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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Apr. 25, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of April 25, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Eric...

Sale of tickets for Woodstock 50 delayed for now

Apr. 25, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts has been put on hold for now. Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to be available on Monday. The festival released a statement Thursday, saying: "Woodstock 50 has delayed its...

Emilio Estefan to make documentary on late star Jenni Rivera

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan, who hopes to show the world the person and the friend that he got to know. "I really want people to know her with the same admiration that I had for her as a human...

Emilio Estefan to make a documentary late star Jenni Rivera

Apr. 25, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan. The Latin music mogul and television producer Dave Broome have partnered with the Rivera family, who gave them exclusive rights to produce the film. They plan to release...

Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft

Apr. 24, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band. With turnout expected for each day to...

'You call this jazz?' Jazz Fest celebrates 50 eclectic years

Apr. 24, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If your tastes are eclectic, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poses a problem: Which of a dozen acts do you want to hear? Earth, Wind & Fire, Alanis Morissette, or Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band? Van Morrison, Al Green, Johnny Rivers, or all five Marsalis jazzmen...

Paul Simon to donate festival proceeds to environmental orgs

Apr. 23, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations. Simon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. The Outside Lands Festival will...

Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin's legacy and its sound

Apr. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it. "It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive," Page said. That dedication worked out pretty well...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Apr. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of April 17, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Eric...

Grime star Stormzy cancels Austria gig on racism allegation

Apr. 12, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian music festival is apologizing to British grime artist Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance after accusing security staff of racial profiling. Snowbombing festival organizers said security responded Wednesday night to a report that an individual at the show in Mayrhofen had a...