StubHub Responds to Ontario’s New Ticket Resale Law
After months of back-and-forth between Canadian lawmakers and ticket industry leaders, The Candian Press announced today that Ontario passed the Ticket Sales Act. The new law makes it illegal to use bot software or knowingly resell tickets purchased via bot software, bans tickets from being resold at more than... 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
Eventbrite and Twickets Announce Partnership
Eventbrite and Twickets have announced a new integration for the secondary ticket market, now live across Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Eventbrite is a technology platform that allows users to organize, promote, and sell tickets to their events, powering nearly three million events each year. Twickets is a... Read more
Sia Fans Divided About Melbourne Show
Sia kicked off an Australian tour last night at AAMI Stadium in Melbourne, but the unconventional show left her fans debating over whether they got what they paid for. Sia has always been just that -unconventional. In a culture that breeds both obsession with and entitlement to every detail... Read more
Little Mix Face Backlash for Disabled Ticket-Buying Process
Tickets went on sale yesterday to the Summer Hits tour from Little Mix, a popular British girl group formed on talent competition TV show “The X Factor”. Soon after onsale, the group faced criticism from fans with disabilities, who felt discriminated by the ticket-buying process for accessible seating. One... Read more
Red Hot Chili Peppers Join Second Band Together Bay Area Concert
After a successful Band Together Bay Area with Metallica, Dave Matthews, and G-Eazy earlier this month, a second installment of the wildfire relief benefit concert has been announced and this time, Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline. Band Together 2 will take place at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San... Read more
FIFA World Cup Sells Over 700K Tickets in First Round
In the first round of sales, FIFA reports 742,760 match tickets sold to the 2018 World Cup, with the majority of applications from host country Russia and 47 percent from other countries including USA, Brazil, Germany, China, Mexico, Israel, Argentina, Australia, and England. “We are very pleased with the results... Read more
Bayern Munich Charged Over Fans’ Ticket Price Protest
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Bayern Munich after its fans launched a protest about ticket prices at last Wednesday’s Champions League match at Anderlecht, reports ESPN. During their team’s 2-1 win at Constant Vanden Stock Staium in Brussels, Bayern fans threw fake money onto the field, delaying play,... Read more
Paul Kelly Fan Told to Buy $100 Ticket for 10-Week-Old Infant
A long-time Paul Kelly fan and new mother in Perth, Australia was informed that if she and her husband wanted to bring their 10-week-old infant to a concert in Kings Park, they’d have to buy the baby his own $100 ticket. The 31 year-old mom, who asked not to... Read more
New Australian EDM Festival Canceled Before Debut
Planning a new festival can be tricky business, as we’ve seen in the past with Karoondinha, Revolution Rock, Fyre Fest, and other failed large-scale music events. Yesterday, yet another festival dropped out before its debut. Flux Festival was supposed to take place at Bonython Park in Adelaide, Australia next weekend, December... Read more