The Weeknd Drops Stadium Tour Details, Support Replacements
The Weeknd shared some new details about his upcoming After Hours Til Dawn Tour, including the replacement opening acts after Doja Cat was forced to drop out as opener. Launching in the singer’s hometown of Toronto, the tour will feature R&B/soul singer Snoh Aalegra, Canadian electronic artist Kaytranada and... Read more
Eventbrite Face GOP Ire Over Deplatforming D’Souza Event
The Louisiana GOP has filed a complaint with the state’s Attorney General after Eventbrite cancelled payments for an event featuring filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza last week, citing rules on its platform against “misinformation.” The Republican Party says the last-minute decision to de-platform the event and refund all who had paid... Read more
Lizzo, Live Nation, Rage Pledge Post-Roe Support to Reproductive Orgs.
In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that effectively overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, there has been an outpouring of anger and pledges of support for reproductive rights organizations... 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
Travis Scott Sets First Major Post-Astroworld Show at London’s O2 Arena
Travis Scott is back from his post-Astroworld break, and will perform his first major headlining concert in London, announced this week. The rapper has already played smaller private and club concerts, and is headlining festivals, but his upcoming show at O2 Arena will be the first headlining solo performance... Read more
University of Oklahoma Expanding Relationship With Learfield, Paciolan
The University of Oklahoma has announced it is deepening its relationship with Learfield and Paciolan, which handle the marketing and ticketing for its athletics programs, extending the deal that has been in place since 1994. The new deal, which commences on July 1, adds new wrinkles to the long-time... Read more
Live Nation to Book Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center in Exclusive Deal
Live Nation announced a deal that makes it the exclusive booking partner for the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (H•MAC) in a multi-year deal. The 1,200 capacity venue in Pennsylvania’s state capital is the centerpiece of a 34,000 square foot arts and entertainment complex in the city’s Midtown district. “H•MAC... Read more
Natanael Cano Announces ¿Perosi Caben O No? Tour Dates
Corridos Tumbados star Natanael Cano has announced his tour dates for the fall, bringing “¿Pero Si Caben O No?” to 23 stops across North America beginning in September. The Mexican performer is hitting the road in support of his recent release, NATAKONG, and on the heels of his Coachella... Read more
K-Pop Group Itzy Plot “Checkmate” World Tour Dates
South Korean girl group ITZY will be taking their show on the road in 2022, announcing plans for their first world tour, Checkmate, last week. The tour will kick off with dates in South Korea in August, followed by a run through eight U.S. dates in the fall. 𝐈𝐓𝐙𝐘... Read more
Auto-Pricing Leader Broker Genius Announces Rebrand to Automatiq
Broker Genius announced it will no longer do business under that name, shifting gears and re-branding to Automatiq, announced in a press release Wednesday. The brand identity shift is intended to convey the updated offering it brings to clients following its 2020 merger with Seat Scouts. “Unifying our brands... Read more