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Pollstar today unveiled its inaugural Impact 50 list at a VIP reception in Los Angeles honoring the executives who will ...
05/17/2019

Pollstar today unveiled its inaugural Impact 50 list at a VIP reception in Los Angeles honoring the executives who will most impact the touring industry in the coming year.

Compiled by the Pollstar editorial team with input from the industry, the list represents individuals who excelled in our business with such attributes as creativity, leadership, artist development/career longevity, fan engagement and commitment to excellence.

https://www.pollstar.com/impact50

Litvag most recently spent 15 years at AEG Presents as Senior Vice President, helping to establish the company's Midwest...
05/16/2019
Joe Litvag Joins Blackbird Presents As Partner And President Of Live Entertainment

Litvag most recently spent 15 years at AEG Presents as Senior Vice President, helping to establish the company's Midwest presence and building several large-scale festivals. (Litvag spoke with Pollstar about his work at AEG in 2016.)

Longtime AEG executive Joe Litvag has joined Blackbird Presents as Partner and President of Live Entertainment, the events and entertainment company announced Thursday.

Unchanged dates include the first two, at Soldier Field in Chicago, plus the June 29 show at Burl’s Creek Event Ground...
05/16/2019
Rolling Stones Announce Makeup Dates, Add New Orleans Show

Unchanged dates include the first two, at Soldier Field in Chicago, plus the June 29 show at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds north of Toronto. The Rolling Stones

As expected, the Rolling Stones announced rescheduled dates for their 2019 “No Filter” stadium tour on Thursday, with a few shows remaining intact from the original route and a new July 14 date at New Orleans' Super Dome after the band was forced to pull out of its Jazz Fest headlining appearanc...

The venue recently underwent a major renovation and reopened in early 2018. The Rialto will be the sixth venue in Logjam...
05/15/2019
Logjam To Exclusively Book And Manage Bozeman Rialto Theater

The venue recently underwent a major renovation and reopened in early 2018. The Rialto will be the sixth venue in Logjam’s growing portfolio. Logjam Presents Rialto Bozeman

Montana-based concert promoter Logjam Presents has entered into an exclusive long-term agreement to promote and produce events at the 500-capacity Rialto Theater in Bozeman, Mt., adding to its portfolio of venues in the region.

The Cure gets into the artist-curated festival act with Pasadena Daydream https://www.pollstar.com/article/the-cure-cura...
05/14/2019
The Cure Curate A Pasadena Daydream With The Pixies, Deftones And More At Brookside At The Rose Bowl

The Cure gets into the artist-curated festival act with Pasadena Daydream https://www.pollstar.com/article/the-cure-curate-a-pasadena-daydream-with-the-pixies-deftones-and-more-at-brookside-at-the-rose-bowl-137957

The Cure is the latest to enter the artist-curated festival derby, with the announcement today (May 14) of the inaugural Pasadena Daydream Festival, taking place August 31 at Brookside at the Rose Bowl and featuring a roster of Robert Smith’s 1990s indie-rock favorites.

He’s got the horses (and a powerhouse agency) in the back! Still riding the success of his crossover single “Old Tow...
05/13/2019
Lil Nas X Signs With CAA

He’s got the horses (and a powerhouse agency) in the back! Still riding the success of his crossover single “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X has signed with CAA.

He’s got the horses (and a powerhouse agency) in the back! Still riding the success of his crossover single “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X has signed with CAA.

Canadian music industry veteran Rob Cyrynowski has opened his own talent buying and booking agency, Livestar Entertainme...
05/10/2019
Rob Cyrynowski Launches Livestar Entertainment Canada

Canadian music industry veteran Rob Cyrynowski has opened his own talent buying and booking agency, Livestar Entertainment Canada.

Canadian music industry veteran Rob Cyrynowski has opened his own talent buying and booking agency, Livestar Entertainment Canada.

