KISS To Play Songs For Great White Sharks Above Water
The classic rockers of KISS are extending their audience to underwater sharks. This month, a one-time-only concert event will take place at Australia’s Port Lincoln. The show, dubbed “Shark Rock City,” will see the band perform on a boat at 6:30 a.m. while cruising along the coastline for birds,... Read more
Taylor Swift Cancels Melbourne Cup Gig After Protests
Taylor Swift was slated to perform at the 2019 Melbourne Cup later this year, but due to a “scheduling conflict,” she will no longer attend the event. The Melbourne Cup, an annual horse racing event, is set to take place on November 4 at the Flemington Racecourse in Australia.... Read more
TEG Expands Globally With Acquisition of UK Promoter MJR Group
TEG, the live entertainment giant that controls most of Asia Pacific, has officially expanded to Europe with the acquisition of the UK-based promoter and venue operator MJR Group this week. MJR Group, which owns and operates venues throughout the UK like Cardiff’s Tramshed and The Mill in Birmingham, also... Read more
U2 Brings ‘The Joshua Tree World Tour’ Across The Globe To Celebrate 1987 LP
U2 are bringing their ‘The Joshua Tree Tour,’ in support of the 1987 hit record The Joshua Tree, to more countries across the world. The tour, which originally kicked-off in May 2017 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the record, visited North America, Latin America, and Europe through October... Read more
Bands Offer Teen Free Tickets For Life After He Eggs Controversial Australian Senator
Multiple artists are offering a teenager free concert tickets for life after he egged the controversial Australian senator Fraser Anning earlier this week. Anning sparked outrage when he blamed Muslim immigration for the shooting at a Christchurch mosque on Friday, noting that Muslim people were “not blameless.” Will Connolly,... Read more
Ticketmaster Expands General Admission Offering In NZ, Australia
Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has today announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Formed in 2003, Moshtix has been delivering an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. During... Read more
Florence and The Machine Fans Upset Over Poor Concert Organization
Thousands of fans lined up to see indie-rock band Florence and The Machine take over Botani Park in Adelaide on Wednesday, but due to poor planning at the venue, many concertgoers were unable to get the experience they paid for. The South Australian concert offered a special front-section ticket,... Read more
Australia Could Face A Country-Wide Ticket Resale Cap
Australia’s Labor Party has proposed a new law that would place a 10 percent cap on resale tickets online and ban bots. This law would essentially cover the administration of the resale and promoters would be unable to cancel resold tickets. The proposal also includes a ban on bots,... Read more
Wheelchair Concertgoer Demands More Inclusion In Australia
Buying a ticket to an event should be a seamless experience, but for disabled concertgoers, this is rarely the case. In Australia, wheelchair users struggle trying to buy tickets to a show and are often placed elsewhere from their companion. One advocate, Stephanie Travers, is trying to change the... Read more
Ticketek Launches Price-Capped Ticket Exchange System
The Australian-based ticketing company Ticketek announced plans to launch a price-capped ticket exchange system, Ticketek Marketplace, later this month. Ticketek Marketplace will cap resale tickets at 10 percent above face value. In order to guarantee that tickets are valid, the original ticket’s barcode will be cancelled and a new... Read more