| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:40 AM
A major mainstream country music festival will arrive this summer on the Chicago lakefront.
Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley will headline the Windy City LakeShake June 19-21 at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island, Live...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 11:58 AM
New Kids on the Block are taking over Sands Bethlehem Event Center, step by step.
The group, which sold out its June 13 show at the venue in a record 45 minutes, just announced a second concert at 7 p.m. June 11.
Like the first announced show, the new...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Music fans who go to a lot of shows might not realize the backstage venue tussles that are a feature of the competitive Los Angeles concert scene. But the battle for control of the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park offers a good snapshot; it's getting heated...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:27 AM
Just when it seemed Chicago was jam-packed with summer festivals, a strange confluence of bedfellows – rival promoters Jam Productions and Live Nation, several South Side aldermen, and jam-band kingpin Dave Matthews – got together earlier this...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Kings of Leon canceled the remainder of their summer tour Monday, including an Aug. 26 concert at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre inTinley Park, Ill.
A spokesman for promoter Live Nation said singer Caleb Followill is “suffering from vocal issues...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Roger Waters is expected to bring his massive tour of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” to Wrigley Field next summer.
Live Nation has scheduled an announcement for Tuesday at the venerable North Side park, which has hosted a series of concerts in...
| 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
| 9:32 AM
Lady Gaga’s injured hip, which forced her this week to cancel the remaining 21 dates on her massive, two-year, six-continent Born This Way tour, will have a major economic impact on the concert business.
Promoters estimate the canceled dates could...
| 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...
| 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...