Denver City Council Questions AEG, Live Nation Contracts in Light of Virus
Although Denver’s iconic concert venue Red Rocks Amphitheater is currently a ghost town amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Denver City Council voted on two taxpayer-funded contracts with AEG and Live Nation. According to DenverRite, the agreements with the world’s two largest concert promoters totaled $10.5 million and are good... Read more
Goldenvoice Postpones All Events Through End of May
Goldenvoice, the Californian promoter behind Coachella and other large-scale events across the state, has officially postponed all concerts throughout the end of May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Monday, the promoter — which books shows at venues like the Warfield and Regency Ballroom, as well as other... Read more
Live Nation, AEG Among Promoters To Release Statement Amid Virus
Some of the world’s largest live entertainment promoters have come together to release a joint statement regarding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A global task force has come together to drive strategic support and find a common direction that will best interest artists and fans. The last force includes:... Read more
Ticketmaster Expands Global Reach With Launch In Singapore, Taiwan
Ticketmaster revealed that it will be expanding its global portfolio with the purchase of Tixcraft in Taiwan and the launch of Ticketmaster in Singapore. After securing a place at the Sports Hub panel in Singapore, the ticketing giant became one of the three ticketing companies that promoters can select... Read more
Live Nation Expands Presence In Japan, Appoints New SVP
Concert promoter giant Live Nation Entertainment is furthering its global reach with the appointment of an industry veteran in Japan. The promoter appointed Kei Ikuta as the Senior Vice President of Live Nation Japan. Ikuta will be based in Tokyo and report to Live Nation Japan President John Boyle,... Read more
Women Allegedly Defrauded Investors For Scam Sandy Hook Concert
Two women were arrested for allegedly creating a scam concert that would benefit the Sandy Hook Promise charity for shooting victims and defrauded investors. Nancy Jean, 51, of Riverdale, Georgia and Carissa Scott, 41, of Fayette, Mississippi were arrested on Wednesday at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, the... Read more
Ireland Promoter Warned To Watch Misleading Prices
The concert promoter MCD was warned by the advertising watchdog for not offering a “reasonable” number of its lowest-priced tickets on their site. According to 98FM, a customer complained that all the cheap tickets for a show at Ireland’s 3Arena were sold out, although they were originally advertised “from... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Majority Stake of Chilean Promoter
Live Nation Entertainment announced the acquisition of Chilean promoter DG Medios this week – one of Chile’s top independent concert promoters. The deal was confirmed amid Live Nation’s expansion across Latin America. Recently, the concert promoter giant acquired OCESA in Mexico, DF Entertainment in Argentina, and Brazil’s Rock in... Read more
Enrique Iglesias Concerts Cancelled Due To Promoter Scam
Several Enrique Iglesias concerts across Europe have been cancelled after the fraudulent promoter was accused of running off with around €1 million. According to Pollstar, a Bulgarian promoter claimed to represent ArtBG and has scammed ticket buyers, venues, and artists after posing as a local promoter. The situation unfolded... Read more
Live Nation, AEG Back-Off From Facial Technology Plans At Festivals
Concertgoers were frustrated to hear that Live Nation and AEG were considering the use of facial recognition at concerts and festivals, but now, the promoters have taken a step back. Both live-entertainment giants disavowed any plans to use facial recognition at music festivals, and now, the musicians are declaring... Read more