Live Nation has scheduled a conference call for today, Oct. 16, at 4pm EST to discuss its new, $120 million deal with Madonna. The singer is the first to sign with the company’s new Artist Nation division. Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino, Artist Nation Chairman and CEO... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Concert promoters and ticket brokers still think Rod Stewart is sexy. With CD sales slowing, more artists are looking at touring to generate revenue, and the driving force continues to be more established acts. Five of Pollstar’s top 10 highest-grossing tours so far this year... Read more
By Stacey Willets This week’s TicketNews Top Tens are brought to you by the letter “B.” Read on to see how Buffett, Bon Jovi, Barry Bonds, Bette, and all the other top events fared this week. How appropriate that as we enter the season of beach bums, Jimmy Buffett... Read more
Sir Elton John’s promotor has cancelled all European perfomances of Elton’s extravagant Red Piano shows citing their inability to guarantee that the performances would be able to be staged to the premoter’s satisfaction. . . All other Elton John European performances are unaffected. Read more

Pumpkins Sell Out

Tours May 22, 2007 0

Putting Sunday’s TicketWeb debacle behind them, North Carolina’s Orange Peel nightclub in five minutes sold out all 8,478 tickets for the Smashing Pumpkins’ nine-night concert stand. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, tickets for the Internet-only sale were released Monday at 7pm using Ticketmaster’s servers which could handle the rush.... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. About 16 fans Tuesday were singing tonight’s the night they thought they would get to see their idol Rod Stewart in concert, but unfortunately the John Labatt Centre had other plans. The London, Ontario venue cancelled tickets to the show without notifying the ticket holders... Read more
Prince’s standing gig at the Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino is set to end this month after six final perfomances. Prince’s website drops hints that a new album may appear this summer. Prince’s April 2007 Rio Dates 13/14 Las Vegas, NV Club 3121 20/21 Las Vegas, NV Club... Read more