Latest Concerts News

Review: Halestorm's new album is a roar (and lots more, too)

May. 05, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

“Back From the Dead” by Halestorm (Atlantic) Lzzy Hale, the lead singer and guitarist for the heavy metal band Halestorm, is that rare breed of wild child whose path you cross at your own peril, and her aggressiveness soaks through her music. The band's new album,...

Ray Charles' 'lost' concert makes way to digital platforms

May. 04, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One night in Stockholm half a century ago, Ray Charles delivered a blood-pumping, soul-shaking concert that was almost lost to history. The evening begins with a finger-snapping rendition of Charles' classic concert opener, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” followed...

Astroworld movie released despite lawyers' concerns

Apr. 29, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The experiences of panicked concertgoers who couldn’t breathe and had no clear path to escape a massive crowd surge at last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston are featured in a documentary released Friday. But lawyers for Live Nation, which is...

Review: Broadway's 'Funny Girl' a Beanie Feldstein triumph

Apr. 24, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Broadway's revival of “Funny Girl” begins, star Beanie Feldstein sits in a Broadway dressing room, getting ready to go on. She wonders nervously to her assistant: "You ever feel like there’s someone watching from the shadows?" The line takes an extra jolt...

Boston Symphony Orchestra cancels Europe dates over COVID

Apr. 12, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its European tour that had been scheduled for next month because of an increase in positive coronavirus cases among orchestra members as well as concerns about the rising number of cases on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite...

Pickpocketing thieves steal phones at Florida music festival

Apr. 10, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Patrons attending a South Florida music festival may have gone home with some things missing. Police officers in Fort Lauderdale said Saturday that they had arrested three men for pickpocketing cell phones from patrons at the Tortuga Music Festival. ...

Jack White marries musician Olivia Jean at Detroit show

Apr. 09, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jack White surprised fans by marrying musician Olivia Jean on stage during his Detroit homecoming show Friday. The Detroit-born singer, songwriter and producer invited Jean onstage to join his performance and introduced her as his girlfriend. White...

Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet breaks hip on tour in Alaska

Apr. 05, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet fell and broke his hip in Alaska, and his Grammy-winning band had to perform there without him. His brother, guitarist David Doucet, wrote about the accident on his Facebook page and reposted the message on the page for the band, Beausoleil avec Michael...

Music stars return to Venezuela after skipping it for years

Apr. 04, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The ground shook at the instant the voice of Mexican music star Alejandro Fernandez collided with the deafening cheers of fans gathered for his first concert in Venezuela in over a decade. After an initial shocked pause at seeing the artist finally take...

Batiste, joyful performances highlight Grammy Awards

Apr. 04, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

Jon Batiste had the most Grammy Award nominations and his five wins outpaced everyone, yet he somehow seemed the biggest surprise on a joyous night for music that washed away some of the bad taste left by the Oscars a week earlier. Batiste's “We Are” won the prestigious album...