Sky-High “Dynamic” Adele Ticket Prices Sting “Verified” Fans
After much speculation and a full day’s delay from its original plan of going out Tuesday, the presale for Verified Fans to Adele’s Weekends With Adele residency in Las Vegas went off Wednesday. Organizers never formally released any ticket prices, but speculation was that the average for the room... Read more
New Jersey Legislature Committees Advance Ticket Consumer Choice Act
The New Jersey Ticket Consumer Choice act was advanced out of committees by both the senate (S376) and assembly (A3194) on Monday, the latest step in the efforts to improve consumer rights on tickets in the Garden State. The Assembly bill passed through the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the... Read more
Live Nation Closes Purchase of Ocesa, World’s 3rd Largest Promoter
The rich got officially richer this week, as Live Nation announced the closure of its purchase of a controlling majority of Mexico-based promoter OCESA Entretenimiento. The deal, which was in progress for several years and then delayed by COVID, brought the world’s largest live events promoter a 51% share... Read more
“New Jersey Ticket Consumer Choice Act” In Hearings This Week
New Jersey legislators are considering two bills that could bring consumer ticket rights in line with neighboring states New York and Connecticut this week. Billed as the New Jersey Ticket Consumer Choice Act, the parallel bills propose to add to New Jersey’s books protections and privileges for consumers that... Read more
Travis Scott, Live Nation, ASM Global Hire Lawyers for Astroworld Lawsuits
With lawsuits continuing to pile up in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy last month, Travis Scott and Live Nation Entertainment have both brought in high profile legal representation, according to numerous reports. Hundreds of legal actions have already been filed in the aftermath of the Houston festival, which... Read more
Aggressive Ticket Prices Kills Demand for Ye & Drake Benefit Concert
Drake and Ye (perhaps still better known as Kanye West) may have put aside their beef in performing a concert together next week, but the ticket pricing strategy seems to have gone very wrong despite the presence of two mega-stars on the bill. Sky-high ticket prices as well as... Read more
“Weekends With Adele” Las Vegas Residency Announced; Tickets On Sale Soon
Adele will be calling Las Vegas home for at least part of 2022, as the singer has announced plans for a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace running from January to April. Weekends With Adele tickets are on sale beginning December 7. Speculation has been high regarding the... Read more
BTS Fans Cry Foul Over Last-Minute Release of Held-Back Tickets
Wildly popular K-Pop group BTS got back to the stage in front of live audiences this weekend, performing its Permission to Dance: On Stage shows at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Excitement was certainly high – according to media reports, some fans were at the venue more than a... Read more
Two Security Guards Sue Astroworld Organizers, Alleging Poor Preparation
A pair of security guards have joined the wide array of parties to have filed lawsuits in the wake of the Astroworld Festival tragedy, naming 28 parties in the complaint including Live Nation Entertainment, Travis Scott, Cactus Jack Records, and the security companies that were hired to staff the... Read more
Chuck D Rips Live Nation for Trying to Dodge Astroworld Blame
Public Enemy frontman Chuck D pulled no punches in an open letter addressing the Astroworld tragedy. The rapper and orator berated the entertainment giant for not taking full accountability for the tragedy, instead allowing Travis Scott to shoulder a huge amount of public criticism for events that occured while... Read more