The Cure Force Ticketmaster Fee Refunds for Fans After “Outrage”
Consumers who purchased tickets during this week’s “verified fan” sale for The Cure shows in North America will see something entirely rare: Ticketmaster coughing up a refund. The Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing platform is refunding part of the fees that were drawing outrage this week when many fans pointed... Read more
The Cure Plot North America Tour; Promise No Surge Ticket Pricing
The Cure will return to North America for tour dates in 2023, and have promised their fans that they will not be using the much-hated price surging “dynamic” or “platinum” ticket pricing systems, outside of some “charity” offerings for shows in California. The group is, however, using Ticketmaster’s Verified... Read more
Is Beyonce’s Tour Another Dynamic Ticket Price Mess?
Following the messy presale for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour dates last year, Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster have been specifically warned about their next high-profile tour sale – but it looks like things are going poorly once again. Rather than a scene of melting down servers due to peak... Read more
Surging Ticket Prices Continue to Fuel Record Live Nation Earnings
Live Nation Entertainment reported its earnings and financial outlook for the fourth quarter and full year of 2022, and it’s safe to say that things are booming for the California entertainment giant. With ticket surge pricing systems like “dynamic” pricing during periods of high demand and “platinum” pricing charging... Read more
“Backstreets” Fanzine Shuts Down in Protest of Springsteen Ticket Prices
Backstreets, published continuously since 1980, announced in an Op-Ed by Publisher and Editor in Chief Christopher Phillips that it is shutting down after 43 years. The reason for the Bruce Springsteen fanzine calling it quits is surging “dynamic” ticket pricing – and the choice by “The Boss” to embrace... Read more
Madonna Adds New Shows to Tour; Fans Frustrated Over Prices
Citing the usual “overwhelming” demand, Madonna’s management has added several new shows to the pop icon’s Celebration Tour in 2023, running second, third, or more shows in several cities. The tour saw tickets on sale for many venues this week. with more to come next week. Initially announced as... Read more
Disabled Fans Had an Even Worse Time than Most in Springsteen Ticket Debacle
Price for tickets to Bruce Springsteen’s 2023 tour left many fans furious, shocked and disappointed in summer when tickets went on sale. But they were not alone suffering from the surged numbers. A fan with a disability found himself in a situation being left without an option but to... Read more
Live Nation Touts More Record-Breaking Revenue in Q2 Earnings
Business is booming for Live Nation Entertainment, which reported another record quarter on Thursday with its Q2 2022 earnings report. The entertainment giant reported operating income to be up by 86 percent compared to the same quarter in 2019, reaching $319 million as live events continued to roll on... Read more