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Jul26
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Audit Says Ex-Facility Manager Shorted City

An audit released by the city of Glendale, Ariz., July 7 shows it was shorted as much as $312,000 in surcharges, naming rights and other fees in the final fiscal year of IceArizona management of Gila River Arena.  more

05:00PM, Wednesday
Jul26
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Breakin' The Law: Dog Rescue At Phish Show; Shooting Outside R&B Concert

Police arrested a man outside a Phish concert at Petersen Events Center in Oakland, Pa., July 19 after he left his dog unattended in a hot car. more

03:00PM, Wednesday

Jul26
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Frampton Has Onstage ‘Moment’

Peter Frampton angered some fans by storming off the stage when a cameraman gave too much screen time to a fan at a concert with Steve Miller at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Red Wing, Minn., July 23. more

02:00PM, Wednesday
Jul26
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Europe Festivals: Scotland, Germany, Norway

Scottish Loopallu Returns ‘One Last Time’, New German Rock Festival, European Festival Conference Returns  more

11:00AM, Wednesday
Jul26
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Krueger Launches MIRA Conference

Princeton University economics professor Alan B. Krueger leaves the White House behind and returns to music to launch the Music Industry Research Association and a conference.  more

09:00AM, Wednesday
Jul26
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Asia: Yokohama, Bieber, Chris Brown, Linkin Park

New Yokohama Arena, Linkin Park Fallout, Chris Brown Suing Promoter, Bad Bieber, ...  more

08:00AM, Wednesday
Jul26
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Barbara Sinatra Dies

Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children’s advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused youngsters, died Tuesday. She was 90. more

07:00AM, Wednesday
Jul26
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Introducing Space By Echo Arena Liverpool

Echo Arena Liverpool has launched a new live event space in its sister venue, the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.  more

05:00AM, Wednesday
Jul25
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Sacramento Wants Live Nation, SMG

In an effort to improve downtown entertainment, the Sacramento, Calif., City Council will vote July 25 on a deal to handover three of its downtown venues to private operators. more

03:30PM, Tuesday
Jul25

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A sell-out crowd flock to see Ween at the KettleHouse Amphitheater along the Blackfoot River in Bonner, Mont., during the venue’s opening weekend July 16. The 4,000-capacity shed was the brainchild of Logjam Presents and KettleHouse Brewing Co.
Jul25
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Juan Gabriel Family Wins Unpaid Fee Suit

The family of Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel won more than $1 million from a wealthy businessman and promoter for a performance fee that the defendant claimed was waived due to friendship. more

02:00PM, Tuesday
Jul25
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Sweden Festival Premiere Canceled

Swedish Police shut down Into The Factory festival over security concerns regarding the festival site. Specifically, a police report says inebriated festival-goers might think it’s a good idea to jump from high ledges. more

01:00PM, Tuesday
Jul25
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Joliet Theater Needs Repairs

The historic Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Ill., needs repairs after a heat pump busted and damaged office space. more

11:30AM, Tuesday
Jul25
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GMR Plays Hardball In RMLC Suit

The legal battle between Irving Azoff’s performing rights organization and a nonprofit representing 10,000 commercial radio stations continues to escalate and the rhetoric used suggests that the case could have a huge impact on the future of music licensing.

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11:00AM, Tuesday
Jul25
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Venue Coalition Promotes Saunders

Andrew Saunders has been promoted to director of booking for Venue Coalition. more

10:20AM, Tuesday
Jul25

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Festivalgoers look for Snorlax at the Pokemon Go Fest at Grant Park in Chicago July 22. The cellphone app didn’t work and attendees were told they’d get reimbursed for their $20 tickets plus $100 in credit (some paid $400 for tickets online).
Jul25
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They’re Cats, They’re On Video, And They’re Live

What was one of the biggest recent tour announcements?  To each his own but some of us took a shine to Knitting Factory Presents’ latest outing: “Cat Videos Live,” which plans on hitting 70 markets starting in October. more

