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Nov20
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Nick Cave Rebuffs BDS To Play Tel Aviv

Nick Cave is the latest artist to face pressure from activists pressing for boycott, divestiture and sanctions – better known as the BDS movement – for his decision to perform shows in Israel. But he's the latest to push back. more

04:58PM, Monday
Nov20
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Dave Matthews, Pharrell & More Playing Stevie Wonder’s Holiday Benefit

Andra Day, Dave Matthews and Pharrell are a few of the artists helping Stevie Wonder make spirits bright at his annual “House Full Of Toys” benefit concert.  more

04:31PM, Monday

Nov20
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Skip Paige Announces Retirement

Skip Paige has exited Goldenvoice, Pollstar has confirmed.  more

04:01PM, Monday
Nov20
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Vegas Suits To Represent More Than 450 Shooting Victims

Attorneys who filed one of the first lawsuits after the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and left hundreds injured on the Las Vegas Strip are filing four more cases on behalf of more than 450 victims.  more

03:30PM, Monday
Nov20
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Steve Strange: Lil Peep A ‘Tremendous Talent’

Update: X-ray Touring’s Steve Strange, who represented rising rapper Lil Peep in the UK, tells Pollstar the 21-year-old "was on the cusp of exploding globally." more

11:30AM, Monday
Nov20
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Veteran Agent Steve Dahl Dies

A Nashville staple for decades and Paradigm’s longtime head of Fairs & Festivals, Steve Dahl died Nov. 19 at the age of 71. more

11:11AM, Monday
Nov20
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Venues Breakdown From Stadiums (The Stones) To Clubs (Sylvan Esso)

Pollstar’s weekly Global Concert Pulse chart provides subscribers with a glimpse of the different kinds of tours reporting to Pollstar from around the world in the last three months. We decided to draw this out by breaking down how the tours represent various types of venues – stadiums, arenas, theatres and clubs – on the chart for Nov. 27. more

10:32AM, Monday
Nov20
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AMA Winners Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Niall Horan & More By the Touring Numbers

Pollstar looks into some of the touring numbers and plans for last night's American Music Awards winners, such as Bruno Mars (artist of the year), Coldplay (tour of the year) and Niall Horan (new artist of the year). more

09:54AM, Monday
Nov20
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Coalition Talent UK Announces JV With Ministry of Sound

London-based booking agency Coalition Talent has announced a joint venture with the Ministry of Sound entertainment business which includes the London nightclub of the same name. more

09:02AM, Monday
Nov20
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Voices From The Trenches: Scott Leslie

Scott Leslie is co-owner of the 600-capacity Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wis., but that’s not nearly his whole story. He's also a Promoter more

05:13AM, Monday
Nov19
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Breaking: Scott Clayton To WME

Scott Clayton, one of the powerhouses of the Nashville office of CAA, has shifted to WME, Pollstar has learned.  more

06:41PM, Sunday
Nov19
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Rembering Mel Tilli: Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels Pay Respects

Following the news of country music legend Mel Tillis' passing Nov. 19, friends, colleagues and contemporaries paid their respects with heartfelt remembrances, including bandmate Bobby Bare, who said, "I've lost a brother."  more

09:52AM, Sunday
Nov18
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David Cassidy Hospitalized, Surrounded By Family

 “Partridge Family” star  has been hospitalized in Florida.  more

06:50PM, Saturday
Nov18
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Bodies Of Rapper, Promoter Found

Two bodies found over the weekend in a rural area are believed to be an Atlanta-based rapper and his cousin, a music promoter, an Alabama sheriff said Saturday. Both had been missing for several days. more

01:44PM, Saturday
Nov18
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Taylor Swift ‘reputation:’ 1.1M Sold, Streams 27M First Week

In just six days, Taylor Swift sold more than 1.1 million copies of her new reputation album in the U.S., which was released Nov. 11 and followed by the announcement of 27 North American stadium dates as the first leg of what is certain to be a blockbuster world tour.   more

09:54AM, Saturday
Nov18
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Michael Rapino On Charlie Rose: 'I Wanted To Be Michael Cohl'

Michael Rapino recently sat down for a video interview with TV host Charlie Rose, where the Live Nation president and CEO discussed the rise of the stadium tour, evolving musical genres and the company's commitment to artists.  more

09:32AM, Saturday
Nov18
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AC/DC Founding Member Malcolm Young Dead At 64

Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ‘‘Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. more

09:15AM, Saturday
Nov17
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Tall Tree Festival Takes A Break

