Internet Outage Derails The Weeknd Tour Opener at Last Minute
A massive internet access outage in Canada caused the postponement of the first show on The Weeknd’s long-anticipated tour, which was announced just hours before it was due to start over the weekend in Toronto. Initial hopes to simply have fans print off their tickets before heading to the... Read more
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Plot First Leg of U.S. Tour Dates
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced the first leg of their long-awaited 2023 tour dates early Tuesday, following last month’s European tour date drop. The band’s plans will take them on two segments of shows on this side of the Atlantic in 2023, with the first leg... Read more
FIFA World Cup Tickets Enter Final Sales Phase; 1.8M Sold Already
Those hoping to attend the FIFA World Cup in 2022 are down to their last (official) shot, as ticket sales entered their final phase before the tournament takes place later this year. FIFA says that more than 1.8 million tickets have already been distributed for the World Cup, which... Read more
New York Ticketing Law Banning “Drip Fees” Signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul
Updates to the New York ticketing law for live events were signed into law this week by Gov. Kathy Hochul, bringing several changes to the arts and cultural affairs laws of the state that will be in place through at least 2025. Changes to the current ticketing ecosystem in... Read more
StubHub parent Viagogo Hit With $24M Fine by Italian Regulator
Viagogo, the parent company of StubHub‘s North American businesses, was hit with a massive fine by authorities in Italy. Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) levied a 23.5 million euros ($24.8 million) penalty against the company on June 23 for violations of strict ticket resale laws in the... Read more
StubHub System Update Jams Transactions for Partners, Customers
A StubHub systems update has led to numerous issues for clients, partners, and consumers dating back more than a week, the ticket resale marketplace confirmed Friday. Issues have included problems with barcode validation for box offices, mapping issues for events and venues, and consumers showing up to events unable... Read more
North American Host Cities for FIFA World Cup 2026 Revealed
The destinations for world football (soccer) fans for the summer of 2026 were determined on Thursday, as FIFA announced the host cities and stadiums for the World Cup. The event, which returns to North America for the first time since 1994, will be jointly hosted by the Canada, Mexico,... Read more
Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts Announce Lineups; Tickets on Sale
Tribute concerts for late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will be taking place this fall, and organizers announced a star-studded lineup of guests. The concerts, which will take place on September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London and September 27 at Kia Forum in Los Angeles, have tickets on... Read more
Lightning-Avalanche Matchup Makes for High Stanley Cup Ticket Prices
The puck drops Wednesday on the Stanley Cup Finals, and fans are paying a big premium on tickets this year, with prices already as high as any tracked in more than a decade, according to data from Ticket Club. The Tampa Bay Lightning, who are looking for a third... Read more
Soccer Champions Tour to Bring Real Madrid, Barcelona & Others to U.S.
Top clubs from around the globe are heading to the United States for the new Soccer Champions Tour, announced Friday by AEG. The tour will feature five clubs playing in five games in four major cities in the western half of the country in a nine-day span in late... Read more