Fans Hesitant to Attend Games Without COVID Vaccine: Survey
A survey conducted by Seton Hall University’s Sharkey Institute showed that a majority of Americans are hesitant to attend events in-person until there is a COVID vaccine. Two thirds said they would not attend an indoor event prior to a vaccine, regardless of social distancing measures in place. Slightly... Read more
Houston Dave Chappelle Shows to Require Negative COVID-19 Test
Fans hoping to attend a set of performances by comic Dave Chappelle this weekend in Houston will need to add a COVID-19 test to their plans. The standup is requiring a negative COVID-19 test result for admission to the performances, which take place at House of Blues in the... Read more
Ticketmaster Walks Back COVID Requirements After Fierce Backlash
A report on Ticketmaster’s purported plans to tie event access to personal health data set the company into damage control mode over the weekend. The Live Nation Entertainment-owned giant issued “clarifications” over the policy, which drew sharp criticism from some who viewed it as invasive and rife for potential... Read more
Moderna Announces Vaccine 95% Effective in Preventing COVID
Pharmaceutical giant Moderna announced Monday morning that it’s initial testing of a vaccine candidate was far more effective than expected, preventing COVID in 94.5 percent of subjects. The vaccine is pending further review by safety and regulatory authorities. The company says it expects to have enough safety data within... Read more
Report: Ticketmaster Plans to Require COVID Data Access For Events
A report in Billboard this week indicates that Ticketmaster is taking steps towards requiring access to consumer medical information as a part of its “fan safety” plans for live events to return at scale. The plan, according to Dave Brooks, involves data sharing between Ticketmaster, third party health companies,... Read more
German Study Suggests Safe Indoor Concerts Possible Despite COVID
Preliminary results from a scientific study in Germany had good news for live music and sports fans, as they showed promising results for safely holding events indoors amid the pandemic. Researchers put together a live concert in front of volunteers in the summer, and their findings suggested that certain... Read more
Live Event Stocks Soar After Positive COVID Vaccine News
The path back to full-scale live events across the globe got a big boost Monday from Pfizer. The pharmaceutical giant announced that early results from its coronavirus vaccine trial suggested that it is robustly effective in preventing the COVID-19 disease. It hopes to receive emergency authorization for the two-dose... Read more
Arizona AG Announces $71 Million in Consumer Refunds from Ticketmaster
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a concent agreement with Ticketmaster that will see the Live Nation Entertainment-owned vendor return $71 million in payments to consumers who purchased tickets to events that were postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The agreement is pending final court approval. “Consumers... Read more
Aussie Authorities Voice COVID Concerns Following Ticketing Snafu
Australian health officials have express concerns over the crowds that were stranded outside of rugby stadiums on Friday due to a ticketing system failure. Thousands were stranded for an extended period outside AFL and NRL games due to a Ticketek mobile system outage, raising fears that a spike in... Read more
Trump Campaign Event Attendance Reportedly Hacked by K-Pop Fans
K-Pop fans and TikTok users are supposedly be behind a campaign that greatly inflated expectations for attendance at a Tulsa, Oklahoma rally for President Trump’s reelection campaign which saw some 6,200 in attendance after reports of over a million tickets distributed. News that attendance at the event was far... Read more