AEG Live has received tentative approval to purchase the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA, just outside of Philadelphia, for $2.8 million. The 1,356-seat theater is part of promoter Jack Utsick’s properties that went into receivership after a civil action lawsuit was filed against him and two others by the... Read more
Rap superstar Jay-Z, currently selling out arenas on tour with Mary J. Blige, is reportedly in negotiations with Live Nation on a blockbuster 10-year, total entertainment deal worth an estimated $150 million. The deal would include albums, touring, merchandising and licensing, and would resemble a similar, $120 million deal... Read more
“Fanprice, Inc. Names Eric Natal To New Director Of Marketing Post” Los Angeles, CA (Fanprice, Inc.) April 21, 2008 – Fanprice, Inc., a new ticket exchange that lets fans set the price they want to pay for tickets, announces the hiring of marketing whiz Eric Natal for the newly... Read more
The Jonas Brothers continued their comeback and earned the title of Overall Top Event for the week of March 24-30, 2008 according to TicketNews’ exclusive rankings. Brothers Kevin, Joseph, and Nicholas Jonas climbed five more positions on the Overall Top Events Chart to rise up from their sixth place... Read more
“Front Gate Solutions launches marketing module for its ticketing and online store software” Austin, TX (Front Gate Solutions) April 21, 2008 – Front Gate Solutions today announced that it has launched a set of marketing tools to help users of its web-based ticketing and online store software better understand... Read more
HOUSTON ROCKETS, TOYOTA CENTER LAUNCH VERITIX’S FLASH SEATS™ PAPERLESS TICKETING TECHNOLOGY DURING NBA PLAYOFFS Revolutionary Flash Seats™ technology turns paper tickets into digital tickets, allowing fans and teams to exchange tickets instantly and easily over the Internet – Cleveland, OH (Veritix) April 17, 2008 – Veritix, the sports and... Read more
For one of the first times since completing its acquisition of TicketsNow, Ticketmaster has begun scalping tickets by directing fans of a sold out show to its TicketsNow auctions. Fans of Radiohead, who were looking for tickets on Ticketmaster, are now being directed to TicketsNow, a move that some... Read more
Secondary ticketer TicketsNow, responding to questions concerning its parent company Ticketmaster directing Radiohead fans to TicketsNow for sold-out tickets, said its entire inventory of tickets for the tour came from brokers and not Ticketmaster. A TicketsNow spokesperson, who did not wish to be identified, told TicketNews that all tickets... Read more
Madison Square Garden (MSG) is not moving across the street to become part of a big $14 billion civic project. Instead, MSG will undergo an extensive $500 million renovation transforming its interior into a state-of-the-art building that will significantly enhance the experience of customers, sponsors, athletes and performers. The... Read more
A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles Monday granted a request by Ticketmaster to obtain additional business records from rival StubHub in their legal fight concerning the Lynyrd Skynyrd/Hank Williams Jr. Rowdy Frynds Tour last year. The decision by Superior Court Judge Mary Thornton House is an incremental victory... Read more