Several Pittsburgh Penguin hockey fans eager to watch Game Four of the Stanley Cup finals on May 31 were disappointed after the tickets they bought from scalpers turned out to be counterfeit. However, police were able to arrest the culprits. The tickets were purchased outside of the Mellon Arena... Read more
By Petrina Crockford The president of Ticketmaster China last week predicted that this summer’s Beijing Olympics will sell out, a historic first for the world games. “We predict that this will be the first Olympics that it’s a ‘sold out’ Olympics,” Jonathan D. Krane told reporters during a press... Read more
By Petrina Crockford In an industry first for a major artist, Madonna has publicly embraced a secondary ticket broker, UK-based viagogo, as one of the channels for fans to obtain tickets. The Sticky & Sweet Tour is the singer’s first under her $120 million deal with Live Nation, and... Read more
By Petrina Crockford Beginning with Tom Waits’s Glitter and Doom Tour, Ticketmaster will start implementing a new Paperless Ticket™ technology, giving fans a more convenient event experience. According to David Marcus, Ticketmaster senior vice president, Music, the Paperless Ticket™ will be introduced at major venues across North America and... Read more
With just a few months left before the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, work on the venues continues at a furious pace, and citizens of other countries besides the U.S. are finding it difficult to obtain tickets. In a report by France 24 TV, French residents are having a... Read more
Not many bands can lay claim to having their own plane, and even fewer of them can say that the lead singer is the pilot. Such is the case with legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden, whose lead singer Bruce Dickinson is a licensed pilot who can fly the... Read more
As Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continue their quest for their party’s nomination, both aspirants are eagerly courting young voters with rallies at colleges and universities, through concerts and with big-name endorsements. Younger voters, those who are generally considered between the ages of 18 and 35,... Read more
During his recent historic papal visit to the U.S., Pope Benedict XVI held a mass before 40,000 people in Nationals Ballpark in Washington DC, his first papal mass in the American capital. The pontiff met with President George W. Bush at the White House, and spoke before the United... Read more
What deep, rich voice and commanding presence gets your attention across the spectrum from Star Trek to Shakespeare? If you said the voice and presence belonging to Patrick Stewart, you’d be in agreement with a lot of fans. Now he brings those marvelously attractive qualities to the footlights of... Read more
Passing Strange, a new musical that debuted on Broadway Feb. 28 at the Belasco Theatre, is a hybrid: a rock comedy musical. Taking its inspiration from the punk rock movement of the 70s, the loosely autobiographical story centers on the life of 45-year-old Stew and his alter-ego “Young Stew.... Read more