Promoters Fined $20K Over Infamous NY Chainsmokers Show
Organizers of a summertime show featuring The Chainsmokers that went viral for images of lax (at best) social distancing have been handed down a $20,000 fine from New York officials. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced the fine Wednesday, indicating that it was for violating an executive order for hosting... Read more
Save Our Stages Fest to Support Venues Planned for Oct 16-18
A full bill awaits music fans this weekend as the Save Our Stages Fest will run live streamed performances from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18. The event, put on by the National Independent Venue Association, “aims to generate significant awareness, advocacy and donations for the NIVA Emergency... Read more
Metallica Announces Pay-Per-View Livestream Benefit Show
Metallica has announced that it will perform a rare acoustic set for a livestream audience, with proceeds going to benefit the group’s All Within My Hands foundation. The performance is scheduled for November 14 at 2 p.m. (pacific time), with a simultaneous auction to benefit the foundation. Tickets for... Read more
BTS Draw Nearly 1 Million Viewers for Pay-Per-View Concerts
K-Pop stars BTS have not let the worldwide pause on live events slow them down in 2020. The group followed its June Bang Bang Con success with the Map of the Soul On:E event over the past weekend, attracting a reported 993,000 viewers in 191 countries according to the... Read more
Kentucky’s Rupp Arena Plans First Concert Since March Shutdown
Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky has announced its first concert since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Three 6 Mafia headlines the performance, which is scheduled for December 11. Capacity for the show will reportedly be 3,152 patrons and event staff, which is approximately 15 percent of the venue’s... Read more
Van Morrison Belfast Concerts Postponed to December
Van Morrison has had to move a set of four planned concerts in Belfast, Northern Ireland to December due to ongoing travel restrictions due to COVID-19. The Belfast native had planned four performances at the Europa Hotel at the end of October, but those have been moved back by... Read more
Morrissey Las Vegas Residency Rescheduled for Summer 2021
Morrissey will be taking the stage in Las Vegas in the summer of 2021, announcing his rescheduled residency via a press release Monday. Morrissey: Viva Moz Vegas will take the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for five nights, with tickets on sale now to the general public.... Read more
Pearl Jam to Headline Two Nights at BST Hyde Park
Pearl Jam announced it would be performing two shows at London’s BST Hyde Park festival in July of 2021, adding an additional date to their postponed show that was to have taken place at the 2020 event. The band will play on Friday, July 9 with the Pixies serving... Read more
Big Boi Headlines Atlanta “Big Night Out” Pod Festiva
Big Boi, Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Markus King Trio and Futurebirds are among the acts booked for a three-day outdoor concert at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park later this month. The “Big Night Out” will run from October 23-25 at the outdoor venue in downtown Atlanta, which... Read more
The state of festivals and concerts: preparing for live events to commence
By Jason Thomas, CEO of Tappit With COVID-19 continuing to have an impact on events for the foreseeable future, it’s safe to say that concerts and festivals, as we have known them, will not be happening anytime soon. However, promoters and organizers around the world are finding new ways... Read more