Tennessee Titans Switch Ticketing Systems to SeatGeek
SeatGeek was announced as the new ticketing service provider for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans on Monday, bringing the platform its sixth client in the National Football League. The deal will include SeatGeek’s being the primary box office system for all Titans contests for the 2023 NFL season as well... Read more
After Consumer-Friendly Revisions, Colorado Ticket Bill Supported
Consumer advocates have come out in support of an amended version of a bill in Colorado that will reshape the regulations surrounding live events and ticketing this week. The bill, SB23-060, initially drew sharp rebuke from many after it was initially drafted, due to what many said was a... Read more
Adele Adds New Dates to Las Vegas “Weekends” Residency
Adele isn’t quite ready to have her “weekends” be over, as the singer announced more than 30 new dates in Las Vegas between June and November. Weekends With Adele wrapped its initial (delayed) run of performances this past weekend, but will return for another encore, including plans for a... Read more
Ticket Titans Azoff, Dolan, and Garth Brooks Attack U.S. Senate on Stage at Pollstar Conference
In January, the US Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on the ticket market, providing a bipartisan slamming of Ticketmaster and Live Nation for decreasing competition in the market by controlling venues, tickets and artists. The next month Senators Amy Klobuchar (Democrat) and Mike Lee (Republican) – Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee... Read more
Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Canada Over Drake Tour Ticket Prices
Fans looking to buy tickets last week to Drake’s upcoming tour were shocked by surged ticket prices, and at least some are turning to the legal system to hold Ticketmaster accountable. A Montreal-based law firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of consumers, alleging that the ticketing giant “intentionally... Read more
Federal “Junk Fee” Law Introduced; Fees, Holdbacks Targeted
Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced new federal legislation this week that could have significant impact on how ticketing works across the United States. The “Junk Fee Prevention Act” proposes to eliminate excessive hidden and unnecessary fees imposed on consumers. Beyond requiring transparency on fees across... Read more
StubHub Joins White House Panel Advocating “Junk Fee” Reform
In its quest to reform the consumer experience and end “junk fees” in multiple industries, the White House held a bipartisan discussion Tuesday, making the case for stronger regulations surrounding the practice. StubHub participated in the discussion surrounding the proposed regulations, which one official called both popular among consumers... Read more
Report: AEG Pushing for End of Exclusive Ticketing Contracts
According to Billboard, bad blood over the Taylor Swift Eras Tour has pitted industry giant AEG against fellow industry giant Live Nation Entertainment in the backroom battle over the future of ticketing legislation and regulation. AEG, based in Denver, is notably absent among the industry insiders who publicly support... Read more
Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar Anchor Lollapalooza ’23 Chicago
Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish have been announced among the headliners for the Chicago edition of Lollapalooza in 2023, a first for both performers. The mainstay of the festival circuit also features Red Hot Chili Peppers, ODESZA, Lana Del Rey, Karol G, The 1975, and Tomorrow X Together on... Read more
The Cure Force Ticketmaster Fee Refunds for Fans After “Outrage”
Consumers who purchased tickets during this week’s “verified fan” sale for The Cure shows in North America will see something entirely rare: Ticketmaster coughing up a refund. The Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing platform is refunding part of the fees that were drawing outrage this week when many fans pointed... Read more