lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2014

Billboard names Paul McCartney to 2014 Touring Award finalists

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Billboard Announces 2014 Touring Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards were announced yesterday. One Direction, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Arcade Fire, Rolling Stones, Jason Aldean and Paul McCartney were among the finalists. Billboard's touring awards recognizes artists with outstanding achievement in the touring world. The awards are based considerably off of Billboard's Boxscore chart data that reflects gate receipts for concerts, comedy shows, and various real box office shows. 

"The tours, artists, venues, events, executives and companies represented as finalists for the Billboard Touring Awards are pushing the boundaries of creativity to make live events a bigger draw than ever," says Ray Waddell, Billboard’s Executive Director of Content and Programming for Touring and Live Entertainment. "In this era of fragmented digital consumption, live performance remains paramount in building and sustaining an artist’s career."

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The three finalists for Top Tour, based on Boxscore gross, include Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience tour, The Eagles' History of The Eagles tour, and One Direction's Where We Are tour. 

The Top Boxscore category honors the top-grossing single engagement by an artists. The finalists include One Direction for their May shows in Dublin, The Rolling Stones for their February-March Tokyo Dome engagement, and Paul McCartney for his November shows at the Tokyo Dome. 



The Breakthrough Award recognizes a breakout artist who climbs their way to the top ranking tours within their first decade of touring. Florida Georgia Line, Arcade Fire, and One Republic are the finalists. 

Finalists for the Top Package category, recognizing the highest-grossing tour with three or more artists on the bill, include Jason Aldean featuring Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr; Katy Perry's Prismatic tour featuring Tegan & Sarah, Kasey Musgraves, Capital Cities, Becky G Ferras; and Luke Bryan featuring Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. 

Top Festival finalists are The Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA, Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX, and Lallapalooza in Chicago, IL. 

Winners will be honored at the Roosevelt Hotel at the 11th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards on November 20. Further details about the 2014 Billboard Touring Conference & Award will be released closer to the event date. 



A full list of the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards finalists in as follows: 

TOP TOUR
The Eagles
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

TOP DRAW
Luke Bryan
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

TOP PACKAGE
Jason Aldean featuring Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr
Luke Bryan featuring Lee Brice and Cole Swindell
Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour, featuring Capital Cities, Kasey Musgraves, Tegan & Sarah, Becky G Ferras

BREAKTHROUGH
Arcade Fire
Florida Georgia Line
OneRepublic 

TOP COMEDY TOUR
Jeff Dunham
Micky Flanagan
Barry Humphries (Dame Edna) 

TOP BOXSCORE
Paul McCartney - Tokyo Dome - Nov. 18-19, 21
One Direction - Croke Park, Dublin - May 23-25
Rolling Stones - Tokyo Dome - Feb. 26, March 4, 6 



TOP FESTIVAL
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA
Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

TOP ARENA
Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
O2 Arena, London, England 

TOP VENUE - UNDER 10,000 SEATS
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV
Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY 

TOP VENUE - UNDER 5,000 SEATS
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA 

TOP CLUB
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
House of Blues, Boston, MA
House of Blues, Orlando, FL 

TOP AMPHITHEATER
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA 

TOP PROMOTER
AEG Live
Live Nation Entertainment
Ocesa 

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.)
Another Planet Entertainment
C3 Presents
Move Concerts

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (INTERNATIONAL)
Dainty Group
SJM Concerts
T4F- Time For Fun 

TOP AGENCY
Creative Artists Agency
Paradigm
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment 

TOP MANAGER
Modest! Management
Roc Nation
Wright Entertainment Group

CONCERT MARKETING & PROMOTION AWARD
Luke Bryan/Cabela’s
Steve Aoki/Bud Light Platinum
Hunter Hayes/Conagra
Billy Joel/Citi at Madison Square Garden
Music Midtown/Coke Zero with The List
Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour/Staples
Blake Shelton/JCPenney


The Eagles, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones are among the artists who will vie for honors at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, scheduled for November 20 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.


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