Market Heat Report: Ed Sheeran Burns Up the Charts
On the eve of his appearance in the Citi Concert Series on the Today Show in the United States, Ed Sheeran dominated the TicketNetwork secondary numbers, picking up four Top 20 spots in the market heat report for the day. Sheeran’s Friday date in Toronto came in at No. 4,... Read more
Market Heat Report: Paul McCartney Rockets to No. 1
Ironically, the top seller on America’s Independence Day was a famous Brit, as Paul McCartney’s show on Monday, July 10th in Tampa took the No. 1 spot in TicketNetwork sales for Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The former Beatle was one of only two concerts in the Top 10, which... Read more
Market Heat Report: Baseball and Fireworks
With the 4th of July around the corner, the sales were brisk for some of America’s favorite pastimes- boxing, baseball, and fireworks. Conor McGregor’s August showdown with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas continued to show strong sales numbers, coming in at No. 1, while five of the other events... Read more
Industry Testimony Against Connecticut Ticket Protections Riddled With Inconsistencies
In January of 2018, residents of Connecticut will be the beneficiaries of new consumer protections related to their right to re-sell tickets purchased for events in the state, as well as rights related to tickets purchased on the secondary market. In a measure supported by a coalition of bipartisan... Read more
“Hello, Dolly!”, “Dear Evan Hansen” Oust “Hamilton” as Broadway’s Top Ticket
“Hello, Dolly!” — a Broadway revival starring Bette Midler, has been a juggernaut so far in 2017, ousting longtime sales king “Hamilton” from the top spot on the Great White Way in the marketplace. Excitement over the new production of a Broadway classic, combined with the departure of writer and... Read more
Alleged Ponzi Scheme Leads to Fraud Charges for National Event Co. CEO
Jason Nissen, the CEO of the New York-based National Event Co. was charged with wire fraud after allegedly scamming investors for more than $70 million earlier today, according to Bloomberg.com. The charges stem from Nissen allegedly using cash from new investors to repay earlier investors, according to New York... Read more
Elton John and U2 Return to TicketNetwork’s Event Power Rankings While Paul McCartney Stays No. 1
by Tammy Whaley May 17, 2017—With a bout of illness that caused the cancellation of April and May dates at Las Vegas Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace behind him, Elton John has returned to the TicketNews Top 10 event rankings this week, coming in at No. 7. Also returning to the... Read more
TicketNews Top Events and Venues – October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016 By Tammy Whaley Baseball takes over the rankings while Roger Water lands in the No. 1 position With the announcement of the ‘Us + Them’ tour, fans of the legendary Pink Floyd artist, Roger Waters helped the singer snag the No. 1 position in the charts... Read more
A “Hamilton” Ticket Buyer Defends the Free Market and High Ticket Prices
“High  prices are a natural reflection of great demand and scant supply. In a free market, in which private individuals can engage in mutually advantageous gains from trade, they are inevitable until demand subsides or supply expands….I don’t object to ticket resales above face value, and I think it is... Read more
TicketNews Top Events and Venues – September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016 By Tammy Whaley EVENTS — Red Hot Chili Peppers take control of the Top Events Rankings Making an impressive debut onto TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings this week is the Grammy award-winning rock band, Red hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) who landed in the No. 1 position with... Read more