09:00AM, Tuesday
Jul25
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Inglewood’s Clippers Arena Faces Obstacles

The Inglewood, Calif., City Council is facing opposition after unanimously voting to reapprove a deal that could bring a new arena for the NBA’s Clippers. more

08:00AM, Tuesday
Jul25
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Australia: Helpmanns, Splendour, Obits, Rhythm & Vines

Patti Smith, Nick Cave Win At Helpmann Awards, James Thane Joins Michael Cassel Group,  Splendour In The Grass Hits 32,500 Capacity, Six Mourned Down Under, Rhythm & Vines Co-Founder Finalist for Entrepreneur Of Year, ...  more

06:00AM, Tuesday
Jul25
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Jazz Museum Still Owes Vendors

The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Miss., still owes vendors $150,000 for a festival held in May. more

05:00AM, Tuesday
Jul24
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LYV Hits Another High

Live Nation Entertainment shares continue to reward investors, hitting yet another 52-week high at $37.28 in midafternoon before settling in at $36.86 at end of the New York Stock Exchange’s July 24 session.  more

05:00PM, Monday
Jul24
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Jamey Johnson’s Curious Cancellation

Jamey Johnson’s concert at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was canceled day of show, July 23, because of an apparent security concern. more

03:30PM, Monday
Jul24
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LN, AMG, O2 Renew Deal

Nineteen venues in 13 UK cities will keep their name, as Live Nation, Academy Music Group and O2 have renewed their naming rights agreement for another 10 years.   more

03:00PM, Monday
Jul24
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Justin Bieber Cancels ‘Purpose’ Tour

Justin Bieber has nixed the rest of the dates on his “Purpose World Tour,” which was supposed to play North America this summer and Asia in the fall.    more

01:12PM, Monday
Jul24
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Eagles, Doobie Brothers Plot ‘Classic Northwest’

Adding onto the much hyped Classic West and Classic East concerts in Los Angeles and New York, and now Eagles and the Doobie Brothers are playing a one-night only show in Seattle at an event dubbed “The Classic Northwest.” more

01:01PM, Monday
Jul24
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Bridgestone Cleaning Company Lawsuit

A woman who claims she was raped by a co-worker while working at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena last December is suing the company that employed her for not completely vetting the man. more

01:00PM, Monday
Jul24
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BBC Announces One-Time Festival Weekend

The BBC will make use of the gap left by Glastonbury in 2018 to host four festivals in four UK nations over four days, May 25-28, called The Biggest Weekend.  more

11:00AM, Monday
Jul24
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Elite 100 Arists Week Ending 7/20/17

Jay Z is still No. 1 but French Montana hits No. 4 on the chart with the release of his second LP.  more

10:30AM, Monday
Jul24
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Scotty McCreery Cited For Handgun At Airport

Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport. more

09:00AM, Monday
Jul24
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UK Festival Report Insights

The people behind the UK Festival Awards published the results of a survey among 8,000 festivalgoers, conducted between Oct. and Nov. 2016, with results on demographics, drug use and comfort level at events. more

06:00AM, Monday
Jul24
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Many Hospitalized During Chance The Rapper Show

More than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert Friday night featuring Chance the Rapper in Connecticut, authorities said. more

05:30AM, Monday
Jul22
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Exclusive Quote To Pollstar

Well, it is what it is. David Zedeck provides the one and only quote about his move to UTA. more

09:15AM, Saturday
Jul22
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Beijing Says No To Bieber

China’s capital says it won’t be inviting Justin Bieber to perform in the country because of his past “bad behavior,” although it did concede that the Canadian singer has talent. more

08:00AM, Saturday
Jul22
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Pavement Collapse Results in Shoreline Schedule Change

Thursday evening’s pavement collapse backstage at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., has resulted in Matchbox Twenty rescheduling its weekend gig at the venue to Tuesday night. more

