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Apr25
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Finding Euphoria Organizers ‘Confident’ Of Resolving Permit Issues

 The Finding Euphoria festival at Carson Creek Ranch near Austin, Texas, scheduled for May 12 with headliners Gramatik, Hippie Sabotage, and G Jones, lacks a permit from county officials to hold the event but organizers tell Pollstar they’re confident of resolving the issues. more

04:00PM, Wednesday
Apr25
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LiveXLive Media Adds Two New Festivals

Digital Media company LiveXLive Media, Inc., is staking its claim as the largest live streaming network in music, with more than 27 festivals in its portfolio after recent additions of Denver's Global Dance Festival and Decadence NYE. more

02:23PM, Wednesday

Apr25
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Bruno Mars and Britney Spears To Headline Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix

The Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is putting the pedal to the metal by booking two of music’s top-tier artists to perform on separate nights of the Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix in October. more

11:00AM, Wednesday
Apr25
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Roc Nation Reportedly Names Phil McIntyre President Of Management; Clients Include Nick Jonas, Demi

Roc Nation has reportedly named Phil McIntyre the president of its management division. more

10:51AM, Wednesday
Apr25
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Concert Pulse: Justin Timberlake No. 1, Kid Rock, Imagine Dragons, MercyMe Debut

Justin Timberlake jumps to the No. 1 spot on the Pollstar Global Concert Pulse, as the "Man Of The Woods" tour gets underway with sellouts reported to Pollstar already.   more

09:00AM, Wednesday
Apr25
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Fleetwood Mac Unveils Dates Into 2019

Fleetwood Mac’s extensive road trip through North America begins in October in Tulsa and runs through early April and the band’s gig in Philadelphia. Markets include Detroit, Los Angeles, Toronto Phoenix and New York. more

06:00AM, Wednesday
Apr25
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Kanye West Leaves Scooter Braun For Day-To-Day Management; Split Reportedly Amicable

Following a somewhat sudden return to Twitter and dropping of longtime co-manager Izzy Zivkovic, Kanye West has left prominent artist shepherd Scooter Braun, at least for day-to-day management, a source close to the artist confirmed to Pollstarmore

05:00AM, Wednesday
Apr24
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Arctic Monkeys Add October Leg

North America is getting a whole slew of Arctic Monkeys performances to coincide with the release of its new album. more

05:14PM, Tuesday
Apr24
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David Cross Announces Tour – North America, You’ve Been Warned

Although he’s learned a lot from his last tour, David Cross promises that he won’t apply those lessons to his upcoming 40-plus city road trip.  Do you think you’re tough enough to spend an evening with the man who portrayed Tobias Fünke? more

03:19PM, Tuesday
Apr24
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Ticketmaster, Seahawks Extend Partnership

Ticketmaster is still the big dog in NFL ticketing, with Seattle being the latest market to re-up with the behemoth. more

01:11PM, Tuesday
Apr24
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Prince Heirs Sue Illinois Hospital And Walgreens

Prince’s heirs filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Walgreens and the Illinois Hospital that treated the star after he suffered an opioid overdosed, alleging they gave him inadequate care that led to his death.  more

12:47PM, Tuesday
Apr24
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More Violent Femmes / Echo & The Bunnymen Co-Headlining Gigs

If you had loads of fun at one of last year’s Violent Femmes / Echo & The Bunnymen co-headlining shows, you’re going to want to check out what both bands have planned for this year.

If you had loads of fun at one of last year’s Violent Femmes / Echo & The Bunnymen co-headlining shows, you’re going to want to check out what both bands have planned for this year.

