TEG Restructures For New Era of Ticketing, Technology
TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company, has announced a management restructure to meet the challenges of a new era for TEG’s ticketing and technology operations. Under the changes, the ticketing, technology, Client Services, e-commerce, marketing and product innovation teams will be unified into a... Read more
Lea Salonga Cancels Shows On Tour After Leg Injury
Filipina singer and actress Lea Salonga was forced to cancel shows in Hong Kong and Singapore on her upcoming tour after breaking her leg during a ski trip. Salonga was supposed to visit Hong Kong on February 8, 9, and 10, and Singapore on February 13 and 14. However,... Read more
Chris Brown Arrested In Paris After Alleged Rape Claim
Rapper Chris Brown was arrested in Paris this Monday, reports say, after a woman filed a rape complaint. According to AP and Reuters, French police say the singer, along with two others including his bodyguard, were detained. A French tabloid Closer reports that a 24-year-old woman alleges Brown met... Read more
Nicki Minaj Announces European Tour With Juice Wrld
Rapper Nicki Minaj has revealed European tour dates with Chicago’s Juice Wrld following the cancellation of her North American tour earlier this year. The trek will kick-off in Munchen, Germany on February 21, followed by shows in Slovakia, Hungary, Denmark, Berlin, and Norway. Geneva, Switzerland will close-out the outing... Read more
Tsunami Kills Band Members, Fans At Indonesia Concert
The Indonesian pop-rock band Seventeen was performing over the weekend when an unknown tsunami hit the Sunda Strait, killing band members and fans. According to lead singer Riefian Fajarsyah, Seventeen’s drummer Windu Andi Darmawan, bassist Muhammad Awal Purbani, and guitarist Hernawan Skiumbang were killed during the storm. Oki Wijaya,... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Top Swiss Promoter Mainland Music
Live Nation Entertainment announced it has acquired Mainland Music, one of the top concert promoters in Switzerland that produces over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music, co-founded in 2012 by partners Christian Gremelmayr, Derrick Thomson, Marc Lambelet, Martin Schrader and Santosh Aerthott, has offices in Zurich and Lausanne. With this new... Read more
Concert Stampede In Italy Leaves 6 Dead, More Than 50 Injured
During a concert in Italy over the weekend, a spray was released into the air, causing a stampede to break out, killing six fans and injuring over 50. The concert, led by Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta, took place Saturday night at the Blue Lantern disco in Corinaldo, Italy, near... Read more
Australia Could Face A Country-Wide Ticket Resale Cap
Australia’s Labor Party has proposed a new law that would place a 10 percent cap on resale tickets online and ban bots. This law would essentially cover the administration of the resale and promoters would be unable to cancel resold tickets. The proposal also includes a ban on bots,... Read more
Wheelchair Concertgoer Demands More Inclusion In Australia
Buying a ticket to an event should be a seamless experience, but for disabled concertgoers, this is rarely the case. In Australia, wheelchair users struggle trying to buy tickets to a show and are often placed elsewhere from their companion. One advocate, Stephanie Travers, is trying to change the... Read more
Tokyo Panel Approves Bill To Ban Scalping Preceding 2020 Olympics
A bill has been approved in Japan that would ban ticket scalping at events leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. According to Japan Today, a lower house panel approved the bill and the legislation is expected to pass the House of Representatives this week before moving... Read more