| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:29 PM
There wasn't much to rave about on the first day of trading for electronic dance music promoter SFX Entertainment Inc.
Shares of SFX, founded by entertainment entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman, fell $1.11, or 8.5%, to $11.89 on Wednesday, after its...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:26 AM
What's in a name?
With Wednesday's announcement that the Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa is now the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, there's an improvement on the venue's previous handle:
You remember. The 1-...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:13 PM
As Bill Graham was to rock, Pasquale Rotella is to dance music – a diehard promoter with staying power in a field overrun for years with quick-buck hustlers, many of whom aren't around anymore. Rotella is still here and more powerful than ever; in...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:46 PM
D’Angelo’s concert Wednesday at House of Blues was canceled Monday “due to a medical emergency.”
A statement from the promoters Live Nation said D’Angelo “expresses his sincere regret due to this unfortunate...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Northerly Island will host as many as eight 30,000-capacity concerts a summer in addition to a full slate of smaller shows, promoters Live Nation and the Chicago Park District will announce Monday.
The first major concert will be Jimmy Buffett on June...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:42 PM
The first major Wrigley Field headliner of the summer 2013 concert season will be announced Thursday, and multiple industry sources indicate it’ll be rising country star Jason Aldean.
Aldean, a 35-year-old Georgia native, released his fifth...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:45 AM
If you find your favorite Madonna fan masking a slight grin, you now know why.
Lady Gaga has canceled the remainder of her Born This Way Ball tour, including performances March 15 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise and March 16 at AmericanAirlines Arena in...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:14 AM
After sparking widespread comeback chatter last year with his album "The Bravest Man in the Universe," soul singer Bobby Womack has announced that he's experiencing early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
"The doctor says, 'You have signs of Alzheimer's,...
| Feb 6, 2013
After complaints about drug use and noise, a Los Angeles-based rave company is moving one of its annual concerts from its longtime home in San Bernardino to Devore, but some neighbors of the new venue are angry about the change.
Insomniac Inc. decided...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:15 AM
After their performance together at the Grammy Awards this month it appeared inevitable, and so it is: Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will pair for a 12-date stadium tour this summer, including July 22 at Soldier Field. The two artists have won a combined 23...