Live Nation finishes buying House of Blues


Live Nation has completed its $354 million acquisition of the House of Blues chain, announced in July (HR 7/6). With the closing of the deal, Live Nation -- Clear Channel Entertainment's onetime concert division -- now owns, operates or has booking rights for 10 House of Blues venues in major U.S. markets; the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver; and eight amphitheaters in the U.S. and Canada.