Rolling Stones Fans Frustrated After Pre-Sale Ticket ‘Bait-And-Switch’
Fans of The Rolling Stones are feeling swindled after trying to buy pre-sale tickets to see the legendary rockers when they come to Canada this year. The group announced last week that they would perform at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ontario – their only tour date in Canada –... Read more
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area. The companies plan to combine Embrace’s expertise developing emerging talent, boutique festivals... Read more
Jack White Speaks Up After Women Told Not To Kiss At Canada Show
A woman and her girlfriend were trying to enjoy a Jack White concert in Edmonton, but the night turned sour after they were told not to kiss by one of the venue’s workers. Allyson Maclvor explained that during one of her favorite songs by White, she pulled her girlfriend... Read more
Brian Masse Urges For Direct Federal Investigation of Ticketmaster
Brian Masse, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP), has requested that the government investigates Ticketmaster following news of its resale practices. Last month, the CBC and Toronto Star reported on the company’s pro-broker resale operations. CBC ran photos of hidden-camera footage showing a Ticketmaster... Read more
Canada’s Competition Bureau Expands Ticketmaster Investigation
An investigation into Ticketmaster’s business practices by Canada’s Competition Bureau has expanded to include a look at its practices specific to resale in the sake of the CBC/Toronto Star reports from late September, the CBC is reporting. The agency sued Live Nation/Ticketmaster earlier in 2018 over its alleged misleading... Read more
Foo Fighters Postpone Tour Dates As Vocalist Dave Grohl Recovers Voice
The rockers of Foo Fighters have postponed two upcoming tour dates to let their lead vocalist, Dave Grohl, recover from vocal illness. According to a press release, Grohl “suffered a loss of voice and is now on vocal rest” following a show in Seattle this past Saturday. Grohl joked... Read more
Jack White Brings ‘Boarding House Reach’ To Canada
In honor of his latest record Boarding House Reach, Jack White is crossing the globe, and he has revealed that the tour will extend through Canada later this year. White will continue touring in the U.S. through late September, making stops at Las Vegas’ iHeartRadio Festival and Tennessee’s Pilgrimage... Read more
Ticketmaster “Drip Pricing” Subject of Consumer Class Action Lawsuit in Canada
Just days after Canada’s Competition Bureau filed suit against Live Nation in that country for what it refers to as “Drip Pricing” – the act of introducing substantial fees at the tail end of a ticketing transaction – Merchant Law Group LLP has announced a national class action lawsuit... Read more
Alberta Aims at Ticket Resale Reform, Banning of “Bots”
Following in the footsteps of Ontario, the Canadian province of Alberta has announced legislation aimed at restricting the resale of tickets, according to multiple news sources. The restrictions are far less comprehensive than more populous Ontario, due to the western provinces’ consideration of itself as a smaller market, according... Read more
Market Heat Report: Bruno Mars In But Soccer Dominates
Top-tier showman Bruno Mars makes a pair of appearances in the Market Heat report for this Tuesday, with a show tonight in Sacramento at No. 7, and an August 5th date in Minnesota down at No. 17… But the top 10 is dominated by soccer once again, as some... Read more