1. Patti Smith Pays Tribute to Ric Ocasek, John Cohen at Detroit Show

    September 18, 2019 12:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amidst the high profile deaths of the Cars ' Ric Ocasek , Eddie Money and broadcaster Cokie Roberts, it was easy for the passing of John Cohen on Monday to get short shrift. But not for Patti Smith . Smith dedicated a performance of "Tarko ...

  2. O TannenbauMMMBop: Hanson Announces Wintry Mix Tour of Holiday Classics

    September 13, 2019 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Limited North America run also includes new music from forthcoming seventh album The three brothers that make up Hanson  are hitting the road at the end of November for their Wintry Mix Tour across North America. Hanson will perform a mix of Christm ...

  3. Lonely Road: Indie Promoters Fight to Survive Amid Rising Talent Costs, Heated Competition With Majors

    September 12, 2019 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As indies watch their contemporaries drop out of sight, they're also seeing AEG and Live Nation snap up more national club deals. Earlier in September, longtime independent promoter John Reese filed for bankruptcy on behalf of his company Syner ...

  4. Merger of AEG Facilities and SMG Cleared By U.K. Competition Watchdog and U.S. Dept. of Justice

    September 11, 2019 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 The proposed merger of AEG Facilities and SMG to create the world's biggest facility management company has been cleared by the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).    The deal has also been cleared by the U.S. Department of Jus ...

  5. Chris Tomlin Announces 2019 Christmas Tour

    September 10, 2019 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Contemporary Christian musician Chris Tomlin has revealed dates for his upcoming holiday tour. Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship will kick off on Dec. 2 at Miller Theatre in Augusta, Ga. and run throughout the month. The 12-date tre ...

  6. John Reese's Synergy Global Entertainment 'Hit By Perfect Storm,' Files for Bankruptcy

    September 09, 2019 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The longtime festival promoter is underwater by $8.4 million after a rough 2019. Lawyers for Synergy Global Entertainment, the independent concert promotion company started by Southern California promoter John Reese , have filed for Chapter 7 bankru ...

  7. Black Keys Announce Intimate LA Show to Kick Off Let's Rock Tour

    September 09, 2019 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys will kick off their North American Let’s Rock tour will an intimate show at The Wiltern theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 19. Members of the band’s fan club, The Lonely Boys and Girls Club, will have first access to tickets on Thursday ...

  8. 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Announces New Las Vegas Live Shows Beginning in 2020

    September 07, 2019 2:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Early Saturday morning (Sept. 7), as RuPaul cut the official ribbon at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC, the superstar host also announced that  RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! will hit the Las Vegas strip at the Flamingo starting January 2020.   Directed by RuPaul an ...

  9. Guns N' Roses Reveal Support Acts For Not in This Lifetime Tour Dates

    September 06, 2019 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Iconic rock group Guns N’ Roses have revealed a new slate of opening acts for the fall leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour. Picking back up on Sept. 25 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., the band will see support from Bishop Gunn, Blackberry ...

  10. 'Not Bad For a 76-Year-Old Guy': Highlights from Barry Manilow's Hollywood Bowl Show

    September 05, 2019 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The real test of stardom isn't the ability to fill venues when you have a hit song on the radio every hour on the hour. It's the ability to fill venues when you don't. Barry Manilow hasn't put a song on the Billboard Hot 100 sinc ...

  11. Randy Phillips Steps Down as CEO of LiveStyle, Shifts Focus to Managing Boy Band Why Don't We: Exclusive

    September 05, 2019 2:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I was given my mission and I fulfilled my mission," Phillips tells Billboard. Randy Phillips has stepped away from his position as CEO of LiveStyle and is working for the company's investors as a consultant as LiveStyle prepares to s ...

  12. FKA Twigs Adds North American Dates to Magdalene Tour

    September 03, 2019 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 FKA Twigs has announced an additional nine dates to her Magdalene tour that kicked off in May. The new North American shows are set to begin on Nov. 3 at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. and run through Nov. 20 when the trek closes out at Kings ...

