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Live Nation Unveils 2009 Summer Concert Schedule


Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, unveiled a preliminary slate of summer tours by some of the world's greatest artists. The company expects to offer more than 6,700 concerts in 35 countries this summer. Live Nation has sold over 20 million tickets so far this year and global ticket sales are in line with 2008, as millions of fans plan to attend concerts in one of the annual rites of the summer season.

"The live music industry has performed consistently well during economic downturns," said Michael Rapino, Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. "We look forward to another robust summer as millions of fans come out to support their favorite artists."

There is music for everyone this summer with the biggest names in the business hitting the road utilizing Live Nation's global concert platform. Tickets are available through - the official site for Live Nation concerts.

In 2009 Live Nation will produce 18 festivals in seven countries globally. Live Nation's festival ticket sales are currently tracking in line with last summer.

Additional tours are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. More information on all of Live Nation's exciting tours is available at

Live Nation's festival concerts include:

Live Nation N. America: Bamboozle (Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday, Rise Against). Held in East Rutherford, NJ Sasquatch Festival (Kings of Leon, Jane's Addiction, Nine Inch Nails) -- George, WA.

Live Nation UK: T in the Park (Kings of Leon, The Killers, Blur, Snow Patrol) Download (The Prodigy, Faith No More, Slipknot, Def Leppard), Hard Rock Calling (The Killers, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen), Latitude (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys), O2 Wireless (Kanye West, Basement Jaxx), Reading/Leeds (Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys)

Live Nation Belgium: Rock Werchter (The Prodigy, Oasis, Coldplay, Metallica) Werchter Boutique (Madonna) TW Classic (Depeche Mode, Moby, Basement Jaxx) Pukkelpop (Bloc Party, Stereophonics, Dropkick Murphys)

Live Nation Netherlands: Lowlands (Arctic Monkeys, Basement Jaxx, Bon Iver) Pink Pop (Bruce Springsteen, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, The Killers).

Live Nation Sweden: Way Out West (Amadou & Mariam, Crookers, Magnetic Man) Where The Action Is (Neil Young, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Pixies) Popaganda (MGMT, Camera Obscura, LIFELIKE).

Live Nation France: Main Square Festival (Coldplay, Kanye West, Placebo, Lenny Kravitz)

Some of the concerts Live Nation is currently scheduled to produce around the world include concerts by:

Brad Paisley
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Crue Fest 2 (Motley Crue, Godsmack)
Dave Matthews Band
Def Leppard with Poison and special guest Cheap Trick
Depeche Mode
Elton John & Billy Joel
Fleetwood Mac
George Strait
Girls Aloud
Green Day
IL Divo
Jimmy Buffett
Jonas Brothers
Katy Perry
Keith Urban
Kenny Chesneyv Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd
Kings of Leon
Mayhem Festival 2009 (co-headlined by Marilyn Manson and Slayer)
Neil Young
New Kids On The Block
Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction
No Doubt
Rascal Flatts
Rod Stewart
Styx and REO Speedwagon
Take That
The Dead
The Killers
Toby Keith
Warped Tour 2009
ZZ Top


Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 22,000 concerts for 1,600 artists in 33 countries.

During 2008, the company sold over 50 million concert tickets and drove over 70 million unique visitors to Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into ticketing and building the industry's first artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol LYV. For additional information about the company, please visit

Source: Live Nation
LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company's website at Launches 'Live Nation TV'

Offers Music Fans Access to Hundreds of Live Performance Clips and Interviews

Live Nation (NYSE:LYV) , the world's largest live music company, announced the launch of "Live Nation TV," a new content feature on which offers music fans access to hundreds of live performance clips and interviews from a diverse array of artists, enhancing the direct relationship between artists and their fans.

"Live Nation Studios division has already recorded hundreds of shows in our venues and with the acquisition of House of Blues last year, we gained access to thousands of additional hours of live concert footage and interviews, all of which we hope to bring to live music fans with the help of the artist," said Bryan Perez, President of Live Nation's Global Digital Division. "'Live Nation TV' is the next step in building a direct artist-to-fan relationship through, providing another opportunity to connect artists with their fans around the magic of the live concert experience."

Launched less than a year ago, has already become a leading destination for music fans as a live music search engine offering concert tickets, tour dates and information on artists and venues to fans around the world. Registered members can also gain exclusive access to purchase premium seats in great locations, VIP parking spaces and VIP Club Access for live music events in all of its amphitheatres across North America directly at

These added content and e-commerce offerings are expected to bring an increase in traffic to Live Nation's websites, which collectively are the second most visited event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

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