Broadway Launches Daily Show Updates Amid COVID Cancellations
Broadway has launched a daily tracker of what shows are performing, an effort to keep consumers aware of what shows are on amid a wave of COVID-related cancellations. The website, accessible via bwaytoday.com, is updated daily and shows performances across the Broadway world for the next seven days. Despite... Read more
Rapper Fatally Stabbed at Live Nation Festival in California
A rapper named Darrell Caldwell, who performed under the stage name Drakeo the Ruler was fatally stabbed at the Once Upon a Time in LA event in Los Angeles, later dying of the wounds he sustained in the altercation. The incident happened on Saturday evening in a backstage area... Read more
Broadway Schedule Rocked by COVID Breakthrough Cases
Broadway has been dealing with an unwelcome interloper in recent weeks, as COVID has taken center stage, to the chagrin of performers and consumers alike. Breakthrough infections of COVID-19 have caused numerous cancellations of scheduled performances, despite stringent requirements for both performers and audiences to be fully vaccinated against... Read more
MEGASeats Announced as Official Ticket Resale Marketplace of ECHL
MEGASeats has been named the “Official Ticket Resale Marketplace of the ECHL” for the league’s 2021-22 season. The league announced the designation on Thursday, effective for the remainder of the season, which runs through mid-April, followed by the Kelly Cup Playoffs. As part of the agreements, MEGASeats will offer... Read more
Ticketmaster System Outage Threatens Ability to Purchase, Use or Transfer Tickets
Ticketmaster hasn’t exactly been having a banner week, and reports of widespread outages on its systems Friday aren’t likely to make things any better. Multiple problems are being reported on social media and within Ticketmaster’s own properties, which could mean serious trouble for consumers needing to access tickets that... Read more
Olivia Rodrigo Fans Fume Over Sour Tour Ticketmaster “Verified Fan” Failures
Another day, another fan base furious at Ticketmaster and its “Verified Fan” system. Olivia Rodrigo fans were all over Twitter Friday morning, angry at Ticketmaster and “Verified Fan” following an extraordinarily stressful, buggy, and failure-prone ticket sales process, this one for her long-awaited Sour Tour dates in the United... Read more
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