Live Nation Asks Judge to Dismiss Latest Antitrust Lawsuit
Live Nation Entertainment’s lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the company of anti-competitive practices, arguing that it is similar to other lawsuits that were forced into arbitration and should be dealt with similarly. A motion filed in federal court Tuesday by the entertainment giant’s lawyers... Read more
Live Nation, Sports Orgs Fight Consumer Ticket Rights in Georgia
Professional sports teams and promoters including Live Nation Entertainment have come out strong in opposition to proposed legislation in Georgia that would protect consumer rights on tickets they’ve purchased. Industry representatives and lobbyists have shown up in force to a pair of committee hearings in Georgia this week, hoping... Read more
Report: Live Nation Spent 5X More on Lobbying Than Anyone in Ticketing
In recent years, a litany of voices have called for better consumer-friendly regulation on ticketing and the live events industry as a whole. From consumer advocates to state and national legislators on all ends of the political spectrum and even actual regulatory agencies like the FTC, efforts to push... Read more
National Poll: Americans Want Better Protection of Consumer Ticket Rights
A recently released national poll showed that consumers in the United States strongly support better protection of their rights related to tickets they’ve purchased. They believe that once they have purchased tickets, they own them – and shouldn’t be restricted from using them as they see fit without any... Read more
Fans Complain Over Sky-High Ticket Prices For The Weeknd Tour Dates
When The Weeknd wiped out his long postponed tour and announced he would be moving from arenas into stadiums in 2022, some fans were worried that would bring with it a big increase in price. Apparently, they were right. Fans have taken to social media as The Weeknd After... Read more
BTS Vegas Sells Out as Ticketmaster Verified Fan Fails Fans (Again)
Tickets for BTS Permission to Dance On Stage – Las Vegas sold out in hours Wednesday, as the four-day affair at Allegiant Stadium saw its first presale. That presale, open only to BTS “Army” fan club members who submitted to the Ticketmaster “Verified Fan” program for access, wrapped late... Read more
Report: Weekends With Adele May Be Rescheduled Soon
Had it not been abruptly postponed at the last minute in January, the Weekends With Adele residency in Las Vegas would be just about at its midpoint, with seven weeks to go at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace. The residency remains in limbo, but reports are trickling out that... Read more
Survey: Floridians Overwhelmingly Support Ticket Transfer Reform Bill
Florida residents overwhelmingly support legislation aimed at requiring consumer choice from ticket sellers related to restrictive mobile-only ticketing systems. A survey of 500 Floridians showed that eight in ten support a law that would require companies offer tickets in a freely transferable format. There are two bills progressing through... Read more
Georgia Legislation Proposes Consumer-Friendly Ticket Transfer Reform
Georgia is among the states looking to put consumer-friendly ticket resale reform into law this year, with Senate Bill 495 introduced earlier this month. The bill is similar to legislation under consideration in Florida, in that it introduces a requirement for consumer choice in the format that a ticket... Read more
White Sox Insiders Get Probation in Ticket Fraud Case
A pair of former Chicago White Sox employees were given probation last week in a case where they had stolen tickets from the team and passed them to a ticket broker who sold them on resale marketplaces. The broker had previously been sentenced to a year and a half... Read more