Crowd Crush at GloRilla Concert Causes Three Deaths
GloRilla concert at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, N.Y. early this month closed with a fatal crowd surge leaving three fans dead and several others injured. According to a report by the Associated Press, police said the stampede may have been triggered by unfounded fears of gunfire. As... Read more
Tokyo Promoters Fined For Over-Selling Event, Relocating Fans
Tokyo-based management companies On The Line Inc. and Maverick DC were ordered to take preventive measures by Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency under the Law Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations due to infraction of rules in the ticket sales of the rock band L’Arc-en-Ciel’s concert last year. According to... Read more
London MSG Sphere Project Temporarily Put On Hold
The development of the MSG Sphere London, an entertainment venue to be built in the Stratford area of London, has been paused by Michael Gove, UK housing secretary and Member of Parliament (MP). It is reported that the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has decided to issue... Read more
U2 Announce MSG Sphere Debut Residency in Vegas
Sunday’s (February 12) big match between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs culminated in big news via an ad where U2 announced their residency which will be held at the long-awaited venue, at the new MSG Sphere at the Venetian, this fall. The dates for the “U2: UV... Read more
Report: Low Sales, Not Live Nation Threats, Cost SeatGeek Deal
According to industry insiders quoted in a recent story by Billboard, it was a failure to meet venue expectations for ticket sales on some concert dates that cost SeatGeek its contract with Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center, not interference from Live Nation. The deal between Barclay’s management BSE Entertainment and SeatGeek... Read more
Oak View Group Forms New National Theater Alliance
Oak View Group (OVG) has taken the lead of forming a national theater alliance which consists of 39 performing arts venues. Spread across 18 markets in the nation from Dallas, Chicago, Denver to Philadelphia, Boston, Portland and more; the venues within the alliance will benefit from collective buying power,... Read more
Lawmakers, Privacy Advocates Slam MSG for “Weaponized” Biometric Data Use
Madison Square Garden has found itself in the crosshairs of both privacy advocates and lawmakers in New York over its use of facial recognition technology to keep certain individuals out of events at its venues. A coalition took the company, which operates numerous venues in New York and elsewhere,... Read more
Madison Square Garden to Spin-off Live Entertainment Business
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. advances with the spin-off of its live entertainment business, a previously proposed transaction which is expected to be completed by the end of March 2023. The entertainment giant comprises of a diverse collection of venues in New York and Chicago, including Madison Square Garden,... Read more
Seattle’s T-Mobile Park to Host 2024 NHL Winter Classic
The 2024 Discover NHL Winter Classic will be held at T-Mobile Park, the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. The event will mark the first outdoor hockey game for the city, which only became an NHL city with the inaugural season of the Kraken in 2021. The home... Read more
Live Nation Brings Back Summer Lawn Pass Program
Live Nation’s Lawn Pass Program returns for 2023 summer, enabling fans to attend some of summer’s most anticipated live events at select local amphitheaters. The program provides guests to access lawn seating as well as Fast Lane entry for $199 plus fees. Lawn Pass Program includes 30 Live Nation... Read more