  13. Stanley Clarke Remembers John Singleton, Presents Score For 'Boyz in the Hood' at Detroit Jazz Festival

    September 03, 2019 12:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stanley Clarke traded his bass for a conductor's baton -- at least for some of the night on Sunday (Sept. 1) -- as he presented music from his score for John Singleton's 1991 film Boyz in the Hood to close out the 40th annual Detroit Jazz ...

  14. Bryan Ferry Captivates at Los Angeles' Greek Theater with Roxy Music and Solo Hits

    August 30, 2019 4:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 At 73,  Bryan Ferry remains a rakishly dashing front man, every bit as debonair as he was during Roxy Music ’s glam rock ‘70s heyday. At a nearly sold-out show at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater on Thursday night (Aug. 29), Ferry created an atmospheric, ...

  15. 'American Idol' Alum Maddie Poppe to Join Ingrid Michaelson On Tour

    August 29, 2019 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ingrid Michaelson announced today (Aug. 29) that  American Idol alum Maddie Poppe will join her as special support on the upcoming Dramatic Tour. The Dramatic Tour will be a string of special club dates in support of Michaelson’s new album Stranger ...

  16. Kevin Woo & James Lee Discuss Upcoming Joint Tour, Life After K-Pop

    August 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 As former members of pop groups U-Kiss & Royal Pirates, these singer-songwriters are eager to prove themselves on their terms. Korea's growing pop scene is notoriously difficult with even some of its brightest stars sometimes unable to parl ...

  17. Atreyu Asks Fans to Help Pick Setlists for 20th Anniversary Tour

    August 20, 2019 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Metalcore band Atreyu is embarking on fall North American tour in honor of their 20 th anniversary as a group. To thank fans for their continued support, Atreyu is allowing the audience to pick the tour’s setlist. “This tour is for our fans and we’r ...

  18. KCON LA 2019 Puts the Spotlight on Rookie K-Pop Acts & Girl Groups

    August 20, 2019 4:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 KCON 2019 Los Angeles saw the first U.S. performances of hit K-pop girl groups LOONA and ITZY. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center was the site for a series of events celebrating all things Korean pop culture, host ...

  19. TWICE to Give Intimate Look at North American Tour in YouTube Original Series: Exclusive

    August 19, 2019 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The JYP Entertainment act is the first K-pop girl group to star in YouTube's award-winning series. After reaching tens of thousands of fans on their first-ever North American tour earlier this year, TWICE will get even closer with their followe ...

  20. 'Larger Than Life' Manager and Producer Jerry Weintraub Remembered at Grammy Museum Event

    August 16, 2019 5:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 "He was the progenitor. Jerry did it first. Then came David Geffen and Irving Azoff." Jerry Weintraub , who was a major force in the entertainment industry for 45 years until his death in 2015, was remembered in a panel discussion at the G ...

  21. Def Leppard Hits Vegas Hard On Debut Night Of 'Sin City' Residency

    August 15, 2019 2:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a night of firsts for the heavy metal Brits as they debuted a new 12-show residency. When Joe Elliott took the stage at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater Wednesday night (Aug. 14), it was his debut concert as a sexagenarian. Having celebrated ...

  22. European Opera Houses Standing By Placido Domingo… For Now

    August 14, 2019 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "That he was a Don Juan was something everyone knew," writes the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. While two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled performances by famed tenor Placido Domingo following sexual harassment allegations, Europea ...

  23. George Strait Extends 'Strait to Vegas' Shows Into 2020 With New Concert Dates

    August 13, 2019 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Strait will be spending more time in Las Vegas. Today (Aug. 13), Strait announced two additional concert dates at T-Mobile Arena for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1; the country legend has extended his  Strait to Vegas  show into 2020. The two new shows c ...

  24. Khalid Announces Details For 'A Night For Suncity' El Paso Benefit Concert

    August 13, 2019 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Khalid's The Great Khalid Foundation, along with Right Hand Foundation, are teaming up for a special benefit concert Sept. 1 at the Don Haskins Center in honor of those lost in the El Paso, Texas shooting earlier this month.  Khalid, who is ori ...

  25. How Divide Tour Conquered: Ed Sheeran Broke U2's Record With 'Math and Marketing'

    August 08, 2019 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Aug. 2, Ed Sheeran 's ÷ (Divide) tour became the top-grossing trek of all time, according to Billboard Boxscore. After over two years and 246 performances -- with nine left to go -- Sheeran has taken in $737.9 million, surpassing U2's 2 ...

