| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Rap radio's reigning king Drake will bring his "Club Paradise" tour to Verizon Center on May 25, it was announced today.
J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, French Montana and 2 Chainz will join the Young Money rapper.
For many fans, a headlining...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 1:43 PM
A traveling EDM festival might have seemed like a far-fetched notion, but Live Nation's IDentity is returning this year, with a show planned at Jiffy Lube Live again.
The festival, which last year attracted big-timer Kaskade, back when when he didn't...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 11:57 AM
The third Baltimore Beer Week came to a close Sunday. Over 300 tastings, homebrewing competitions and lectures were squeezed into the event's 11 days, sending thousands of beer lovers to bars in the city and the county. How did this year's event...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Washington's 9:30 Club, run by Bethesda-based I.M.P., and U Street Music Hall have formed a cross-venue booking alliance, the two Washington clubs said today.
They say the partnership will allow them to foster up-and-coming talent. "There will be...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 4:00 AM
The Fillmore Silver Spring just loves Wale.
The rapper, who just played the Live Nation venue in late October, will return January 1. The Fillmore bills it an "Encore." Black Cobain will open.
Wale has been recently dismissed as a sell-out by many in...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:04 AM
Coldplay will perform at the Verizon Center July 8, it was announced Thursday morning.
Update: the band added a second show, on July 9, due to "overwhelming demand," according to an announcement from Live Nation.
The show is part of the band's first...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 10:56 AM
Update: Madonna has added a second show at the Verizon Center after the first one sold out. She will now perform on September 24, a Monday, in addition to September 23. Tickets go on sale Feb. 21.
Madonna's Super Bowl performance reaffirmed that, at...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:47 AM
Jiffy Lube Live banned tailgating last spring over concern about endless tailgates and excessive drinking at its massive parking lot, Ambassadors. Fans were aghast, creating a handful of "Boycott Jiffy Lube" Facebook groups and online petitions.
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The 9:30 Club in DC, Rams Head Live in Baltimore and Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis, are among the highest-grossing clubs in the world, according to Pollstar.
The 9:30 Club ranks in second place, and Rams Head in 11th place in the trade magazine's...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:03 AM
A Baltimore man suing Live Nation has added the Lyric Opera House to the lawsuit, alleging the theater received "kickbacks" from the behemoth concert promoter. Both the Lyric and Live Nation moved to dismiss Thursday.
The lawsuit comes as Live Nation...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 5:47 PM
When Elton John played 1st Mariner Arena last year, his first Baltimore performance in more than a decade, more than 12,000 fans turned out.
Sade, opening her first American concert tour in just as many years, drew an audience just as big later in the...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 8:51 AM
Starscape headliner Skrillex will return to Baltimore this Fall.
Skrillex, who started out as the frontman of a California emo band, has become one of the most recognized names in dubstep. He's been making the festival rounds this year, appearing at both...