see you again." Axl Rose got through "Rocket Queen" without starting a riot on Thursday. The last time Guns N' Roses vi ...

  36. There's No Place Like Home: Nashville Residencies Appeal to Country Acts Like Charlie Worsham, Little Big Town

    July 28, 2017 9:45 AM EDT Little Big Town, Time Jumpers, Charlie Worsham, Mandy Barnett Book Multiple Nights -- Or Years When Mandy Barnett finished her set on July 20 at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley, she enjoyed a post-show luxury that most country artists rarely experi ...

  37. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett on Planning Panorama & the Future of Desert Trip: Exclusive

    July 27, 2017 4:33 PM EDT For most people, it’s a leisurely Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, but Paul Tollett is anything but quiet. Currently in the midst of FYF Fest, produced by Tollett’s Goldenvoice, of which he’s President and CEO, the crowds at the music festival at ...

  38. Snoop Dogg Cleared of Charges in Crowd Injuries Lawsuit From 2016 Concert

    July 27, 2017 10:41 AM EDT Snoop Dogg has been cleared of the lawsuit against him for causing fan injuries when a barricade collapsed at a 2016 concert, according to TMZ . At Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa ’s Aug. 5, 2016 show at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, 42 ...

  39. Coldplay Surpasses Madonna for No. 5 Highest Grossing Tour of All Time

    July 26, 2017 9:32 PM EDT The British band’s continuing A Head Full of Dreams Tour has now grossed $412 million. Coldplay has passed Madonna to claim the No. 5 highest grossing tour of all time, according to ticket sales data reported to Billboard Boxscore. The British ban ...

  40. Essence Festival Announces 2018 Dates

    July 26, 2017 6:58 PM EDT The 24th annual  Essence Festival  returns to New Orleans next year after the official 4th of July holiday. Organizers on Wednesday said the dates for the 2018 event are July 5-8. The 2017 festival drew more than 470,000 attendees to its nightly c ...

  41. Le Poisson Rouge Announces Norah Jones NYC Residency

    July 26, 2017 4:50 PM EDT Manhattan nightclub and art space Le Poisson Rouge is hosting singer/songwriter Norah Jones for a five-night residency, Sept 10-14. The 800-cap venue and accompanying art gallery sit on the site of the former Village Gate nightclub, at the corner ...

  42. Looking Back at the Riverport Riot as Guns N' Roses Return to St. Louis for First Show in 26 Years

    July 26, 2017 2:39 PM EDT Triggered by a fan with a camera, Axl Rose dove into a crowd mid-song, setting off a destructive chain events that led to arrests, injuries, property damage and years of hard feelings. Here, a journalist who was there recounts the chaos. St. Louis ...

  43. Metallica's James Hetfield on Controversial Kendall & Kylie Jenner T-Shirt Line: 'Show Some Respect'

    July 25, 2017 8:34 PM EDT Last month, Kendall and Kylie Jenner stirred up some serious controversy when a T-shirt line debuted that featured the sisters' images and logos superimposed over photos of music icons, including The Notorious B.I.G. , Ozzy Osbourne , Pink Fl ...

  44. Soft Ticket Sales at End of Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour Made Canceling Easier

    July 25, 2017 6:49 PM EDT Concert promoter AEG Presents isn't sweating the loss on the cancellation of the remaining dates on Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour . Company sources say, overall, the 154-concert tour was very successful, but some of the final dates ...

  45. How to Get a Refund for Justin Bieber's Canceled Purpose Tour

    July 25, 2017 6:12 PM EDT Justin Bieber announced Monday that he has canceled the remainder of his Purpose World Tour , which was supposed to run until Sept. 24 and still had 14 stops to go. Bieber told TMZ that everything is fine and he's "just resting and getti ...

  46. From Jimi Hendrix To The Chainsmokers: I.M.P.'s Seth Hurwitz on Merriweather Post Pavilion's 50th Anniversary

    July 25, 2017 5:30 PM EDT Fifty years in, Columbia Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion is having something of renaissance thanks in large measure to the stewardship of Seth Hurwitz ’s I.M.P. Productions. The Washington-D.C.-based independent promoter recently signed a 40 ...

  47. 2017's Highest-Grossing Tours So Far: Guns N' Roses, Coldplay, Justin Bieber & More

    July 25, 2017 2:33 PM EDT Despite increased security concerns, a battle brewing among some of the biggest venue owners in the world and legal issues in the festival and secondary ticketing markets, the live-music business is again on pace for another record-breaking year. ...

  48. Justin Bieber Cancels Rest of Purpose World Tour

    July 24, 2017 3:33 PM EDT Justin Bieber has canceled the remainder of his Purpose World Tour, the singer announced on his website earlier Monday (July 24). The tour was being promoted by AEG Presents. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the rem ...

  49. BBC Music Announces Major Festival Weekend in 2018

    July 24, 2017 9:10 AM EDT The BBC has stepped in to fill the festival void in the United Kingdom when Glastonbury takes next year off. The Biggest Weekend, as it's being called, will take place May 25-28 across four sites, in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wa ...

  50. Guns N' Roses Expand Fall Tour

    July 22, 2017 4:46 PM EDT Following their concert at the Apollo Theater to celebrate the 30th anniversary of  Appetite for Destruction ,  Guns N’ Roses  has announced new fall tour dates. As Pitchfork  notes, the new dates include second shows at Toronto’s Air Canada Centr ...

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