Star-Studded Shows Planned for Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday
Willie Nelson is turning 90, and there’s going to be quite a celebration in California for the legendary country outlaw. Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 is a 2-day concert extravaganza planned for the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, the... Read more
Ricardo Arjona Announces “Blanco Y Negro: Volver” Tour
Singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona has announced his extended North American tour, Blanco y Negro: Volver, which is going to kick off April 28 at the WaMu Theater in Seattle. The tour is going to include 23 cities spanning over two months’ time with stops that range from Los Angeles to... Read more
Nickelback Announces Get Rollin’ Tour With Brantley Gilbert
Nickelback announced a sprawling 38-city tour for the summer of 2023, in support of the band’s 10th studio album, Get Rollin’. The band will be joined by country rocker Brantley Gilbert on all (non-festival) tour dates, with Josh Ross also along for the ride. We’re bringing the #GetRollin‘ tour... Read more
Kali Uchis Plans Red Moon in Venus Album, Tour Dates
Kali Uchis announced plans for a new album – Red Moon in Venus – and tour dates to support it. The English language album is set to release in March, with a new track released this week alongside the announcement. “Love is the message,” Uchis said of the new... Read more
Dave Matthews Band Announces Summer 2023 Tour Dates
Always a prolific touring outfit, the Dave Matthews Band will be busy once again in 2023, announcing touring plans across late spring and summer across North America. The band is set to release its 10th studio album, Walk Around the Moon in May, right around when the tour dates... Read more
Live Nation, SeatGeek, Antitrust Inst. Heads Scheduled for Hearing
Live Nation Entertainment President and CFO Joe Berchtold will represent the entertainment giant in Washington on Tuesday morning as the Senate Committee on the Judiciary holds its hearing on the live entertainment and ticketing business. “That’s the Ticket: Promoting Competition and Protecting Consumers in Live Entertainment” is scheduled for... Read more
Zach Bryan Avoids Ticketmaster With “Burn, Burn, Burn” Tour
After issuing blistering criticism of Ticketmaster and its parent Live Nation in recent months – including the naming of his December live release All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster – Zach Bryan was true to his word in announcing touring plans for 2023 that bypass the use of the industry... Read more
Madonna Adds New Shows to Tour; Fans Frustrated Over Prices
Citing the usual “overwhelming” demand, Madonna’s management has added several new shows to the pop icon’s Celebration Tour in 2023, running second, third, or more shows in several cities. The tour saw tickets on sale for many venues this week. with more to come next week. Initially announced as... Read more
Under Fire from Lawmakers, Live Nation Grows Lobbying Efforts
Live Nation Entertainment, already spending far more than any of its competitors on lobbying, has reportedly added to its efforts in that space. The entertainment giant has hired Stewart Strategies and Solutions, a Washington D.C. firm, to lobby on its behalf. The California-based company’s account will be managed by... Read more
Missy Elliot, Pitbull Among Lovers & Friends Fest Acts
The R&B/hip-hop themed Lovers and Friends Festival is set for its return to Las Vegas in May, and is bringing a strong lineup of performers that includes Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Pitbull, and Usher – who curates the event alongside Lil Jon and Ludakris. The... Read more