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11:50AM, Tuesday
Apr24
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WME Signs Kayzo

WME has signed DJ/producer Kayzo for worldwide representation, who early in his touring career has sold out the Hollywood Palladium, Emo’s in Austin and is playing festivals this summer including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Tomorrowland.  more

10:50AM, Tuesday
Apr24
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Life Is Beautiful Announces Line-Up With Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine, The Weeknd

Arcade Fire, the Weeknd and Florence + The Machine have been announced as headliners of the sixth annual Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas Sept. 21-23. more

10:00AM, Tuesday
Apr24
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John Lochen Joins Northstar Artists; Overseeing PACs, Casinos, Private Events

John Lochen has joined Northstar Artists to oversee bookings for performing arts centers, casinos and private events for the entire Northstar roster, and brings clients including William Bell, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Take Me To the River featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.  more

07:00AM, Tuesday
Apr24
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Deep Purple + Judas Priest = Loud Rockin’ Co-Headlining Tour

A night of “Breaking The Law,” “Space Truckin’” and “Living After Midnight” can be yours when the Deep Purple / Judas Priest co-headlining tour rumbles into your town. You might even say, “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.” more

05:30AM, Tuesday
Apr23
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Janelle Monáe Boots Up Dirty Computer Tour

Switching back to the stage from the big screen, Janelle Monáe is in full musical mode to promote her upcoming album. She is being joined on the road by special guest St. Beauty. more

06:08PM, Monday
Apr23
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Promoter Gabe Reed Sentenced Almost 5 Years For Investment Fraud

A concert promoter who operated as Dallas-based Gabe Reed Productions has reportedly been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud for defrauding investors, promoters and performers who invested in concerts and World Wrestling Entertainment events.  more

03:30PM, Monday
Apr23
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Simple Minds Unveils September-October North America Tour

Having released Walk Between Worlds in February, Simple Minds plans to support its 18th studio effort with a month-long tour in North America beginning Sept. 24 in Bethlehem, Pa. more

02:20PM, Monday
Apr23
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Coachella Beyond Beyonce: So Much Worthiness Everywhere

Queen Bey may have eclipsed the sun and dominated all media coverage for this year’s Beychella (ie. the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival) with an over-the-top and insanely impressive performance, but there was equally wondrous music and experiences of many stripes to be had and reveled in at this year’s Coachella. more

12:50PM, Monday
Apr23
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The Industry Remembers Avicii, Manager, Promoters Offer Condolences

Avicii, one of EDM’s bona-fide superstars, was found dead at the age of 28 in Muscat, Oman, his publicist announced April 20. He was remembered fondly by his peers and collaborators. more

11:30AM, Monday
Apr23
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Live Nation Announces ‘National Concert Week'

Live Nation is offering fans $20 tickets to more than 2,000 of its promoted shows in celebration of its ‘National Concert Week’ set April 30 through May 8.  more

11:20AM, Monday
Apr23
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Janet Jackson Reveals ‘State Of The World’ Summer Dates

Janet Jackson has more “State Of The World” shows to play as the superstar entertainer announces a summer outing beginning in Austin in July. more

09:50AM, Monday
Apr23
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Live Nation Adds New Zealand’s Rhythm & Vines To Festivals Portfolio

Live Nation has widened its presence in New Zealand by acquiring the Rhythm & Vines three-day summer festival. more

06:15AM, Monday
Apr23
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Garbage Heading Out For ‘Version 2.0’ Tour

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Version 2.0 album, Garbage has locked in one-month tour of the U.S. beginning in late September. more

06:00AM, Monday
Apr21
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SeatGeek Grabs Naming Rights For Chicago MLS Stadium; Promises More ‘Live Programming’

After the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Team’s final home game in 2018, its home stadium will be known as SeatGeek Stadium, as the ticketing platform appears to be picking up steam.  more

11:00AM, Saturday
Apr20
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New Venue Planned For Wichita

Kansas-based promoter Adam Hartke is planning on opening a new 3,300-capacity venue in Wichita, Kan.  more

05:41PM, Friday
Apr20
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Troy Lusk Officially Announces Jump To APA

After the shakeup at Circle Talent Agency this week Troy Lusk is now officially announcing his move to APA. more

04:12PM, Friday
Apr20
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Live Nation Releases Executive Compensation Info

Documents filed by Live Nation with the U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission showed that numerous executives had a huge gain in their 2017 earnings, thanks to a huge spike in stock awards. more

04:11PM, Friday
Apr20
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The ‘Free Bird’ Flies One Last Time: Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces Final Show

Lynyrd Skynyrd is returning to it home of Jacksonville, Fla., to play its last concert Sept. 2 at EverBank Field, home of the NFL’s Jaguars.  more

