World Football Federation FIFA said Tuesday that it had received 506,000 online applications for World Cup 2010 tickets. The applications came from 140 countries around the world, suggesting this could be one of the most lucrative World Cups ever, despite the global recession. South Africa sent the most applications,... Read more
“SEATWAVE SECONDARY TICKETING MARKET UPDATE FOR Q4 2008” LONDON, ENG (Seatwave) 03 March 2009 – Seatwave, Europe’s leading independent ticketing website according to Comscore market share data, today confirms that it saw decisive growth across all sectors including music, sport and theatre in Q4 of 2008. This comes as... Read more
The restrictive hand of Chinese politics has forced the cancellation of Oasis‘ first-ever concerts in April. The British rockers, currently on a world tour promoting “Dig Out Your Soul,” were scheduled to perform April 3 at Beijing’s Capital Arena and April 5 at Shanghai Grand Stage. After the Chinese... Read more
After supporting Neil Young on tour for the latter half of 2008, alt-country band Wilco has outlined its own set of national and international headlining dates for spring. The U.S. leg of the tour begins with an April 14-15 stand at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI, and closes out... Read more
Country duo Sugarland has announced plans for its first European tour this March. After completing the 11-city venture, the musicians will return to the U.S. for alternating stints with Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban‘s summer tours. The European venture launches with a March 6 performance at the U.S. Army... Read more
Trailblazing electro-pop group Depeche Mode will hit both coasts of North America later this summer after completing the first leg of its tour in Europe. The Tour of the Universe launches its continental run with a July 24 concert in Toronto, ON, and concludes on September 5 in Ft.... Read more
A new report issued today by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in the UK is calling for the government to prohibit the resale of tickets to certain high-profile events, such as Wimbledon and some cricket matches, which officials refer to as “crown jewels.” The issue of... Read more
A throat infection recently sidelined three UK concerts by British comedian Russell Brand. Affected shows were February 13 at Hammersmith Apollo in London and February 14-15 at Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, SCO. Hammersmith Apollo has been rescheduled for April 11, and Clyde Auditorium has been re-booked for April 9-10.... Read more
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