CTS Eventim Announces New Partnership With US Promoter Michael Cohl
CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA are creating a new 50:50 partnership with the U.S. promoter Michael Cohl to create tours across the globe. Throughout the partnership, Cohl will add his business and comprehension network, while CTS Eventim will provide full access to the Eventim LIVE network, ticketing platform,... Read more
Lana Del Rey Apologizes For Canceling European Shows
Popstar Lana Del Rey was forced to cancel a string of shows on her European Tour last-minute due to illness. The singer was slated to perform in support of her latest record, Norman F—ing Rockwell, kicking-off the string of shows yesterday, February 20 at the Resorts World Arena in... Read more
Elton John Postpones Additional Shows Following Pneumonia Diagnosis
Pop icon Elton John had to cancel two remaining shows in New Zealand following his pneumonia diagnosis. Earlier this week, he was forced to cut his show short in Auckland after he lost his voice and needed medical help onstage. He apologized to fans, noting that he was “incredibly... Read more
TWICE To Keep Performance Schedule Amid Coronavirus Concerns
K-pop group TWICE will go forward with their upcoming concerts as planned despite ongoing concerns over the coronavirus sweeping parts of Asia. The all-girl group’s TWICE World Tour Finale performances in Seoul will go on March 7 and 9 as scheduled. However, due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus,... Read more
Fire Fight Australia Raises $9.5M For Bushfire Relief
Fire Fight Australia, a benefit concert which took place last night to raise funds for the ongoing bushfires in the country, has raised more than $9.5 million. The concert, which took over the ANZ Stadium in Sydney’s Olympic Park, lasted for nine and a half hours, featuring performances from... Read more
Ticketmaster Expands Global Reach With Launch In Singapore, Taiwan
Ticketmaster revealed that it will be expanding its global portfolio with the purchase of Tixcraft in Taiwan and the launch of Ticketmaster in Singapore. After securing a place at the Sports Hub panel in Singapore, the ticketing giant became one of the three ticketing companies that promoters can select... Read more
K-Pop Act Seventeen Cancel Tour Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
K-pop group Seventeen have canceled their upcoming Ode To You Tour over concerns of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The group’s agency, Pledis Entertainment, announced over the weekend that the tour would not go forward as planned due to health concerns over the virus. “Due to the on-going coronavirus outbreak,... Read more
Rolling Loud To Launch In Portugal With Event Genius By Festicket
The world’s largest hip-hop festival, Rolling Loud, is heading to Portugal for an inaugural fest this summer with Event Genius by Festicket. The festival will make its debut in Europe with Festicket providing ticketing, travel, access control, and cashless services during the weekend-long event. Rolling Loud alumni Kendrick Lamar,... Read more
British Musicians Demand Change To Brexit-Born Touring Policies
The three-year battle that has put British politics on the global stage finally came to an end with the official departure of the UK from the European Union. But while Brexit has been the topic of much debate from a political and economic standpoint, it now comes into play... Read more
Live Nation Expands Presence In Japan, Appoints New SVP
Concert promoter giant Live Nation Entertainment is furthering its global reach with the appointment of an industry veteran in Japan. The promoter appointed Kei Ikuta as the Senior Vice President of Live Nation Japan. Ikuta will be based in Tokyo and report to Live Nation Japan President John Boyle,... Read more