1. Paul Simon to Headline Outside Lands Festival

    March 22, 2019 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Simon's decision is in line with his 2018 retirement, where he said he was finished touring but not performing live. The full Outside Lands lineup for the San Francisco festival drops March 26. Paul Simon is bucking his "retirement" a ...

  2. Bandsintown Acquires Hypebot & Music Think Tank

    March 22, 2019 12:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Founder Bruce Houghton will continue as advisor and senior editor Concert discovery tool Bandsintown has acquired Hypebot.com and MusicThinkTank.com, artists-centric and technology media companies founded in 2004 by booking agent and publisher  Bruc ...

  3. The Head and The Heart Announce North American Living Mirage Tour

    March 22, 2019 12:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 The more than 40-date tour will keep the band on the road from Spring to Fall. The Head and The Heart have announced an extensive North American tour in support of their new album Living Mirage , due out on May 17. The band’s live dates will kick of ...

  4. Maroon 5 and Post Malone Celebrate International Victories on Hot Tours Recap

    March 22, 2019 10:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 International concerts dominate the Hot Tours recap dated March 23, 2019, with Maroon 5 (No. 5), Post Malone (No. 7), and Twenty One Pilots (No. 8) all impacting this week’s list. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, Maroon 5 grossed ...

  5. After 10 Years in Prison, Jamaican Star Buju Banton Reclaims Musical Destiny With Historic Long Walk to Freedom Concert

    March 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The March 16 event in Kingston was more than a homecoming for the dancehall and reggae star. Fans of Jamaican music have witnessed Buju Banton 's dramatic transformation from a precociously talented early 1990s teenage dancehall sensation to an ...

  6. David Lynch Bringing Garbage, Phoebe Bridgers to New Festival of Disruption Benefit Events

    March 21, 2019 3:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lynch will also host a screening of 'Mulholland Drive' with special guest Justin Theroux. David Lynch has announced a new concert series under his Festival of Disruption banner. In partnership with the Bowery Presents, the David Lynch Foun ...

  7. Brian Sipe Joins OVG As Director of Bookings at Rupp Arena in Kentucky

    March 21, 2019 12:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brian Sipe has joined Oak View Group Facilities as director of booking at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky in partnership with Lexington Center Corporation. He replaces David Farrar , who left the building earlier this year. Sipe previously served ...

  8. No Country For Old, Or Young, Women On Tour: Why Female Artists Are Looking Elsewhere

    March 21, 2019 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Developing female acts are having difficulty finding opening slots on big summer shows, with some pointing to country radio's lack of women as a main factor. In January, Live Nation announced this summer's Country Megaticket, an annual pro ...

  9. Beach House, Cake, Cold War Kids, Guided By Voices Top 2019 Bellwether Music Festival Lineup

    March 21, 2019 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second edition of the Bellwether Music Festival features a roster packed with beloved indie rock bands, including headliners Beach House, Cake, Cold War Kids and Guided By Voices. The event that takes place in the picturesque Renaissance Park in ...

  10. Billboard Launches Monthly Boxscore Series, Elton John Tops Inaugural Chart

    March 21, 2019 10:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 For nearly three decades, Billboard Boxscore has been the center of reporting on the live music industry, celebrating the top artists, venues, and promoters that power the touring business. In addition to our continued weekly reporting, covering the ...

  11. Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band and Mumford & Sons to Headline KAABOO

    March 21, 2019 9:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Duran Duran, Black Eyed Peas, OneRepublic, Sheryl Crow and a Snoop Dogg and Wu-Tang Clan collaboration part of fifth year anniversary for SoCal festival. Kings of Leon have announced their first West Coast performance for 2019, headlining the openin ...

  12. Maggie Rogers Announces North American Dates for Summer & Fall

    March 20, 2019 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new dates follow Rogers’ sold-out spring tour. Maggie Rogers has announced a 24-date North American headlining tour kicking off on July 26 in Portland, Maine. The news coincides with the first day of Roger’s Spring tour launching today (March 20 ...

  13. Rosalía, Tierra Whack & Teyana Taylor Set For Red Bull Music Festival NY 2019

    March 20, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 FKA Twigs will also perform two nights at the Park Avenue Armory. The Red Bull Music Academy has revealed special performances from Rosalía , Tierra Whack, Teyana Taylor and more for its 2019 festival in New York. Latin Grammy-winning Catalan singer ...

