Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Wembley Arena's Masters tournament will relocate

First time in this historic building from Wembley Arena's Masters tournament will relocate in January 2012.

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn said: “Alexandra Palace is an absolutely fantastic venue, as we’ve found by staging the World Darts Championship there. We’ve seen record ticket sales for the darts and I’m expecting to see the same for the snooker.”

Alexandra Palace will perform host to the snooker elite, also including sporting greats Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby and John Higgins.

Rebecca Kane, managing director of Alexandra Palace Trading Limited, said: “2012 will be a big year for all those working at the Palace and we are proud and honoured that the year will start in such spectacular fashion with The Masters at Ally Pally.”

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Wembley Arena concert "supergig" for Japan

Promoter Live Nation, Japan earthquake and tsunami victims for failing to save enough artists draw the music.
Organisers called off a big "supergig", which happened in Japan for use in the relief efforts is planned. Live Nation was allegedly in London's Wembley Arena concert, which was broadcast around the world to be "unable to secure artists".

Promoters had been recording alongside major labels Sony and Universal on April 14 to organize a big fundraiser to include world-class artists with planning.

According to sources, It was to be "a huge global spectacle" and "the biggest concert in years". "No names have been confirmed yet but the organisers are expecting a massive response from acts of all eras."

Unfortunately, those names failed to materialise. A spokesperson for Live Nation told Music Week, "[With just] days to go to the proposed Concert for Japan, sadly we are in a position where we have been unable to secure the artists required to produce the worldwide TV broadcast that we had hoped for and have therefore very reluctantly decided to proceed no further".

Wembley Arena headline to confirmed acts include Beady Eye, the gig also featured Graham Coxon, Paul Weller, Richard Ashcroft, and Primal Scream performing with guest bassist Glenn Matlock, from the Sex Pistols

Despite the cancellation of mega profit, a small ceremony on Sunday night was held at London Brixton Academy, British Red Cross tsunami appeal for Japan will gather donations.