Live Nation’s Berchtold Confident in Concerts Returning for Summer 2021
Live Nation President Joe Berchtold affirmed the company’s belief that concerts would be back by midway through 2021 in an interview on CNBC this week. The company has maintained that timeline for several months, pinning its fortunes to the fact that vaccine distribution will be at a level allowing... Read more
After Nine Months, Billie Eilish Cancels Where Do We Go Tour
Nine months into the COVID pandemic, and tours are still being cancelled. Billie Eilish formally cancelled her Where Do We Go? tour, wiping the slate clean after holding out hope for months that postponed dates might be rescheduled. Nearly 5o dates wound up being impacted by the pandemic, with... Read more
Chase Rice Proposes Distance and No-Distance Sections at Shows
Chase Rice provided a new take on how to bring live music back, proposing that concerts could have two sections for fans holding different perspectives on the COVID pandemic and risk of attending a show. One section can keep social distance rules in place, while another section would allow... Read more
Elton John Among Guests Set to Join Dua Lipa’s Studio 2054 Livestream
Dua Lipa’s Studio 2054 livestream performance will feature some heavy-hitting guest starts, including Elton John, Miley Cyrus, and Bad Bunny. Friday’s performance promises a futuristic and wide-ranging show, based on its description from the performer’s website. STUDIO 2054 IS DUA LIPA’S KALEIDOSCOPIC ROCKET FUELLED JOURNEY THROUGH TIME, SPACE, MIRRORBALLS,... Read more
AXS Head Says Tickets Shouldn’t be Tied to Consumer COVID Status
After watching Ticketmaster refute a report that it would be tying access to events to consumer personal health data following a blistering negative reaction, AXS boss Bryan Perez says his company isn’t planning to do so either. The company is searching for any way that it can improve fan... Read more
Lindsey Buckingham Plans Livestream Performance December 5
Lindsey Buckingham is the latest artist to jump on the livestream train, announcing a performance from his home studio to air on December 5. The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and songwriter is planning a short, personal show for his fans. “I’ve been laying low just like everybody else, and... Read more
Guns N’ Roses Plans Fall 2021 Stadium Dates in Australia/New Zealand
Guns N’ Roses announced new stadium dates in Australia and New Zealand for November of 2021, declaring on its website that “stadium rock is back!” The dates join several already rescheduled performances by the band in Europe and North America from 2020, which currently begin with a June 2... Read more
Florida Georgia Line Sign Exclusive Touring Deal With Live Nation
Florida Georgia Line signed a deal with Live Nation, according to multiple reports. The duo signed with Live Nation for multiple years in a deal that will cover all North American tours. “This past year has given us a chance to spend more time writing, producing, and being creative,... Read more
Ticketmaster Walks Back COVID Requirements After Fierce Backlash
A report on Ticketmaster’s purported plans to tie event access to personal health data set the company into damage control mode over the weekend. The Live Nation Entertainment-owned giant issued “clarifications” over the policy, which drew sharp criticism from some who viewed it as invasive and rife for potential... Read more
Niall Horan, Kylie Minogue Draw Combined 155K for Streaming Shows
A pair of performances from London’s Royal Albert Hall saw close to 155,000 tickets sold for streaming patrons across the globe, according to streaming platform Driift. Former One Direction member Niall Horan sold approximately 125,000 passes for his performance, while Kylie Minogue sold nearly 30,000. With a cost of... Read more