Viagogo Named a Worst-Performing Product in Australian Shonky Awards
Australian product testing and review company CHOICE just announced the “winners” of its 12th annual Shonky Awards, which aims to “name and shame the shonkiest products and companies taking advantage of Australian consumers”. Viagogo was one of eight winners highlighted this year. Its award? “The Shonky Award for…Dodgy practices... Read more
UK Ticket Crackdown May Leave Hundreds Out Of Upcoming Metallica Shows
Fans who purchased resale tickets to Metallica’s upcoming UK tour stops at the O2 Arena in London, SSE Hydrow in Glasgow, the Genting Arena in Birmingham and the Manchester Arena worry they will be denied entry given the arenas’ united force against ticket “touts”, or scalpers, at the request... Read more
Foo Fighters Blame Fans, Arena, StubHub For Their Policy
Last week, the Foo Fighters made headlines when their sold-out show in London became a take-no-prisoners stand against “ticket touts” – the UK term for ticket resellers, scalpers and the lot – more commonly known as StubHub, Viagogo, and other legal, widely used ticket resale websites. At the request... Read more
Business Experts: Keep Secondary Markets Open and Legal
With tickets straddling the boundary between a physical good owned by the purchaser, and ethereal ‘right’ owned by the venue, attraction, or team, there is always an active battle going on with who has final say on anything related to the live event experience. The tug of war between... Read more
Resale Option for Mayweather-McGregor Vanishes from Ticketmaster
Prices went down, prices went up; Mayweather advised fans to buy secondary, Dave Brooks called him “shady; there certainly has not been a dull moment on the business side of the Mayweather-McGregor fight, and with just a day until the big event, today has been no exception. TicketNews has... Read more
Portland Timbers Sued for Terminating Season Ticket-Holder