Dubai Claims R. Kelly Was Never Scheduled To Perform In The City
R. Kelly asked a judge to let him leave the U.S. despite sexual abuse charges to play a few shows in Dubai next month, but according to the city’s government, the R&B singer was never scheduled to perform there. Currently, Kelly is free on bond following his arrest for... Read more
Soulja Boy Dropped From Fordham University Spring Concert
Rapper Soulja Boy was set to headline Fordham University’s 2019 Spring Weekend concert this April, but after his latest arrest, the school cut the “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” singer from the lineup. The show is scheduled for April 27 and DeAndre Cortez Way, known as Soulja Boy, was... Read more
Vivid Seats Sued Over Alleged “Bait-And-Switch” Tactics
A class action lawsuit was filed on March 19 in Illinois alleges Vivid Seats LLC uses “bait-and-switch” tactics to dupe consumers into thinking they’ll be able to score tickets for one price, only to find more expensive tickets as the only option, according to a post on Classaction.org. The... Read more
Travis Scott Asks Judge To Dismiss Previous Concert Cancellations From Trial
Rapper Travis Scott is currently in the middle of a $150,000 legal battle with a concert promoter, but he is asking the judge to not allow certain evidence pertaining to previous concerts he cancelled during his career. According to The Blast, court documents show that Scott does not want... Read more
R. Kelly Seeks Permission To Leave U.S., Play Concert In Dubai
UPDATE: As of Friday morning, Associated Press reports Kelly’s entertainment attorney Doug Anton said any Dubai trip was “off for now as contracts with Dubai concert organizers are reworked.” However, his criminal attorney Steve Greenberg said Kelly might be able to go to Dubai still, but he wants to... Read more
Bands Offer Teen Free Tickets For Life After He Eggs Controversial Australian Senator
Multiple artists are offering a teenager free concert tickets for life after he egged the controversial Australian senator Fraser Anning earlier this week. Anning sparked outrage when he blamed Muslim immigration for the shooting at a Christchurch mosque on Friday, noting that Muslim people were “not blameless.” Will Connolly,... Read more
B2K’s Raz B Nearly Quits Reunion Tour Ahead of Rochester Show
B2K singer DeMario “Raz B” Thornton announced he was quitting the R&B group’s ongoing reunion tour after just a week, but rescinded his announcement after speaking with his bandmates and clearing up the situation. The Millenium Tour just kicked-off last week, and the group is slated to perform in... Read more
New York Campaign Donations Raise Impartiality, Legality Questions
Three years ago, there was a minor media frenzy related to then-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and some large donations made to his campaign from private equity executive Robert Smith and his wife Hope. Smith, who is the CEO of Vista Equity Partners, donated $65,000 to Schneiderman’s 2018... Read more
Ticketmaster Class-Action Lawsuit May Be Resolved Confidentially
A California judge tentatively granted Ticketmaster’s request to arbitrate its ongoing “Scalpergate” class-action lawsuit, which alleges that it violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by helping scalpers re-sell tickets. It’s possible the suit could be resolved in confidential proceedings, leaving the public in the dark. The ticketing giant has... Read more
Rhode Island AG Sides with Venues Over Consumers on Resale Law
In announcing his opposition to a bill being considered by Rhode Island’s legislature removing antiquated resale restrictions for event tickets in the state, new Attorney General Peter Neronha has cast his support for a system that requires consumers to take a loss on any tickets to events they cannot... Read more