MSG Says Opposing Lawyers Still Banned, Despite Judge Ruling
Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSG) is continuing to ban lawyers representing clients who are suing the organization from its events and venues, despite a judge saying they were breaking the law by doing so in a ruling issued this week. MSG, which manages the eponymous Madison Square Garden in... Read more
Ticketmaster Taylor Swift Presale Debacle Angers Everyone
The presale for the highly anticipated Taylor Swift “Eras” tour began on Tuesday, and it was a fiasco for Ticketmaster, with errors galore. Fans howled and even politicians weighed in as the process failed due to “high demand” for the pop star’s first full scale tour since her Reputation... Read more
Judge Limits MSG’s Opposing Lawyer Ban; Appeal Planned
A New York judge ruled on Monday that Madison Square Garden Entertainment is limited in its ability ban lawyers representing clients who are suing the organization from attending events in its venues. Despite Monday’s ruling, MSG indicated its plans to continue to ban lawyers engaged in litigation against them... Read more
Garth Brooks/Plus One Las Vegas Residency Coming in 2023
With his lengthy Stadium Tour done, Garth Brooks is turning his sights on sin city. The country superstar announced the Garth Brooks/Plus One residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, opening in 2023. Thrilled to announce Garth Brooks/Plus ONE coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Vegas Residency... Read more
Anti-Ticketmaster Coalition Blasts “Monopoly Run Amuck”
The Break Up Ticketmaster Coalition issued a blistering statement last week in the wake of Live Nation’s record Q3 earnings report, characterizing the entertainment giant as a fueling its record returns by harnessing “monopoly power run amuck.” The group is campaigning to see the Department of Justice take action... Read more
Vivid Seats, Others Failing NY Ticketing Changes, Per Skoufis
New York Senator James Skoufis didn’t mince words in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, indicating that in his view, a large percentage of ticketing companies aren’t fulfilling their obligation to changes in New York’s ticketing regulations that require all-in pricing and disclosures of the face value for ticket... Read more
Taylor Swift Adds Another Batch of Dates to Sprawling “Eras” Tour
Taylor Swift added another large chunk of dates to her now sprawling 2023 Eras Tour stadium run, all of which were either the second or third (or more) show in the city. The tour, Swift’s first since 2018, has swelled to a whopping 52 concerts, with every city seeing... Read more
“Chaos” at Dua Lipa Show as Mobile Ticketing Strands Thousands
An outage in the mobile-only ticketing system in Sydney, Australia left thousands of Dua Lipa fans stranded outside of her show, which was delayed while it was worked out. The outage took place on Wednesday night at Qudos Bank Arena, according to multiple reports. The outage was on the... Read more
SeatGeek Expands NBA Presence With Utah Jazz Partnership
SeatGeek announced its second major professional sports franchise partnership in just three days on Thursday, revealing a deal that makes it the primary box office partner for the Utah Jazz and their home arena. The deal will bring SeatGeek to Vivint Arena as Official Ticketing partner in a multi-year... Read more
SeatGeek Adds Baltimore Ravens to NFL Primary Clients List
The Baltimore Ravens decided its deal with Ticketmaster was nevermore this week, opting instead to make a deal with SeatGeek to handle its primary ticketing box office duties in a multi-year partnership. The ticketing deal is the fifth for SeatGeek in the NFL, and will also include ticketing all... Read more