04:02PM, Friday
Apr20
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InCuya Lineup Announced: New Order, Avett Brothers, SZA, Awolnation

InCuya Music Festival, the new AEG Presents / Rock And Roll Hall of Fame event taking place in downtown Cleveland Aug. 25-26, has announced its lineup, topped by New Order, The Avett Brothers, SZA, and Awolnation with many others overlooking Lake Erie on Malls B and C.  more

11:20AM, Friday
Apr20
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Producer And DJ Known As Avicii Has Been Found Dead

"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time," the statement said.
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11:11AM, Friday
Apr20
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UTA Hires Sarah Casey In London

Music agent Sarah Casey joins the London office of United Talent Agency (UTA). more

11:00AM, Friday
Apr20
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On Record Store Day The Live Album Is Nowhere Near Dead

Fifteen or so live albums will be released on the annual Record Store Day happening the Saturday, April 21st. Record Store Day is the perfect day to put live recordings in the hands of avid music buyers, collectors, completists, and all-around fans – the very groups of people who tend to buy live albums in 2018.  The mainstream consumer hasn’t seen a mainstream live album since Mariah Carey and Nirvana sold millions of MTV Unplugged CDs. more

10:50AM, Friday
Apr20
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Are Festival Asking Too Much In Their Radius Clauses?

With a lawsuit filed on April 9 by Soul’d Out Productions of Portland, Ore., against Goldenvoice and AEG over Coachella’s 2018 contracts, the issue of radius clauses has once again come to the fore and begs the question, what’s different about this year’s iteration?  more

09:00AM, Friday
Apr20
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Pat Metheny Saves The World

Well, maybe Pat Metheny won’t  save the planet but an evening with the jazz guitar virtuosos will lift your spirits.  The multiple Grammy winner launches a Europe run in late June and begins his North America journey in early August. more

05:30AM, Friday
Apr19
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Tesla, Tom Keifer, Extreme And Queensrÿche on ‘Monsters Of Rock Cruise’

Avast, me hearties!  The 2019 Monsters Of Rock Cruise has revealed a high-seas lineup that includes Tesla, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Extreme, Queensrÿche, Saxon, Skid Row, U.D.O., Kix, D.A.D., Danger Danger, Richie Kotzen, Kings X, Pat Travers Band, and Nelson. more

12:00PM, Thursday
Apr19
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Live Nation Teams To Reduce Waste At Sheds, Joining Festival Trend

Concert promotion and ticketing giant Live Nation has committed to remove all single-use plastic straws in favor of a marine-friendly paper alternative at all of its 45-plus U.S. owned and operated amphitheaters, teaming with environmental organization The Lonely Whale. more

08:00AM, Thursday
Apr19
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How Blockchain and Bitcoin Could Revolutionize The Economics of Secondary Ticketing

The secondary ticketing market generated $15 billion in global revenue last year, representing by some estimates 20 percent of the total live event market. It’s one of the major issues surrounding the lucrative concert tour/ticket market, as promoters and artists alike eye their share of the money generated by the likes of eBay’s StubHub, Ticketmaster’s TM+, Vivid Seats, ViaGoGo and Seat Geek. more

05:30AM, Thursday
Apr18
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New York City’s CityParks SummerStage Unveils Lineup

There’s a lot to love about this year’s City Parks SummerStage schedule at Central Park, including free shows, festivals and benefit concerts featuring Liam Gallagher, Mac DeMarco and others. Presented by Capitol One, the season gets underway in early June with Gregory Porter and Victory Boyd. more

01:59PM, Wednesday
Apr18
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Travis Scott Countersues Over Pre-Super Bowl Show Cancellation

Travis Scott and XX Global are firing back at the promoters who claim the artist bailed on a Minneapolis show the night before the NFL’s big game.
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01:16PM, Wednesday
Apr18
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Concert Pulse: Romeo Santos Saunters Into Top 5

Kendrick Lamar climbed and Romeo Santos debuted at the top of the weekly Global Concert Pulse chart. more

07:00AM, Wednesday
Apr17
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Ms. Lauryn Hill Celebrates Two Decades Of ‘Miseducation’

Boston, Toronto, Atlanta, San Diego and Dallas are among the cities welcoming the former Fugees singer and “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary World Tour.” more

