Live Nation, Music Industry Take Part In Blackout Tuesday Movement
Amid the civil unrest in the country following the death of George Floyd, some of the world’s major music companies are joining together for a movement dubbed #theshowmustbepaused to offer solidarity with the black community. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died last week after a white police officer held... Read more
New Zealand To Hold First Socially Distant Shows This Weekend
The current pandemic has impacted New Zealand’s entertainment industry, but shows will soon resume. Live Nation New Zealand is experimenting with the country’s first socially distant shows to revive the industry post-coronavirus. Two shows this weekend will make up the “Together Again” concert series held at The Tuning Fork... Read more
Ticketek To Be World’s First Ticketing Platform To Offer Afterpay
TEG, the global live entertainment, ticketing and technology company, is proud to announce that Ticketek will be the world’s first ticketing platform to offer Afterpay, the world’s largest buy-now-pay later service. Afterpay will be integrated into the Ticketek website and apps as a payment option in the coming months. It will... Read more
Israel Concert Marks Largest Gathering Since Virus Hit
Live events have been ultimately halted across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic as venues prepare how to slowly reopen to the public. However, over the weekend, Tel Aviv held the largest concert gathering since news of the virus broke earlier this year, packing 5,000 fans at a... Read more
Relaxed Social Distancing Decreases Death Toll In Sweden
As much of the world navigates the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden took an unconventional approach in tackling COVID-19. The country never officially entered lockdown and has allowed schools, restaurants and most businesses to stay open as usual. Even crowded places like nightclubs have kept operations going with the extent of... Read more
Taiwan Baseball Fans Allowed Into Stadium Under Safety Measures
Baseball fans in the U.S. are still waiting to hear the words “play ball!” In Taiwan, however, games have been ongoing and recently featured a new addition: in-stadium fans. Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) has now begun allowing fans back into ballparks for games after consulting with health... Read more
Broadway May Not Reopen Until 2021, Producer Says
Broadway closed its doors in March and isn’t slated to reopen again until June. However, one producer suggests that the Great White Way may not open until next year. UK theater owner and producer Cameron Mackintosh suggested that venues in the U.K. and U.S. may not be able to... Read more
Coronavirus Study Finds Nicotine May Block Virus
The live event industry, among others, has been halted amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Researchers are looking at how the industry could resume to normal going forward and found a possible breakthrough.  Over the weekend, President Donald Trump suggested that injecting poisons may kill viruses in a semi-safe... Read more
Green Day Postpone Several European Tour Dates
A round of tour dates across Europe on Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy’s Hella Mega Tour have been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The shows, across the U.K. and Europe, were supposed to kick-off on June 11 in Florence, Italy, followed by gigs across Europe before wrapping-up... Read more
Tour De France Latest Global Event Impacted By Virus
France’s Tour de France is the latest large-scale sporting event to be postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The tour was originally scheduled to take place from June 27 to July 19, however, French President Emmanuel Macron said that restrictions will remain in place throughout mid-July, and therefore, the tour... Read more