  14. Lollapalooza Announces Partial Lineup With Video Encouraging Dog Adoption

    March 19, 2019 5:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monáe, Tame Impala and Rosalía will appear at Grant Park in August. Lollapalooza snuck a partial lineup announcement into a video promoting their partnership with animal shelter PAWS Chicago. The more than 13-minute video gives clues that Ja ...

  15. Jerry Lee Lewis Cancels Shows While Recovering From a Stroke

    March 19, 2019 3:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Canceled dates include New Orleans Jazz Festival. Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at ...

  16. SZA, Big Sean Announced for J Cole's Debut Dreamville Festival

    March 19, 2019 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 J. Cole will also perform at his home-state festival. Rapper J. Cole has announced SZA , Big Sean , 21 Savage , 6LACK and Nelly as headliners for his inaugural Dreamville festival set to take place on April 6 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, N.C. J. ...

  17. Nonagenarian Cándido Camero Takes Center Stage at Cachao Tribute Concert

    March 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 The pioneering Cuban conga player Cándido Camero -- who as a young man performed with Dizzy Gillespie , Count Basie and Billy Taylor , to name just a few -- will turn 98 years-old in April. Last Friday (March 15), he entered the stage from the wings ...

  18. AEG's Mission Ballroom Launches Fair Ticketing to Create More Equitable Experience For Fans

    March 19, 2019 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lumineers, Trey Anastasio Band and co-headliners Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty will offer fans equal shot at tickets when they open Denver's Mission Ballroom in August. If the  Lumineers  were to put their Aug. 7 concert opening the new Missio ...

  19. Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder Announce Five Johnny Cash Tribute Shows

    March 18, 2019 4:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Musician Rosanne Cash has joined forces with artist and producer Ry Cooder for a five-city run of Cash and Cooder on Cash: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash. The performances are tribute to Johnny Cash by his daughter and Cooder featuring heartfelt p ...

  20. Fleetwood Mac's North American Tour On Track to Sell 1 Million Tickets

    March 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The absence of Lindsey Buckingham has not hurt the band's latest tour, which has at least 10 shows with grosses over $2 million. Fleetwood Mac is on track to gross more than $100 million on the North American leg of their 2018/2019 tour with ve ...

  21. Country Thunder CEO Talks All-Female Friday & New Florida Festival

    March 18, 2019 2:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country superstar Miranda Lambert and the legendary Tanya Tucker will headline an all-female lineup on the first day of Country Thunder festival in Calgary, Alberta. Kicking off the three-day festival on Aug. 16 will also be Meghan Patrick and Calga ...

  22. Dropkick Murphys Rep Says House of Blues Fight Started Because Fan Was Hitting Women

    March 16, 2019 4:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bassist Ken Casey was bloodied after being hit in the face with a can during the Boston show. The Dropkick Murphys are speaking out about a bloody brawl during one of their hometown St. Patrick's Day shows at Boston's House of Blues on Fri ...

  23. SXSW 2019: The Legal Cannabis Industry Greets Live Music Promoters, With Mixed Success

    March 16, 2019 12:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marijuana, legal or not, has wafted through the concert and music festival circuit for decades. Now, after marijuana legalization initiatives swept the U.S. last year, and fests like Outside Lands began introducing cannabis experiences, the integrat ...

  24. Billboard to Expand Boxscore Charts With New Monthly Feature

    March 15, 2019 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Multipage section to serve as music industry’s most accurate and immediate snapshot of the live business Billboard is excited to announce the expansion of Billboard Boxscore with a new monthly chart series tracking the performances and venues drivin ...

  25. Blake Shelton Brings 'Friends and Heroes' to Hot Tours Top 5

    March 15, 2019 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shelton averages over $1 million each night and totals $100 million across his career. Blake Shelton returns to the Hot Tours recap dated March 16, 2019, marking his first appearance on the tally in 2019. His latest six dates grossed $6.1 million an ...

