BTS Donates $1M To Black Lives Matter Campaign, Fans Match Pledge
K-Pop fans are uniting in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and have launched their own campaign, dubbed “One In An Army,” to match BTS’ donation. Last week, the K-pop powerhouse revealed that they donated $1 million toward the BLM movement, following the murder of George Floyd –... Read more
New York City Theaters Open Lobbies To Protesters
As venues and theaters throughout New York City remain closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, these concert spaces may serve a new purpose: welcoming spots for Black Lives Matter protesters. Last week, George Floyd – an unarmed black man – was murdered after being held to the ground... Read more
Artists Speak Out, Donate To Black Lives Matter Movement
The live event industry joined forces yesterday for an initiative dubbed #TheShowMustBePaused as a part of Blackout Tuesday, but musicians are still speaking out and urging people to donate toward the Black Lives Matter movement. As a part of #TheShowMustBePaused, promoters, record labels, distributors, and executives across the industry... Read more
Live Nation, Music Industry Take Part In Blackout Tuesday Movement
Amid the civil unrest in the country following the death of George Floyd, some of the world’s major music companies are joining together for a movement dubbed #theshowmustbepaused to offer solidarity with the black community. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died last week after a white police officer held... Read more
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
Lorde Cancels Tel Aviv Show Following Political Pressure
After announcing last week via Twitter that she was considering the cancellation of an upcoming tour stop in Israel, Lorde and the promoter of that show have confirmed that she will no longer perform. The 21-year-old singer, who is nominated for the 2018 Album of the Year Grammy, received... Read more
Saints Season Ticket Holder Sues for Refund Due to Anthem Protests
A New Orleans Saints fan and season ticket holder has sued the team for a refund on his tickets due to the ongoing protests during the national anthem, according to a report in The Advocate. The fan, Lee Dragna, filed suit on Monday seeking the value of his season... Read more
NFL Sales Drop: Ticketing’s Role in the League’s Attendance Issues
Usually the NFL season brings a cacaphony of headlines about great games, on-field drama, and highlight performances. In 2017, however, there has been a heavy undercurrent of worry in addition to the usual Hank Williams-led fanfare of America’s most popular sport. Sales are down and fans are upset. Protest... Read more
Dallas Women’s Group Call for R. Kelly Concert Cancellation
An R. Kelly concert is scheduled for this Friday night at the Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas, Texas, but a local women’s group is working to have the show cancelled. If it’s not, the women tell local news reporters at WFAA and Fox4 that they will protest at the... Read more
Bayern Munich Charged Over Fans’ Ticket Price Protest
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Bayern Munich after its fans launched a protest about ticket prices at last Wednesday’s Champions League match at Anderlecht, reports ESPN. During their team’s 2-1 win at Constant Vanden Stock Staium in Brussels, Bayern fans threw fake money onto the field, delaying play,... Read more