Ticketmaster Expands General Admission Offering In NZ, Australia
Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has today announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Formed in 2003, Moshtix has been delivering an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. During... Read more
Football Fans Protest Against Cost of Champions League Tickets
Bayern Munich fans protested the cost of Champions League tickets during a game against Liverpool this week. The Football Supporters’ Federation launched a campaign in England to cap ticket prices for visiting supports at £20 in 2016. Earlier this month, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to cap away tickets... Read more
BLACKPINK Reveal First-Ever North American Headlining Tour
K-pop sensation BLACKPINK, who will become the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, just announced their debut North American headlining tour. This morning, the group appeared on Good Morning America, performing their hit track “Ddu-Du Ddu Du,” and explained that they felt... Read more
R. Kelly Continues To Tour Overseas Despite U.S. Backlash
R&B singer R. Kelly had trouble booking shows in the U.S. over the past few months, but has no problem overselling shows overseas. The singer has been under fire after the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” aired earlier this year, exposing his various sexual assault allegations throughout the last... Read more
Live Nation Expands International Reach With Spanish Promoter
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Planet Events, the leading concert promoter of Latin artists in Spain. Planet Events will remain partially owned by PRISA, the world’s number one Spanish-language media group whose publications include Los40and El País, establishing a strategic union that... Read more
How Marshmello’s Fortnite Concert Could Spark A New Era Of Shows
Gaming and entertainment collided over the weekend when EDM producer Marshmello performed a virtual concert in the popular video game Fortnite. Christopher Comstock, who goes by his DJ name Marshmello, held the live event on Saturday night in the game’s virtual Pleasant Park. He played a brief 10-minute set,... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Canadian Promoter Embrace Presents
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area. The companies plan to combine Embrace’s expertise developing emerging talent, boutique festivals... Read more
Viagogo Responds To German Ticket Resale Price Cap
The regional court in Hanover, Germany has officially ruled that ticket resale prices will be capped at 25 percent above face value, noting that any price above this percentage is considered anti-competitive. The ruling comes after the newly-formed German promoters’ association BDKV launched a campaign last year to push for... Read more
Ozzy Osbourne Postpones European Shows Due To Flu
Update: It was announced that Osbourne would cancel all remaining dates on the UK and European leg of his ‘No More Tours 2’ run with Judas Priest. He is currently recovering from an upper respiratory infection that doctors feel could develop into pneumonia. The postponed shows will be announced... Read more
Live Nation Acquires ONE Production, Expands Presence In Singapore
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia, which complement the North American and European artists Live Nation Singapore has already been... Read more