Coachella, Stagecoach Festivals Remove Vaccine Mandate for 2022 Events
Two of the most high profile festival events on the calendar announced that vaccination won’t be required for 2022. Coachella and Stagecoach, both operated by Goldenvoice and taking place in southern California, will no longer require all who attend be vaccinated against COVID-19, opting instead to allow proof of... Read more
Vivid Seats Merger Complete, Trading as SEAT on NASDAQ
Vivid Seats is officially a public-traded company as of Tuesday morning, having closed its merger with Horizon Acquisition Corporation on Monday as planned. Vivid begins trading on the NASDAQ under the SEAT (Class A) and SEATW (Warrant) ticker symbols. “Today marks a major milestone for our company, our employees... Read more
The Weeknd Cancels Existing Shows, Plans Stadium Dates in 2022
Fans who purchased tickets to see The Weeknd and held on to them through a string of COVID-related postponements got some bad news this morning. The Weeknd tweeted the news that all existing tour dates are being cancelled, to make room for a shift from arena stops to stadium... Read more
Horizon Shareholders Approve Vivid Seats Deal; Closing Planned for Monday
Shareholders of Horizon Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: HZAC) approved the proposed merger deal that will bring Vivid Seats public at an October 14th meeting. Plans are that the deal will be closed on Monday, October 18, according to an announcement by both companies. Approximately 95.5% of the votes cast at... Read more
Live Nation Signs Deal to Develop New Arena in Lyon, France
Live Nation and OL Group announced the signing of a long term deal that will start with the creation of the Lyon-Decines Arena in France. The venue is planned to have a capacity of approximately 16,000 and will host approximately 100 concerts and sporting events per year. The arena... Read more
Live Nation, Oak View Group Partner on New Arena in Brazil
Live Nation Entertainment, Oak View Group, and GL events are partnering to develop a new 20,000 seat arena in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, which is expected to break ground next year and open in 2024. The development will be located in the city’s ANHEMBI entertainment district, which... Read more
Cheyenne Frontier Days Announces AXS as Ticketing Partner
Fresh off a record return to operations in 2021, Cheyenne Frontier Days has switched its ticketing operations to AXS for 2022 and beyond. The event, which bills itself as the World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo & Western Celebration, saw 267,369 attendees between its rodeo and concert attractions in 2021, which... Read more
PA Attorney General Sues Comic Con Operator Over Ticket Refunds
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has filed a lawsuit against an event operator for allegedly failing to issue ticket refunds from a planned comic convention that was initially scheduled for April of 2020. The Great Philadelphia Comic Con was initially scheduled for the spring of 2020, postponed to the... Read more
SeatGeek, RedBall Announce Merger, Bringing Ticketing Company Public
Another ticketing company is going public, as SeatGeek and RedBall Acquisition Corp confirmed rumors that they were working on a deal, announcing plans to merge. The deal values SeatGeek at approximately $1.35 billion, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. The story was leaked last... Read more
What Is The Process of Bitcoin Mining?
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that operates as a sovereign system. Even though it has no direct relationship to any real-world money and is not regulated by any governmental or centralized authority, it is capable of (and often is) being used to buy real-world goods from big merchants such as... Read more