Feds Investigating Potential White Sox Insider Resale Scheme
Federal authorities have begun investigating whether a team insider is tied to the sale of some 35,000 Chicago White Sox tickets over a three year span by one individual on StubHub, according to the Chicago Tribune. An overwhelming majority of the tickets sold by Bruce Lee, which generated nearly... Read more
NHL Seattle Begins Season Ticket Selection Appointment Process
NHL Seattle, which is yet to be named and isn’t debuting until 2021, has already started the season-ticket selection process this week. On Thursday, NHL Seattle started to contact deposit-holders to book appointments to view and reserve about 2,600 club-level seats to games in 2021, the Seattle Times reports.... Read more
When there’s no more up….what happens to ticket pricing in a recession?
by Eric Fuller Fall is here. We are heading to harder times. The temperature is dropping and ticket prices may follow. There are lessons to be learned from Billie Eilish, The Black Keys and Jacqueline Novak. Stay with me, this first part is hard but, on the plus side,... Read more
Black Keys No Transfer Disclosure for Wiltern Impossible to Locate
A week ago, hundreds of fans were left in the lurch when they arrived at a Los Angeles performance by The Black Keys. With what most say was zero warning, the band had made tickets to the performance at The Wiltern non-transferrable, meaning any fan who purchased tickets to... Read more
Report: Black Keys Sold $500+ “Premium” Seats at “Fan Club” Show
When contacted about its role in the denial of entry to hundreds of fans who purchased tickets to its show at the Wiltern last week for purchasing tickets on secondary markets, The Black Keys issued a statement condemning “scalpers” who were out to “defraud our fans and steal their... Read more
Denver Venue Promises Cancellation of “Fraudulent” Tickets for Tame Impala Show
A Denver concert venue wanted to take a different approach with ticketing for an upcoming Tame Impala show, but the idea backfired. Now, it wants to cancel fans’ “fraudulent” purchases on the secondary market. Tame Impala, the psychedelic rock band fronted by Kevin Parker, is visiting the city on... Read more
NHL Seattle Works To Stop Ticket Resale Ahead of Inaugural Season
Seattle’s NHL team isn’t going to hit the ice for two more years, but officials are already trying to stop people from reselling tickets. According to the Seattle Times, officials are planning on calling suspected brokers who have reserved season tickets to tell them that they can’t stockpile an... Read more
Billboard Bombshell: Live Nation Admits Artists Scalp Own Tickets
In a rare admission of a commonly known tactic among industry insiders, Live Nation told Billboard that the company has facilitated the practice of bands and promoters directly moving their ticket inventory through resale markets – scalping their own held-back tickets – without them ever being made available to... Read more
Coheed and Cambria Fans Fume Over “Platinum” Ticket Confusion
Fans of progressive rock outfit Coheed and Cambria are up in arms over how so-called “official platinum” tickets were sold for the band’s current tour – as Ticketmaster’s dynamic-priced tickets were confused by many purchasers with the band’s “Platinum VIP” tickets for meet & greet opportunities at the same... Read more
Family Pleads Guilty to Masters Golf Tournament Ticket Scheme
A Texas family at the center of a Masters Golf Tournament ticket resale scheme have pleaded guilty to several federal charges. Stephen Michael Freeman will serve a three-year prison term after admitting to stealing identities to manipulate the Masters’ ticket lottery system and access grounds passes, which he then... Read more