03:55PM, Tuesday
Apr17
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Breaking: UTA Acquires Circle Talent Agency

United Talent Agency has acquired leading electronic dance music agency Circle Talent Agency, putting Circle Talent partners Steve Gordon and Kevin Gimble as co-heads of electronic music to work closely with UTA global head of music David Zedeck.  more

11:55AM, Tuesday
Apr17
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Gulf Oil Partners With Live Nation On Summer

Gulf Oil has entered a summer partnership with Live Nation to promote its brand and mobile app, including giving away concerts tickets to attract consumers.  more

11:10AM, Tuesday
Apr17
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Neko Case Adds September Shows

Neko Case’s 2018 touring schedule is beginning to resemble one of those 1950s cinematic sci-fi monsters that just keep growing and growing. Having previously announced her May-July collection of shows with Ray LaMontagne as well as her November run across Europe, Case already had plenty of traveling ahead of her. more

11:10AM, Tuesday
Apr17
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Jade Presents Taps Steve Hoiberg As Talent Buyer

Fargo, N.D.-based concert promoter Jade Presents has announced Steve Hoiberg is joining the team as talent buyer. He comes to Jade Presents with experience from Good Music Agency in Minneapolis, Monterey Artists in Nashville and as owner and artist manager at SHO Artists in Nashville. more

10:15AM, Tuesday
Apr17
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BB King Blues Club Closing, Final Shows at Times Square Location Featuring Buddy Guy, Rick Ross

The B.B. King Blues Club has announced its final run of shows at its current Times Square location, as the rent just became too expensive. more

10:00AM, Tuesday
Apr17
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Blizzard, Ice Storm Punctures Rogers Centre Roof, Air Canada Centre Affected

Even a dome wasn’t enough to prevent the recent northeastern spring blizzard from postponing a Major League Baseball game at Rogers Centre in Toronto between the Blue jays and Kansas City Royals, whcih saw ice crash and insulation crash onto the field  more

09:30AM, Tuesday
Apr17
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Let’s Head To Some Sheds! Amphitheatre Season Set To Launch In North America

With the weather changing toward long days of sunshine, the days of outdoor concerts in North America are once again here. more

09:00AM, Tuesday
Apr17
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Live Nation Signs On As Bald Hill Promoter

Long Island Events, LLC, operator of The Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville, N.Y., announced April 17 it is making Live Nation the exclusive promoter for the 7,000-capacity venue.
 
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08:00AM, Tuesday
Apr17
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Madison Club The Frequency Closing, ‘In Storage Until Further Notice’

The 200-capacity The Frequency club in Madison, Wis., is closing its doors June 30, “placing the concept of the Frequency in storage until further notice,” according to a statement from the venue. All bookings through June 30 will be honored, but further booking is suspended. more

07:00AM, Tuesday
Apr17
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Live Nation Urban Expands Summer Block Party To Philadelphia

Live Nation Urban’s Summer Block Party tour adds Philadelphia, returns to Houston for a second year, and adds a second night in its Chicago. more

05:29AM, Tuesday
Apr16
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Australia: Pink's Massive Ticket Sales, Melbourne's World Venue Claim, NZ Music Managers Awards

Pink On Track To Pass 2 Million Australian Ticket Sales Pink is moving towards exceeding a total of 2 million tickets in Australia over five tours in the past 14 years, Live Nation Australia revealed April 16. more

03:52PM, Monday
Apr16
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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Sets Summer Tour

If idle hands are the Devil’s workshop, then Ol’ Scratch won’t find safe haven with Chris Robinson.  Not only is the artist spending spring with his As The Crow Flies band playing Black Crowes songs, but he’ll take the Brotherhood out for a July-August road trip. more

03:00PM, Monday
Apr16
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Kendrick Lamar Gets His 'Damn' Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize. more

02:36PM, Monday
Apr16
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Forest Hills Stadium Announces Plans For Year-Round Schedule

Forest Hills Stadium is moving forward with plans to become a year-round venue, and is introducing full-plumbing bathrooms and an automat for food service in the fifth year after its 2013 re-opening. more

01:36PM, Monday
Apr16
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Carlos Vives Lines Up U.S. Tour

