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
Kanye West, Drake to Perform Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert
Kanye West, now formally known as “Ye,” announced that he and Drake would be anchoring a “Free Larry Hoover” benefit concert in Los Angeles on December 9. The performance will “raise awareness and support for Larry Hoover and the cause of prison and sentencing reform,” according to the concert... Read more
Oak View Group Announces Completion of Spectra Acquisition
The blockbuster venue management deal between Oak View Group and Spectra has closed, following the completion of a review by the Department of Justice, which was received November 15. The deal brings together the massive venue management and hospitality services capabilities of Spectra under the Oak View Group umbrella.... Read more
Live Nation, Apple, Travis Scott Targeted by $2 Billion Astroworld Lawsuit
After seeing a $750 million lawsuit filed earlier this week in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, Live Nation Entertainment is staring down another lawsuit filed Thursday in the wake of the event, this one seeking more than double that in damages – $2 billion. The complaint was filed... Read more
New $750M Lawsuit Latest Legal Woe for Live Nation in Astroworld’s Wake
The fallout from the Astroworld Festival continues for Live Nation Entertainment, which was among those targeted by a massive lawsuit announced this week seeking $750 million in damages. Beyond that and hundreds of other lawsuits already filed in the wake of the tragedy that saw hundreds injured in a... Read more
Houston Chief: Live Nation’s Astroworld Security Staffing Records “Not Good”
Records turned over by Live Nation Entertainment regarding the staffing of important security positions for the Astroworld Festival were “just not good” according to Houston’s Chief of Police Troy Finner at a news conference this week. The event had hundreds of police officers working in addition to private security,... Read more
All Astroworld Tickets to Be Refunded Following Tragedy
After tragedy struck Saturday at Astroworld in Houston, all ticket-holders will be refunded, according to an announcement Monday by event organizers. The event was abruptly halted with Travis Scott on stage Saturday night as panic erupted in the tightly-packed crowd, leading to hundreds of injuries and the deaths of... Read more
Tragedy at Astroworld in Houston the Latest Safety Lapse at Live Nation Event
Ten concertgoers are dead and scores more were injured on Friday during a crowd crush at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston. The event, which took place on the grounds of NRG Stadium, saw around 50,000 attend, and turned tragic when packed audience members got caught in a surge... Read more