In a move designed to calm some of the concerns of their ticket brokers, Ticketmaster and TicketsNow will hold a one-day conference in Las Vegas with brokers on May 13 where CEOs Sean Moriarty and Cheryl Rosner will answer questions about their companies’ relationship with the secondary ticket industry.... Read more
Peter Chantel, the former Chief Financial Officer of music merchandiser Signatures Network, Inc. (SNI) has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employers alleging that he was dismissed partly because he had knowledge SNI was “engaged in several fraudulent and unlawful practices” involving ticket distribution. The lawsuit also... Read more
Madonna’s latest world tour, dubbed the Sticky & Sweet Tour after her hot-selling album “Hard Candy,” starts hip-hopping around the globe on August 23 in Cardiff, Wales. The tour, her first world tour in two years, will be the first under her landmark 10-year, $120 million deal with Live... Read more
Alan Seiden, a New York basketball legend and former ticket broker, died Saturday, May 3, two and half years after suffering a debilitating stroke. He was 71 years old. Seiden first starred on the basketball court in the mid-1950s for the Jamaica (NY) High School team, leading them to... Read more
Soccer match tickets achieved unprecedented status this week on the international travel scene. In a first, fans traveling to Moscow for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League final on May 21 will be permitted to substitute their match ticket for a visa, the Russian government announced... Read more
“WWE® Reports 2008 First Quarter Results” STAMFORD, Conn. (World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.) May 6, 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2008. Revenues totaled $162.6 million as compared to $107.4 million in the comparable prior year quarter. Operating... Read more
The legendary Neil Diamond has edged the hit musical Wicked out of the number one position in TicketNews’s exclusive top events rankings for the week of April 28 – May 4, 2008. Diamond rose up from his second place finish last week to oust “Wicked” from its month-long run... Read more
Sweet Caroline! Legendary singer/ songwriter Neil Diamond has taken TicketNews’s exclusive Top Events Rankings by force for the week of April 21 – April 27, 2008. This living legend climbed from 15th to second place over the past week as tickets for his highly anticipated North American tour have... Read more
In the state of Massachusetts, like many states before it, ticket resale laws have been a combative political issue, but with many states lifting the regulations on reselling tickets, the Bay State may be the next in line. But, a controversy has erupted over some of the behind-the-scenes moves... Read more
“Qwest Center Omaha Renews Ticketmaster Partnership” OMAHA, Neb. (PRNewswire) May 2, 2008 — Qwest Center Omaha has renewed a long standing partnership with Ticketmaster, the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company. Ticketmaster will continue to provide sales and marketing services for Qwest Center Omaha’s full roster of... Read more