AEG Presents Names Rick Johnson SVP of Ticketing and Revenue
Rick Johnson has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President (SVP) of Ticketing and Revenue at AEG Presents. He will be responsible for overseeing the live events promoter’s Global Touring division. In his new role at AEG Presents, Johnson will report to President of Global Touring and... Read more
AEG Owned AXS Ticketing To Launch In Australia
The AXS ticketing platform is reportedly planning to open an office in Australia next month. The new venture gives AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group), the owner of AXS, an opportunity to link its ticketing operations with venues in this vast country, such as Qudos Bank Arena, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Suncorp... Read more
Vivid Seats, Others Failing NY Ticketing Changes, Per Skoufis
New York Senator James Skoufis didn’t mince words in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, indicating that in his view, a large percentage of ticketing companies aren’t fulfilling their obligation to changes in New York’s ticketing regulations that require all-in pricing and disclosures of the face value for ticket... Read more
Spotify Tickets Launches With Presale Access on Limited Basis
Spotify quietly launched a new pilot program this week, bringing direct sale live event tickets to a limited number of events for its users. Tickets.Spotify.com went live as a test product, offering presale tickets to a small number of upcoming events, including performances by Limbeck, Annie DiRusso, Dirty Honey,... Read more
Huntsville Venue Group Inks Deal With AXS for Ticketing at Orion Amp
AXS will serve as the exclusive ticketing partner of The Orion Amphitheater, a new venue opening in May 2022. The venue, located in Huntsville, Alabama, already has a banner lineup for its opening season, including performances by  The Black Keys, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, The Black Crowes, Josh Groban,... Read more
Opry Entertainment Group and AXS Announce Ticketing Agreement
Opry Entertainment Group and AXS announced an exclusive ticketing agreement on Thursday, shifting some iconic music venues away from Ticketmaster to the AEG-owned platform. AXS will now provide its full suite of ticketing solutions to all OEG properties, which include the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and Ole Red... Read more
AXS Inks Ticketing Deal With Z2 Entertainment in Colorado
AXS announced that it has signed a multi-year deal with independent promoter Z2 Entertainment, locking the ticketing services down for the Colorado-based company. Venues involved in the Z2 Entertainment partnership with AXS include The Boulder Theater, The Fox Theatre, and The Aggie Theatre, all located in Colorado. “We’re excited... Read more
Cheyenne Frontier Days Announces AXS as Ticketing Partner
Fresh off a record return to operations in 2021, Cheyenne Frontier Days has switched its ticketing operations to AXS for 2022 and beyond. The event, which bills itself as the World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo & Western Celebration, saw 267,369 attendees between its rodeo and concert attractions in 2021, which... Read more
AXS Plans to Roll Out Biometric Palm Scanning at Colorado’s Red Rocks
AXS announced that it would be rolling out a biometric ticketing system at Red Rocks, the iconic venue in the mountains outside Denver. The system, powered by Amazon One’s palm recognition technology, will be added immediately to the Red Rocks entry systems, with plans to roll out the scanning... Read more
AXS Inks Long Term Ticketing Deal at Cleveland’s Jacobs Pavilion
AEG Presents and Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. announced a deal for operating and booking Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland, which will include AXS taking over the ticketing contract from Ticketmaster. The venue, located on the edge of Cleveland’s Flats nightlife district on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, holds approximately 5,000... Read more