One of country music’s fastest rising stars is young singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. In 2006, she made her major label debut at the age of 17 with an eponymous album that debuted within the Top 20 on the Billboard 200. Two years later, she followed with “Fearless,” an album that spent eight straight weeks at the top of the music charts.

While Swift started out as a supporting act on a number of country music tours, she quickly showed her power at the box office as a headliner for special concert events and festival appearances. In 2008, AEG Live and The Messina Group announced that Swift’s first-ever headlining tour was in the works. The extensive six-month trek, which is scheduled to hit more than 50 cities, was announced early in February 2009 and is sure to be a standout during the summer touring season.

NBA Conference Semifinals Scores No. 1 Spot On Tuesday Best-Sellers
The NBA Conference Semifinals continue to remain a hot commodity; tonight’s match between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers took the top spot on Tuesday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. During yesterday’s hot-selling game, the Houston Rockets defeated Utah Jazz 112-102. Although it is... Read more
Taylor Swift Tour Shuts Down Ticketmaster Resale Competition
With its first show set for Tuesday evening at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Arizona, Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour has officially reached crunch time for ticket sales. In a last-ditch effort to fill the house, all resale tickets for her first leg of the tour have been removed... Read more
Wakeman: Pricing and Taylor Swift’s Latest Bit of Bad Press
I was flipping through ticket Twitter yesterday and saw another story about Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour. I wrote a week or so ago about all the challenges that this kind of stuff presents to the industry, but it seems that this Taylor Swift tour is shaping up to have any number of unintended... Read more
Free Taylor Swift Tickets? Seat-Filling Scramble Begins
For a while now, it’s been speculated that tickets to Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour would begin popping up at steep discounts, similar to the way we’ve seen other Verified Fan flops trickle down through to Groupon, or pushed via Live Nation’s $20 all-in ticket deal going on this week.... Read more
Shawn Mendes, Dua Lipa Set To Perform At 2018 Billboard Music Awards
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on NBC this May, and with the ceremony only a month away, the first set of performers have been announced. Current pop hit-makers Sean Mendes, Camila Cabello, and Dua Lipa are slated to perform at the show on... Read more
Spotify, Streaming Services Are The Culprit of High Ticket Prices
With the digital age in full force, the music industry is taking a big hit; instead of buying a full album, consumers have the ability to instantly stream a single song at any given moment. The music industry used to make billions. First, there were records, then cassettes, and... Read more
As Classic Rockstars Retire, Who Will Take Over Sales In The Industry?
Over the past year, some of the biggest names in the music industry announced their retirement and end of touring, leaving younger musicians to rise to the occasion — and claim their spot on top. Elton John, Neil Diamond, Rush, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Joan Baez, Ozzy Osbourne and... Read more
NCAA Men’s Basketball Scores Top Spots on Best-Sellers List
The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, now in its final week, captured the first four spots on Sunday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. During the National Semifinals this past weekend, Loyola Chicago defeated Kansas State 78-62 and Michigan beat Florida State 58-54. Yesterday’s wins... Read more
Pearl Jam, Post Malone Earn High Marks Among Best-Sellers
Yesterday’s secondary market sales were dominated by the likes of Pearl Jam and Post Malone, both of which claimed six spots each on the Top 20 list of best-sellers. The former snagged Nos. 1-5 for their summer gigs at major U.S. ballparks, including Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and their... Read more
Verified Fan Bombs Find Spots on Ticketmaster 2-for-1 Valentines Day Sale
It’s Valentine’s day, which means a number of things here in the U.S., not least of which is every company in the world is trying to capitalize on people’s need to produce some kind of memorable gift for their sweetheart – leading to deals on everything from flowers and... Read more