Carlos Vives is running around the U.S. with a tour through seven cities in September. more

01:25PM, Monday
Apr16
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Sting, John Mayer & Robert Plant On Bourbon & Beyond Lineup

There’s a lot for you to love at Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival.  Along with lineup toppers like Sting, John Mayer, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, and David Byrne, the second annual event also offers awesome bourbon and culinary experiences. more

11:50AM, Monday
Apr16
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Jason Isbell Locks In August Dates

Jason Isbell’s August calendar is bare no more.  New destinations on the multiple Grammy winner’s routing include Phoenix, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago and Charlotte. more

10:40AM, Monday
Apr16
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Boxoffice Insider: Lana Del Rey, Milky Chance Agents Talk Tickets

Jbeau Lewis at UTA says German folk/pop/electronic group Milky Chance sold out “the vast majority” of their recent tour of 24 shows in major North American markets.  more

06:00AM, Monday
Apr16
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Prince Heirs Stew, Bankers and Lawyers Cash in on Estate

As the second anniversary of Prince's death approaches, his heirs have yet to collect a dollar of his estimated $200 million estate. But bankers, lawyers and consultants have earned millions from it.   more

05:00AM, Monday
Apr16
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Stapleton, Lambert, Underwood And Vegas Win At ACMs

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards marked a memorable night for the victims of the massive Las Vegas shooting, comeback queen Carrie Underwood and triple-winners Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert. more

05:00AM, Monday
Apr15
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Coachella Weekend One: From Queen Bey and Drones to Kendrick and Yodel Boy

Beyonce remains queen of everything, things get hot in the Coachella Valley and other than some high-profile collaborations and celebrity sightings, the first weekend of the massive Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival seemed to be a routine if well-oiled affair April 13-15. more

08:00PM, Sunday
Apr14
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Esports Heating Up? Arlington Announces 'Stadium' Plan, Blizzard Hiring Operations Manager For Arena

Major venue architect Populous has announced a $10 million plan to build a dedicated esports venue in Arlington, Texas, and claims the esports industry may be worth more than $1 billion globally by 2019.  more

07:45AM, Saturday
Apr13
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Man Charged With Murder Arrested For Selling Fake Willie Nelson Tickets

A man charged with slaying a woman in Illinois was reportedly caught selling fake stubs to see Willie Nelson in Iowa via Craigslist. more

05:40PM, Friday
Apr13
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CAA Promotes 2 New Music Touring Agents, 14 Total

CAA announced at its annual company retreat April that it was promoting 14 trainees to agents or executives, including two new music touring agents. more

04:43PM, Friday
Apr13
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One On One With Fireplay Co-Founder Nick Whitehouse

Co-founder and lighting specialist Nick Whitehouse came up in the industry with Coldplay. He spoke on transitioning from road warrior to company co-founder, his process of working through creative design with artists, and how Fireplay’s business differs from traditional models. more

04:25PM, Friday
Apr13
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Reviews: Harry Styles, Justin Timberlake, TLC & More

This week, for your reading enjoyment, we have compiled critical reviews of live performances from Harry Styles in Manchester, England; Justin Timberlake in Montreal, Quebec; TLC in Miami; Bill Murray in Schenectady, N.Y.; Roy Orbison: In Dreams (Hologram Tour) in Cardiff, Wales; and Victor Wooten Trio in Reading, Penn. more

04:23PM, Friday
Apr13
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Nick Cave & Bad Seeds Plant Nine Dates In The Americas

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds has booked nine shows across North and South America.  Destinations include Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., and Toronto. more

10:55AM, Friday
Apr13
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Paradigm Promotes 8 To Agent, Phil Egenthal Joins

Paradigm has announced the promotion of eight employees to agent across multiple offices as well as that veteran agent Phil Egenthal has joined, bringing The Revivalists, George Porter Jr., Dumpstaphunk and Foundation of Funk.  more

07:26AM, Friday
Apr13
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Mitzi Shore, the Matriarch of Modern Stand-Up: An Appreciation

Garry Shandling couldn’t stand her, mainly because she terrified him. Roseanne Barr recently told Howard Stern she was a nurturing mother figure, at once demanding and devoted.  more

