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
“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