High production costs and a low Canadian dollar have apparently forced  in Port Renfrew, B.C., to take a one-year hiatus. more

04:34PM, Friday
Nov17
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Eric Church, Keith Urban, FGL Headline Tortuga Music Festival

Eric Church, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line are your headliners for the 2018 edition of Tortuga Music Festival. The event returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Ford Lauderdale, Fla., April 6-8, delivering plenty of music along with a vacation atmosphere, beautiful location and an emphasis on marine conservation.  more

12:39PM, Friday
Nov17
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SMG Europe Hires A Doctor GM

SMG Europe announced the hiring of former NEC Group MD Nick Waight to run the new £333 million Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, which is due to open in the Scottish port city in 2019. more

08:58AM, Friday
Nov17
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My Father’s New Place

Nearly 30 years after the closure of the original My Father’s Place in New York’s Roslyn village, the venue’s founder Michael “Eppy” Epstein is working on a new room to give young acts a place to cut their teeth. more

06:01AM, Friday
Nov17
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Latin Grammy Winners

Winners of the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards, presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas more

05:13AM, Friday
Nov16
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One Offs

Bonnarroo, Axs Ticketing, Lenny Bruce, Neil Young ... more

05:35PM, Thursday
Nov16
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Red Rocks Fights Scalpers

Only original ticket purchasers will be able to access the first four rows at Morrison, Colo.’s Red Rocks Amphitheater under new procedures expected to stymie scalpers and improve access for fans with disabilities beginning next season.   more

04:00PM, Thursday
Nov16
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UK: Slam Dunk, TRSMT, ILMC, Liam Gallagher

UK Festivals: Slam Dunk Moves, TRNSMT Adds Weekend, ILMC Turns 30, Liam Gallagher Returns To Manchester’s Old Trafford, ...  more

03:45PM, Thursday
Nov16
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14 Lawsuits Filed On Behalf Of Route 91 Shooting Victims

Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of 14 attendees of the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas where a gunman opened fire on thousands and killed 58, naming as defendants the hotel, concert organizer Live Nation and makers of a bump stock gun accessory.  more

09:56AM, Thursday
Nov16
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Diana Ross Books 2018 Vegas Residency

Fans of Diana Ross have just hit the jackpot because the legendary singer has announced a second limited run of performances in Las Vegas. more

07:01AM, Thursday
Nov16
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Travel & Ticket: ‘A Natural Fit’

Irish airline Ryanair has started selling tickets for events across Europe. Pollstar spoke to the company’s director of ancillary, Greg O’Gorman, about the business, and dynamic pricing in particular. more

04:00AM, Thursday
Nov16
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Asia: Hard Rock International, Japan Flag Controversy, Disneyland

Hard Rock Hypes New Logo, Korean Media Boycott Over?, Historic Flag Irks Korean Fans, Disneyland Promo Draws In Hong Kong, ...  more

03:00AM, Thursday
Nov15
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MSG Selling WNBA’s Liberty

After more than 20 years of ownership, The Madison Square Garden Co. announced Nov. 14 it intends to sell the WNBA team the New York Liberty. more

05:03PM, Wednesday
Nov15
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One Love Manchester Team Named ‘Industry Champions’

Ariana Grande, her manager Scooter Braun, Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn and SJM’s Simon Moran were recognized as Industry Champions at the Artist & Manager Awards 2017, which took place at Printworks London, Nov. 14.  more

04:30PM, Wednesday
Nov15
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Kevin Lyman Announces Warped Tour’s Final Cross-Country Run

After 24 years, the traveling festival extravaganza known as Vans Warped Tour will put on its final full-fledged run in 2018.  more

02:21PM, Wednesday
Nov15
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Update: Police Arrest Suspect In Atlanta Concert Shooting

Police have arrested a suspect for the Nov. 12 shooting at The Masquerade in Atlanta that killed two. more

02:21PM, Wednesday
Nov15
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FYF Founder Accused Of Sexual Abuse, Apologizes

Two days after Goldenvoice ended its relationship with Sean Carlson, reports emerged accusing the FYF Fest founder of having allegedly inappropriate sexual contact with four women, and including his admission to many – though not all – of the details and an apology. more

11:26AM, Wednesday
Nov15
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DEAG Pulls Out Of Austria’s Local Market

Germany’s Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) wants to focus on its growth markets Germany, UK and Switzerland and has pulled the plug on its Austrian subsidiary, Vienna-based Blue Moon Entertainment, through which it used to operate as local promoter. more

