Adele is a British vocalist who has risen in popularity, both in her native UK and internationally, since the release of her debut record “19.” The album was released in January 2008 in the UK, where it instantly topped album sales charts. Adele’s North American release followed in June that year to lukewarm reception. However, national interest in the young soul singer skyrocketed when she appeared as a musical guest on a fateful episode of skit television show “Saturday Night Live,” which also featured a much-hyped guest appearance by then-Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Adele made her debut on the U.S./Canada tour circuit in early summer 2008, but cancelled a planned September 2008 tour due to “problems at home.” The British chantreuse returned early in 2009 for a round of winter dates, followed by another block of shows in spring. Her tours of the U.S. and Canada have primarily been booked for medium-sized clubs and theaters.
With the digital age in full force, the music industry is taking a big hit; instead of buying a full album, consumers have the ability to instantly stream a single song at any given moment. The music industry used to make billions. First, there were records, then cassettes, and... Read more
It’s been a couple of days, and I’m still confused about one central thing about Live Nation’s Friday announcement that it had settled its litigation with Songkick, purchasing remaining company assets from its one-time competitor. Why did it take so long to happen? Why after embarrassing dirty laundry was... Read more
Zainab Pervaiz, a 25 year-old student immigration lawyer and cricket player from Walsall, England, went to great lengths to con victims out of thousands of pounds in a scam that promised nonexistent tickets to huge performers like Beyoncé, Adele, and Justin Bieber, according to the Daily Mail. Pervaiz began... Read more
In the ongoing saga of Songkick’s lawsuit against Ticketmaster, one wouldn’t necessarily expect the innocuously titled “exhibit 321” to be a bombshell. But, as it happens, that exhibit is a string of emails between top executives at Live Nation – including CEO Michael Rapino, who refers to global star... Read more
September 21st, 2016 By Tammy Whaley EVENTS — Hamilton climbs to the top of the rankings After becoming a smash-hit phenomenon at New York’s famed Richard Rodgers Theatre early in 2015, Hamilton’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, has chosen Chicago’s, The PrivateBank Theatre to be the shows, first post-Broadway engagement. With... Read more
August 31, 2016 By Tammy Whaley Beyoncé marches her Formation World Tour onto the event rankings Making her way into the No. 10 position in this week’s TicketNews ® exclusive event rankings is pop icon Beyoncé. With a tour in full swing, a new album titled ‘Lemonade,’ and a... Read more
August 17th, 2016 By Tammy Whaley EVENTS — Marco Antonio Solis makes his debut in this week’s Top Events Rankings Making his way onto the charts in this week’s rankings in the No. 6 position is renowned Mexican singer, Marco Antonio Solis. The Grammy-Award winning artist is celebrating more... Read more
The company would rather control the secondary market through its own sites Get Me In! and Seatwave than leave it to third-party sites. A report by The Sunday Times pointed out that Ticketmaster allowed the resale of Adele tickets although it was aware “that there was a small risk... Read more
Rolling Stone recently reported that Adele was tryingto limit ticket scalpingto her shows, her manager stating that they did“everything within our power to get as many tickets as possible in the hands of the fans.”It would be nice to believe that the world is so pure and true that... Read more