North American Host Cities for FIFA World Cup 2026 Revealed
The destinations for world football (soccer) fans for the summer of 2026 were determined on Thursday, as FIFA announced the host cities and stadiums for the World Cup. The event, which returns to North America for the first time since 1994, will be jointly hosted by the Canada, Mexico,... Read more
Garth Brooks Plans Last American Stadium Tour Date at NRG in Houston
Garth Brooks will be returning to Houston, announcing plans for a Stadium Tour date at NRG Stadium on August 6, with tickets on sale next week. The stop will be his final on the Stadium Tour in America this year, before he heads to Ireland for Stadium Tour shows... Read more
Astroworld Task Force Findings Show Poor Training Among Event Failures
Poor planning, poor security training, and failures in communication were cited by Texas officials in a report on the Astroworld tragedy last fall that caused the death of ten festivalgoers and injuries to hundreds more. The Texas Task Force on Concert Safety was put together by Gov. Greg Abbott... Read more
Hundreds of Astroworld Lawsuits Bundled into Single Massive Case
Nearly 400 lawsuits against Travis Scott, Live Nation Entertainment, and other entities involved with the Astroworld Festival in Houston have been combined into a single action. The consolidation, which was requested in December, was formally approved by the Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on January 26. The combined... Read more
In Filings, Live Nation, Travis Scott Deny Responsibility for Astroworld
In their first responses to the flurry of lawsuits filed in the wake of last month’s tragedy at Astroworld, Live Nation Entertainment and its subsidiary Scoremore, Houston’s Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation (HCSC) and Travis Scott have all denied any responsibility for what happened in Houston. Scott’s representatives... Read more
NRG Stadium To Serve As Ancillary Medical Site
Houston’s NRG Stadium, which was just slated to hold the Houston Rodeo before it was cancelled, will go under transformation to become an ancillary medical site. Earlier this week, construction crews began to create a medical shelter to help hospitals in the Greater Houston area who are currently trying... Read more
Coronavirus Forces Early Closure Of Houston Rodeo
Coronavirus fears have forced an early closure of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, event officials announced Wednesday. The Houston Rodeo launched its 2020 edition on March 3 and was expected to run through March 22. Its concert lineup only saw select artists perform as a result of the... Read more
Mobile-Only Entry Fails Fans at Houston Garth Brooks Concert
A typo in an email and a myriad of failures in the mobile-only ticketing system conspired to turn a Garth Brooks concert at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo into a bit of a nightmare for fans this week, according to numerous reports. Rodeo officials apologized following the debacle,... Read more
TicketNews 2017 In Review: Top Selling Venues
As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look at venues that reigned supreme over the past year when it came to ticket sales. New York City institutions made up a quarter of the overall list, including the No. 1 spot, which unsurprisingly belongs to the World’s Most... Read more
Harvey Forces Postponement, Relocation of Houston Events
Houston, Texas and surrounding communities have been pounded by record-breaking rain and flooding since the arrival of Hurricane Harvey at the start of the weekend. As water levels have continued to rise, a number of events have been postponed, relocated, or cancelled altogether for fan safety. The highest profile... Read more