Knotfest’s Colombia Inaugural Show to Feature Judas Priest, Iron Reagan
Metal band Slipknot are bringing their annual Knotfest music festival to Colombia for the first time, and headlining acts include Judas Priest, Iron Raegan, and Revocation. The festival will take place on October 26 at Hipódromo de Los Andes in Bogota, Columbia. Although Knotfest joined with Ozzfest in 2016... Read more
Aretha Franklin, The “Queen of Soul,” Dies from Cancer at 76
Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” and one of the top-selling artists of all time, died at her home yesterday in Detroit at 76-years-old. Her death follows weeks of speculation about her health. The Detroit News had reported last week that Franklin was in hospice care for the past... Read more
Hundreds Injured After Platform Collapses At Spain’s O Marisquiño Festival
While concertgoers gathered around to see a rap artist at O Marisquiño Festival in Vigo, Spain this past Sunday night, part of the wooden platform collapsed, injuring more than 300 people. During rapper Rels B’s first song on stage, he told the crowd to jump, and suddenly, the wooden... Read more
Katy Perry Gives Surprise Concert To Fan With Brain Tumor
In Australia, a little girl named Grace is suffering from a brain tumor and couldn’t attend Katy Perry’s concert anymore — so, the pop-star brought the concert to her. Last week, Tiana Moores posted a tweet, urging her followers to share. Her sister, Grace, had tickets to attend Perry’s... Read more
Jack Johnson, Ben Harper To Headline Byron Bay’s Bluesfest 2019
Australia’s Byron Bay Bluesfest will celebrate its 30-year anniversary, and has recently announced the first round of star-studded artists in the lineup. The festival, set to take place from April 18 through April 22, will feature Hawaiian legend Jack Johnson and folk artist Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals.... Read more
Ireland Legislation To Ban Bots, Enforce Resale Ticketing Cap
The Ireland Cabinet has agreed to ban the resale of tickets for large concerts and sporting events for more than face value, as well as ticketing bots. Back in 2017, the Prohibition of Above-Cost Ticket Touting Bill was introduced, and last month, after debating, it did not seem like the Ireland... Read more
Patti Smith, Bob Weir, Flea to Headline Pathway To Paris Concert
The fourth annual Pathway To Paris concert, organized by the Global Climate Action Summit, is set to kick-off this September with a group of star-studded headlining artists. Bob Weir of Grateful Dead/Dead & Company, singer/songwriter Patti Smith, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea will lead the show. Artists... Read more
Ireland Government Questions Benefits Of Proposed Anti-Resale Legislation
Ireland’s government was reportedly going to back legislation regarding a law that would outlaw ticket resale at any price more than face value, but after a meeting this past weekend, it looks like the proposal will not move forward. In 2017, the Prohibition of Above-Cost Ticket Touting Bill was introduced,... Read more
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