Former Iowa Sports Radio Host Pleads Guilty in Ticket Fraud Case
The former Iowa-based sports radio host, who was indicted on federal charges after scamming multiple investors in a ticket resale scheme, has pleaded guilty to fraud after taking a plea deal. According to the Des Moines Register, Marty Tirrell pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud on Friday.... Read more
FanFair Alliance Files Complaint Against Viagogo’s StubHub Deal
UPDATE (as of December 4, 2019)  Viagogo released the following statement to TicketNews regarding the matter: “Viagogo expects the market regulator to look at this deal as they would with any deal of this size and we will be working with them collaboratively on that as required.” — The... Read more
AXS Awarded $5 Million, Five-Year Contract From Denver Government
Ticketing company AXS was renewed for a five-year, $5 million contract with taxpayer-owned venues in Denver this week. The deal, which was unanimously voted on by Denver City Council members, makes AXS the official booking agent for venues like the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Bellco Theatre, the Colorado... Read more
Enrique Iglesias Concerts Cancelled Due To Promoter Scam
Several Enrique Iglesias concerts across Europe have been cancelled after the fraudulent promoter was accused of running off with around €1 million. According to Pollstar, a Bulgarian promoter claimed to represent ArtBG and has scammed ticket buyers, venues, and artists after posing as a local promoter. The situation unfolded... Read more
Ja Rules’s Name Cleared From Fyre Fest Suit
While Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland is serving a six-year prison sentence, his partner Ja Rule had his name officially cleared from the legal disaster. Fyre Fest, the 2017 failed-festival-turned-phenomenon, has been outlined in two documentaries and is now globally dubbed as the biggest scam of the last decade.... Read more
Longtime UH Football Season Ticket Holder Banned For Attempting To Resell Tickets
A 42-year University of Hawaii football season ticket holder has been banned from Aloha Stadium after attempting to sell his extra tickets. According to the local news channel KHON2, the season ticket holder, Dan Vierra, said he tried to sell extra tickets ahead of the Rainbow Warrior game against... Read more
UK Competition And Markets Authority Clears Live Nation, MCD Merger
Live Nation and Gaiety Holdings Limited’s proposed purchase of the Ireland-based live music promoter MCD Productions Unlimited Company has been provisionally cleared by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), finding that the merger does not raise competition concerns. Originally, the CMA was worried that the deal could potentially... Read more
Broker Lawsuit Against Dodgers Will Head To Trial In 2021
Last year, four brokers sued the Los Angeles Dodgers for breach of contract and other violations of state law stemming from the team’s decision to cancel the season tickets of hundreds of ticket brokers and then move that inventory to another vendor. Now, a trial date has been set... Read more
Promoter Speaks Out About Cancelled Country Show, Fans Await Refunds
This summer, a Toby Keith show was cancelled in Illinois last minute and the promoter was accused of running off with the money. Now, the promoter is speaking up about what happened as ticketholders still await refunds. The Freedom and Dignity Festival was set to feature Keith along with... Read more
NYPD Removes Local Rappers From Rolling Loud Over Potential Violence
Five local rappers from New York City were cut from the Rolling Loud lineup last weekend because of pressure from the New York Police Department. According to Complex, the Assistant Chief Martin Morales of Queens North said that rappers Casanova, Sheff G, Don Q, 22Gz, and Pop Smoke were... Read more