Massachusetts Legislature Weighing Several Consumer Ticketing Bills
A number of bills that would reform the ticketing ecosystem are under consideration by the Massachusetts legislature, and are going to be the subject of a hearing on Monday, September 20. The bills bring forward a number of consumer-friendly changes to the regulations on live event ticketing in the... Read more
TicketSmarter Named Official Resale Partner of Big Ten Conference
TicketSmarter, the Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network announced Thursday that TicketSmarter has been named the official secondary ticket resale marketplace partner of the conference and its championship events. The news adds another major conference to the portfolio of partnerships that TicketSmarter has locked down, making for an... Read more
NASCAR Announces 2022 Season-Opening Clash at the Coliseum in Los Angeles
NASCAR’s 2022 season will open with a first – bringing an event to the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the first time. The Clash at the Coliseum was announced on Tuesday, and will bring NASCAR to the California stadium on Sunday, February 6, 2022. The race was announced... Read more
StubHub Settles Multi-State Lawsuit Over COVID Refund Policy Changes
Consumers in several states will receive long-delayed refunds from StubHub, according to a multi-state settlement of lawsuits brought in the wake of a shift in the ticket resale company’s refund policy in 2020. Lawsuits were filed after the company stopped honoring its “fan guarantee” refund policy in March of... Read more
J Balvin Plots Jose Tour Beginning in Early 2022
Reggaeton superstar J Balvin announced this week, tucking the announcement just behind the release of a new album. The tour will kick off in April with a show at San Antonio’s AT&T Center, then plotting a course through arenas in April and May before winding up in June. “Save... Read more
The Kid Laroi Plots First-Ever World Tour in 2022
Australian rapper The Kid Laroi announced his first-ever world tour, plotting a course that will take him from North America to Europe and then to Australia and New Zealand in the first half of 2022. The announcement followed shortly after his performance of the single “Stay” alongside Justin Bieber... Read more
Ohio State Promises Improvements After Chaotic Digital Ticket Rollout
Fans were back at the famed Horseshoe on Saturday for a marquee tilt between the host Ohio State Buckeyes and visiting Oregon Ducks, but many didn’t even make it in by the time the game started – casualities of a chaotic rollout on the first day of the new... Read more
AXS Plans to Roll Out Biometric Palm Scanning at Colorado’s Red Rocks
AXS announced that it would be rolling out a biometric ticketing system at Red Rocks, the iconic venue in the mountains outside Denver. The system, powered by Amazon One’s palm recognition technology, will be added immediately to the Red Rocks entry systems, with plans to roll out the scanning... Read more
Dua Lipa Tour Dates for Future Nostalgia North America Run Announced
Dua Lipa announced the Future Nostalgia North America tour, which will hit venues throughout the U.S. and Canada in early 2022. Dua Lipa tour dates begin with a February 9 performance at Miami’s FTX Arena, and run through that month and March before a final show scheduled for Rogers... Read more
Live Nation Resumes Acquisition of Mexican Promoter Ocesa For $444 Million
Live Nation announced that it is resuming its acquisition of Mexico-based promoter Ocesa, taking on a 51% stake in the company for $444 million. The deal has been in the works for several years, but is now expected to close either later in 2021 or in early 2022. The... Read more