1. The Regrettes Announce New Album and Tour Dates

    June 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 L.A. power-pop band The Regrettes have announced their sophomore album,  How Do You Love? , set for release on Aug. 9 via Warner Records. The 15-track album will feature lead single “I Dare You” which is out today (June 18) along with an official vi ...

  2. Snoop Dogg Teams Up With Bobby Dee for Live Music Company Uncle Snoop's Army: Exclusive

    June 18, 2019 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg has partnered with entrepreneur and CEO Bobby Dee to rollout their new multi-million-dollar music entertainment company Uncle Snoops Army powered by Bobby Dee Presents. Uncle Snoops Army will set out to produce top tier live music concert ...

  3. Meek Mill & Future Plot Co-Headlining Tour With YG, Mustard & Megan Thee Stallion: Exclusive

    June 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meek Mill and Future are heading out on the road together as part of the absolutely stacked Legendary Nights Tour later this summer. Billboard learned on Tuesday (June 18) that Meek and Hendrix will serve as co-headliners on the trek supported by YG ...

  4. Oak View Group Taps Milan for First Arena Outside U.S.

    June 17, 2019 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff 's Oak View Group (OVG) has partnered with Live Nation for its first music and sports arena outside the U.S., set to be built in the Italian city of Milan. The new privately funded venue, which will be built and run ...

  5. Ariana Grande Shows How Good It Feels To Be Needed At Brooklyn Show: Recap

    June 15, 2019 8:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 No matter if Ariana Grande performs for a few hundred at Irving Plaza during her Sweetener Sessions, for a few thousand at Coachella during her headlining set, or for a crowd that falls somewhere in between during her world tour, the impact of her v ...

  6. Peter Shapiro to Promote 28 Grateful Dead Tribute Shows Across U.S. This Father's Day

    June 14, 2019 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock and Roll Playhouse will stage the kid friendly shows Peter Shapiro wants to teach your kid proper form. "Remember that first week of college in the dorms, there was always that one kid sprawled out drunk in the hallway — I don't think ...

  7. Kids Viral Sensation 'Baby Shark' Hitting the Road for 100-Date Tour

    June 12, 2019 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Created by South Korean firm Pinkfong, Baby Shark Live is being produced by Round Room Live If you haven't heard the infectiously catchy kids song "Baby Shark," you likely don't have children or haven't been anywhere near Yo ...

  8. Grace VanderWaal Announces Ur So Beautiful Headlining Tour

    June 11, 2019 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grace VanderWaal has announced her Ur So Beautiful headlining tour. The 23-city Ur So Beautiful Tour starts at the Railbird Festival in Lexington, Ky. on Aug. 10 and will make stops in major cities across the U.S. including New York City, Los Angele ...

  9. Cream's Scott Barton to Lead Live Nation's New Electronic Division in U.K.

    June 11, 2019 8:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation has launched Electronic Nation, a new electronic music-focused division in the U.K. Led by Scott Barton , managing director of LN's Cream, Electronic Nation will be based in London and focus on expanding the company's festival, ...

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

    June 05, 2019 2:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 N ...

  11. BTS Share Fun, Self-Filmed 'Anpanman' Performance Video From MetLife Stadium Show

    June 05, 2019 10:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new video is the latest gift to A.R.M.Y. as part of the band's anniversary 'Festa' celebration. If any U.S. A.R.M.Y. are still moping after  BTS wrapped the stateside leg of their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself stadium tour last mo ...

  12. U2 Sets 'Joshua Tree' Tour of Australia, NZ and Asia

    June 03, 2019 3:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2’s box-office blockbuster Joshua Tree Tour is growing, with a run of stadium dates announced for Australia, New Zealand and Asia later in the year. The trek will kick off with six shows in New Zealand and Australia this November, in what will be t ...

  13. 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 0 0 0 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 aroun ...

  14. Baltimore Symphony Cancels Summer Programming as Losses Mount

    May 31, 2019 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has canceled its summer programming, citing $16 million in losses over the past decade. The Washington Post  reports  the Thursday cancellation announcement by the orchestra comes about a month after the summer seaso ...

  15. After Spaceland Split, Desert Daze Fest Announces Partnership With Red Light

    May 24, 2019 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the Desert Daze festival prepares to head into its eighth year, promoter Moon Block has unveiled a partnership with management firm and music company Red Light, bringing on veteran music executive  Stuart Ross to help with this year's festiv ...

  16. Manchester Arena GM James Allen on Take That's Mini-Residency: 'They're More of a Spectacle' Than Ever

    May 24, 2019 10:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the United Kingdom’s top-grossing indoor venues, Manchester Arena in England, got a boost on the Billboard Boxscore chart for venues with capacities of 15,001 or more, ­landing at No. 2 thanks to the help of a mini residency from a ­homegrown ...