  26. Bonnaroo Plots 14-City 'Ready to Roo' Tour Leading Up to Festival

    March 14, 2019 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year Bonnaroo is hitting the road. Organizers of the long-running music festival announced plans for the 2019 “Ready To Roo” tour on Thursday (March 14). The roaming tour will stop at 14 cities over the next three weeks, kicking off March 18-23 ...

  27. Black Keys Announce Extensive 2019 North American Tour

    March 14, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Special guest Modest Mouse will support the band on all dates. The Black Keys are returning to the road with a 31-date 2019 North American tour. The Let’s Rock outing will kick off at Pepsi Center in Denver following the band’s headlining spot at La ...

  28. After a Seven Year Wait, Reignwolf Finally Has an Album to Accompany Their Insane Live Shows

    March 13, 2019 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the debut LP 'Hear Me Out' and five showcases at SXSW, the band led by Jordan Cook is finally taking the baby steps it skipped years ago. After a trouble-filled sound check and a few glitches with the lights at the beginning of his se ...

  29. Topgolf, Matador and BMG Partner On Second Season of 'Who Will Rock You?'

    March 13, 2019 2:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fast-growing sports brand Topgolf is teaming up with Matador Content and music publisher BMG for the second season of  Who Will Rock You? , a weekly elimination-style show featuring unsigned bands and celebrity judges Dee Snider from Twisted Sister ...

  30. The Bowery Presents to Build New 3,500-Capacity Venue at Boston Landing

    March 13, 2019 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Northeast promoter will break ground on the new venue April 1. The Bowery Presents announced today (March 13) plans to construct a new 3,500-capacity concert venue at the mixed-use development Boston Landing in Massachusetts. The general admissi ...

  31. Kesha, Martin Garrix, Dan Reynolds, Tegan & Sara and More Set For 2019 LOVELOUD Festival

    March 13, 2019 9:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Imagine Dragons  singer Dan Reynolds has announced the star-studded lineup for his third annual LOVELOUD festival, taking place June 29 in Utah. The event, produced in partnership with AT&T, will be headlined by Kesha and feature performances by ...

  32. Live Music Marks Record Year in Spain

    March 12, 2019 6:04 PM EDT tops five consecutive years of growth for touring income in Spain; Bruno Mars was the year's top act. Live music made more money than ever in Spain in 2018, capping five consecutive years of touring income growth.    According to the Live ...

  33. Play-N-Skillz Signs With ICM Partners for Worldwide Representation

    March 12, 2019 5:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The DJ/producer team plans to release a new album later this year. The Grammy-winning DJ/producer team of brothers Juan and Oscar Salinas, better known as Play-N-Skillz , has signed with ICM Partners for worldwide representation. At ICM, Play-N-Skil ...

  34. District Court Judge Sides With Coachella, Dismisses Radius Clause Lawsuit

    March 12, 2019 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 A United States judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Oregon promoters against Goldenvoice, ending the year-long battle over the California festival's radius clause that prevented artists performing at the 125,000-person, two-weekend event f ...

  35. Non-Profit Calling All Crows Teams Up With Live Music Industry to Fight Sexual Harassment

    March 12, 2019 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The org will be present at this year’s Bonnaroo and Music Tastes Good festivals. To honor 10 years of championing women’s issues, non-profit organization Calling All Crows has teamed up with artists, venues and festivals in the music industry to com ...

  36. Paul McCartney Adds Second Las Vegas Show Due to Demand

    March 12, 2019 11:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Freshen Up tour follows McCartney's first No. 1 debut in 36 years. Due to demand, Paul McCartney has added a second Las Vegas show to his North American tour. McCartney will now play the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 28 in addition to ...

  37. Alessandra Alarcón Named President of SBS Entertainment: Exclusive

    March 12, 2019 10:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), which is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a Hispanic multimedia owner/operator with radio and TV properties in the largest U.S. markets, has promoted Alessandra Alarcón to president of SBS Entertainment, the com ...

  38. Robbie Williams' Winning Opening Weekend in Las Vegas: 'The Fastest Sellout of My Career,' Says AEG Exec

    March 11, 2019 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Was there a doubt? Yeah, sure there was. Everyone was blown away," says AEG senior vp Bobby Reynolds. Selling out six dates in 30 minutes. 1,500 fans chanting, "Robbie, Robbie, Robbie." A merchandise line hundreds of people deep ...