03:00AM, Friday
Apr12
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Firefly Replaces Stubhub With TickPick

Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival has replaced StubHub with TickPick as its official third-party ticket vendor.  more

03:50PM, Thursday
Apr12
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Sorority Noise Cancels Tour After Sexual Assualt Accusations

Sorority Noise has canceled its upcoming U.K. tour after the group’s singer, Cameron Boucher, was accused of rape.  more

03:47PM, Thursday
Apr12
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Boston Police Make Arrest In Fatal Stabbing Outside Arena

Boston police have arrested a man they say is responsible for a fatal stabbing this week near the TD Garden sports arena. more

02:49PM, Thursday
Apr12
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Reviews: Pink, Stars Of ‘Nashville’, Roy Orbison Hologram & More

This week, for your reading enjoyment, we have compiled critical reviews of live performances from Pink in Washington, D.C.; Nashville In Concert in Manchester, England; Roy Orbison (Hologram) in Glasgow, Scotland; Ludacris in Wilmington, N.C.; Dweezil Zappa in Buffalo, N.Y.; Jason Isbell in Clearwater, Fla.; and Frankie Cosmos in San Diego. more

09:00AM, Thursday
Apr12
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Drake’s Former Manager Sentenced To 8-Month Prison Term

Artist manager and Aspire Music Group co-founder Derrick Lawrence, who formerly represented Drake, was sentenced to eight months in prison April 9 after pleading guilty to three counts of tax evasion.  more

08:00AM, Thursday
Apr12
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Boise’s Taco Bell Arena Joins Sensory Inclusive Initiative

Taco Bell Arena, home to the Boise State University Broncos, has teamed with the nonprofit KultureCity to make the Idaho arena a certified sensory inclusive arena, accommodating all guests and fans with sensory needs.  more

07:00AM, Thursday
Apr11
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Steven Van Zandt Bookends Blues Music Week

Fans attending Blues Music Week in Memphis are sure to see Steven Van Zandt.  Not only will the E Street guitarist and his Disciples Of Soul play a special show kicking off the festivities, but he’ll also emcee the Blues Music Awards. more

04:29PM, Wednesday
Apr11
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XXXTentacion Sues Woman From Smack Video

XXXTentacion is reportedly suing a woman who he is shown hitting in the head a recently circulating video. more

02:11PM, Wednesday
Apr11
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U2’s ‘The Claw’ Gets Permanent Home At Utah Aquarium, Planning Concerts

The 165-foot “The Claw” taken across the globe on U2’s massive 2009-2011 “360-Degree Tour” has found a somewhat surprising permanent home – the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah.  more

11:00AM, Wednesday
Apr11
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Comedy Store Owner Mitzi Shore Dies

Mitzi Shore, owner of the iconic Los Angeles The Comedy Store where several famous comedians began their careers, died April 11 following a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was 87.  more

10:56AM, Wednesday
Apr11
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Elite 100: The Weeknd, Drake Return To Top

The Weeknd has dropped a six-song EP, which shot him right back to the top of the Elite 100 Artists chart for the week ending April 5. more

10:12AM, Wednesday
Apr11
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Float Fest Annnounces Tame Impala, Bassnectar, Snoop Dogg

Float Fest, the outdoor concert and tubing event where fans float down the San Marcos River in Texas and watch the tunes at Cool River Ranch, has announced Tame Impala, Bassnectar, Snoop Dog, Modest Mouse, Run The Jewels and many others for July 21-22.  more

08:01AM, Wednesday
Apr11
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Lawmakers Introduce Music Modernization Act, Would Close ‘Pre-1972 Loophole'

A new bipartisan bill introduced April 10 in the House of representatives would create a new collection entity and close the “Pre-1972 Loophole” so digital services pay legacy artists fair market compensation.  more

07:00AM, Wednesday
Apr11
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Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman Set 50th Anniversary Tour

The title says it all as Jon Anderson plus guitarist Trevor Rabin and keyboardist Rick Wakeman celebrate 50 years of Yes. more

06:00AM, Wednesday
Apr10
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New Exec Named For Music Forward

Nurit Siegel Smith has been named executive director of the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation. more

