Vivid Seats App Found to Have Numerous “Critical” Security Flaws
A report by the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) found that the Vivid Seats app had a number of what it deemed “critical vulnerabilities” due to use of open source code. The report, which examined the ten most popular applications in the main categories available on... Read more
Hurricane Florence Causes Numerous Cancellations Along Expected Track
A number of concert and sporting events have been postponed or cancelled as the southeast prepares for the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence, currently a Category 4 storm. Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, and Jason Aldean are among the artists to call off performances, while a number of NCAA... Read more
Craig Carton Subpoenas Venues for Documents in Fraud Case
Craig Carton, the former WFAN radio host charged with operating a ticketing Ponzi scheme, says that his business was a real one and that documents from the operators of the Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum will prove it. Carton, who resigned from his duties as co-host of the “Boomer... Read more
Rapper Mac Miller Dies at 26 From Apparent Drug Overdose
This past Friday, the 26-year-old rapper Mac Miller died from an apparent drug overdose in his Los Angeles home. “Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” his family said in a statement. “He was a bright light... Read more
New York Attorney General Sued by TicketNetwork, Ticket Galaxy
TicketNetwork and Ticket Galaxy have filed simultaneous lawsuits against acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, according to press releases issued by both Connecticut-based companies. The lawsuits were filed in reaction to what the companies characterize as a “deeply flawed interpretation of New York State Law,” as it pertains... Read more
Viagogo Skips UK Parliament Hearing, Citing Pending CMA Court Action
Citing the recent decision by the UK Competition and Markets Authority to bring court action against it, Viagogo opted against showing up for a hearing in front of British Parliament regarding the live music and secondary ticketing sector. The move, according to a letter from Prabhat Shah of the... Read more
Nebraska Football Keeping Ticket Money for Cancelled Akron Game
Nebraska’s athletics department is apparently planning on keeping every penny for the team’s ill-fated season opening tilt against Akron, despite the game being cancelled due to bad weather just after its opening kickoff last weekend. The excuse? Apparently because tickets were sold on the secondary market. Lightning, occurring right... Read more
Ed Sheeran’s Management Sued for Alleged Fraud by Viagogo
Viagogo has filed a lawsuit against concert promoter Kilimanjaro Live, claiming that the company committed fraud in setting up fake stalls at Ed Sheeran tour stops, inviting fans who purchased tickets legally from the resale company to verify their validity, only to cancel them and force fans to purchase... Read more
Ice Cube Show Goes On After Man Denied Entry Shot by Deputies
A California man was shot by a San Diego County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday after pulling a gun and firing several shots after he was told he couldn’t buy a ticket to a sold-out Ice Cube concert later that evening, according to several outlets. The man, identified as 22-year-old... Read more
Viagogo Taken to Court by UK Competition and Markets Authority
The Competition and Markets Authority has formally begun court proceedings against Viagogo in the United Kingdom, accusing the resale marketplace of anti-consumer practices. The industry watchdog is seeking an interim enforcement order that would put a stop to some aspects of the company’s business until the full trial takes... Read more