Already facing one $500 million class action lawsuit North of the Border, Ticketmaster Entertainment has been served with another one in Canada, this one for $250 million. According to the The Windsor Star newspaper, the new lawsuit was filed in Ontario Superior Court and alleges Ticketmaster’s fees and surcharges... Read more
Madonna seems to be recession proof. The European extension of her Sticky & Sweet Tour went on sale in a few European markets this past weekend and had some immediate sell-outs. In the UK, her July 4 show in London and July 7 concert in Manchester each sold out... Read more
“Live Nation Announces New Key Positions in International Music Head Office” LOS ANGELES, CA (PRNewswire-FirstCall) January 29, 2009 – Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) announced today three new appointments in its International Music Division head office which is led by Chief Executive Officer of International Music, Alan Ridgeway. -Paul Latham... Read more
Japan will have to wait for Janet Jackson’s Rock Witchu tour until later this year. The Grammy winning singer was scheduled to perform five shows from February 14-22, but the upcoming tour has been postponed “due to the impact of economic crisis,” according to her Japanese promoter, Kyodo Yokohama.... Read more
AudienceView Ticketing has signed a long-term box office and online ticket sales contract with Victoria Palace Theatre, St. Martin’s Theatre and the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End. By bringing their online ticketing in-house, the theaters hope to better control their consumer experience. “Given their strong theatre client base... Read more
Ticketmaster Entertainment continues to confront issues in Canada over the company’s relationship with subsidiary TicketsNow. This past summer, the company was criticized in the country over the way Elton John tickets were turning up on TicketsNow, but now a consumer advocate is vowing to turn up the heat and... Read more