11:18AM, Wednesday
Nov15
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Stones Top Pollstar Concert Pulse, Dave Chappelle, Jack Johnson, Slayer Debut

 are still top on the Pollstar Global Concert Pulse Chart, with an average gross north of $10 million per event following its “No Filter” European tour promoted by Concerts West / AEG Presents. more

09:06AM, Wednesday
Nov15
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Australia: Falls Festival, Red Hot Summer & More

Falls Festival Escapes Action Over Stampede ... Red Hot Summer Expands To Bali ... Korn, Prophets of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Confirmed For Inaugural Download Australia ... Tours more

05:00AM, Wednesday
Nov14
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Ticketmaster Rolls Out YouTube Partnership

YouTube viewers are now being presented with links to tickets for their favorite artists on the same page as official music videos thanks to a partnership between Ticketmaster and the video-sharing giant. more

06:16PM, Tuesday
Nov14
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He Said/They Said Gun Controversy In Pennsylvania

Reverb, a 1,300-capacity club in Reading, Pa., is defending itself and its staff in response to claims by alternative punk band GutterLIFE that a gun was pulled on the group by security at Nov. 11’s Shredsgiving show. The club released a statement saying the band was “completely out of control, causing a threat to the safety of a security guard, the promoter and potentially patrons” and that rather than brandishing a gun, the security guard merely showed his weapon and said he would call police.  more

05:32PM, Tuesday
Nov14
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Rolling Stones Tickets Freebies Spark Investigation In Germany

The district office that cleared the Rolling Stones concert on Sept. 9 in Hamburg’s Stadtpark received 100 free concert tickets from promoter FKP Scorpio – an endowment that may cause legal trouble. more

05:18PM, Tuesday
Nov14
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Raiders Stadium Breaks Ground

The Oakland Raiders broke ground on its 65,000-seat, domed stadium project in Las Vegas Nov. 13 with some glitz mixed with memories of the Route 91 Harvest tragedy more

03:22PM, Tuesday
Nov14
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Live Nation Entertainment Hits New Stock High

Live Nation Entertainment shares closed at $46.16, down from the day’s high of $46.32 but enough to hit yet another all-time New York Stock Exchange peak Nov. 14. more

02:49PM, Tuesday
Nov14
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The Sunny Success Of Winter Jam

Pollstar talks to Winter Jam co-founder Eddie Carswell about how to make a sustainable tour from walk-up donations. more

02:05PM, Tuesday
Nov14
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Promoter Gabe Reed Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

A concert promoter who operated as Dallas-based Gabe Reed Productions pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to one count of wire fraud for defrauding investors, promoters and performers who invested in concerts and World Wrestling Entertainment events.  more

01:51PM, Tuesday
Nov14
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Hans Schafer Tapped To Head Live Nation Latin

Hans Schafer is tapped to head up Live Nation Latin, a newly created department focused on increasing the company’s presence in that rapidly emerging market.  more

08:48AM, Tuesday
Nov14
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Elite 100: Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Blake Shelton

This week’s Elite 100 Artists Chart saw another shakeup in the top 5, with LP releases from Sam Smith, Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton.   more

08:45AM, Tuesday
Nov14
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Shakira El Dorado Europe Leg Moved To 2018

Shakira’s El Dorado world tour won’t commence until 2018 as the singer suffers from a vocal cord hemorrhage, according to promoter Live Nation. more

06:11AM, Tuesday
Nov13
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MSG & Barclays Center to Get Heavily Armed NYPD

In the wake of the senseless Oct. 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas and the terror attack in Manchester, England, in May, heavily-armed NYPD officers will now have a consistent presence at New York-area sports and entertainment arenas including Madison Square Garden in Manhattan and Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  more

11:24PM, Monday
Nov13
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CAR Grenade Attack Kills 7

Religious and ethnic conflict in the Central African Republic spilled into the capital of Bangui Nov. 12 when two individuals riding a motorcycle reportedly threw a grenade into a café which was hosting a concert from a local artist.
 
