The Who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year the way only a rock band can — with a world tour. Dates will start in the U.K. around Christmas and then come to North America in 2015. Pete Townshend tells Billboard, “I’m not crazy about going on the road, but I’m in good shape and once I start doing it — and I’m still very good at it — I’ll take some pleasure from it.” READ FULL STORY
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In response to a week-long swirl of retirement rumors and speculation on the health of its members, AC/DC has made an official statement:
After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support. In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music. READ FULL STORY
The Rolling Stones are resuming a world tour after postponing several dates in the wake of the death of L’Wren Scott, girlfriend of singer Mick Jagger.
The band has announced new shows in Europe, starting May 26 in Oslo, Norway.
The Stones said Tuesday they also will play Portugal, Switzerland, Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark as part of the 14 On Fire tour.
You’ll have to be British or buy a pretty expensive airplane ticket to see her though; so far, she’s only confirmed 15 concerts at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, beginning Aug. 26.
The singer unofficially retired from touring after just one six-week run in the late ’70s for various reasons, including a fear of flying and the accidental death of her lighting director, 21-year-old Bill Duffield.
According to the London Telegraph, Bush, 55, has become the most popular search term on ticket selling site Viagogo since her announcement, beating out demand for tickets for the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry.
Justin Timberlake isn’t feeling so hot. And now, neither are his New York-area fans.
The pop star took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that he was canceling his scheduled concert tonight at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. JT told fans that he was postponing due to “health reasons,” and that he hoped to see them all on Friday.
Check out his tweets below: READ FULL STORY
They say there are only two retirements that never stick: Rock stars and professional wrestlers.
OK, nobody actually says that, but it’s more or less true. The call of the road and the brightness of the lights is often too much to keep aging stars away, which is why we’re still watching Ozzy Osbourne play Black Sabbath songs and Ric Flair deliver chops.
The latest band to declare retirement is Motley Crue, who just announced that they were hanging it up following a massive farewell tour that is scheduled to kick off July 2 and run on and off for the next two years. Dubbed The Final Tour, the trek is signed in blood (kind of): Earlier today in Los Angeles, the group — Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee — signed a formal “Cessation of Touring Agreement” that says they are officially forbidden from hitting the road as of the end of 2015. “Everything must come to an end,” Lee said at the press conference announcing the tour. “We always had a vision of going out with a big f—ing bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members. Our job here is done!”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Motley Crue have called it quits. READ FULL STORY
You’re gonna hear her roar — as long as you live in or near one of 46 cities on Katy Perry’s upcoming Prismatic tour roster.
Following a string of U.K. dates revealed last November, the singer has now announced her full U.S. schedule: The four-month jaunt begins June 22 in Raleigh, NC — and will rotate opening acts Kacey Musgraves, Capital Cities, and Tegan & Sara throughout the dates.
Find the full list of shows after the jump:
Bon Jovi not only has the year’s top tour, but the rock band has achieved a career high.
The New Jersey-based act’s worldwide tour grossed $259.5 million this year, topping Pollstar’s annual top 20 list and setting a record for the band itself.
Beyoncé is second with $188.6 million. She ended her tour last week in Brooklyn. Pink, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Springsteen round out the top five.
The global concert business scored a record year with the top 20 tours, earning $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales. It generated $1.96 billion last year.
The top 20 list also included Taylor Swift, Elton John, Rihanna, Depeche Mode and One Direction. The Rolling Stones’ comeback tour ranked twelfth, a notch under Paul McCartney.
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