Vivid Seats Announces Acquisition of Fanxchange for $60 Million
Vivid Seats announced its acquisition of Fanxchange on Thursday afternoon, having picked up the Toronto-based company for a price of $60 million, per a press release. The deal is the first for Vivid Seats, which saw former Grubhub executive Stan Chia take over as CEO in the fall of... Read more
Burning Man Fans Are Furious After Site Faces Technical Issues
Music fans always have trouble securing their passes to a huge festival when tickets go on sale, but when Burning Man’s site experienced technical difficulties during the on sale period, buying tickets seemed even more strenuous than usual. Burners are used to waiting in the virtual queue to buy... Read more
Proposed B.C. Ticket Sales Act Restricts Resale, Ignores Transparency
British Columbia Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has introduced legislation in the Canadian province intended to “bring more fairness and transparency” to purchasing tickets to live entertainment events in B.C., according to numerous outlets. The Ticket Sales Act, introduced Tuesday, would outlaw the use of automated “bot” software programs in... Read more
Eventbrite Collabs With Google To Help Aussies Find Events Via ‘Search’
Eventbrite just announced a collaboration with Google which allows eventgoers in Australia to easily find nearby concerts and live experiences simply by using Google’s new “Events In Search” feature. Starting today, Australian residents can search for “events near me” on Google and a list of events, catered to the... Read more
Pro Football Hall of Fame Unveils Partnership with Tickets.com
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday a major multi-year partnership with Tickets.com, including an integration of Tickets.com’s ProVenue platform for Museum membership and premier stadium events. The Hall of Fame, which is located in Canton, Ohio, is the birthplace of the National Football League. The museum,... Read more
Cher Claims Ticket Prices To Her Manchester Show Are ‘Ridiculous’
Cher will perform in the UK and Europe throughout the fall months, but fans are frustrated over the expensive ticket prices, and turns out, the iconic pop star is angry too. The “Queen of Pop” is slated to bring her Here We Go Again tour to Manchester Arena on... Read more
Ticketmaster Gets “Scalpergate” Class Action Kicked to Arbitration
A federal judge in California ruled in favor of Ticketmaster’s request that a class action lawsuit brought in the state over the company’s relationship with ticket brokers be moved to arbitration, per the fine print in the terms and conditions fans must accept while buying on its system. The... Read more
AXS Braces for Big Crowds at NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis
As the college basketball world turns its attention to Minneapolis this weekend, there’s a group of people who have been prepping for far longer than the minute the Elite Eight contests ended last weekend for the last two dates on the NCAA hoops calendar – the ticketing crew from... Read more
Christian Concert Promoter Charged With $3M Investment Fraud
A man and his company are accused of using $3 million from nearly 150 investors, which he said was meant to promote Christian music concerts and festivals, to pay off personal debts. Jeffrey E. Wall of Freeport, Maine and his business, The Lighthouse Events LLC, are the center of... Read more
$6.5 Million Class-Action Suit Over Ticketmaster Data Breach Filed
A law firm in the UK has launched a $6.5 million lawsuit against Ticketmaster over the massive data breach that took place in the summer of 2018, according to multiple media outlets. The claim was launched in Liverpool on behalf of over 650 clients among the estimated 40,000 users... Read more