Broadway ticket sales were up in most theatres for the week ending May 18, just in time for the announcement of the Tony Award nominees. Total box office receipts reached $20,332,996, an increase over the previous reporting period of $18,736,548 and in line with the same period in 2007... Read more
Kanye West was forced to cancel his May 25 show at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND because of slow ticket sales and “scheduling conflicts,” according to the Fargodome’s website. Ticket sales were softer than expected, according to published reports, but were not indicated as a factor in the cancellation.... Read more
“Fanprice.com Launches New Service” LOS ANGELES, CA (PRNewswire) May 20, 2008 — Fanprice, Inc., a new ticket exchange that lets fans set the price they want to pay for tickets, announces the launch of their revolutionary new service, Fanprice.com. The company will celebrate its national debut at the annual... Read more
“The E-Center Moves to Ticketmaster” SALT LAKE CITY, UT (PRNewswire) May 20, 2008 — The E-Center selected Ticketmaster, the world’s leading ticketing and marketing company, to serve as the exclusive ticketing provider for all events held at the venue. Under terms of the multi-year agreement, Ticketmaster is providing the... Read more
Ticket brokers are again in the crosshairs of the City of Chicago in an ongoing feud over internet-based brokerages allegedly not paying sales tax on resold event tickets. The issue has percolated for the past few years, but the city has filed a lawsuit against StubHub, and its parent... Read more
“Steve Weisz, CEO & Founder of In Ticketing, Named United Nations ECOSOC Advisor. Supermodel Petra Nemcova & Weisz Honored at United Nations Gala.” San Rafael, CA (BUSINESSWIRE) May 19, 2008 – Steve Weisz, CEO & Founder of In Ticketing, was named as a Special Advisor on Renewable Energy to... Read more
The popularity of the annual American Idols Live! tour helped push the Idols onto TicketNews’s exclusive rankings charts for the week of May 12 – May 18, 2008. American Idols Live! debuted at third place on the Overall Top Events chart with a power score of 3.76. Tina Turner... Read more
Massachusetts ticket brokers anteed up more than $60,000 in 2007 in an attempt to have the state’s anti-scalping law repealed, and virtually all of it went to former accountant Richard Vitale, a close friend of Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi. The total paid to Vitale is expected to rise... Read more
Nick Bucci, the President of TicketsNow’s EventInventory division which deals directly with brokers, has left the company, though his departure has not been formally announced. Bucci’s name and biography were still on the TicketsNow website as of today, but his absence this week at the Ticketmaster/TicketsNow broker meeting was... Read more
For some fans, it can be a life long dream to have season tickets to see their favorite team year in and year out. But with teams starting to use personal seat licenses (PSLs) for their season ticket holders, that fan needs to know somebody or know a guy... Read more