Live Nation Dominates Billboard Touring Awards

11/13/2006

Company Named Top Promoter, Winning Seven Awards in All: Top Club, Top Amphitheater, Creative Content, and Producer of Tours for Top Tour and Top Draw Winner The Rolling Stones and Top Boxscore Winner Madonna

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), the world's leading live entertainment company, dominated the 2006 Billboard Touring Awards which were held on Thursday, November 9 in New York City, taking home seven awards in all including Top Promoter of the Year.

Live Nation also enjoyed honors for Top Tour and Top Draw for The Rolling Stones, "A Bigger Bang" tour, which was produced by Michael Cohl's Concert Productions International, and Top Boxscore winner Madonna at Wembley Arena, London, which was produced by Live Nation Global Music Chairman Arthur Fogel and his The Next Adventure global touring division.

Other Live Nation wins for the evening included a special Creative Content award for Cirque du Soleil's "Delirium" arena tour, as well as two venue awards, one for Top Club for House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ, and Top Amphitheatre for Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY.

"These awards are very meaningful to the thousands of dedicated and creative employees who are working so hard to make Live Nation the best live entertainment company in the world," said Michael Rapino, Live Nation's Chief Executive Officer. "Billboard's commitment to the live music business is exemplary and plays a crucial role in reporting the evolution of our industry."

About Live Nation

Live Nation is the world's leading live entertainment company, annually connecting more than 67 million fans with their favorite performers at over 33,000 events. We are the largest producer of live concerts in the world, the second-largest venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. Live Nation creates superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate and/or have booking rights for more than 170 venues, including the House of Blues-branded music venues and prestigious locations such as San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London's Apollo Theatre and Wembley Arena. Live Nation's websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." For more information regarding concerts near you, Live Nation and its businesses, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.

SOURCE Live Nation

John Vlautin of Live Nation, +1-310-867-7127, johnvlautin@livenation.com

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