Ticketmaster UK Can No Longer List Platinum Seats as Best Available
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a self-regulatory organization of the advertising industry in the UK, has ruled that what Ticketmaster lists to customers as the “best available” tickets are not always the best, but often simply the priciest. Three complaints were issued to the ASA that challenged whether Ticketmaster UK’s claim... Read more
Paul McCartney Concert Ticket Donation Causes Salvation Army Controversy
Salvation Army is under much scrutiny after it was revealed that tickets to a Paul McCartney concert in Australia, donated with the intent to gift to homeless people, were used by an organization leader’s daughter, The Guardian reports. Seven tickets to McCartney’s December 5 show in Melbourne were donated... Read more
Just Over 60 Percent of Tickets Sold for 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
Another ticket sales update has been provided by Olympics organizers for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, revealing that just over 60 percent of tickets had been sold with under 50 days to go. As of Thursday, The Korea Herald reports that 655,000 tickets, or 61% of... Read more
Lorde Cancels Tel Aviv Show Following Political Pressure
After announcing last week via Twitter that she was considering the cancellation of an upcoming tour stop in Israel, Lorde and the promoter of that show have confirmed that she will no longer perform. The 21-year-old singer, who is nominated for the 2018 Album of the Year Grammy, received... Read more
Lorde Considers Cancelling Concert in Israel After Fan Backlash
Lorde announced via Twitter Thursday night, in response to an open letter posted to New Zealand site The Spinoff, that she is considering cancelling an upcoming show in Tel Aviv. Noted! Been speaking w many people about this and considering all options. Thank u for educating me i am... Read more
Over 2.3M Ticket Requests Received this Month for 2018 World Cup
FIFA has provided their most recent update on ticket requests to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and reports that over 2,300,000 requests have been received thus far in the second sales phase that began December 5. Fans from all over the world requested 1,318,109 tickets in the first... Read more
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