Promoter Speaks Out About Cancelled Country Show, Fans Await Refunds
This summer, a Toby Keith show was cancelled in Illinois last minute and the promoter was accused of running off with the money. Now, the promoter is speaking up about what happened as ticketholders still await refunds. The Freedom and Dignity Festival was set to feature Keith along with... Read more
Promoter Faces Theft Charges After Kentucky Concert Debacle
The promoter for a Kentucky concert that was scheduled to feature David Allan Coe before falling apart is in police custody, facing charges ranging from theft by deception to multiple motor vehicle violations, according to multiple local news outlets. About 1,000 fans were waiting at a show that never... Read more
Promoter Drops Prices After Poor Sales For NFL Preseason Game In Winnipeg
After weeks of fans crying for lower prices, a promoter has dropped prices for thousands of tickets to a Packers-Raiders pre-season game in Winnipeg next week. The Canadian-based promoter On Ice Entertainment Ltd. announced a partnership with Molson Coors, which has reduced prices for up to 6,000 tickets in... Read more
Promoter Accused of Running With Money From Cancelled Toby Keith Show
A benefit concert for veterans was slated to take place in Illinois earlier this month starring Toby Keith, but the gig was abruptly cancelled after the promoter allegedly ran off with the money. The Freedom and Dignity Festival, featuring Keith and Clay Walker, was set to take place at... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Mexican Promoter OCESA Entertainment
Live Nation is continuing to grow its global market with the acquisition of Mexico’s OCESA Entertainment. OCESA is a leading promoter in Latin America and is the owner of Ticketmsater Mexico from CIE, as well as Grupo Televisa, which is the largest multimedia company within the Spanish-speaking world. Annually,... Read more
Fake Mariah Carey Promoters Sentenced For Wire Fraud Scam
Two California men have been charged with wire fraud after pretending to be promoters of popstar Mariah Carey and swindling two companies out of more than $100,000. The Lesbian Gay Community Network of Western Michigan (now known as the Grand Rapids Pride Center) was one of the two organizations... Read more
Remy Ma, Safaree Sued Over Failure To Play Benefit Concert
Rappers Remy Ma and Safaree are being sued after they failed to show up to a benefit concert they had agreed to play last year. The benefit show was slated to take place at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago on April 21, 2018. While the rappers had signed a... Read more
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area. The companies plan to combine Embrace’s expertise developing emerging talent, boutique festivals... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Top Swiss Promoter Mainland Music
Live Nation Entertainment announced it has acquired Mainland Music, one of the top concert promoters in Switzerland that produces over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music, co-founded in 2012 by partners Christian Gremelmayr, Derrick Thomson, Marc Lambelet, Martin Schrader and Santosh Aerthott, has offices in Zurich and Lausanne. With this new... Read more
Dallas Promoter Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
Gabriel Reed, a promoter based out of Dallas, Texas and West Hollywood, pleaded guilty earlier this week to one count of wire fraud after defrauding investors, performers, and promoters who invested in rock concerts and World Wrestling Entertainment events, according to Law Fuel. Reed, 46, operated his business for... Read more