German Police Raid Local Authority Following Rolling Stones Tickets Scandal
Last week, it was reported that German authorities were being investigated for accepting 100 free tickets to a Rolling Stones concert at Hamburg’s Stadtpark – the first event of its kind at that location after being approved by those very district politicians. Now, BBC News reports that police in... Read more
Customer Complaint Alleges Ticketmaster Holdbacks at Jones Beach Theater
When you log on to a primary ticketing site right at onsale time to purchase tickets for your favorite artist and are still met with no availability, sellers would have you believe that the artist is just that popular. Sure, hundreds of tickets can sell out immediately when demand exceeds... Read more
For Once, Hamilton Holdbacks Save the Day for Consumers
Imagine the feeling of securing tickets for the astonishingly popular show Hamilton as it begins its run in London’s famed West End. Then reverse it and multiply it by two – because that’s what just happened to hundreds of fans in Great Britain. Cameron Mackintosh, owner of the Victoria... Read more
BBC Slammed for Wimbledon Holdbacks as Fans Queued
In a prime example of why venues, promoters and primary ticket companies are fighting hard against efforts to increase transparency in the ticket sales process, BBC officials are being slammed for giving away hundreds of premium tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament to high-ranking officials and celebrities. Corporate executives,... Read more
Opinion: Holdbacks Should Set Springsteen-Scheniderman Showdown
Fans are frothing at the mouth for a shot to catch Bruce Springsteen in his recently announced fall residency on Broadway. The Walter Kerr Theatre, with its sub-1,000 capacity, is a remarkably intimate venue where the legendary rocker will perform songs, interact with the crowd, and read from his... Read more
After Blaming Scalpers for Scarcity, Promotor Releases Hundreds of Last-Minute Garth Brooks Tickets
Almost exactly a month ago, headlines in San Luis Obispo, California blamed scalping for the paucity of tickets available for Garth Brooks’ show at the Mid-State Fair. Wednesday, the same newspaper published a story detailing how hundreds of tickets are now available for the show, having been released by... Read more