Billboard will honor the industry’s top artists, venues and professionals of the year at the annual Billboard Touring Awards reception. These awards are based primarily on the Billboard Boxscore chart, recognizing true box office success and industry achievement between October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013.
Billboard also gives out its Legend of Live Award to a concert business professional who has made a significant and lasting impact on the touring business as well as its Humanitarian Award that recognizes philanthropic efforts within the touring industry, during this reception. Past Legend of Live Award recipients include: Journey, Rolling Stones producer Michael Cohl, Cellar Door Concerts founder Jack Boyle, Sir Elton John, pioneering agent Frank Barsalona, the Allman Brothers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush. Past Humanitarian Award recipients include: The Dave Matthews Band, Music Rising, Live Earth producer/CEO Kevin Wall, Jon Bon Jovi/Philadelphia Soul Foundation, Warped tour founder Kevin Lyman, Jack Johnson and Coran Capshaw.
Other key awards include the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award, the Creative Content Award and the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award.
The 2014 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists:
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
Florida Georgia Line
TOP COMEDY TOUR
Barry Humphries (Dame Edna)
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
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA
Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
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
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
House of Blues, Boston, MA
House of Blues, Orlando, FL
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
Live Nation Entertainment
TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.)
Another Planet Entertainment
TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (INTERNATIONAL)
T4F- Time For Fun
Creative Artists Agency
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Wright Entertainment Group
CONCERT MARKETING & PROMOTION AWARD
Steve Aoki/Bud Light Platinum
Billy Joel/Citi at Madison Square Garden
Music Midtown/Coke Zero with The List
Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour/Staples
For a list of 2012 winners, click HERE.
For a list of 2011 winners, click HERE.