On The Road
  • Madonna Has the Year's Top-Grossing Tour: Nearly $300M

    December 29, 2012 9:30 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The power of Madonna shows little sign of waning, at least at the cashbox. According to Pollstar, the Material Girl was the runaway leader in concert grosses for calendar year 2012, taking in $296.1 million. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took the number two spot with $210.2 million. Like Madonna, Springsteen played to more than two million fans this year.  Photos: Live at the '12-12-12' Sandy Benefit Concert Also making bank was Roger Waters, who brought in $186.4 m...  | More »

  • Dixie Chicks to Headline Canadian Festival

    December 26, 2012 12:40 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Dixie Chicks will make an increasingly rare live appearance next summer, headlining Canada's Craven Country Jamboree. The country trio will replace Lady Antebellum, who have canceled upcoming tour dates around singer Hillary Scott's pregnancy. The Dixie Chicks last hit the road in 2010 for a tour with the Eagles, and they played a show for wildfire relief in Texas in October 2011. 100 Best Songs of the 2000s: Dixie Chicks, 'Not Ready to Make Nice' The Craven Country ...  | More »

  • Photos: S.S. Coachella

    December 21, 2012 12:35 PM ET

    Pulp, James Murphy, Cloud Nothings and more on Caribbean cruise  | More »

  • Madonna Swears at Smokers in Chilean Crowd

    December 21, 2012 8:25 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Madonna enforced her own smoking ban in Chile earlier this week, storming off stage in Santiago after berating a small crowd allowed to watch her soundcheck for smoking cigarettes near her, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer was performing "Human Nature" Wednesday in the midst of a rain shower when her white umbrella turned inside out, drawing a laugh from the crowd. Peeved, Madonna stopped the performance to single out the smokers. Backstage at Madonna's Glittering '...  | More »

  • Stevie Wonder Calls for Stronger Gun Laws

    December 16, 2012 1:55 PM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    For the previous 16 Decembers, Stevie Wonder has successfully gathered together musical friends in Los Angeles for his annual House Full of Toys benefit, a show dedicated to helping children in need around the holidays. This year’s show faced some major obstacles coming in: The host was battling a severe sore throat that forced him to get a shot of antibiotics during the day to even go on, and the next biggest name on the bill, Bruno Mars, was unable to perform due to his own throat pr...  | More »

  • Robert Plant Joins Patty Griffin Onstage for Benefit Show

    December 16, 2012 12:10 PM ET
     |  Chad Swiatecki

    After roughly a half-hour of soulful, confessional solo material on Saturday night, roots singer Patty Griffin paused to introduce her "driver" to the couple hundred fans packed into Austin’s tiny Continental Club. "Three years ago a guy with big hair and a British accent called me and said he needed help singing on their record," Griffin said with a knowing smile. "I followed him on the road for 18 months and after it all he said he’d be my driver." That introduction done, rock...  | More »

  • Rolling Stones Cap Anniversary Tour With an All-Star Blowout

    December 16, 2012 10:49 AM ET
     |  Rob Sheffield

    Mick Jagger has sung the words "This could be the last time" hundreds of times – yet the line had a special resonance tonight. The Rolling Stones’ December 15th show in Newark, New Jersey, was the final gig of their 50th anniversary tour, their first live performances in five years. And with no shows scheduled for 2013, many fans had to be wondering if tonight meant it’s all over now. But whatever the future holds for the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band, they bl...  | More »

  • Photos: Live at the 4 Artists 1 Cause Sandy Benefit Concert

    December 15, 2012 3:55 PM ET

    Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear and more perform at Terminal 5 in New York City to raise money for hurricane relief  | More »

  • Jackson Browne and Common Unite to Free Leonard Peltier

    December 15, 2012 11:35 AM ET
     |  Patrick Flanary

    During a phone call from a Florida prison minutes before Friday’s concert for Leonard Peltier, the activist jailed for the last 37 years pushed organizers at New York's Beacon Theatre to refuse money pledged in his honor.  "I hope this evening is not about raising funds, but raising consciousness," Peltier told event co-host Harry Belafonte, who with actor Peter Coyote introduced a lineup of Oglala Sioux Nation tribal leaders, human rights activists and musicians calling on P...  | More »

  • Flowers' Illness Forces More Nixed Killers Dates

    December 14, 2012 9:25 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Killers have canceled three shows while singer Brandon Flowers recovers from laryngitis, the band announced on Twitter. The Las Vegas rockers nixed last night's show in Camden, New Jersey, and concerts planned for tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York and Saturday at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The band plans to reschedule the New York date "very soon," and encourages fans to hold on to their tickets for that future show. Tickets for the Toronto show will also be ho...  | More »

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