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
October 2017 Ticket Market Breakdown: Top Venues and Cities
With the Dodgers and Astros making runs all the way to tonight’s World Series Game Seven (in LA), it’s no wonder that the two cities have done very well in the marketplace over the course of the past month. Dodger Stadium captured the top spot in our monthly breakdown... Read more
New Bridgeport Concert Venue to Allot Tickets for City Officials
Live Nation is bringing a new concert venue to the old Bridgeport Bluefish ballpark in Bridgeport, CT, and the CT Post says that the city will be entitled to the use of one skybox and 20 free tickets at each event. TicketNews reported this summer on the new amphitheater... Read more
Cajundome Debuts at No. 1 in TicketNetwork Venue Rankings
by Tammy Whaley Fan excitement for upcoming events including Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood on June 23, WWE Raw on June 12, and Janet Jackson’s stop in September helped the Cajundome take the top spot in this week’s update of top venue rankings across the TicketNetwork Exchange™. The 13,500-seat multi-purpose... Read more
TicketNews®’ exclusive top venues rankings saw quite the shake up for the week ending November 18, 2012. Consistent frontrunner the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, home of “The Book of Mormon,” fell to its lowest position in months coming in at No. 8. This fall has opened the door to a... Read more