06:50AM, Saturday
Jul21
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Interview: Creating A Venue Utopia

LiveStyled is a London-based company that uses mobile data science to understand consumer behavior in venues, and then serves personalised content and offers through its white-labelled mobile apps to drive incremental revenue. Pollstar spoke with LiveStyled CEO Adam Goodyer.  more

05:00PM, Friday
Jul21
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Linkin Park Cancels Tour After Frontman’s Death

After Chester Bennington was found dead in his home near Los Angeles yesterday, his band Linkin Park has canceled its upcoming North American tour dates. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

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03:50PM, Friday
Jul21
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AEG Seeks Dismissal Of Grimmie Suit

AEG Live is trying to get the wrongful death suit from slain singer Christina Grimmie’s family dismissed because the singer did not have a contract with the company. more

01:45PM, Friday
Jul21
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Transatlantic Folk Festival Partnership

England’s Cambridge Folk Festival entered into a partnership with its older brother across the pond: the historic Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.   more

11:00AM, Friday
Jul21
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NFL Stadium May Have Flammable Panels

First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, may have been constructed with the same flammable panels used in London’s ill-fated Grenfell Tower.   more

09:15AM, Friday
Jul21
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Germany: Live Nation, Promoters Associations

LN Marketing Partnership With Stage Ent., Promoters Associations Prepare Merger  more

06:00AM, Friday
Jul21
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Short Items Of Note – Venue Edition

NY’s Glens Falls Arena changes its moniker … Hawaii’s Blaisdell Center upgrade might come with a hefty price tag … Corporate merger results in new name for Scotland’s GE Oil & Gas Arena … A new Pensacola venue may require a basketball team as a tenant. more

05:00AM, Friday
Jul20
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Forum: City Duped Venue On Clippers Arena

The Madison Square Garden Company has filed a claim against the city of Inglewood for quietly entering into a deal to potentially build a new Los Angeles Clippers arena just down the street from the Forum.  more

03:00PM, Thursday
Jul20
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Giving Ticketmaster Credit

A few recent articles regarding ticket brokers and Ticketmaster prompted some interesting feedback, much of which was in defense of the ticketing giant. more

02:00PM, Thursday
Jul20
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Update: Zedeck To Head UTA Music Globally

David Zedeck has left his role at Live Nation and will take a significant role at United Talent Agency beginning July 31: Global Head of Music, a partner in the company and special adviser to the board of director. more

01:05PM, Thursday
Jul20
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Update: Chester Bennington Dies At 41

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with an ever-changing mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner said Thursday. He was 41. more

01:01PM, Thursday
Jul20
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Roger Waters Takes Heat Over Politics

Local government officials are trying to get Roger Waters’ upcoming concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., canceled because of his political views. more

01:00PM, Thursday
Jul20
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French Singer Dies On Stage

French singer Barbara Weldens, 35, reportedly died during a performance at Léo Ferré Festival in Gourdon, France, July 19. more

10:00AM, Thursday
Jul20
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Insolvent Promoter Cancels Olly Murs UK Shows

Outdoor event promoter Stephen C Associates is going into liquidation and thus was forced to cancel two Olly Murs gigs in England – Exeter July 29 and Bournemouth Aug. 5.   more

09:51AM, Thursday
Jul20
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Comic Pablo Francisco Hospitalized

Pablo Francisco was hospitalized July 15 after a bizarre performance at a Sacramento comedy club. more

09:00AM, Thursday
Jul20
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Nashville Stadium’s $30M Cost Overrun

Construction of publicy financed First Tennessee Park, the home of the Nashville Sound minor league baseball team, overshot its estimated cost by more than $30 million, clocking in at a hefty $91 million.  more

08:00AM, Thursday
Jul20
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Vic Mensa Avoids Jail

Vic Mensa was sentenced to two years’ probation after he pled no contest to a gun charge received in March. more

