• Usher announces Las Vegas residency for July 2021

    Usher announces Las Vegas residency for July 2021

    Usher has announced a headlining Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, opening Friday, July 16, 2021. Produced by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the residency will host Usher in the 4,300-seat venue with a show that spans his two-decade career, featuring old hits as well as more recent songs and brand-new music. …
  • Smash Mouth posts hate mail after Sturgis concert’s COVID-19 backlash

    Smash Mouth posts hate mail after Sturgis concert’s COVID-19 backlash

    Hey there: you’re an all-star super-spreader. Or you might be if you attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota earlier this month, where bands including Smash Mouth performed for socially undistanced thousands at a time over the course of 10 days, at an event attended by hundreds of thousands in total. According to the …
  • Metal bands turn up the volume as live venues reopen in China

    Metal bands turn up the volume as live venues reopen in China

    BEIJING – The moment the metal singer Shui Shu spread his arms, Buddhist prayer beads in hand and incense wafting from the stage, his band unleashed a wall of sound on the crowd. The rapt audience of about 200, many wearing masks, swayed gingerly. By the end of his set, most masks were off. By …
  • Lou Reed jams with John Mellencamp in previously unseen 1987 video

    Lou Reed jams with John Mellencamp in previously unseen 1987 video

    On September 17th, 1987, about 100 people went to the Bluebird night club in Bloomington, Indiana, with no idea they were about to witness a truly historic moment in rock history. Local band Ragin’ Texans was headlining that night, but it was two days before Farm Aid III at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, and …
  • Are these private VIP boxes the future of live concerts?

    Are these private VIP boxes the future of live concerts?

    This concert venue may have a very important solution to live music in the coronavirus era. About 2,500 people watched Sam Fender perform from 500 individual VIP-like platforms and pens in one of the UK’s first properly social-distanced concerts. The outdoor show on August 11 was held at the Virgin Money Unity Arena, in Gosforth …
  • ‘F–k that COVID shit!’: Smash Mouth plays to thousands of bikers at rally

    ‘F–k that COVID shit!’: Smash Mouth plays to thousands of bikers at rally

    They ‘aint the sharpest tools in the shed… Thousands of people turned up to a concert headlined by Smash Mouth in South Dakota on Sunday night amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 90s pop-rockers and their fans at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally didn’t seem worried about gathering together during the viral outbreak that’s killed at …
  • Tyga urged by Human Rights Foundation to cancel concert in Belarus

    Tyga urged by Human Rights Foundation to cancel concert in Belarus

    Tyga is at the center of some real-life geopolitical intrigue — after being mostly famous for his role in reality TV on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” The US-based Human Rights Foundation is urging the rapper to cancel a scheduled performance at a government-sponsored concert in Belarus. Why? The “Hip Hop Fireworks” show is due …
  • Guns N’ Roses reschedule tour dates for summer 2021 amidst coronavirus crisis

    Guns N’ Roses reschedule tour dates for summer 2021 amidst coronavirus crisis

    Guns N’ Roses have announced the rescheduled dates for their 2020 stadium tour, which was pushed back to next summer due to COVID-19. The band’s 2021 run will begin with a set at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, July 10, then continue with stops in cities like Washington, D.C., Chicago, Detroit, Boston and Denver before wrapping Aug. 19 …
  • Chainsmokers Hamptons concert under investigation by Gov. Cuomo’s office

    Chainsmokers Hamptons concert under investigation by Gov. Cuomo’s office

    A Hamptons concert by The Chainsmokers where fans allegedly flouted social distancing guidelines is being investigated by Gov. Cuomo’s office and has been slammed by the state health commissioner who’s demanding answers, Page Six has learned. The Water Mill charity drive-in show on Saturday had drive-in parking spots that reportedly went for up to $25,000 …
  • Do drive-in concerts offer a safe return to live music before 2022?

    Do drive-in concerts offer a safe return to live music before 2022?

    Imagine this: You’re all fired up to go see your favorite band at Madison Square Garden, but when you get there, you have to proceed directly to your seat, order food from your phone and make a reservation to go to the restroom. And, oh yeah, the arena will be 20 percent full max. These …