J Balvin to Headline Fortnitemares 2020 Halloween Virtual Concert
J Balvin will headline a virtual event in the Fortnite world, spending October 31st performing as the climax of the game’s Fortnitemare event. The event kicks off this week, culminating in the singer’s performance on Halloween. On Halloween night at 9 p.m. ET, J. Balvin will make an appearance... Read more
Ozzy Osbourne’s European Tour Postponed – A Day Before Launch
For weeks, fans awaited confirmation of cancellation of Ozzy Osbourne’s fall tour dates – which were only formally called off a day before the first show on the calendar earlier this week. Tickets were on sale as late as Thursday afternoon for Friday’s opening date in spite of coronavirus... Read more
Save Our Stages Act Included in Proposed Senate Democrats Bill
Large-scale coronavirus aid seems unlikely to pass before the election, but the Save Our Stages act may yet get a vote as part of a smaller relief bill introduced by Senate Democrats this week. The Heroes Small Business Lifeline Act is a $370 billion bill that includes most of... Read more
UK Competition Watchdog Provisionally Blocks Viagogo-StubHub Merger
StubHub’s purchase by Viagogo hit another hurdle this week, as the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority continued its investigation and related halting of the deal over concerns it would lead to a resale monopoly in the country. Viagogo, which closed the purchase of the leading U.S. resale marketplace... Read more
Tool Refund Snafu Resolved, But Questions Remain After Long Delays
After fan complaints and a negative story in the New York Times, a number of fans are being made whole with refunds for two concerts at Nassau Coliseum. Ticket holders for Tool and Judas Priest shows at the Long Island, New York venue waited months for their refunds in... Read more
Billie Eilish Plans Livestream Show from Home This Weekend
Billie Eilish, whose hot-selling Where Do We Go? tour was abruptly halted by the COVID pandemic in March, will be playing a “reconfigured” version of her tour set this weekend, via livestream. The singer goes on at 6 PM (eastern) Saturday. Tickets are $30 and available through livestream.billieeilish.com. In... Read more
California Reopens Stadiums to Fans, But Santa Clara Co. Denies 49ers Approval
California became the latest state to update its coronavirus safety protocols to allow fans to return to outdoor events (with restrictions), but the San Francisco 49ers will be remaining fan-free for the time being. Santa Clara County officials announced they would not be allowing the team to have fans... Read more
Vegas Mainstays David Copperfield, Carrot Top Among Acts Returning in November
With government restrictions on live events in Nevada loosened, the self-styled “entertainment capital of the world” is getting back to business. Several MGM Resorts shows will be returning to the Las Vegas Strip in November, according to ticket listings and announcements by the massive casino organization. “After eight months,... Read more
LA Philharmonic Cancels Shows Through June 2021
The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that all performances at Walt Disney Hall have been cancelled through June 9, 2021. The elimination of the entire season of works wipes out over 100 events, ranging from September through early June of next year. Beyond traditional philharmonic performances, shows featuring Herbie Hancock,... Read more
Aussie Authorities Voice COVID Concerns Following Ticketing Snafu
Australian health officials have express concerns over the crowds that were stranded outside of rugby stadiums on Friday due to a ticketing system failure. Thousands were stranded for an extended period outside AFL and NRL games due to a Ticketek mobile system outage, raising fears that a spike in... Read more