06:00AM, Thursday
Jul20
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Asia: Ultra China, Unusual

Ultra China Arrives, Singapore Concert Company Goes Public, Promises Expansion more

05:00AM, Thursday
Jul19
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U.S. Bank Arena Renovation Proposed

The owner of Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena proposed a complete renovation of the venue using more than $300 million in sales tax revenue. more

03:30PM, Wednesday
Jul19
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Riverfest Calls It Quits

After 40 years of music in Little Rock, Ark., organizers of Riverfest made an announcement July 18 that they were suspending the festival, saying that it was just too difficult to compete with the for-profit events as a nonprofit.

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02:00PM, Wednesday
Jul19
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Hard Rock Sued Over Reverb

Hard Rock Café is embroiled in a lawsuit for allegedly copying another brand for its new hotels. more

01:00PM, Wednesday
Jul19
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UK Gov. Denies MVT Funding Bid

The Arts Council England rejected a grassroots music venue funding bid by the Music Venue Trust, with Beverly Whitrick, the charity’s strategic director, calling it a “slap in the face.”  more

11:00AM, Wednesday
Jul19
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Fleetwood Mac MusiCares Person Of The Year

Fleetwood Mac will be honored at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the year tribute Jan. 26 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City during Grammy week.   more

09:15AM, Wednesday
Jul19
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TD Garden’s Failed Agreement

An effort to raise money for a neighborhood ice-rink led a group of students to discover that TD Garden, home of the NBA Celtics and NHL Bruins, failed to uphold a 24-year-old agreement to raise money for the city’s recreational facilities. more

09:00AM, Wednesday
Jul19
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Proposed Music Ban Prompts Talks

A proposal to get several Arkansas cities to temporarily ban music that allegedly promotes and/or causes violence was turned down but opened a dialog among officials. more

08:00AM, Wednesday
Jul19
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CAA China Appoints CEO

CAA China has appointed to CEO former Special Olympics executive Mary Gu Shuhang.   more

06:00AM, Wednesday
Jul19
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UNM Skybox Rent Discrepancy

University of New Mexico officials in Albuquerque said July 10 that hundreds of thousands in skybox revenue from the school’s basketball arena, nicknamed “The Pit,” has yet to be collected. more

05:00AM, Wednesday
Jul18
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R. Kelly Accused Of Brainwashing Women

Over the years R. Kelly has faced charges of child pornography, sexual harassment and group sex with minors. This week news broke that the R&B singer/producer is being accused of brainwashing young women into obeying cult-like rules while living in his homes.   more

05:01PM, Tuesday
Jul18
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Trick Pony Fights For Name

Heidi Newfield and Keith Burns are embroiled in a legal dispute with former manager Herbert Graham over the right to continue performing as Trick Pony – the name they and former bandmate Ira Dean performed under at various times since 2000.  more

04:30PM, Tuesday
Jul18
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Turell Joins ICM Partners

Brad Turell joins ICM Partners as Senior VP of Corporate Communications, taking over for Michelle Suess who announced her departure July 14 and is assisting with the transition.  more

03:18PM, Tuesday
Jul18
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Warner Scoops Songkick Assets

Warner Music Group announced it has purchased the concert-discovery app, website and naming rights from Songkick July 14. more

03:00PM, Tuesday
Jul18
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Germany: Ticketmaster, Sexual Assaults

TM Germany Hires Sports Sales Director, More Sexual Assaults Reported At Festivals, ...   more

12:30PM, Tuesday
Jul18
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Concert Damages Comerica Park

A Metallica concert July 12 and heavy rain left the outfield of Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, in disrepair. more

12:00PM, Tuesday
Jul18
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Comedy Agent Arougheti Joins ICM

Ian Arougheti has joined ICM Partners as an agent in the comedy department.   more

10:30AM, Tuesday
Jul18
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Paradigm’s New Digs

