British Grand Prix Apologizes After Dynamic Pricing Debacle
The organizers of the British Grand Prix issued a rare apology this month, responding to massive complaints over the messy ticket sale and surged “dynamic” ticket prices for the 2023 race. Tickets for the 2023 British GP, the lone Formula 1 race in England, went on sale September 15,... Read more
Adele Ticket Prices Criticized During Rapid Sellout of Vegas Dates
The long wait is over for Adele fans, but many still had plenty of complaints this week as the rescheduled dates for her Weekends With Adele residency went on sale with sky-high ticket prices. Fans complained of ticket prices that were very high, likely due to yet another implementation... Read more
NJ Speaker Calls for Hearing Over Springsteen Ticket Prices
The uproar surrounding the ticket prices for the 2023 U.S. dates on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour continues, with politicians in the singer’s home state of New Jersey weighing in on the outrageous “dynamic” and “platinum” schemes used to inflate prices from the box office. “I... Read more
Pascrell Slams “Greedy” Ticketmaster Over Springsteen Fiasco
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. has long been a foe of Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster, and spared no fury at the latest controversy the entertainment and ticketing giant has generated – massive outrage over sky-high ticket prices for beloved New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen’s 2023 tour dates. The... Read more
Bruce Springsteen Fans Furious Over Outrageous Ticket Prices
Fans of Bruce Springsteen had a rude awakening this week, faced with the new normal in ticket prices as shows for the U.S. dates on his 2023 tour went on sale Wednesday. Surged prices, weaponized by the “dynamic” and “platinum” ticket pricing systems put in place by Ticketmaster and... Read more
Concert Ticket Prices Surged Nearly 20% from Pre-COVID Norm
For consumers itching to get back to live entertainment, the loosening of pandemic restrictions over the last year has been great – but it hasn’t been so kind on wallets. Statistics show that concert tickets have risen by nearly 20 percent since 2019, an astonishing leap that is far... Read more
Price Surging Leads Live Nation to Best First Quarter Ever
The reopening from pandemic restrictions continues to power record-setting numbers for Live Nation Entertainment, according to the company’s Q1 earnings report issued this week. Ticketmaster saw its gross ticket value transactions number up 39% compared to 2019, with 70 million tickets sold already for 2022 concerts. “Momentum has picked... Read more
Second Half of Morgan Wallen Dangerous Tour On Sale Today
Those who missed out on the fast-selling first leg of Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous Tour will have another shot Tuesday, as the second leg of shows goes on sale. This time, the run of shows spans much of the summer and early fall, with dates largely at outdoor venues (the... Read more
Morgan Wallen Fans Howl Over Ticket Prices Surged by “Dynamic” System
Morgan Wallen may be performing at venues across the United States in 2022, but many of his fans are feeling left behind after encountering sky-high ticket prices as The Dangerous Tour 2022 went on sale this week. The country favorite, who was dropped from his record label and all... Read more
AEG Presents Names Live Nation Alum Scott Holtz VP of Ticketing Strategy
Touring giant AEG Presents has announced the creation of a new position – VP of Ticketing Strategy – and the hiring of Scott Holtz to fill it. A longtime Live Nation executive who was most recently vice president of pricing and distribution. “Adding Scott to the team brings us... Read more