Fans Hesitant to Attend Games Without COVID Vaccine: Survey
A survey conducted by Seton Hall University’s Sharkey Institute showed that a majority of Americans are hesitant to attend events in-person until there is a COVID vaccine. Two thirds said they would not attend an indoor event prior to a vaccine, regardless of social distancing measures in place. Slightly... Read more
Florida Georgia Line Sign Exclusive Touring Deal With Live Nation
Florida Georgia Line signed a deal with Live Nation, according to multiple reports. The duo signed with Live Nation for multiple years in a deal that will cover all North American tours. “This past year has given us a chance to spend more time writing, producing, and being creative,... Read more
Eventbrite Acquires Event Creator Marketing Toolkit ToneDen
Eventbrite has acquired ToneDen, adding the marketing system to its portfolio as performances remain largely on hold amid the pandemic. ToneDen assists event creators and organzers with growing their followings on Spotify using targeted Instagram and other social media ads. “Today, I’m thrilled to announced that ToneDen has been... Read more
Houston Dave Chappelle Shows to Require Negative COVID-19 Test
Fans hoping to attend a set of performances by comic Dave Chappelle this weekend in Houston will need to add a COVID-19 test to their plans. The standup is requiring a negative COVID-19 test result for admission to the performances, which take place at House of Blues in the... Read more
Ticketmaster Walks Back COVID Requirements After Fierce Backlash
A report on Ticketmaster’s purported plans to tie event access to personal health data set the company into damage control mode over the weekend. The Live Nation Entertainment-owned giant issued “clarifications” over the policy, which drew sharp criticism from some who viewed it as invasive and rife for potential... Read more
Nashville SC Stadium Selects Elevate, Ticketmaster for Ticketing
Nashville Soccer Club announced that it will use Elevate Sports Ventures and Ticketmaster to handle ticketing at its new stadium, opening in 2022. The 30,000 seat venue at Nashville Fairgrounds will be the largest soccer-specific stadium for Major League Soccer in North America when it opens. “It is of... Read more
Moderna Announces Vaccine 95% Effective in Preventing COVID
Pharmaceutical giant Moderna announced Monday morning that it’s initial testing of a vaccine candidate was far more effective than expected, preventing COVID in 94.5 percent of subjects. The vaccine is pending further review by safety and regulatory authorities. The company says it expects to have enough safety data within... Read more
Ticketmaster Data Breach Leads to £1.25 Million Fine
A 2018 Ticketmaster data breach has resulted in a £1.25 million fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Personal and payment information was accessed in the breach, which may have involved as many as 9.4 million customers in Europe and more than a million in the UK. Ticketmaster says... Read more
Cleveland Cavaliers, Rocket Mortgage Field House Sign With SeatGeek
SeatGeek will be the new ticketing provider for Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and its tenants including the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, announcing the partnership Thursday. The deal will include SeatGeek’s deployment of its ticketing technology at both the Cleveland venue and nearby Canton Civic Center. Beyond the Cavaliers, the deal includes... Read more
Eventbrite Draws Right-Wing Ire After “Cancelling” Pro-Trump Event Page
Eventbrite has drawn widespread anger from right-wing activists this week, following its decision to remove an event from its system over violation of its policies related to “disinformation.” The ticketing platform removed the event from its system, as did Facebook and Mailchimp, earlier this week. The event is a... Read more