Paradigm Talent Agency’s three current Los Angeles locations will move to the Wilshire + La Peer Building, which includes three floors and a total of 82,886 square feet.  more

07:00AM, Tuesday
Jul18
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Keith Bugos Talks Kenny Rogers’ Last Deal

Keith Bugos, longtime production manager for Kenny Rogers, reflects on the country star’s farewell tour and 46 years in the industry. more

06:59AM, Tuesday
Jul18
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$3.9M For Family Of Allman Film Worker

A jury awarded $3.9 million Monday to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad bridge in 2014, finding the railroad’s owner shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. more

06:00AM, Tuesday
Jul18
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Australia: Safer Events, ARIAs, UNIFIED, Sigur Ros

The Australian music industry has banded together to launch the largest campaign yet to combat the rising number of sexual assaults and harassment of women the LGBT community, and for people to take accountability for their actions. Almost 180 have signed on for the Your Choice campaign launched in Melbourne July 14.  more

05:00AM, Tuesday
Jul17
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Elite 100 Artists Week Ending 7/13/2017

Jay Z is No. 1 on the chart after his new album was exlusive to Tidal and Sprint for a few weeks. In a distant second is rapper 21 Savage, who just released his debut LP. more

04:00PM, Monday
Jul17
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Skrillex Demands Psychiatric Evaluation In Fan Suit

A fan suing Skrillex for jumping on top of her at a concert and subsequently causing a seizure may have to undergo psychiatric evaluation before the case can progress. more

03:30PM, Monday
Jul17
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New GM For UK Sheffield Arena

Rob O’Shea has left Yorkshire, England’s largest entertainment venue, Sheffield Arena, after 11 years, to focus on his own promotion company Manifesto Events.   His successor is Joe Waldron. more

12:00PM, Monday
Jul17
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Refunds For Fraudulent Ed Sheeran Tickets

Kilimanjaro Live, DHP Family and AEG Presents are advising customers who bought Ed Sheeran tickets on Viagogo and other ticket resellers on how to claim refunds for his UK tour.   more

09:44AM, Monday
Jul17
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Adrenaline Mob Bassist Dies In Florida Wreck

The bassist for the metal band Adrenaline Mob was killed in a three-car accident on a Florida highway that injured seven others. more

07:00AM, Monday
Jul17
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AEG Takes Over Agora

AEG Presents announced July 14 it has struck a deal to get the operating rights to the Agora Theatre And Ballroom in Cleveland. more

06:00AM, Monday
Jul15
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Finese 2Tymes Now Jailed In Arkansas

A rapper arrested in Alabama after a shooting that injured more than two dozen people in Arkansas was being returned there Friday to face charges in another shooting. more

05:01AM, Saturday
Jul14
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DHP Family Trials Drinking Awareness Program

Working with an initiative called Drinkaware, UK promoter and venue owner DHP Family offers revelers easy-to-spot contact persons on site who can help with all sorts of alcohol-related problems.   more

04:00PM, Friday
Jul14
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Germany: Kai Müller, Reeperbahn Fest, SAP Arena

Kai Müller Leaves Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Live Business At Reeperbahn Festival 2017, SAP Arena Opens Sports Bar, Stage Entertainment Opens Munich Musical Stage, ...  more

11:00AM, Friday
Jul14
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Judge Cancels Universal Deal With Prince Estate

A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday that Universal Music Group should be released from a music rights deal with Prince’s estate. more

09:00AM, Friday
Jul14
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Murder Charge In Fatal T.I. Concert Shooting

A hip-hop podcaster has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting at a popular New York concert venue before a T.I. performance. more

06:00AM, Friday
Jul13
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HUKA Defends Against Pemberton Accusations

HUKA Entertainment has released its own lengthy report about the business decisions behind the now-defunct Pemberton Music Festival, defending the role the promoter played in putting on the event and its efforts to stop the bankruptcy filing.   more