Produced by X1 Entertainment, dates kick off June 22 at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, N.J., and continue through mark...
05/10/2019
YouTube Sensation Dobre Brothers Announce 21-Date Tour

Produced by X1 Entertainment, dates kick off June 22 at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, N.J., and continue through markets and venues including Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, Warehouse Live in Houston and wraps Oct. 20 at State Theater in Washington, D.C. Dobre Brothers

YouTube sensations and dancing, pranking siblings The Dobre Brothers, led by 20-year-old twins Lucas and Marcus, have announced a 21-date theatre tour that will feature original music, audience participation and an anti-bullying segment. 

Marcie Allen Sues Cara Lewis Over Office Space  https://www.pollstar.com/article/mac-presents-marcie-allen-sues-agent-ca...
05/10/2019
MAC Presents' Marcie Allen Sues Agent Cara Lewis Over Office Space, Commissions

Marcie Allen Sues Cara Lewis Over Office Space https://www.pollstar.com/article/mac-presents-marcie-allen-sues-agent-cara-lewis-over-office-space-commissions-137936

Super agent Cara Lewis has been sued by Marcie Allen, who heads marketing and branding group MAC Presents, over a New York City office sublet and an alleged agreement in which Lewis and Allen would split commissions and expenses for branding partnerships between Cara Lewis Group clients and MAC Pres...

The prolific touring group's recent boxoffice data include April 14 at the Amway Center in Orlando (4,294 tickets sold, ...
05/10/2019
CAA Signs 2Cellos Worldwide

The prolific touring group's recent boxoffice data include April 14 at the Amway Center in Orlando (4,294 tickets sold, $218.138 grossed,) Amalie Arena in Tampa (5,418, $259,893) and April 11 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, which sold 3,738 tickets of the 4,450-capacity configuration for a gross of $178,969. 2CELLOS

CAA has signed 2Cellos, the Croatian cellist duo of Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser that has sold out tours worldwide and performed with Elton John as well as high profile evetns such as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the 2013 Emmy Awards. 

As Peter Frampton retrieved a new talk box and handed it to Joel, he told the crowd, "I'm 42 years late, for his birthda...
05/10/2019
Live Review: Billy Joel Celebrates 70th At The Garden With Hits, Peter Frampton

As Peter Frampton retrieved a new talk box and handed it to Joel, he told the crowd, "I'm 42 years late, for his birthday, but it's his special birthday today. It's his 70th. Next month, he'll be using it!" Billy Joel The Garden

To celebrate his 70th birthday Thursday, Billy Joel trotted out his hit parade Madison Square Garden, with a little help from fellow rocker Peter Frampton.

As a SAG-AFTRA franchised agency, UAA will utilize its relationships cultivated from the company’s 70-plus-year histor...
05/10/2019
Universal Attractions Agency Expands To Film, TV, Commercials

As a SAG-AFTRA franchised agency, UAA will utilize its relationships cultivated from the company’s 70-plus-year history. Universal Attractions Agency

Ahead of its 75th anniversary celebration, Universal Attractions Agency is proud to announce its expansion into film, television and commercials, with longtime agent  James “Woody” Woodward tapped to oversee its roster of children, teen, and adult actors.  

“After listening to feedback from many of you (including over 20,000 fans who took our post-event), it is clear that t...
05/10/2019
Ultra Announces Departure From Miami, Teases New South Florida Location

“After listening to feedback from many of you (including over 20,000 fans who took our post-event), it is clear that the festival experience on Virginia Key was simply not good enough,” organizers said in a statement. “This is Ultra Music Festival, after all, and our attendees expect us to deliver on our commitment to excellence. Being committed to excellence not only means constantly striving to become better, it also means being willing to change things when they are not working.”

Ultra Music Festival, which has held its flagship event in the greater Miami area since its first edition in 1999, announced May 8 it has voluntarily terminated its license with the city of Miami calling its inaugural experience at the Virginia Key location “simply not good enough.”

Los Angeles Stadium & Entertainment at Hollywood Park, the body transforming Hollywood Park Racetrack into a 70,240-capa...
05/10/2019
LASED Hires 10, Including New VPs In Legal, Security, Operations, Business Development

Los Angeles Stadium & Entertainment at Hollywood Park, the body transforming Hollywood Park Racetrack into a 70,240-capacity stadium with a surrounding district in Inglewood, Calif., for NFL anchor tenants the Rams and Chargers – announced a wave of new hires May 8, including several new vice presidents.

