Live Nation Wins Eight Billboard Touring Awards


  --  Top Promoter - Live Nation
  --  Top Tour - Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" tour
  --  Top Draw - Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" tour
  --  Top Boxscore - U2 at Croke Park, Dublin
  --  Top Amphitheatre - Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
  --  Breakthrough - Il Divo
  --  Top Independent Promoter (International) - Time For Fun, Sao Paulo,
      Brazil (Exclusive Partner to Live Nation)

  --  Eventful Fans' Choice Award - The Jonas Brothers

“With a concert platform operating in more than 30 countries around the world, Live Nation is uniquely positioned to produce worldwide tours by the most iconic live performers in our business and develop newer artists as they take the global stage,” said Michael Rapino. “With Madonna and U2 on the road, as well as newer touring artists like Il Divo and Jonas Brothers, 2009 has been an extraordinary year for Live Nation and the thousands of dedicated employees who help to make our events so successful for artists and fans alike.”


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

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