06:15PM, Tuesday
Apr10
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Boosie Badazz Calls For Boycott Over 2017 Incident

Rapper Boosie Badazz hasn’t forgotten when he and his entourage were pepper sprayed by a security guard at a mall in Mississippi last year, and now he is calling for a boycott of the event he performed at prior to the incident. more

05:24PM, Tuesday
Apr10
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Lupe Fiasco, Kurt Vile Confirmed For Asbury Lanes Summer Lineup

The Bowery Presents, who recently took over booking for New Jersey’s bowling alley-turned-alternative music venue Asbury Lanes, announced the venue’s initial lineup once it opens this summer.  more

04:13PM, Tuesday
Apr10
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Gwen Stefani Plans First-Ever Las Vegas Residency

Las Vegas will ring with the sounds of Gwen Stefani beginning this summer when the No Doubt singer launches her very first Las Vegas residency, beginning in late June at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. more

03:03PM, Tuesday
Apr10
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Lindsey Buckingham Leaves Fleetwood Mac; Mike Campbell, Crowded House’s Neil Finn In For Tour

While fans wait for the dates to be confirmed for Fleetwood Mac’s next tour, Lindsey Buckingham has reportedly departed the band, with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn taking his place on the road.   more

02:49PM, Tuesday
Apr10
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Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, and Thomas Rhett To Headline ‘Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam’

With ticket onsales just days away, organizers unveil the headliners for the Labor Day Weekend festival in Panama Beach, Fla. more

11:41AM, Tuesday
Apr10
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Boxoffice Insider: Auditorio Nacional, Lanxess, HOB Boston, Disney On Ice Among 1Q Chart Toppers

April has arrived, meaning the first of Pollstar’s Quarterly Worldwide Ticket Sales charts are in full bloom. more

11:31AM, Tuesday
Apr10
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Q’s With Adam Mersel Of First Access Entertainment

Adam Mersel of First Access Entertainment began representing Rexha just after she had recorded a part on the hit “Me, Myself & I” for G-Eazy. After that, Rexha found a series of hit singles in a number of genres and what Mersel refers to as standout “moments.” That repertoire included collaborations with Florida Georgia Line (Their “Meant to Be” is the No. 2 song in the country right now), Nicki Minaj, Louis Tomlinson, Martin Garrix, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz among others. more

11:19AM, Tuesday
Apr10
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Yasmine Pearl Joins WME As Agent

Yasmine Pearl has joined WME as an agent in the Talent Department. more

09:15AM, Tuesday
Apr10
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311 And Offspring To Co-Headline ‘Never-Ending Summer Tour’

Summer just got a little louder as 311 and The Offspring partner for co-headlining fun that includes special guest Gym Class Heroes.  Tickets go on sale later this week for markets like Oklahoma City, Toronto, Chicago, and maybe even your own stomping grounds. more

06:00AM, Tuesday
Apr10
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Lilith’s Legacy: Indie Fests Empowering Women In The Age Of #MeToo

Pollstar, in recent weeks, has interviewed three festivals, Moogfest in North Carolina, Rhythm & Blooms in Knoxville, Tenn., and the multi-venue Noise Pop showcase festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, all of which have taken or are taking proactive steps to right the  historic wrong of women not being represented fairly in festival lineups and behind the scenes. more

02:00AM, Tuesday
Apr09
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Microsoft Theater & L.A. Live Announce Promotions

Microsoft Theater and L.A. Live celebrated the continued success of the venue and the entertainment district by announcing a number of promotions, including Don Graham being named Microsoft Theater general manager.  more

04:15PM, Monday
Apr09
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Common And Grouplove Headline Third Annual OZY Fest

There’s a lot going on with OZY Fest.  Not only will the festival host Common and Grouplove in July, but it will also welcome comedians, actors, chefs and other fascinating people. more

03:01PM, Monday
Apr09
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Independent Oregon-Based Festival Sues AEG, Coachella For Monopolistic Practices

Soul’d Out Productions, the independent producer behind Soul’d Out Festival in Portland, Ore., has filed a lawsuit against Coachella promoter AEG and its affiliated companies for allegedly using anticompetitive practices to benefit the music festival in Indio, Calif.   more

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