  39. Shawn Mendes Shares Photos From World Tour Opening Show: Exclusive

    March 11, 2019 3:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "Lost in Japan" singer kicked off his 2019 run with sold-out concerts in Amsterdam on March 7 and 8. Shawn Mendes kicked off his massive 2019 world tour with two sold-out shows in Amsterdam last week and Billboard has some exclusive ph ...

  40. Hozier Adds Fall Dates to North American Tour

    March 11, 2019 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of his sophomore album Wasteland, Baby debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Hozier has announced an additional ten North American tour dates. The new shows will kick off on Oct. 17 at Rose Garden Theater of the Clouds in Portla ...

  41. CAA Promotes 21 Trainees to Agent/Executive

    March 11, 2019 12:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Promotions occurred in the agency’s touring, television, books, sports and speakers divisions. On March 8, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) announced the promotion of 21 trainees to agent/executive. Barry Buren, Carly Fromm, Nikki Goldfarb, Ilana Goren ...

  42. 311, Dirty Heads Co-Headline Summer 2019 U.S. Tour: See Dates

    March 11, 2019 9:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dreamers and Bikini Trill will support the tour, with The Interrupters joining as special guests on most dates. So-Cal based bands 311 and Dirty Heads are joining forces for a 29-date tour of the U.S. this summer for what they promise will be a hybr ...

  43. Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker) Announces World Tour: Exclusive

    March 11, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Australian artist will make over 40 stops on three continents throughout 2019. Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker ) has announced an extensive international tour in support of his recently announced second album,  Run Fast Sleep Naked . M ...

  44. Marshmello's Las Vegas Residency Might Be the City's Most Expensive Yet: Behind the Deal

    March 08, 2019 6:09 PM EST 0 0 0 While top nightlife players have been known to never reveal their numbers, there is a general consensus Calvin Harris and the masked DJ are now Vegas' highest paid DJs. When the news dropped Monday that superstar masked DJ Marshmello would be a ...

  45. Eventbrite's Slower Than Expected Integration With Ticketfly Was Key Factor in Stock Drop

    March 08, 2019 4:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite increased revenues and shrinking losses, Eventbrite's weak Q1 sales forecast and slow client conversion sent stock tumbling. On first glance, Eventbrite's fourth quarter earnings report issued Thursday (March 7) had the strong top- ...

  46. Massive Attack Postpones 'Mezzanine' Anniversary Shows Due to Illness

    March 08, 2019 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The British group promises to reschedule dates for the fall. Massive Attack took to social media Friday (March 8) to announce the postponement of their North American Mezzanine anniversary tour. The British group said the forced postponement was due ...

  47. Usher, Diddy, Gwen Stefani & Snoop Dogg Added to Pharrell's Something in the Water Festival

    March 08, 2019 2:59 PM EST 0 0 0 New artists will join Missy Elliott, J Balvin & more. Pharrell Williams has added additional big hitters to his already stacked lineup for his inaugural Something in the Water Festival. The April 26-28 festival in Virginia Beach, Va. will now fe ...

  48. The Who's Roger Daltrey Talks Losing Money, Making New Music & The Tragedy Of Keith Moon At ILMC

    March 08, 2019 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 "It's a very weird [time] because we're not really a band anymore," the singer said of making new music as The Who, even though he and Pete Townshend no longer record together. As frontman of The Who , Roger Daltrey 's place ...

  49. Travis Scott Joins New Class Of Hip Hop Headliners With Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour

    March 08, 2019 9:18 AM EST 0 0 0 Scott grossed $34.3 million in the first three months of his North American trek. Travis Scott impacts the Hot Tours recap dated March 9, 2019 at No. 2, marking his third consecutive week in the top 5. From 10 new reports submitted to Billboard Boxs ...

  50. Eventbrite Shares Drop 30 Percent After Higher Than Expected Losses, Weak Q1 Projections

    March 07, 2019 7:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite increased revenues and shrinking losses, the company missed consensus, potentially wiping out 2019 gains. Eventbrite saw net revenue increase 21 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 and net losses over the same period drop by 29 percent, bu ...

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