Fans Sue Citing Deception, Fraud in Taylor Swift Tickets Fiasco
More than two dozen fans have filed lawsuits against Ticketmaster over the Taylor Swift tickets fiasco, alleging that the ticketing giant and Live Nation Entertainment subsidiary engaged in fraud, price fixing, antitrust violations, and even “intentional deception.” The lawsuit was filed in California – where both Ticketmaster and Live... Read more
The Weeknd Announces “After Hours Til Dawn” Overseas Dates
The Weeknd announced the expansion of his After Hours Til Dawn tour which has UK, Europe and Latin America stops from the early summer through to the fall of 2023. Tickets for the European shows go on sale starting Friday, December 2, tickets for the Colombia shows will be... Read more
Garth Brooks Plans to Extend Las Vegas Dates Into 2024
Garth Brooks is apparently a hot ticket in Las Vegas. The singer announced plans to extend his Garth Brooks/Plus ONE residency at Caesar’s Palace into 2024, with the new show dates to be revealed in May when the 2023 round of shows kicks off. The extension comes on the... Read more
SeatGeek Signs Real Salt Lake as 8th Major League Soccer Client
SeatGeek this week announced a deal that makes it the ticketing partner of Real Salt Lake, the eighth primary ticketing deal for the company with a Major League Soccer franchise. The partnership will launch with the beginning of the 2023 MLS season. “When the team was purchased earlier this... Read more
Washington Commanders Settle MD Lawsuit Over Ticket Deposits
The Washington Commanders settled a lawsuit with Maryland’s Attorney General over the withholding of deposits that season ticket holders were owed. The team will return the deposits to consumers who have not yet received them back as required, and also pay a $250,000 settlement. Maryland AG Brian E. Frosh... Read more
Senators Push BOTS Inquiry As Taylor Swift Fallout Continues
A pair of U.S. Senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission about “bot” attacks in ticketing, questioning whether or not the nefarious software played a role in the disastrous Taylor Swift Eras Tour presale in November. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), the Ranking member and Chair... Read more
Seven Lions Plans Beyond The Veil – The Journey III Tour
DJ, producer, and instrumentalist Seven Lions announced plans for the Beyond the Veil- The Journey III tour, which will go out in the spring of 2023 in support of the recently released Beyond the Veil album. The 38-city tour embarks on April 1 and runs through late Spring. The... Read more
Morgan Wallen Plans “One Night At a Time” World Tour in 2023
Morgan Wallen announced plans to return to the road in 2023, bringing the “One Night at a Time” World Tour to 39 cities beginning in March. The tour will feature Wallen with special guests including Hardy, Parker McCollum, Ernest, and Bailey Zimmerman. “2023 is gonna be a special year,”... Read more
The Killers, Lumineers and Muse to Headline Shaky Knees Festival
The Killers, Muse, and The Lumineers were announced as the headliners for the Shaky Knees Festival in 2023, set for Atlanta’s Central Park from May 5-7. The 3-day festival will feature more than 60 bands across four stages, with tickets on sale this week. “We are thrilled to be... Read more
Analyst: Live Nation Stock Would Fall 50% if Company Split
An analyst from Citi upgraded Live Nation’s stock (NYSE: LYV) forecast to “buy” Monday, but with it came qualifications that the company would take a huge hit if it were forced to split with Ticketmaster, as some are hoping will be done. Jason Bazinet lowered his price target for... Read more