Merriweather Post Pavilion Suffers Roof Collapse
The roof of Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion collapsed early Saturday morning, crashing to the earth but thankfully not injuring anyone, as it occurred in the middle of the night. The damage will require the roof to be replaced entirely, but it should not have any impact the venue’s upcoming... Read more
Billy Joel Announces Record 53rd Residency Show at MSG
The Madison Square Garden Company announced Thursday that Billy Joel will perform an unprecedented 53rd consecutive show as part of his residency at The World’s Most Famous Venue, which began in January 2014 with Mr. Joel playing one show per month. The show on Saturday, June 2, 2018 will... Read more
TicketNews 2017 In Review: Top Selling Venues
As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look at venues that reigned supreme over the past year when it came to ticket sales. New York City institutions made up a quarter of the overall list, including the No. 1 spot, which unsurprisingly belongs to the World’s Most... Read more
New York Islanders to Return to Long Island, Build New Arena at Belmont Park
In a press conference on Wednesday, the New York Islanders announced that they had won a $1 billion development bid to build a new 18,000-seat arena, hotel, and other amenities on the grounds of Belmont Park, just outside New York City. The Islanders played at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired an interest in the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (formerly Meadowbrook) in Gilford, NH. Long considered northern New England’s premier summer concert venue, the 9,000-seat amphitheater on... Read more
Live Nation and Michael Swier Launch Mercury East
Michael Swier, co-owner of Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge, will join Live Nation for a new booking and promotions company called Mercury East, focusing on live music in New York City, according to report by Pollstar. The partnership comes almost a year after Bowery Presents, a promotion company Swier... Read more
Venue Giant SMG Acquired by Onex Corporation
SMG, a leading venue management company with a portfolio of some 500 arenas, stadia, theatres, amphitheatres and convention centers across North America, Europe and Asia, has been acquired by Toronto-based private-equity firm Onex Corporation in partnership with SMG’s existing management team, Northlane Capital Partners, Onex announced today. A potential purchase by Live... Read more
Mohegan Sun Signs Exclusive Partnership With Webster Bank Arena
Uncasville, CT (December 6, 2017) – Mohegan Sun, the premier entertainment destination in the Northeast, announced today an exclusive partnership with the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. The three year, multiple-level agreement involves concerts, sporting events and sponsorships is effective immediately. “This is an exciting day as two... Read more
The Legendary El Mocambo Appoints Ticketmaster Canada as its Ticketing Agent
Toronto, November 15, 2017 – Michael Wekerle and his team at the El Mocambo are pleased to announce they have appointed Ticketmaster Canada to handle ticketing services once the legendary music venue reopens in the spring of 2018. The deal was inked at a signing celebration at the El... Read more
Colorado’s Red Rocks Makes Push Towards Digital-Only Ticketing
Denver Arts and Venues, which owns and operates the hugely popular Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado, announced Wednesday their plans to implement a new ticketing system for the concert season of 2018 that includes enforcing mobile-only tickets for the venue’s first four rows. Those rows of the iconic... Read more