New $40 Million Kentucky Concert Venue To Open In 2020
PromoWest, one of the world’s largest concert promoters, has announced a $40 million concert venue in Newport, Kentucky that will open in 2020. According to WCPO, PromoWest CEO Scott Stienecker has been trying to build an indoor-outdoor concert venue at The Banks in Cincinnati, Ohio, for six years, but... Read more
Tyga Settles $1.4M Lawsuit With Concert Promoter
Rapper Tyga has settled a $1.4 million lawsuit with a concert promoter for failing to perform in the United Arab Emirates, documents obtained by The Blast show. While terms of the settlement have not been revealed, the case will be dismissed. Heavy Rotation reportedly paid Tyga $141,000 for three... Read more
Travis Scott Ordered To Pay Promoter $383K After Bailing On Concert
Travis Scott must pay a concert promoter $383,000 after he failed to appear at a concert last year even though he was paid $150,000 up-front. The show was set to take place in March 2018 during Super Bowl weekend. According to the promoters PJAM, they paid him to perform at... Read more
Christian Concert Promoter Charged With $3M Investment Fraud
A man and his company are accused of using $3 million from nearly 150 investors, which he said was meant to promote Christian music concerts and festivals, to pay off personal debts. Jeffrey E. Wall of Freeport, Maine and his business, The Lighthouse Events LLC, are the center of... Read more
The Bowery To Build 3,500-Seat Concert Venue at Boston Landing
Concert promoter The Bowery Presents announced plans to build a 3,500-seat concert venue at Boston Landing, set to open in fall 2021. The project will be a part of “The TRACK at New Balance” developement in the Brighton neighborhood. Its name and further details are yet to be announced,... Read more
Live Nation Expands International Reach With Spanish Promoter
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Planet Events, the leading concert promoter of Latin artists in Spain. Planet Events will remain partially owned by PRISA, the world’s number one Spanish-language media group whose publications include Los40and El País, establishing a strategic union that... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Canadian Promoter Embrace Presents
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
Live Nation Acquires ONE Production, Expands Presence In Singapore
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia, which complement the North American and European artists Live Nation Singapore has already been... Read more
European Promoters Attempt To Restrict Ticket Resale To Face-Value
The Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing is another effort by the promoter and venue world to restrict consumer rights on the secondary market throughout Europe. FEAT just launched on January 17 at the live music conference Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) with hopes to work towards face-value resale across Europe. They will... Read more
6ix9ine Faces $300,000 Lawsuit After Skipping Concert
While 6ix9ine is in federal custody awaiting charges of racketeering and firearms, he now faces another lawsuit after bailing on a concert in October 2018. Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was slated to perform at an unofficial event at Howard University’s Homecoming Weekend on October 28 in Washington, D.C. He was... Read more