Los Angeles Stadium & Entertainment at Hollywood Park, the body transforming Hollywood Park Racetrack into a 70,240-capacity stadium with a surrounding district in Inglewood, Calif., for NFL anchor tenants the Rams and Chargers – announced a wave of new hires May 8, including several new vice pres...

“Everything every month is just unheard of,” says Artist Group International's Dennis Arfa, Joel’s longtime bookin...
05/09/2019
When I’m (Past) 64: Billy Joel’s Historic Madison Square Garden Residency

“Everything every month is just unheard of,” says Artist Group International's Dennis Arfa, Joel’s longtime booking agent. “The fact that it’s become what it is is just amazing. When it was 24 in a row, it was just, ‘Oh my God.’ And then we were at 50 and that was unheard of. It’s just incredible that it continues on.”

Happy Birthday Billy Joel !

When Billy Joel takes Madison Square Garden’s stage on May 9, 2019, for his 70th birthday, not only will he be extending his historic arena residency to 64 shows but he will be furthering his record-setting 110 shows at the estimable venue while burnishing his legacy in the live space in a way unl...

“I just want to wish him a very happy and healthy birthday. And say thank you for this beautiful ride we’ve been on....
05/09/2019
Meet Billy Joel’s Soundman/Family Member Of 48 Years: Brian Ruggles

“I just want to wish him a very happy and healthy birthday. And say thank you for this beautiful ride we’ve been on. It’s had its ups and downs but it’s mostly ups. It’s been so inspiring and it’s a love of my life. I’m overwhelmed by the success he’s had and taking me along with him. It’s really incredible.” Billy Joel

“I just want to wish him a very happy and healthy birthday. And say thank you for this beautiful ride we’ve been on. It’s had its ups and downs but it’s mostly ups. It’s been so inspiring and it’s a love of my life. I’m overwhelmed by the success he’s had and taking me along with him...

Pollstar and VenuesNow will be at Canadian Music Week at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel May 8-11. Stop by booth #310 ...
05/08/2019

Pollstar and VenuesNow will be at Canadian Music Week at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel May 8-11. Stop by booth #310 for subscription and directories specials!

The tour includes 3D Live’s patented 3-D screen technology incorporating lightweight, low-profile glasses. The tech wa...
05/08/2019
Flying Lotus Taking 'Flamagra' 3D Tour Across U.S. This Fall

The tour includes 3D Live’s patented 3-D screen technology incorporating lightweight, low-profile glasses. The tech was first used on Flying Lotus’ fall tour of 2017. Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus is back with a new 27-track LP coming out May 24 and a full fall tour of North America starting with an appearance at Outside Lands in San Francisco, which runs Aug. 9-11.

05/07/2019
Rolling Stone To Launch Charts Tracking Top Artists, Albums And Songs

The charts are powered by music analytics service Alpha Data, formerly known as BuzzAngle Music, which powers Pollstar’s weekly Elite 100 Artists chart.

Rolling Stone has announced the launch of Rolling Stone Charts, which will go public May 13 and track the popularity and reach of artists, albums and songs in the United States.

"Shout out to the boys, they're somewhere up there," frontman Ezra Koenig joked after the band wrapped an energetic cove...
05/07/2019
Live Review: Vampire Weekend Reborn In Three-Set Webster Hall Marathon

"Shout out to the boys, they're somewhere up there," frontman Ezra Koenig joked after the band wrapped an energetic cover of the Thin Lizzy classic during the show's encore, gesturing to the venue's balcony. "Welcome back to town." The comment was an unsubtle reference to Vampire Weekend itself: Before Sunday, the quintessentially New York band hadn't played a proper Big Apple gig in more than five years. Vampire Weekend Webster Hall

Vampire Weekend's three-set marathon at New York's Webster Hall on Sunday was a celebration of many things: Father of the Bride, the indie-rock band's first album in six years; an expanded lineup with a reinvigorated sound; new creative partnerships with artists from Haim to Dev Hynes; and the endur...

