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Illegal Venue Rebates to Draw Scrutiny at New York Ticket Hearings  
Ticketing rebates passed back to venues and promoters are expected to be a central focus at upcoming hearings regarding the ticketing business held in New York. Such rebates, which are funded through “service fees” charged to consumers at the point of sale by vendors like Ticketmaster and AXS, are... Read more
Representatives Ask Biden Officials to Probe Live Nation-Ticketmaster “Monopoly”
Five U.S. Representatives have asked the Biden Administration to take steps towards more strongly regulating the live event tickets marketplace, particularly with its handling of the “longtime Live Nation-Ticketmaster monopoly.” Longtime critics of the industry and the enormous business at its center Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and... Read more
UK Plans Concert Without COVID Restrictions to Test Impact
A crowd of as many as 5,000 will be allowed to attend a UK concert in early May with no social distancing or face coverings, as part of an effort to determine reopening efforts and safety plans. The concert, which features indie-pop band Blossoms, will take place on May... Read more
Bad Bunny Fans Angered by Ticketmaster Presale Failures
Thursday’s presale for Bad Bunny’s 2022 El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo didn’t go as hoped for fans across the country, and Ticketmaster is bearing the brunt of fan anger its wake. “Ticketmaster Crashes Right on Cue During Bad Bunny Ticket Sale” reads a headline from DigitalMusicNews.com, while Distractify went... Read more
UK Complaints Mount Over Tickets Being Sold For Shows That Can’t Happen
With rules in place that won’t allow large-scale performances at UK venues until at least the 21st of June, some fans are wondering why tickets are still on sale for a number of shows before that time. Such listings for sale are sewing consumer confusion about if and when... Read more
Seattle Sounders Apologize to Fans After Ticketmaster Onsale Fiasco
Confusing messages and copious errors plagued the Seattle Sounders ticket sale for season ticket members this week, prompting an apology from the MLS franchise to its fans. The franchise, which returned to using Ticketmaster during the off-season after previously having SeatGeek handle its ticketing needs, apologized Tuesday afternoon after... Read more
Tennessee Titans Sued by PSL Owners Over Resale Punishments
A group of Personal Seat License (PSL) owners have filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee Titans, alleging breach of contract and violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act after recent changes to its ticket resale policies. The lawsuit was filed in the Chancery Court of Tennessee at Nashville on... Read more
Texas Rangers Open Season With Near Full-Capacity Crowd of 38,282
Baseball is back, and so are fans – particularly in Texas. The Rangers opened their doors this week to a crowd of 38,232, not including numerous tickets gifted to health care workers – making the game sellout. The game is believed to be the highest attendance event since the... Read more
Nathan Lane, Savion Glover Take Broadway’s First Bows Since March ’20
For just over 30 minutes on Sunday, Broadway was open for business. Veteran performers and Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Savion Glover took the stage at the St. James Theater, bringing the lights up on the Great White Way for the first time after a closure that has... Read more
Masonic Cleveland Sues Live Nation, Claims $90 Million in Damages
The ownership of Cleveland venue has filed a lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment, claiming nearly $100 million in damages after a brief business relationship went south in 2019. TempleLive, which owns and operates the Masonic Cleveland space, alleges that the promotional and ticketing behemoth is in violation of both... Read more