International Pop Icon P!NK Announces Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018
NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Known for her incredible and entertaining live show, international pop icon P!NK announces her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 today. The 40-date North American arena tour produced by Live Nation will start in Phoenix, AZ on March 1st and culminate in Los... Read more
Are NFL Kneeling Protests and Fan Anger Hurting Ticket Sales?
As so often happens whenever there’s a hot-button issue, folks with differing political views are having extremely divergent reactions to the recent uptick in protests by NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Originally begun quietly by then-San Francisco QB Colin Kapernick in reaction to what he... Read more
Social App Vibe Tickets Recruits Three Industry Specialists to Growing Team
London, UK – October 4, 2017- Transparent social marketplace app, Vibe Tickets has boosted its London-based team with three new appointments from within the industry. Following the recent opening of its first London office and the announcement of the company’s £1.7m investment to date, Vibe has now appointed two... Read more
Ticketmaster Sues Broker for Illegal Bot Use
On Monday, New York Daily News reports that Ticketmaster filed a lawsuit against Prestige Entertainment, a Connecticut-based broker who they allege used illegal technology to scoop up huge quantities of the most in-demand tickets in a matter of minutes for the purpose of resale above face value. Ticketmaster began... Read more
Las Vegas Concert the Site of Deadly Mass Shooting
Jason Aldean was on stage at the Route 91 harvest Music Festival on the Las Vegas strip when a man opened fire on the crowd, killing at least 50 and injuring over 200, according to the latest reporting. Over 22,000 country music fans were in attendance at the festival,... Read more
The Cher Show Set for Broadway Debut in Fall 2018
New York, NY – September 28, 2017—Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced today that The Cher Show, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago with previews beginning on June 12, 2018... Read more
Putting Fans First in the “Verified Fan” Data Mine
by Charles Kaufman, Special to Ticket News Not to let the genie out of the bottle, but the recent move towards verified ticketing has as much to do with collecting data- which will obviously be purposed for the ticket source’s marketing efforts -as it does with protecting the interests... Read more
seatXchange Debuts Mobile App in LA Market
from press release SEPTEMBER 2017, Los Angeles, CA – seatXchange, a mobile app launches in the Apple Store and on Google Play, and raised a whopping $1MM in its first few months with users rapidly signing up as the LA market ramps up to support their two debut NFL... Read more
Opinion: The Pitfalls of “Our” Preferred Secondary Partner
by Joe Rixon, Special to TicketNews Lots of teams out there have developed relationships with a “preferred secondary partner,” that they either cajole or force fans into using. The key word in the push is that it’s “Our” partner. I continually ask the question – “OK, what is in... Read more
StubHub Co-Opting Government to Fight its Foes?
With Live Nation experiencing surging profits, largely on the growth of the Ticketmaster secondary properties at the expense of StubHub, the company appears to be pinning its hopes for recovery on an unlikely ally: The United States Government. A well placed industry source indicated that efforts by Ticketmaster to... Read more