Sweet Caroline! Legendary singer/ songwriter Neil Diamond has taken TicketNews’s exclusive Top Events Rankings by force for the week of April 21 – April 27, 2008. This living legend climbed from 15th to second place over the past week as tickets for his highly anticipated North American tour have... Read more
In the state of Massachusetts, like many states before it, ticket resale laws have been a combative political issue, but with many states lifting the regulations on reselling tickets, the Bay State may be the next in line. But, a controversy has erupted over some of the behind-the-scenes moves... Read more
Ticketmaster has acquired the assets of SLO Limited, Inc., a leading provider of VIP ticketing services to major touring artists and special events. The company was founded in 2002 by industry veteran Shelley Lazar, who is also its CEO. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. SLO has... Read more
Broadway ticket sales continued to improve for the week ending April 27, as the warmer weather appears to be heating up box office receipts. Total ticket sales (excluding Young Frankenstein, which is still not reporting figures) reached $20,335,690, an improvement over the prior week’s gross of $18,791,333 and only... Read more
The wholesome country girl image of Disney star Miley Cyrus has taken a hit following the fallout from racy pictures of the “Hannah Montana” star set to be published in May in Vanity Fair magazine. The wildly popular teen star, who’s concert tour last year caused a lot of... Read more
When it comes to marketing and increasing revenue, few can match what the Boston Red Sox have been able to accomplish in only a few short years. Since the team was purchased by a group led by principal owner John Henry, the Red Sox have won two World Series... Read more
The UK secondary ticket market, the subject of a government inquiry, is steadily growing and recently received a spot of welcomed news with word that national officials will leave the industry alone in favor of the market policing itself. For viagogo, the UK-based secondary ticket company founded by StubHub... Read more
The National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB), in the form of a strongly worded letter from its lead counsel Gary Adler, is asking Ticketmaster and TicketsNow to fully describe the relationship between the two, their business practices and motives, and their relationship to the secondary ticket market. The unprecedented... Read more
Broadway ticket sales for the week ending April 20, 2008 held steady with a take of $18,791,333, a slight increase over the previous week’s tally of $18,543,795. While this is good news for in the short term, the amount is still below the same period from last season, however,... Read more
Less than a year ago, Missouri legalized ticket resale, but the legislation was passed prior to the Hannah Montana crisis. So, in light of the public outcry surrounding the inability for parents and teens to get tickets to the hottest concert in the country, Missouri state legislator Roy Salva... Read more