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06:27PM, Monday
Nov13
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Goldenvoice Ends Partnership With FYF Fest Founder

Goldenvoice has ended its association with FYF Fest founder Sean Carlson, six years after teaming up with the upstart festival as a producer, Pollstar has confirmed. more

05:02PM, Monday
Nov13
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Gaslamp Killer Files Defamation Suit Over Sexual Assault Accusations

Alternative DJ and producer The Gaslamp Killer has filed a defamation lawsuit against two women he says falsely accused him of drugging and raping them.  more

04:00PM, Monday
Nov13
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O’Connor Resigns As Madison Square Garden President/CEO

David O’Connor, president and CEO of Madison Square Garden Co., abruptly announced his resignation Nov. 13, effective immediately. more

03:29PM, Monday
Nov13
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Spectra Announces New Booking & Management Agreements

In addition to providing venue management for the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center in Sandy Springs, Ga., Spectra by Comcast Spectacor announced Nov. 13 that it will be handling booking for the facility set to open in September 2018. Plus, Spectra has finalized a multi-year agreement to manage and program the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz.   more

02:20PM, Monday
Nov13
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Ticketmaster Opens Italian Office

Ticketmaster has opened an office in Milan, Italy, where it expects to take part in a growing live entertainment business that is estimates to reach 19m sold tickets by 2020.  more

02:15PM, Monday
Nov13
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Sexual Misconduct Accusations Stifle Brand New Tour

Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey has been accused of soliciting naked photos from a minor, prompting support act Martha and a Brand New touring member to jump ship and the eventual cancellation of three shows in the U.K. Prior to these accusations Lacey had made public statements indicating the group would disband in 2018. more

11:29AM, Monday
Nov13
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Box Office Insider: Roger Waters’ North American Run Grosses $92M

Roger Waters has wrapped up his 2017 “Us + Them” routing, which saw the former Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist playing exclusively in North America with the entire tour reporting to Pollstar more

11:05AM, Monday
Nov13
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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announces North American Tour Launch

Jeff Lynne’s ELO is dusting off the spaceship for its first major North American tour in in more than 35 years: a 10-city voyage lifting off Aug. 2 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.  more

10:50AM, Monday
Nov13
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MTV EMA Global Icons U2 Take Trafalgar Square

Last night’s MTV EMAs saw U2 take home the Global Icon award, one night after the band gave a concert on one of central London’s busiest spots, the Trafalgar Square, Nov. 11. Pollstar spoke with Chris Vaughan, whose company VHE was hired by MTV to deliver the event and technical production for U2’s Trafalgar Square concert.  more

09:48AM, Monday
Nov13
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Metallica, Dead & Company Band Together To Raise $17 Million

San Francisco’s Band Together Bay Area benefit, spearheaded by Metallica, Dead & Company and others, raised some $17 million to aid those affected by the devastating firestorms that swept Northern California last month.  more

09:29AM, Monday
Nov13
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AEG Ogden’s $2B Brisbane Live Precinct Gets Green Light

AEG Ogden’s proposed A$2 billion entertainment precinct Brisbane Live got the green light from the Queensland state government Nov. 12. The project includes a $17,000-seat indoor arena, a 4,000-capacity live music venue, and a 15,000-capacity amphitheatre.   more

09:00AM, Monday
Nov13
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Two Dead, Two Wounded In Atlanta Concert Shooting

Authorities say a shooting at a concert in downtown Atlanta has left two people dead and two people wounded. more

05:11AM, Monday
Nov11
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Geoff Meall To Leave UTA

UK UTA Agent Geoff Meall, whose roster includes Billy Talent, Paramore and Muse, is going to leave the agency’s UK office at the end of the year.   more

03:00PM, Saturday
Nov10
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Louis C.K. Admits Sexual Harrassment

Louis C.K. issued a statement Nov. 10 admitting he sexually harassed the five women who have publicly accused him and noted that he used his celebrity status to do so. more

03:00PM, Friday
Nov10
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What Will Taylor Swift's ‘Reputation’ Tour Look Like?

With the release today of Taylor Swift's new album Reputation, the touring machine behind the pop idol is gearing up, meaning that fans around North America and very possibly multiple regions of the world will once again have a chance to see one of the biggest singular stars in music history. more

02:45PM, Friday
Nov10
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Germany: Barclaycard Arena Wi-Fi, CTS Eventim Buys Italian Promoter

More than 220 new WLAN hotspots in Hamburg’s 16,000-capacity Barclaycard Arena will make sure visitors are connected to the net at all times ... German live entertainment giant CTS Eventim is expanding its Italian operations, acquiring a 60 percent majority stake in promoter Friends and Partners for an undisclosed sum. more

02:42PM, Friday
Nov10
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London Police Scraps Controversial ‘Anti Grime’ Form

London’s Metropolitan Police no longer requires promoters and venue operators to fill out the so-called 696 Form, which had been required for gigs involving DJs or MCs performing to a backing track.  more

