After Blaming Scalpers for Scarcity, Promotor Releases Hundreds of Last-Minute Garth Brooks Tickets
Almost exactly a month ago, headlines in San Luis Obispo, California blamed scalping for the paucity of tickets available for Garth Brooks’ show at the Mid-State Fair. Wednesday, the same newspaper published a story detailing how hundreds of tickets are now available for the show, having been released by... Read more
Once Again, Media Blames Brokers While Evidence Points to Local Fans
In a headline that has been written with a thousand variations after a thousand different events went on sale, The Tribune of San Luis Obispo, California, published an editorial on Wednesday evening titled “Garth fans: Is the Mid-State Fair doing enough to discourage scalping?” The existence of tickets on... Read more
Ontario to Examine Ticket Sale Reforms, Bot Ban
After a period of public comment found widespread support for more transparent sales and a ban against automated ticket purchasing “Bots,” Ontario will be examining reforms to ticket selling legislation, according to The Canadian Press. Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi sought public feedback on the ticketing world, due in... Read more
Rapid Sellout Points to Speculative McCartney, Syracuse Fans Rather Than Brokers
It’s a familiar story to anyone following the ticket industry. Popular act books show. Fans get super excited to see that show. Tickets go on sale – and lots of fans don’t get tickets. Chorus of anger rises, with blame going towards the secondary market. In this most recent... Read more
Thousands Fraudulently Attempt to Claim Manchester Concert Attack Benefit Tickets
Thousands of fraudulent claims have been filed by people hoping to receive free tickets to Sunday’s “One Love Manchester” concert, according to the Washington Post. The event, featuring Arianna Grande – at whos concert the terrorist attack in Manchester occurred – and several other headliners, was offering free admission... Read more
Beware Fake Ticket Scams as NBA, NHL Finals Get Underway
The excitement of seeing one’s team do battle for the top prize in their respective leagues can be intoxicating. For as long as tickets have been sold, fans have been willing to pay top dollar to see their heroes in action, and 2017 is no different – but it’s... Read more