Travis Scott Asks Judge To Dismiss Previous Concert Cancellations From Trial
Rapper Travis Scott is currently in the middle of a $150,000 legal battle with a concert promoter, but he is asking the judge to not allow certain evidence pertaining to previous concerts he cancelled during his career. According to The Blast, court documents show that Scott does not want... Read more
R. Kelly Seeks Permission To Leave U.S., Play Concert In Dubai
UPDATE: As of Friday morning, Associated Press reports Kelly’s entertainment attorney Doug Anton said any Dubai trip was “off for now as contracts with Dubai concert organizers are reworked.” However, his criminal attorney Steve Greenberg said Kelly might be able to go to Dubai still, but he wants to... Read more
Bands Offer Teen Free Tickets For Life After He Eggs Controversial Australian Senator
Multiple artists are offering a teenager free concert tickets for life after he egged the controversial Australian senator Fraser Anning earlier this week. Anning sparked outrage when he blamed Muslim immigration for the shooting at a Christchurch mosque on Friday, noting that Muslim people were “not blameless.” Will Connolly,... Read more
Ticketmaster Class-Action Lawsuit May Be Resolved Confidentially
A California judge tentatively granted Ticketmaster’s request to arbitrate its ongoing “Scalpergate” class-action lawsuit, which alleges that it violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by helping scalpers re-sell tickets. It’s possible the suit could be resolved in confidential proceedings, leaving the public in the dark. The ticketing giant has... Read more
Craig Carton Co-Defendant Sentenced For Role In Ponzi Scheme
A strip club manager was sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in the ticket-resale Ponzi scheme with former sports-talk radio host Craig Carton. Manhattan federal judge Colleen McMahon served the manager, Michael Wright, with his sentence last week. Wright, 42, of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey,... Read more
R. Kelly Returns To Jail After Failing To Pay Child Support
Update – as of Saturday, March 9: R. Kelly was bailed out of jail from a “benefactor” who helped him pay the $160,000 he owed to his ex wife in child support, TMZ reports. He told reporters, “I promise we’re gonna straighten all this out. That’s all I can... Read more
Tickets Loom Large in Lobbyist Giveaways to California Lawmakers
Several California lawmakers accepted gifts that totaled more than $810,000 last year from lobbyists who handed out free tickets to sports and concerts, a new state report obtained by the San Diego Union Tribune shows. The report shows that multiple companies gave out expensive treats to state legislators in... Read more
CMA Prepares For Another Round of Legal Action Against Viagogo
Update (as of Thursday, March 7): “We take the CMA’s concerns very seriously,” Viagogo said in a statement to Ticket News. “However, we strongly believe we are not in breach of the court order. As the CMA indicated, we have successfully made several improvements to our platform to meet... Read more
Corporate Greed’s Hidden Agenda: The Legislative Fight In Rhode Island
By: Taylor Porco In an era of monopolies dominating almost all industries, consumer privacy, transparency and fairness are being negotiated in legislative sessions throughout the country. When non-negotiable and imperative rights are up for debate, we have to begin to question the line between government responsibilities and corporate greed;... Read more
Broadway Producers Cancel Community ‘Mockingbird’ Production
Residents of Braintree, Massachusetts can no longer see the upcoming community theater production of To Kill A Mockingbird after Broadway producers threatened to sue. The Curtain Call Theatre, which seats 70 guests, was scheduled to bring a production of Harper Lee’s classic novel to the stage in an adaptation... Read more