05:01PM, Thursday
Jul13
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From Goldstone With Love

The latest Russian scandal is a May 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and notables with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, with the promise that it would include dirt on Hillary Clinton and the support of Russia’s government. more

03:00PM, Thursday
Jul13
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Wimmer, Former Lawyers In Court

Competing lawsuits between Danny Wimmer Presents and its former law firm are set to be heard beginning July 18 in Los Angeles Superior Court.   more

11:46AM, Thursday
Jul12
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Fan Sues Gwen Stefani

A fan is suing Gwen Stefani and Live Nation after she was injured by a stampede allegedly caused by the No Doubt singer. more

05:00PM, Wednesday
Jul12
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Asia: Bogus Tickets, Tokyo Theatre, Bomb Scare

Singapore Police Warn Of Bogus Tickets, Alternative Theatre Opens, Bomb Threat At Music Show Recording, ...  more

02:00PM, Wednesday
Jul12
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More Output From Irving Music Factory

The developer of the $200 million Irving Music Factory in Texas is adding a third shift of constriction to finish the project just weeks before the venue’s Labor Day weekend opening show featuring Dave Chappelle. more

12:00PM, Wednesday
Jul12
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Loretta Lynn Cancels Tour

Country legend Loretta Lynn is back at home after a stroke she suffered in May. Her new album will be delayed until next year and all her remaining tour dates this year have been canceled. more

11:47AM, Wednesday
Jul12
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U2 Fans Get Reparations

Vancouver’s BC Place and Ticketmaster are offering disgruntled U2 fans an apology and compensation in the form of a gift card, sports tickets and F&B vouchers after long holdups with the paperless ticketing system at the May 12 show forced some fans to miss Mumford & Sons’ opening set.  more

08:00AM, Wednesday
Jul12
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Happy Valley Jam Brings Country

Happy Valley Jam kicked off its first year at Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pa., and featured some of the biggest acts in country. more

07:00AM, Wednesday
Jul12
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Spectra Partners With Alerus Center

Spectra was selected by the city of Grand Forks, N.D., July 11 to provide its services to the city’s Alerus Center. more

06:00AM, Wednesday
Jul12
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South African Jazz Musician Ray Phiri Dies

Ray Phiri, a South African jazz musician who founded the band Stimela and became internationally known while performing on Paul Simon’s Graceland tour, died of cancer on Wednesday at age 70. more

05:25AM, Wednesday
Jul11
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Beer Money = Theft Charge

A volunteer selling beer tickets at Des Moines, Iowa’s 80/35 music festival was arrested after being found with thousands of dollars in her bag, although the individual claims there are legitimate reasons she was carrying that much cash. more

05:00PM, Tuesday
Jul11
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Hard Summer Heading To Glen Helen Shed

HARD Summer is implementing a venue change just under a month out from showtime. more

04:30PM, Tuesday
Jul11
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UK: ATC Live, TRNSMT, MVT, Arena Group

Marlon Burton Joins ATC Live, TRNSMT Debut Success, New Ticket Website For UK Grassroots Venues, UK Live Music Audience Increases, Arena Group Going Public, ...  more

02:00PM, Tuesday
Jul11
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Live Nation Inks Partnership With Stateside’s Charlie Levy

Live Nation and Charlie Levy of Stateside Presents have entered a partnership with the soon to be completed The Van Buren in Phoenix. more

01:14PM, Tuesday
Jul11
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Triple 8 Has Good Time

Triple 8 Management has acquired Nashville-based Good Time Inc. Good Time Founder and CEO Paul Steele and his staff will join Triple 8 at its offices in Austin, Texas, and Nashville. more

12:01PM, Tuesday
Jul11
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MSG To Book Prudential Center

Prudential Center and Madison Square Garden Company have sealed a booking and marketing partnership expected to bring more top-level concerts and other events to the Newark, N.J., venue. more

10:00AM, Tuesday

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