Ticketmaster melt-down frustrates Bruce Springsteen fans
Bruce Springsteen fans are in an uproar after tickets for his upcoming tour disappeared in a matter of minutes, leaving many fans facing the prospect of paying as much as 20 times face value to snag tickets to the concerts. While the prospect of a sold-out concert is hardly... Read more
What Twitter-app integration may mean for ticket sales
A recent partnership between music intelligence platform The Echo Nest and social media giant Twitter will help to build artist-to-fan interaction. The real question is whether it also may lead to an increase in ticket sales. The integration between the two companies will enable application developers to incorporate “tweets”... Read more
With the 2012 London Olympics only a few months away, the expected influx of foreign athletes and tourists is expected to create a boom for ticketed events and tours throughout the United Kingdom. The Olympics organizing committee, LOCOG, has estimated that upwards of one million tourists will descend on... Read more
Live Nation hopes to turn Saint Paul, MN, into a major player on the music festival scene starting in 2012. On December 15, the live entertainment giant announced a new five-year agreement with the city to produce an annual multi-day festival on Harriet Island. The island is located across... Read more
The men of Mötley Crüe are the latest recording artists to undertake a Sin City residency. The hard rock foursome will play a dozen dates at The Joint, the 4,000-capacity concert venue within the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Residency events are scheduled February 3-5, 8, 10-12,... Read more
Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin reunite for ‘An Evening’
Two stars of musical theater are reunited on the Broadway stage for “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin,” which opened last night, November 21. The former “Evita” co-stars perform together again for this limited engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The concert schedule concludes with a final... Read more
Cirque du Soleil, one of the most recognizable names in theatre entertainment, is combining its unique form of stage craft with the musical library of Michael Jackson to create an innovative new show that will tour across North America beginning next week. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour will... Read more
‘Ticket Masters’: Dean Budnick and Josh Baron explore concert, ticket industries
The live entertainment and ticketing industries can be baffling to fans who are just trying to get a seat at the next big event. Even for those versed in the industry, issues of rising ticket prices, inflated service fees, and supply and demand can be sources of frustration and... Read more
This past Sunday, April 10, marked a momentous day for U2. As the Irish rock band took the stage at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, their 360 tour officially became the highest grossing tour in history. The mantle of highest grossing tour of all time comes to U2... Read more
Outbox Technology, instantly the nation’s second-largest primary ticketing company following its deal with AEG, signed a multi-year ticketing deal this week with the Blackcreek Summer Music Festival, a 14-week event in Toronto that will feature Plácido Domingo, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett and other major acts. Taking on... Read more