Mariah Carey Sued By Promoter For Last-Minute Cancellations
Mariah Carey is in a ticket-related legal battle, as the promoters related to a pair of canceled 2016 concerts in Argentina and Chile have sued the diva, claiming that she cancelled the shows at the last minute due to poor sales for shows in Brazil, then claimed the cancellations... Read more
StubHub Price Disclosure Recommended for FTC Review by Ad Industry Watchdog
The way which prices are displayed on has drawn the ire of the National Advertising Division, which announced this week that it has referred the matter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for review. According to the NAD, the company first requested that StubHub pricing be altered to... Read more
Super Bowl LII Face Value Prices Reportedly Range from $1-5K
A report from Yahoo Sports citing “a source with intimate knowledge of this year’s Super Bowl ticket release” indicates that the face value on seats for Super Bowl LII will range from $950 for the upper nosebleeds to $5,000 for top-end club seats. Those are obviously mostly just an... Read more
Dissecting the Songkick Settlement: Why did Live Nation Wait?
It’s been a couple of days, and I’m still confused about one central thing about Live Nation’s Friday announcement that it had settled its litigation with Songkick, purchasing remaining company assets from its one-time competitor. Why did it take so long to happen? Why after embarrassing dirty laundry was... Read more
Merriweather Post Pavilion Suffers Roof Collapse
The roof of Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion collapsed early Saturday morning, crashing to the earth but thankfully not injuring anyone, as it occurred in the middle of the night. The damage will require the roof to be replaced entirely, but it should not have any impact the venue’s upcoming... Read more
Breaking: Live Nation, Songkick Settle Pending Lawsuit
Live Nation announced via a Friday afternoon press release that it had come to a settlement agreement with Complete Entertainment Resources Group, Inc. and related entities formerly known as Songkick. Live Nation acquired assets including what was formerly Songkick’s ticketing commerce platform, API applications and patent portfolio. Songkick, which... Read more
Ticketmaster Fires Back at Prestige Entertaiment Attempt to Dismiss Bot Suit
Ticketmaster fought back against an attempt to have its suit against Prestige Entertainment and related entities dismissed on Monday in a California federal court. Prestige, which Ticketmaster alleges bought millions of dollars in tickets using automated “bots” to then resell on the secondary market, filed a motion to dismiss in... Read more
Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour Prices Better on Secondary Market Than Primary
Already controversial for the weaponizing of the “Verified Fan” program, jacking prices way up before the general sale, and seeing scathing headlines after failing to sell out a single date after all the hype, Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour has another issue to contend with. Prices to see the “Look... Read more
Killers Concert in Quebec Marred by Major Entry Delays, Power Outages
A 3:47 AM tweet Sunday morning from The Killers succinctly wrapped up what had been a pretty rough night for all involved: “The crowd was electric. The venue was not.” That tweet followed what had been a fantastic show by the band, which thankfully salvaged what apparently was a... Read more
Bonnaroo 2018 Lineup Announced: Eminem, The Killers Headline
Eminem, fresh off a new album and catching headlines for his frequent criticism (to put it mildly) of President Trump, has been announced as one of the headlining acts of Bonnaroo 2018 , which dropped its performer list on Tuesday morning. It is his second time playing the festival... Read more