Oak View Group Announces Launch of Canadian Division
Oak View Group announced the launch of a new division focusing on the Canadian sports and entertainment business, OVG Canada. The division will be led by Tim Pistore, who will serve as President of OVG Canada after most recently working at President of UBS Arena on Long Island. As... Read more
Travis Scott, SZA, J. Cole to Headline Day N Vegas Festival in September
Travis Scott has been announced as the Sunday headliner for the Day N Vegas festival in September, the rapper’s first headlining slot for a U.S. festival since the tragedy at Houston’s Astroworld in the fall of 2021. SZA and J. Cole will headline Day N Vegas on Friday and... Read more
J-Hope of BTS, Tomorrow X Together Added to Lollapalooza Lineup
J-Hope of BTS and fellow K-Pop standouts Tomorrow X Tomorrow have been added to the lineup for Lollapalooza, notable firsts for both. J-Hope’s appearance will make him the first South Korean artist to ever headline a main stage at a major U.S. festival, while Tomorrow X Together will be... Read more
New York Passes Ticketing Law Adding “All-In” Pricing Requirement
New York’s legislature Thursday voted to approve changes to the arts and culture laws surrounding live event ticketing, adding a requirement that ticket sellers use “all-in” pricing up front with consumers that include all fees to be charged. Other changes on tap with the laws include a requirement that... Read more
NBA Finals Ticket Prices Soaring as Boston vs. Golden State Tips Off
The 2022 NBA Finals kick off on Thursday night in San Francisco, and fans are paying the highest prices – ever – for tickets to see the games. The matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors pits one of the league’s iconic franchises against its most... Read more
MLB Opens Lottery for Second Field of Dreams Game on August 11
Fans hoping to catch the second edition of the MLB at Field of Dreams contest will have their chance coming up – as long as they’re Iowa residents. The league announced that registration is now open for a chance to purchase tickets to the contest, which will feature the... Read more
Ticketmaster Apologizes After Bruce Springsteen Ticket Sales Meltdown
A “technical issue” caused serious issues during the initial ticket sale for upcoming Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tickets, prompting an apology from Ticketmaster. The Boss recently announced plans for extensive touring in 2023, including two North American legs that have yet to be announced, and a... Read more
Vivid Seats Targeted by Class Action Lawsuit Over “Hidden Fees”
A proposed class action lawsuit filed in California alleges Vivid Seats uses “bait-and-switch” tactics, deceiving consumers by showing artificially low prices and then adding fees at the last step of the transaction. Such practices, commonly referred to as “drip pricing” have come increasingly under fire by consumers and regulators... Read more
SeatGeek, RedBall Terminate Merger Plans, Keep Ticket Company Private
SeatGeek and RedBall Acquisition Corp announced Wednesday that their plans to merge and bring the ticket company public have been terminated. The deal was scuttled “as a result of current unfavorable market conditions, particularly impacting growth technology companies,” according to the announcement. Plans for the companies to merge had... Read more
Harry Styles Fans Furious Over Ticketmaster “Platinum” Ticket Prices
Harry Styles fans are venting their anger at Ticketmaster for the second time in less than a month, calling out the ticketing giant for the “platinum” pricing scheme put in place for tickets to the singer’s Love On Tour dates that went on sale this week. Despite there being... Read more