False Shooter Scares Crowd At Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival
Concertgoers were sent into a panic on Friday night during Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival after there were false reports of an active shooter. The festival, which ran from Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, featured performances from Cardi B, Migos, and Lil Uzi Vert. “Shortly after 11pm on... Read more
Ticketmaster’s TradeDesk Targeted In Proposed California Legislation
A California government official has proposed legislation that would ban Ticketmaster’s “secret scalper program,” TradeDesk, from selling tickets on the secondary market. According to the Toronto Star, Assembly Member Bill Quirk proposed the legislation following scathing reports last year exposing TradeDesk. During the annual Ticket Summit conference in Las Vegas, held... Read more
Man Sentenced For Selling Counterfeit Superbowl, NCAA Tickets
A Georgia man was sentenced to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit tickets to the Super Bowl, as well as All-Star and NCAA Championship games. Eugene Smith, 45, of Lithonia, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to traffic... Read more
Department of Interior Still Receives Free Tickets Despite Ethical Issues
A National Park Service concert venue has been providing free tickets to The Department of the Interior since the 1970’s as a part of a 20-year-contract, however this has raised ethical questions over the years. According to The Hill, the secretary will continue to receive these tickets – valuing... Read more
Concert At Marist College Shut Down Amid Bomb Threats
During a concert on Sunday night at Marist College, a bomb threat was reported, sending concertgoers into a frenzy as they tried to evacuate the building. The choral performance took place at the Culinary Institute of America. In the middle of the show, a woman reported a man went... Read more
R. Kelly Refutes Civil Lawsuit, Claims He Could Not Read Court Documents
Last week, R&B singer R. Kelly failed to show up to a court appearance, causing the judge to side with one of his alleged sexual abuse victims. Now, the singer’s lawyers are claiming that the signed court papers should be ruled out because of his inability to read. Heather... Read more
Rodney Peete Named In Lawsuit For Unpaid Super Bowl Tickets
Former Eagles quarterback Rodney Peete has been named in a lawsuit for allegedly owing a ticket broker thousands of dollars in unpaid dues for tickets to Super Bowl LIII, TMZ reports. The report claims that Peete bought eight tickets to see the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams... Read more
Joe Meli, Cousin Face Charges Over Alleged Ticket Resale Fraud
Joe Meli, already in prison after entering a guilty plea to a ticket resale Ponzi scheme in 2017, is facing new charges in New York that he participated in a similar scheme following his arrest. The SEC and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that... Read more
Tyga Settles $1.4M Lawsuit With Concert Promoter
Rapper Tyga has settled a $1.4 million lawsuit with a concert promoter for failing to perform in the United Arab Emirates, documents obtained by The Blast show. While terms of the settlement have not been revealed, the case will be dismissed. Heavy Rotation reportedly paid Tyga $141,000 for three... Read more
Judge Sides With Woman In Sexual Abuse Case Against R. Kelly
R&B star R. Kelly has been under fire with multiple lawsuits against him for alleged sexual abuse, and earlier this week, a Chicago judge ruled in favor of a woman who claimed the singer sexually abused her in the ’90s when she was underage. Heather Williams sued Kelly in... Read more