Weezer cancelled Broadway residency over poor ticket sales
Weezer announced that its planned Broadway residency for early fall has been called off. The set of concerts, which was planned for the Broadway Theatre from September 13 to 18, was reportedly cancelled over “low ticket sales and unbelievably high expenses,” according to the band’s lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo... Read more
Day N Vegas Festival Canceled; Logistics, Timing Issues Cited
Day N Vegas Festival which was originally scheduled for September 2-4 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds has been canceled. The festival was to be the return to the American stage as a headliner for Travis Scott, who has kept a relatively low profile since the tragedy at Astroworld... Read more
LCD Soundsystem Plots Bay Area Residency Shows Late Summer
LCD Soundsystem have announced plans for a California Bay Area residency this summer, scheduling eight concerts in Oakland and San Francisco. The Brooklyn-based band led by James Murphy’s You Are Here Bay Area run will first visit Oakland’s Fox Theater on August 16, 17, 18 and 19, then head... Read more
Rep. Pascrell Asks FTC, DOJ to Overturn Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger
Rep. Bill Pascrell has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice requesting that the agencies target the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger as part of a joint inquiry designed at modernizing merger regulations. The New Jersey Democrat, who has been a staunch critic of the... Read more
Live Entertainment Giants Offer Venues, Staff in Vaccination Push
A who’s who of live entertainment companies sent a letter to President Biden earlier this week offering the “full support and resources of the live event industry” in the nationwide push to vaccinate Americans and put an end to the COVID pandemic. Live Nation, AEG, Oak View Group, The... Read more
Judge Rules Against Cuomo’s Restrictions on Live Events in NY
A bar in Buffalo, NY has won an early ruling against restrictions on live music and ticketed events put in place by Governor Andrew Cuomo in court. Justice Frank Sedita of the New York State Supreme Court ruled that a ban on ticketing and advertising live events at venues... Read more
StubHub Interim CEO Krimmel Optimistic on Live Events in Quartz Interview
Interim StubHub CEO Jill Krimmel provided her outlook on the future of live events and entertainment as part of a series published by Quartz. The executive, who took over for Sukhinder Singh Cassidy recently to lead the company through its coronavirus response and merger with Viagogo, provided an optimistic... Read more
Fuller: And the Band Plays On…
By Eric Fuller In difficult times it’s easy to let optimism cloud your ability to perceive reality. There is a saying that nothing focuses a man’s attention like his imminent execution. But, in reality, you feel no pain even while your neck rests on the wooden base of the... Read more
Majority Of Fans Ready To Return To Live Events, Survey Finds
A new survey shows that despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a majority of fans are willing to return to live events with certain social distancing protocols in place. According to the Atlanta-based mobile ticketing app Experience, the study showed that nearly 55% of fans are ready to return to... Read more
Michigan Promoters Optimistic For Fall Return Of Events
The summer concert and festival season has been thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic, but promoters in Michigan are growing optimistic that the industry can return in some capacity this fall. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a committee of over 100 players in the live events and entertainment industry... Read more