  17. The Concert Industry's New Star Moneymaker: The Aisle Seat

    May 23, 2019 2:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 This summer concert season, long-overlooked aisle seats are the stars of the show, as data-driven dynamic pricing increases profits for promoters and artists alike. The concert business has found a new cash cow right under its nose: the humble aisle ...

  18. Sofar Sounds Raises $25M From Investors: Here's How It Plans to Use the Funds

    May 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of its tenth anniversary, concert startup Sofar Sounds has something new to celebrate. The company, which organizes shows with secret lineups in donated spaces across the globe, has raised $25 million in new funds from investors. The fu ...

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

    May 16, 2019 11:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 entertainmen ...

  20. BLACKPINK Wrap First North American Tour With a Natural, Superstar Aura

    May 10, 2019 6:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 The girl group's onstage confidence perhaps speaks loudest to why they've been able to make such big inroads in America. Some of the best parts about K-pop artists is their dedication to rigid singing, dance and performance styles that mak ...

  21. Mavis Staples Gleefully Kicks Off 80th Birthday Concerts With Maggie Rogers, David Byrne & More

    May 10, 2019 10:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Many were screaming with joy at the Apollo Theater on Thursday night (May 9), but no one had more fun than Mavis Staples at her first of several star-packed 80th birthday parties. The soul and gospel legend won’t officially blow out her candles unti ...

  22. LA Stadium and Entertainment District Expands Staff Roster

    May 09, 2019 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. Ho ...

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

    May 09, 2019 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Reynolds ...

  24. The Who Shake Off the Rust as 'Moving On! Tour' Kicks Off In Grand Rapids

    May 08, 2019 12:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 “We have to play with some discipline here,” Pete Townshend told the crowd Tuesday night at Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena, as the Who opened its Moving On! Tour – add that  “You might sense, in my case, a huge amount of tension.”    That’s understan ...

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

    May 06, 2019 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ass ...

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

    May 06, 2019 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 artist ...

  27. Jackson Wang, iKON, DPR Live, Dumbfoundead Join Head in the Clouds 2019 Festival: Exclusive

    May 02, 2019 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We want to plant the flag that this is the definitive Asian-music festival in the world,' says 88rising founder Sean Miyashiro. 88rising's second-annual Head in the Clouds festival is adding a slew of globally adored names in the sec ...

  28. Tinder Unveils Festival Mode For Summer's Biggest Events

    May 02, 2019 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Users can get a head start on festival matches three weeks prior to the events. Tinder has teamed up with the some of the biggest music festivals and promoters including AEG and Live Nation to introduce its new Festival Mode. The new feature allows ...

  29. Japanese Rockers The GazettE Launching World Tour in Los Angeles

    April 30, 2019 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of the leading visual rock bands from Japan, The GazettE, is kicking off their four-continent world tour on April 30 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The tour is in support of the band's ninth album, conveniently titled Ninth . The GazettE ar ...

  30. Live Nation to Exclusively Book San Diego Venue Soma

    April 30, 2019 1:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation announced today (April 30) that it has entered into an agreement to exclusively book San Diego’s Soma music venue. Soma will join Live Nation’s global portfolio of over 1,700 clubs and theaters. “Soma’s 2,300 capacity is a perfect fit fo ...

  31. Rosalía Ascends With Electrifying, Sold-Out Webster Hall Takeover

    April 30, 2019 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 When  Rosalía  took the stage at New York's reopened Webster Hall for the final of two sold-out shows on Tuesday (April 30), part of the 2019 Red Bull Music Festival, it was hard to believe the Catalan singer is barely six months removed from h ...

  32. Taylor Swift Joins iHeartRadio Wango Tango Lineup

    April 30, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Swift will join previously announced headliners Jonas Brothers and Halsey in Southern California. iHeartMedia has announced that Taylor Swift will join the 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango lineup. Presented by Juvederm Collection of Dermal Fillers, Wang ...

  33. K-Pop Goes Orchestral With Lincoln Center's Upcoming 'K-Factor' Concert: Exclusive

    April 30, 2019 12:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 SM Entertainment A&R executive Chris Lee will also give a Q&A and presentation a day ahead of the concert. K-pop continues to conquer new areas of the music world, and now the scene has reached a truly unexpected destination: New York City&# ...

  34. Days Before Cancellation, Woodstock 50 Made Last Minute Plea for $20 Million Cash Infusion

    April 29, 2019 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Infighting, site problems and a lack of financing pushed the festival over the edge. Just days before financial supporters of the anniversary concert announced the festival was being cancelled, the partners behind Woodstock 50 made a last-ditch effo ...

  35. Tailgate Fest Creator Melissa Carbone Turns Her Personal Passion Into Event Where the Stages Are Truck-Side

    April 29, 2019 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Melissa Carbone , Creator and CEO of Tailgate Fest, turned her passion for tailgating into the annual music event, scheduled for Aug. 17-18 at the 160-acre Leal Ranch in Eastvale, Calif., about 50 miles east of L.A. "Tailgating was the thing th ...

