Foo Fighters Cancel Planned Minnesota Show Over COVID Policy
The Foo Fighters abruptly called off a planned performance in Minnesota after the venue refused to adhere to the band’s requested requirements related to COVID-19 vaccination. The performance, announced Tuesday as part of the group’s Live in North America 2022 tour, was planned for August at Huntington Bank Stadium... Read more
Concerns over COVID “Omicron” Variant Cause Live Nation Stock Drop
A new variant of COVID has been deemed a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization, sparking new fears of renewed restrictions on live event attendance and causing a sharp drop in stocks, including Live Nation (NYSE: LYV). The omicron variant has been detected in numerous countries since... Read more
Broadway’s Aladdin Cancels More Shows After COVID Outbreak
Aladdin, which had to call off a performance almost immediately after reopening due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases among its company is paused once again, calling off several shows due to additional positive COVID tests. Hopes are that the musical, which cancelled Wednesday’s performance a week ago, played Thursday, but... Read more
Zac Brown Band Tour Paused After Singer’s COVID Case
Zac Brown Band’s “The Comeback Tour” had to take a pause due to the singer’s having tested positive for COVID-19, announced Tuesday afternoon in a social media post. At least four performances will be impacted, with shows running from Thursday through Sunday cancelled. “I am deeply disappointed that this... Read more
StubHub Settles Multi-State Lawsuit Over COVID Refund Policy Changes
Consumers in several states will receive long-delayed refunds from StubHub, according to a multi-state settlement of lawsuits brought in the wake of a shift in the ticket resale company’s refund policy in 2020. Lawsuits were filed after the company stopped honoring its “fan guarantee” refund policy in March of... Read more
AEG Presents to Require Proof of Vaccination at All Venues, Festivals
AEG Presents announced Thursday that all of its owned and operated venues, clubs, theatres, and festivals will require customers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for entry. The policy will go into effect on October 1, with an interim policy requiring that customers show proof of either full... Read more
Garth Brooks Pauses Seattle Sales, “Reassessing” Stadium Tour Amid Surge
Garth Brooks, who just last month got back to his Stadium Tour, hit the pause button on sales for an upcoming Seattle stop and is reassessing plans for fall shows in light of the current COVID surge in the U.S. Brooks had encouraged other artists to “get back in... Read more
Live Nation Denies Report of COVID Gag Order in Artist Contracts
Live Nation quickly and strongly denied a tweet implying that its contracts with artists included a gag order banning disclosure of positive COVID tests within touring groups. The tweet, which was shared as a screenshot of a text message thread by musician Courtney Jaye, depicted a claim that a... Read more
CTS EVENTIM Announces Software to Check “Digital Health Certificates”
CTS Eventim, a leading ticketing service operating primarily in the European market, has announced the launch of software that can be deployed to validate so-called “digital health certificates” in areas where event opeators or local officials are requiring them for event access due to COVID. “Our aim in introducing... Read more
Foo Fighters Cancel Forum Concert After COVID Case Within “Organization”
The Foo Fighters announced that Saturday’s concert in Los Angeles has been postponed indefinitely, after a “confirmed COVID-19 case within the Foo Fighters organization.” The last-minute cancellation was announced Wednesday evening via social media. It wasn’t clear from the band’s announcement whether the case involved a member of the... Read more