  26. Jonas Brothers Kick Off Their 'Happiness Begins' Tour with Explosive Miami Show

    August 08, 2019 12:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Surprise guests Sebastian Yatra, Daddy Yankee, and Natti Natasha joined the JoBros to sing "Runaway" live for the first time. After a six-year hiatus focusing on successful solo projects, the Jonas Brothers officially made their comeback t ...

  27. 'Four' Turns 25: Blues Traveler Announces Tour to Celebrate Breakout Album

    August 07, 2019 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blues Traveler have announced plans to play their fourth studio album Four in its entirety during a special tour. The Four Live tour with celebrate the seminal album’s 25 th anniversary and kick off on Nov. 1 at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The 1 ...

  28. Ms. Lauryn Hill and H.E.R. to Play Hollywood Bowl for One Night Only

    August 06, 2019 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-award winning musicians Lauryn Hill and H.E.R. have announced a special performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 16. The concert will be a one-night only experience at the iconic venue in Los Angeles. The October performance will bring toget ...

  29. A Day to Remember Plot The Degenerates Tour with I Prevail & Beartooth

    August 06, 2019 1:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 A Day to Remember has announced their Degenerates Tour for Fall 2019. The tour will kick off on Sept. 6 in Buffalo, N.Y. and run for 30 dates across North America. The Degenerate Tour will make stops in Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, ...

  30. Lionel Richie at the Hollywood Bowl: 45 Years On, He Played the Hits 'All Night Long'

    August 06, 2019 4:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Commodores were somewhat overshadowed in their prime by Earth, Wind & Fire. But the group's material has stood the test of time. Lionel Richie brought his Hello Hits!  tour to the legendary Hollywood Bowl on Monday night (Aug. 5). It has be ...

  31. Dan Rogers Promoted to Head the Grand Ole Opry: Exclusive

    August 05, 2019 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Opry Entertainment Group is promoting Dan Rogers to the newly created position of vp/executive producer of the Grand Ole Opry.  Rogers’ promotion comes as Sally Williams , general manager, Grand Ole Opry/senior vp, programming and artist relations, ...

  32. The Rolling Stones Roar Into New Jersey On No Filter Tour

    August 02, 2019 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Rolling Stones are the quintessential British rock n' roll band, but barring his accent, Mick Jagger could've passed for a local when the Stones played MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Thursday night (Aug. 1). "This is ...

  33. 10 Must-Hear Tracks From the Massive New Woodstock Anniversary Box Set

    August 02, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 We know Woodstock 1969 as the encapsulation of its decade, an explosion of creativity, talent and, of course, peace and love. But a new, exhaustive boxed set transports listeners to the real, unedited Woodstock: every blaring stage announcement abou ...

  34. MSG Hires Michael Fallon as VP of Arena Operations at the Forum in L.A.

    August 01, 2019 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Madison Square Garden Company has named Michael Fallon  vp of arena operations at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Fallon has worked for MSG for five years and most recently served as director or finance for MSG Live and venue operations for the F ...

  35. Foreigner Bringing Their Juke Box of Hits to Las Vegas Residency: Exclusive

    August 01, 2019 8:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Las Vegas is raining rock bands thanks to a run on residencies for the biggest legacy acts of the genre ranging from British metal hitmakers like Def Leppard to classic hard rockers like Journey.    Now, Foreigner takes its place in the pantheon of ...

  36. Ticketmaster Plans Longterm Role in Denver Working With Kroenke Sports and Entertainment

    July 26, 2019 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 No word on how Nathan Hubbard's ticketing startup Rival, which won the Kroenke contract from AXS, will be involved going forward. Ticketmaster is planning a long-term role in Denver, potentially providing ticketing services for Kroenke Sports a ...

  37. Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge Announce Tour as The Midnight Hour

    July 25, 2019 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest  and composer and producer Adrian Younge have announced an extensive North American fall tour for their 10-piece ensemble The Midnight Hour. Younge and Muhammad created the score for the Netflix series Ma ...