  36. Webster Hall, Reborn: Inside the Renovation of the Iconic New York Venue: Exclusive

    April 26, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With only days away from its high profile grand reopening, the iconic New York venue Webster Hall, which has been closed for renovations since August 2017, is bustling with activity. “Before we go too far inside, the first thing to point out is a ne ...

  37. Frank Zappa's Holographic Dreams Come True in 'Bizarre World' Live Show: 'The Goal Is to Literally Please Everybody'

    April 23, 2019 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Late rock icons from Roy Orbison to Ronnie James Dio have been returning to the stage on holographic tours, offering new fans the chance to see their heroes from beyond the grave. Frank Zappa would have surely approved of his own; he was genuinely f ...

  38. New York's SummerStage Concert Series Announces Lineup and Benefit Shows

    April 23, 2019 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The woman-run series will also be one of the first New York music entities with an evenly split lineup of male and female acts. City Parks Foundation has announced the 2019 season of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, New York City’s lar ...

  39. With Coachella Wrapped, Goldenvoice Heads West to Long Beach for Summer Festival Season

    April 22, 2019 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The LA promoter is betting on smaller, genre-specific festivals on a site near the popular Queen Mary. Planning to attend a music festival in Southern California this summer? Bring a towel and some sun block, because the region's live music sce ...

  40. Khalid Brings Out Billie Eilish, Halsey, Normani & More For Coachella Debut

    April 15, 2019 5:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 To open his pre-headlining set on the third and final day of Coachella (April 14),  Khalid  warmed up the main stage for headliner Ariana Grande with “American Teen,” the title track off his 2017 debut album. The toss back to his humble beginnings d ...

  41. Radiohead Stage Death Inquest Ends With Safety Recommendations & a Verdict the Band Calls 'Frustratingly Insufficient'

    April 11, 2019 2:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Authorities in Ontario have released the verdict of the coroner’s jury along with recommendations following an inquest into the death of Radiohead drum tech Scott Johnson , making 28 suggestions to ensure the safe build and use of temporary performa ...

  42. Morrissey Announces U.S. Tour With Interpol

    April 09, 2019 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Morrissey has announced a 14-date U.S. tour launching this fall. The former Smiths frontman will kick off his American trek on Sept. 5 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. and play throughout New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, ...

  43. Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only-Led Misfits Announce First LA Show for 2019

    April 02, 2019 1:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Original Misfits play Banc of California Stadium on June 29 We finally know why those mysterious billboards with the Misfits ' famed Fiend logo have been popping up around LA freeways. Punk fans who have never seen the original Misfits with ...

  44. Live Nation Urban Announces 2019 R&B Summer Block Party With Jill Scott & Boyz II Men

    April 01, 2019 2:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 The concert series will play dates in Philadelphia, Houston, Chicago and expands into Dallas. Live Nation Urban has announced the lineup for the 2019 R&B Summer Block Party including headliners Jill Scott , Anthony Hamilton , Jazmine Sullivan , ...

  45. Rosalia Shines, Trap and Rap Rise at Lollapalooza Argentina Day 1

    March 30, 2019 3:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 With an eclectic lineup that included Rosalía ’s awaited local debut, Lollapalooza Argentina opened the doors to its sixth edition on Friday (March 29). Khea, Duki, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Steve Aoki, among others, also performed.  " ...

  46. Watch The O'Jays Debut New Bruno Mars-Penned Song, Perform Medley of Hits on Billboard Live

    March 29, 2019 3:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary R&B group The O’Jays came by Billboard HQ in New York on Friday (March 29) to perform songs from their upcoming final album, The Last Word , live for the first time as a part of the Billboard Live series. The trio -- consisting of orig ...

  47. Cher Adds 14 Dates to North American Tour

    March 29, 2019 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cher has added 14 dates to her North American Here We Go Again tour. The new dates will follow a sold-out European leg and begin in Portland, Ore. on Nov. 19 at Moda Center. The legendary entertainer will go on to hit San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, ...

  48. Are Indie Promoters Music's Endangered Species?

    March 28, 2019 8:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Live Nation and AEG keep shopping, indie promoters worry about whether they should take a big check -- or risk being eaten alive by their bigger competition. During the past eight years, Jim Cressman has built a small but profitable business brin ...

  49. Madison Square Garden Submits Plans For 'Next-Generation' London Sphere Venue: Photos

    March 27, 2019 2:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madison Square Garden's plans to open a "next generation" venue in London venue have moved a step closer to reality with the New York-based company submitting a planning application for what will be the U.K.'s biggest concert are ...

  50. Buddy Holly to Join Roy Orbison on Hologram Tour

    March 26, 2019 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 BASE Hologram will run concurrent UK, European and North American tours with the holograms for the first time. BASE Hologram has announced that early rock legend Buddy Holly will join Roy Orbison for the next hologram tour. The Roy Orbison & Bud ...

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