TicketNews TV looks at StubHub UK, concert tours
The launch of StubHub’s new UK ticket marketplace and a look at Neil Diamond’s 2012 tour are among the stories discussed in the latest edition of TicketNews TV. StubHub released the beta-version of its UK site earlier this month, with plans to launch the full site in the first... Read more
Mötley Crüe confirms Las Vegas residency, ticket sales
The men of Mötley Crüe are the latest recording artists to undertake a Sin City residency. The hard rock foursome will play a dozen dates at The Joint, the 4,000-capacity concert venue within the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Residency events are scheduled February 3-5, 8, 10-12,... Read more
Fan Freedom Project interviews frustrated Radiohead fans
The ticketing policy Radiohead recently instituted for the band’s two sold-out New York shows drew the ire of several unnamed fans in videotaped interviews filmed by the consumer advocacy group Fan Freedom Project (FFP). For the band’s September 28 and 29 shows at the Roseland Ballroom, Radiohead required fans... Read more
New Orleans Saints fans worry about counterfeit tickets
New Orleans Saints fans are being warned to be careful before buying tickets to see the team play in the Superdome, even if the reseller says he obtained them from Ticketmaster’s TicketExchange. Some fans reportedly have fallen victim to scams already this season, often times from street scalpers selling... Read more
Paperless ticketing bill in Massachusetts gains support
Supporters of a proposal to regulate ticket resale in Massachusetts far outnumbered opponents of the bill during a public hearing this week, a show of strength that could help the legislation eventually become law. No immediate decision was reached at the hearing before the state legislature’s Joint Committee on... Read more
TicketNews TV reports from 2011 Ticket Summit Las Vegas
A recap of the most recent version of the Ticket Summit trade show and conference is the focus of a special edition of TicketNews TV. Correspondent Kim Crandall reports that more than 750 ticketing professionals and other live entertainment executives attended the three-day event in July at the Venetian... Read more
Ticketmaster’s latest social media effort: Facebook tagging
Looking to expand its social commerce efforts, Ticketmaster has begun helping fans find where their friends are sitting at events with a new Facebook interactive seat map application. The app allows fans to tag themselves with their seat location on one of Ticketmaster’s 9,000-plus interactive seat maps, and then... Read more
Could Thinglink image-tagging technology revolutionize ticket selling?
A new image-linking technology that makes Web pictures interactive could help ticket resellers move significantly more ticket inventory, and brokers are beginning to take notice. Thinglink, a Helsinki, Finland-based technology company, offers a free application programing interface (API) product that allows users to easily embed rich media tags in... Read more
Nebraska family hopes to get Sugarland tickets from defunct ticket brokerage
A Nebraska family who thought they had been ripped off after they bought Sugarland tickets that were never delivered from a local broker may be lucking out. The Girard family of Peru, NE, paid $250 to Omaha-based VIP Tickets Midwest for three tickets to see an upcoming show by... Read more
Rihanna, Live Nation nix refunds after fire-shortened concert
Fans of singer Rihanna, upset following her recent shortened concert in Dallas, learned this week that they will not be receiving refunds. In a statement, Live Nation, the show’s promoter, said it had no plans to issue refunds, and though Rihanna tweeted after the concert that she’d like to... Read more