Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY, Earnings per Share (Details)

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY, Earnings per Share (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2012
Mar. 31, 2011
Computation of basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share [Abstract]    
Net loss attributable to Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.- basic and diluted $ (69,150) $ (48,460)
Weighted average common shares-basic (in shares) 186,522,000 176,293,000
Effect of Diluted Securities: [Abstract]    
Stock options, restricted stock and warrants (in shares) 0 0
2.875% convertible senior notes (in shares) 0 0
Weighted average common shares-diluted (in shares) 186,522,000 176,293,000
Basic and diluted net loss per common share (in dollars per share) $ (0.37) $ (0.27)