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Live Nation Anounces Summer Tours

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation, announced today a preliminary slate of

summer tours and performances by some of the greatest artists. "This summer we are staging

concerts in more than 30 countries around the world," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief

Executive Officer of Live Nation. "We expect a very strong season as our global platform will be

fully utilized by an anticipated 7,500 shows during our busiest season. That means that from May

1st until the end of September we will produce an average of nearly 50 shows per day – that’s one

every half hour, 24 hours a day – a volume which illustrates the unparalleled capacity of our

global promotion and marketing infrastructure. By the end of the summer, we currently anticipate

that we will have sold more than 27 million concert tickets worldwide."
Live Nation is currently scheduled to produce the following tours:

US & Canada:

Allman Brothers Band
Brad Paisley with Jewel
Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough Brooks and Dunn with ZZ Top
Rodney Atkins and James Ottov
Chicago/Doobie Brothers

Crüe Fest (headlined by Mötley Crüe)
Dave Matthews Band
Eric Clapton
Iron Maiden
Jack Johnson
James Taylor
Jimmy Buffett
John Mayer
Jonas Brothers
Journey/Heart/Cheap Trick
Kanye West
Kenny Chesney
Maroon 5/Counting Crows
Martina McBride with Jack Ingram and Chris Young
The Metal Masters Tour
Judas Priest
Heaven and Hell
Motorhead and Testament

Music Builds
Third Day
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Jars Of Clay

Pearl Jam

Projekt Revolution (headlined by Linkin Park)
Rascal Flatts with Taylor Swift

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayem Tour (co-headlined by Slipknot and Disturbed)
Rod Stewart Rush
Steve Miller/Joe Cocker
The Police
Tim McGraw with Jason Aldean and Halfway to Hazzard
Toby Keith with Montgomery Gentry
Charters Chord
Mica Roberts and Trailor Choir
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Van’s Warped Tour

"I’ve never seen a more exciting group of superstar artists playing our amphitheaters over a

single summer," said Jason Garner, Chief Executive Officer of North American Music at Live

Nation. "There is something out there for every music fan who wants to see live music under the

stars in our amphitheaters."

In addition to a stellar tour lineup, Live Nation North America is producing 3 multi-day

festivals this summer:


Snoop Dogg
Panic at the Disco
Jimmy Eat World
Coheed and Cambria

Pemberton Festival
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Nine Inch Nails
The Tragically Hip

Sasquatch Festival

The Cure
The Flaming Lips

George, WA The North American summer tour lineup comes on the heels of some hugely successful

first and second quarter Live Nation tours of North America by Jonas Brothers, who recently

finished up a 39-date Winter/Spring tour, Van Halen, who are in the midst of a 36-date 2008 run,

and Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z’s “Heart of the City” trek, which is currently enjoying a 28-date,

largely sold-out North American run.

Live Nation International has an equally star-studded lineup this summer, hosting concerts in

more than 30 countries outside of North America. These include:


Avril Lavigne
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen
Celine Dion
Def Leppard
Dolly Parton
Eric Clapton
Girls Aloud
Iron Maiden
Jack Johnson
Katie Melua
Kylie Minogue and Santana
Matchbox 20
Michael Buble
Neil Diamond
Plant Roger
Vasco Rossi

"It’s another great summer for live music across Europe," said Alan Ridgeway, Chief Executive

Officer of International Music at Live Nation. "Our expansion into Scotland with the acquisition

of T in the Park, as well as the creation of new festivals in Spain and Sweden, show the vibrancy

of the festival market in Europe." Live Nation’s International festivals on sale now include:

Rock Werchter

Lenny Kravitz
Neil Young

Werchter Boutique

Doe Maa

Werchter Classic

The Police

Arrow Rock

Kiss Journey


(Lineup TBA)

North Sea Jazz

Alicia Keys
Herbie Hancock and Bobbie McFerrin

Heineken Jammin Festival

Iron Maiden
Pearl Jam
Smashing Pumpkins
Vasco Rossia

Rock in Rio Madrid

Neil Young
The Police
Bob Dylan

Where the Action Is

Foo Fighters

T in the Park

The Verve
Rage Against the Machine

The Offspring and Lost Prophet

Global Gathering

Kanye West
Mark Ronson

Hard Rock Calling

Eric Clapton
The Police


Franz Ferdinand
Sigur Ross


O2 Wireless

Fatboy Slim
Counting Crows

Reading and Leeds Festivals

Rage Against the Machine
The Killers

Additional tours are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. – CelebrityAccess Staff