Week ending 1/27/08

Tours February 2, 2008 0

1. Jonas Brothers 2. Hannah Montana 3. Bon Jovi 4. Bruce Springsteen 5. George Strait 6. Kenny Chesney 7. Rush 8. Van Halen 9. Michael Bublé 10. Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood Source: TicketNews.com Subscribe to this feed Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Panic At The Disco will headline the eighth annual Honda Civic Tour (HCT) kicking off on April 10 in San Francisco at the Warfield Theatre. The full itinerary has not yet been released, but the tour is slated to conclude in Anaheim, CA... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Van Halen may have figured out a way to put the “diamond” into Diamond David Lee Roth’s nickname. Following the lead of Beyonce and Lynyrd Skynyrd/Hank Williams, Jr., it appears that the veteran rockers may be scalping dozens of tickets for their upcoming 2008 shows,... Read more
In the midst of one of the most highly anticipated and successful tours of the year, rock legends Van Halen have decided to further extend their current tour into 2008. Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and Alex Van Halen, together for the first time in 22 years, along... Read more
By Al Branch Jr. Based on historical data from her last few albums and tours, Live Nation believes it will generate gross revenues well in excess of $1 billion over the 10-year life of its new, ground-breaking music deal with superstar Madonna, the company announced in a conference call... Read more
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