Three People Killed, 12 Injured During Mass Shooting At Gilroy Garlic Festival
Northern California’s 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival ended in chaos yesterday when a mass shooting broke out, killing three people and injuring 12 others. During the festival’s third day at Christmas Hill Park, an alleged 30-year-old male with an assault-style rifle opened fire. Police responded within one minute, according... Read more
Concertgoer Sues For Injuries Sustained During Snoop Dogg Gig
A fan who attended the Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in 2016 has sued the singers and promoter Live Nation after sustaining injuries during the show when a railing collapsed. The show in question took place on August 5, 2016 at Camden, New Jersey’s BB&T Pavilion. In the... Read more
R Kelly’s Crisis Manager Quits Amid Singer’s New Allegations
R. Kelly’s crisis manager has called it quits this week amid the singer’s sexual abuse allegations. Darrel Johnson, who had served as Kelly’s crisis manager for months, appeared on CBS This Morning on Monday. During the interview, Gayle King asked Johnson point-blank if he would allow his 20-year-old daughter... Read more
CMA Confirms Viagogo Contempt Case Continues
Although Viagogo is celebrating a legal ruling that said the ticketing site had complied with a court order from last year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed that its contempts of court proceedings will still continue. A day after Google suspended Viagogo from using its search engine... Read more
eBay Stock Rises On Good Earnings, StubHub Sale News
It was reported earlier this week that the e-commerce platform eBay was one of the “many outlets” considering a potential acquisition of the secondary ticketing site StubHub. Since this news leaked, eBay’s stocks have risen. According to the Los Angeles Times, eBay’s (NASDAQ: EBAY) shares rose almost 6 percent... Read more
eBay Moving Forward With Potential StubHub Sale
CNBC is reporting that e-commerce giant eBay is exploring a potential sale of StubHub, with “multiple” parties interested in the potential acquisition of the ticket resale marketplace. Company stock (NASDAQ: EBAY) jumped more than 2% on Monday with the news. The rumors of the sale follow the announcement of... Read more
Broadway Investors To Lose $100M Following Summer Closings
After a record-breaking year of box office sales, the Great White Way had to cut numerous shows this summer – 16 to be exact – and now, Broadway investors are feeling the blow. Right after the Tony Awards, it was announced that King Kong, The Cher Show, and Hillary... Read more
R. Kelly Arrested, Accused of Paying Off Family During 2008 Trial
R. Kelly has been under fire this year; he has been charged with multiple counts of sex abuse, sued by various women, and went to court over past-due rent and child support payments. Now, the R&B star has been arrested for the third time this year after two new indictments... Read more
Afrofuture Fest Causes Disrupt For Charging Ticket Prices Based On Race
Should race matter when buying tickets? Most people would be quick to say “absolutely not.” Yet, organizers of a music festival in a dominate-Black community in Detroit argue that it does. Afrofuture Fest, a small music festival slated to take place later this summer, made headlines after charging ticket... Read more
Belgium’s VestiVille Turns Into ‘Fyre Fest 2’ Catastrophe
UPDATE as of Tuesday, July 2: Eventbrite Director of Communications Amanda Livingood reached out to TicketNews with a statement regarding refunds.  “We know that running a festival is demanding and that things can go wrong, but it should never have come to the scenes we had to witness on... Read more