  38. Lil Nas X, Quinn XCII Set For Z100's 2019 Summer Bash in NYC

    July 25, 2019 10:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Z100 has announced that Lil Nas X and Quinn XCII will be performing at their Summer Bash, set to take place on Thursday (Aug. 29) as part of the Seaport District Community Concert on The Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York City. Lil Nas X's "Ol ...

  39. Las Vegas' MSG Sphere at The Venetian Will Be An 'Architectural Marvel': Photos

    July 24, 2019 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 The multi-use theater, which will have an LED screen the size of three football fields, is set to open in 2021. Billed as a venue that will incorporate all the senses, MSG Sphere has begun to rise from its 18-acre footprint on the corner of Koval La ...

  40. Tash Sultana Returns to the U.S. For Cross Country Tour

    July 24, 2019 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana will return to the U.S. for a cross country tour throughout September. Sultana’s North American trek will kick off on Sept. 3 at The Strand in Providence, R.I. and run through Sept. 29 when the tour clos ...

  41. Goo Goo Dolls Announce Fall Miracle Pill Tour

    July 23, 2019 1:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Goo Goo Dolls have announced a 21-city fall tour in support of their upcoming album Miracle Pill , due out on Sept. 13. The newly revealed dates will launch on Oct. 25 in Austin and close out on Nov. 25 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto. The 201 ...

  42. Zara Larsson Announces Fall Headlining Tour

    July 22, 2019 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Swedish pop star Zara Larsson is returning to the U.S. for a nine-date headlining tour. Larsson will kick off the second leg of her Don’t Worry About Me tour on Sept. 17 at Neptune Theatre in Seattle. Larsson will stop in Portland, Salt Lake City, D ...

  43. Live Nation Developing New Waterfront Concert Venue in Rhode Island

    July 18, 2019 1:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation has teamed up with the city of East Providence in Rhode Island and the East Providence Waterfront Commission for the initial stages of securing a new location for a new amphitheater to house the city’s waterfront concert series and more ...

  44. Lil Wayne Hints at Ending his Co-Headlining Tour With Blink-182: Watch

    July 12, 2019 5:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne might be about to bail on his co-headlining tour with Blink-182 . That’s the word according to Wayne himself.  The unlikely twosome kicked of a U.S. run in late June, which sees the alt-rock veterans perform their 20-year-old album Enema o ...

  45. Will Touring Musicians Follow Hollywood In Protesting States Passing Anti-Abortion Laws?

    July 11, 2019 12:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Pussy Riot hosts a protest rally in Birmingham, Alabama, other artists have been vocal on social media against the abortion laws -- but so far, it’s unclear what more may happen. Pussy Riot is unlikely to singlehandedly overturn Alabama's ...

  46. Staples Center Reveals Kane Brown as Headliner for 20th Anniversary Concert

    July 09, 2019 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Staples Center in Los Angeles has announced Kane Brown as the headliner for its 20 th anniversary concert on Oct. 18. Brown’s event will kick off celebrations for the Downtown Los Angeles arena that anchors the L.A. Live entertainment campus. Th ...

  47. AEG Promotes Jim King to CEO of New European Festivals Division

    July 09, 2019 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 LONDON -- AEG's plans to grow its share of Europe's thriving festival business have moved up a gear with the promotion of Jim King to CEO of European Festivals, reporting to president of AEG Europe, Alex Hill . London-based King has worked ...

  48. Dead & Company Set Dates for Playing in the Sand 2020

    July 08, 2019 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following the conclusion of their summer tour on Saturday in Colorado, Dead and Company have announced the dates for their upcoming Playing in the Sand destination event. CID Presents will host the event from Jan. 16-19 at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mex ...

  49. AEG Presents to Manage The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas

    July 08, 2019 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The agreement will go into effect in 2020 when the property rebrands to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. AEG Presents has entered into an agreement with JC Hospitality to manage music venue The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Per the ag ...

  50. Welcome to Rockville Plots Move to Daytona Int'l Speedway in 2020

    July 08, 2019 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Producer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced that the 2020 edition of Welcome to Rockville festival will move to Daytona International Speedway in Florida. After nine years at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park, Welcome to Rockville will relocate to D ...

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