01:30PM, Friday
Nov10
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Metallica Smashes Attendance Records Across Europe

Metallica smashed attendance records at almost all venues during the European leg of its current WorldWired tour, according to promoter Live Nation, thanks to its unique stage configuration.   more

09:09AM, Friday
Nov10
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CMA Winners Garth, Stapleton, Lambert, Pardi Touring Strong

Pollstar breaks down the touring data of CMA Awards winners Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Jon Pardi, giving a snapshot country music’s impact on the overall touring business. more

07:26AM, Friday
Nov10
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MyMusicTaste, China Industry, Pikotaro, Donald Trump

MyMusicTaste Raises $11M, Music Industry Grows By 7.8%, Keeping Things Upbeat For The Donald, National Theatre Shortfall, ...  more

05:00AM, Friday
Nov09
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One Offs

South Dakota ... Songwriter awards .. Third Eye Blind broken arm ...  more

09:57PM, Thursday
Nov09
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NBHD Weekender: New SJM UK Festival

SJM Concerts is launching a two-day outdoor festival in England’s northwest, called Neighbourhood Weekender. The first edition takes place in Warrington’s Victoria Park, May 26-27.   more

03:12PM, Thursday
Nov09
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Worker Dies In Fall At Big Sandy Superstore Arena

An events worker died from a fall while working to set up a “Kidz Bop Live” show at 7,200-capacity Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va., Nov. 2.  more

01:57PM, Thursday
Nov09
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Los Lonely Boys’ Ringo Garza In Porn Probe

Los Lonely Boys canceled a string of November concerts in the Northeast after the San Angelo, Texas, police department announced it searched the drummer's home for child pornography.   more

11:59AM, Thursday
Nov09
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'Hamilton' To Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda will fulfill a dream to bring his award-winning, Broadway smash hit, “Hamilton,” to Puerto Rico in 2019. more

10:46AM, Thursday
Nov09
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Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Post Malone Top Elite 100

It’s only fitting that country music touring powerhouse Kenny Chesney leads this week’s Pollstar Elite 100 Artists chart following the release of the Live In No Shoes Nation live album, dwarfing the competition despite strong LP releases from Kelly Clarkson (No. 2) and Chris Brown (No. 4).  more

09:02AM, Thursday
Nov09
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Winners From CMA Awards

Winners at the show included Miranda Lambert (female vocalist of the year), Brothers Osborne (vocal duo of the year) and Jon Pardi (new artist of the year). Campbell and Willie Nelson won musical event of the year for "Funny How Time Slips Away." more

12:04AM, Thursday
Nov08
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Stadium Security Contractor Under Scrutiny For Coldplay, Guns N’ Roses Billing

After Monterrey Security lost its security contract with U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in September, findings from a report commissioned by the venue alleges billing irregularities at concerts by Coldplay and Guns N’ Roses, including duplicate employees working more than 24 hours in a day. more

04:40PM, Wednesday
Nov08
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Feyline Returns To Denver, Red Rocks

When heritage promoter Barry Fey took his own life in April 2013, his absence left a space in the highly competitive Denver live music market that, at least to his son Tyler, was best left for others to fill.  more

04:08PM, Wednesday
Nov08
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Financing Approved For Nashville MLS Stadium

Nashville’s bid to land an expansion Major League Soccer franchise has $275 million in financing approved to build a new stadium, weeks before a decision from the league.  more

03:29PM, Wednesday
Nov08
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Virginia Beach Pulls Out Of Arena Deal

The City Council of Virginia Beach, Va., Nov. 7 voted to end its contract with a developer to build an 18,000-seat arena. more

12:06PM, Wednesday
Nov08
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Live Nation Sweden Promotes

Anna Sjölund and Therése Liljedahl have been promoted to joint managing directors of Live Nation’s Swedish operations with immediate effect. more

10:07AM, Wednesday
Nov08
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Rolling Stones Jump To No.1, Metallica, McCartney Debut on Concert Pulse

The Rolling Stones have jumped straight to the top after submitting their full “No Filter” European tour to Pollstar, with an average gross of $10 million per event and an average of 62,945 tickets sold.   more

09:16AM, Wednesday
Nov08
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Shakira El Dorado Tour Start Postponed To Paris

Shakira had to postpone the first show of her El Dorado World Tour, Nov. 8, in Cologne, Germany, saying she strained her vocal cords during rehearsals.  more

07:27AM, Wednesday
Nov08
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Down Under: WOMADelaide, Niche Talent & More

