New York Yankees tickets topped both the Top Sports Events and Top Combined Events charts for the week of June 9 – June 15, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings. With a power score of 3.21, the Yankees climbed four positions from last week to attain top event status.... Read more
Pop star George Michael, whose latest tour has experienced slow initial ticket sales, said recently he is retiring from touring, to seek a “quieter life” away from the public eye. In an interview with the BBC, Michael said, “Mainly the reason is because I’m 45 and I think pop... Read more
If you have watched even a minute of this year’s NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, you have heard all about the history as well as all about the great players and games of the past. You’ve seen the celebrities from Denzel Washington to... Read more
The secondary ticket market will increase its worth by 50 percent to become a $4.5 billion market by 2012. Statistics from Forrester Research, which were presented to ticket brokers at a meeting hosted by TicketsNow and Ticketmaster in Las Vegas last month, support this prediction. TicketNews provided exclusive coverage... Read more
True to June trends, it was another slow week on Broadway with total box office receipts of $18,239,680, up from last week’s gross of $17,595,100. Last year, the Way was enjoying $20,419,513 for the same week. Young Frankenstein is not reporting financials, but Variety estimates its box office at... Read more
“Ticketmaster Appoints Brian Regan Chief Financial Officer” WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (PRNewswire) June 10, 2008 – Ticketmaster today announced the appointment of Brian Regan to executive vice president and chief financial officer effective June 9, 2008. Mr. Regan joins Ticketmaster from Expedia, where he most recently served as senior vice... Read more
Sen. Barack Obama has not only locked up the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, he also secured support from a musical icon known for his ardent stand on social issues. In a recent interview with The London Times, Bob Dylan, currently on tour, claimed Obama “redefines the nature of politics... Read more
“StubHub Partners With NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy to Offer Fans Unforgettable NBA Finals Experience” SAN FRANCISCO, CA (StubHub) June 10, 2008 – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, announced a partnership with NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy and Worthy Partners for a fundraising campaign to benefit... Read more
Earlier today, thousands of New York Yankees fans, who are eagerly awaiting their All Star Game tickets, received a scare when an automated telephone “blast” notified them that their All Star tickets had not been paid for. The notifications prompted armies of irate fans who had paid for their... Read more
Boston Celtics ticket sales topped the charts for the week of June 2 – June 8, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings. As the Celtics topped the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, they also rose three positions in the top events rankings to achieve... Read more