Eventbrite Pulls Protest Listings Due To Stay-At-Home Order Violations
Eventbrite has removed a number of listings for planned protests, citing violations of stay-at-home orders enforced in multiple states around the country and its own guidelines. Demonstrators have come together in cities around the U.S. calling on local businesses to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which health experts have... Read more
Florida Stay-At-Home Order To Likely Extend MLB Start Date
The ongoing process of deciding an official MLB start date just got a bit murkier as portions of Florida are put under a stay-at-home order. Several South Florida counties, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, will effectively be shut down in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19,... Read more
Live Nation Stock Rallies Following Senate Stimulus Vote
Live Nation Entertainment (LYV) saw a strong resurgence in its stock Thursday after the U.S. Senate unanimously voted in favor of a $2 trillion stimulus package to rejuvenate the ailing economy. Live Nation stock bounced back up to close at $45.94 Thursday, a sizable increase from the dismal $21.70... Read more
British Musicians Demand Change To Brexit-Born Touring Policies
The three-year battle that has put British politics on the global stage finally came to an end with the official departure of the UK from the European Union. But while Brexit has been the topic of much debate from a political and economic standpoint, it now comes into play... Read more
Roseanne Barr, Andrew Clay Plot Politics-Driven Comedy Tour
Comedians are facing a lot of criticism in the world today and are openly called-out for speaking “out of line.” In an attempt to still shine in the comedy world, Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay are teaming up for a joint tour. The jaunt, dubbed “Mr. and Mrs.... Read more
Venue Cancels Filter’s Show in El Paso After Band Posts Anti-Trump Joke
The industrial rock band Filter was slated to perform at Speaking Rock Casino in El Paso last week, however, the venue called-off the gig after the band posted an anti-Trump joke on Facebook to promote the show. Ahead of the gig, vocalist Richard Patrick posted a short video to... Read more
Artists Are Giving Away Free Tickets To Fans That Vote In The Midterms
The Midterm Elections are approaching on November 6 and everyone is trying to get the word out — even select bands are now offering free entry into shows with the #iVoted initiative. More than 100 concerts will be free admission in the U.S. with the initiative. Concertgoers just have... Read more
Chicago Sports Teams Battle Against Proposed Tax Hike
A proposed increase to the tax charged on tickets sold for concerts at venues seating over 1,500 people in the city of Chicago is meeting some stiff resistance from an unlikely source – professional sports teams. All five of the “second city” franchises oppose the measure, which would raise... Read more
StubHub Co-Opting Government to Fight its Foes?
With Live Nation experiencing surging profits, largely on the growth of the Ticketmaster secondary properties at the expense of StubHub, the company appears to be pinning its hopes for recovery on an unlikely ally: The United States Government. A well placed industry source indicated that efforts by Ticketmaster to... Read more