Auckland is now officially a City of Music, joining the United Nations’ cultural arm UNESCO Creative Cities Network ... The future of Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion as a music venue is under a cloud ... 123 Agency Partners With Entertainment Lawyer For New Venture. more

05:00AM, Wednesday
Nov08
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Europe: Thekla Bristol, Open Club Day, LiveStyled App

Iconic UK Club In Need Of ‘Agent Of Change’, Open Club Day: Europe Edition, Telenor Arena Introduces App, ...  more

04:00AM, Wednesday
Nov07
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Historic Venues Get Six-Figure Grants

Historic venues across the U.S. are benefiting from grants of more than $100,000 through the Partners In Preservation: Main Streets campaign.
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06:20PM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Morrissey’s California Chillout

Morrissey canceled a concert at California’s Vina Robles Amphtheatre in San Luis Obispo Nov. 5, reportedly citing a chill wind and lack of working heaters.  more

05:56PM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Bridgeport Committee OKs Shed Deal With Developer, Koplik, Live Nation

Bridgeport, Conn., is a step closer to having an amphitheatre for outdoor concerts with the committee approval of a plan put forward by Live Nation’s Jim Koplik and developer Howard Saffan to convert the now-unoccupied Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a music venue.  more

05:01PM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Concert-Insurer Peter Tempkins Talks Live Lawsuits

Pollstar recently reached out to concert-insurance veteran Peter Tempkins of HUB International to get his take on the seeming rash of lawsuits that have been filed against various musicians for their alleged onstage antics.  more

03:10PM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Activist Sues Ultra Music Festival Over Accessibility

Juan Carlos Gil, an activist and Paralympic athlete with cerebral palsy, is suing Miami-based Ultra Music Festival, claiming the website and live events are inaccessible to visually impaired patrons and violates Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act.  more

02:14PM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Loud Fest NJ Interrupted By Fight, Security Injured

Security officers were injured during a fight at the Loud Fest 2017 event at the GameChangerWorld nightclub in Howell, N.J., according to police, forcing the early cancellation of the show.  more

02:12PM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Hologram Roy Orbison Leads Aussie Tour Announcements

Roy Orbison's likeness returns to Australia for the first time since 1972, this time as the continent's first-ever hologram concert tour. more

01:21PM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Jay-Z Tour Booms With Pricing, Configuration

Reps from Live Nation have stepped forward to quash unsubstantiated reports that Jay-Z’s tour is struggling, saying the “4:44 Tour” is already surpassing his last major solo endeavor, “Magna Carter” in 2013-14.
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09:23AM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Niche Talent Agency Launches

Australia has a new booking agency Niche Talent Agency, formed by former Harbour Agency agent of eight years Daniel Sant and Niche, the tour and booking company set up in 2004 by James Browning to tap the emerging underground sector.   more

07:22AM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Rolling Stone Park: New FKP Scorpio Festival

Germany-based concert promoter FKP Scorpio is to promote a new festival in Germany’s most famous theme park, the Europa Park in Rust. It is called Rolling Stone Park and will take place Nov. 16-17, 2018.  more

07:13AM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Judge Sends Meek Mill To Prison

Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia judge who said the musician had wasted several chances to clean up his act following a 2009 gun and drug case. more

06:10AM, Tuesday
Nov07
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Promoter John Meglen On Stones $119M ‘No Filter’ Tour, Finding Sweet Spot On Ticket Price

The Rolling Stones’ No Filter European tour has been submitted in full to Pollstar, and reported 755,345 tickets sold over 14 stadium shows. Concerts West co-CEO John Meglen told Pollstar that Stones tours are very smooth operations.  more

05:00AM, Tuesday
Nov06
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Boosie Badazz Concert Shooting

Gardena, Calif., police are investigating a shooting at a Boosie Badazz concert that left two people injured and a chaotic scene Nov. 3. more

02:40PM, Monday
Nov06
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From Kendrick To Seinfeld: Pollstar’s Global Concert Pulse by Genre

One of the main ways we help subscribers stay up-to-date on the latest reported tour information here at Pollstar is by sharing our weekly Global Concert Pulse chart. We decided to look at those numbers a bit closer this week and break down the 100 tours on that chart by genre. more

09:57AM, Monday
Nov06
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Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell Tour Taking Him Into 2020

Ozzy Osbourne has announced that his upcoming solo world tour will be his last, with dates – including a North American headline run to be announced – expected into 2020 and kicking off in Mexico in May.  more

09:15AM, Monday

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