Michael Stanley Rocks Cleveland https://www.pollstar.com/article/michael-stanley-gets-cleveland-street-name-then-rocks-t...
05/07/2019
Michael Stanley Gets Cleveland Street Name, Then Rocks the Beachland: Live Review

Michael Stanley Rocks Cleveland https://www.pollstar.com/article/michael-stanley-gets-cleveland-street-name-then-rocks-the-beachland-live-review-137900

“When they give you one of these awards,” explained North Coast rocker Michael Stanley near the end of an hour acoustic set, crowning his receipt of the prestigious Cleveland Arts Prize, “they’re telling you, ‘Here’s your award, now go away.’ But I wanna tell you, I’m not going anywh...

Michael Lang Accuses Dentsu Of 'Obstructing' Woodstock 50 In Letter. https://www.pollstar.com/article/michael-lang-claim...
05/07/2019
Michael Lang Claims Dentsu Is ‘Obstructing’ Woodstock 50 In Letter

Michael Lang Accuses Dentsu Of 'Obstructing' Woodstock 50 In Letter. https://www.pollstar.com/article/michael-lang-claims-dentsu-is-obstructing-woodstock-50-in-letter-137902

Michael Lang, whose Woodstock 50 festival at the Watkins Glen International Racetrack in upstate N.Y., which appears to be on the rocks with the withdrawal last week of Dentsu Aegis Network and its subsidiary Amplifi’s funding after spending some $30 million, struck back with an entreaty to the co...

It's Official: Rob Beckham and Bill Simmons Launch the AMG - Artist Management Group in Nashville https://www.pollstar.c...
05/06/2019
Rob Beckham, Bill Simmons Launch Artist Management Group The AMG

It's Official: Rob Beckham and Bill Simmons Launch the AMG - Artist Management Group in Nashville https://www.pollstar.com/article/rob-beckham-bill-simmons-launch-artist-management-group-the-amg-137898

Rob Beckham, the former co-partner at WME Nashville who departed in October, is teaming with Brad Paisley manager Bill Simmons to launch the AMG – Artist Management Group – in Nashville, the pair announced today (May 6).

“For me it’s like goosebumps,” said APA’s Andy Somers, who along with Bruce Solar represents Brian Wilson. “It...
05/06/2019
BeachLife Plants Stake In Redondo Beach With Local Flavor, Added Comforts

“For me it’s like goosebumps,” said APA’s Andy Somers, who along with Bruce Solar represents Brian Wilson. “It’s Brian on the beach, where the band was formed. It’s a great opportunity for Brian to kick off the new year. He loves to tour, he’s been busy, and the band is outstanding with Al [Jardine] and Blondie [Chapin].” BeachLife Festival Brian Wilson Willie Nelson

The inaugural BeachLife Music Festival got a fitting close to its second night with Brian Wilson, whose Beach Boys formed along the Santa Monica Bay and whose timeless hit “Surfin’ USA” shouts out the festival site's Redondo Beach specifically, a highlight for the throng of people gathered for...

Grizzly Fest is trying to become one of the tentpole festivals in Fresno, Calif., (where Pollstar has had offices since ...
05/06/2019
Review: Day 1 Of Grizzly Fest Rocks Fresno

Grizzly Fest is trying to become one of the tentpole festivals in Fresno, Calif., (where Pollstar has had offices since the company’s inception), along with The Big Fresno Fair.

Grizzly Fest is trying to become one of the tentpole festivals in Fresno, Calif., (where Pollstar has had offices since the company’s inception), along with The Big Fresno Fair. 

The company is seeing a resurgence in stadium shows, too, particularly from tours by K-pop band BTS, pop-rock star Ed Sh...
05/03/2019
Live Nation Wants To Be Everywhere: Q1 Earnings Analysis

The company is seeing a resurgence in stadium shows, too, particularly from tours by K-pop band BTS, pop-rock star Ed Sheran, and heavy metal legend Metallica. Live Nation Concerts

You could be forgiven if Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” popped into your head during Live Nation’s first-quarter earnings call on Thursday afternoon: “I want to be with you everywhere,” Christine McVie sang in the 1987 hit. The global music promoter and ticketing company anticipates a reco...

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