U2 Tour Bundle Boosts a Poorly Reviewed ‘Songs of Experience’
U2’s newest studio album, Songs of Experience, was released December 1. It has received lukewarm reviews from fans and critics alike, but Billboard reports that it will likely debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Why? Every concert ticket they sold on the corresponding tour included an album... 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
Little Mix Face Backlash for Disabled Ticket-Buying Process
Tickets went on sale yesterday to the Summer Hits tour from Little Mix, a popular British girl group formed on talent competition TV show “The X Factor”. Soon after onsale, the group faced criticism from fans with disabilities, who felt discriminated by the ticket-buying process for accessible seating. One... Read more
Opinion: Live Entertainment’s Demand Dilemma
by Charles Kaufman – Special to TicketNews I recently sold some tickets to Dead & Company at Madison Square Garden: Section 106, Row 1- terrific seats; did it for a friend of mine who had two pairs of tickets and wanted to part with one of them. I listed the tickets for $235... Read more
M. Butterfly Revival Sets Closing Date
The new Broadway production of David Henry Hwang’s 1988 play M. Butterfly has set an early closing date of January 14, 2018 at the Cort Theatre due to mixed reviews and lack of success at the box office. The first revival of the original, Tony Award-winning play is directed... Read more
FIFA World Cup Sells Over 700K Tickets in First Round
In the first round of sales, FIFA reports 742,760 match tickets sold to the 2018 World Cup, with the majority of applications from host country Russia and 47 percent from other countries including USA, Brazil, Germany, China, Mexico, Israel, Argentina, Australia, and England. “We are very pleased with the results... Read more
Only Half Of All Tickets Sold to PyeongChang Olympics
Call it lack of tourism attraction or fear of political tensions, but no matter the cause, poor ticket sales to the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have been a concern for months. Already, the Korean Federation of Banks have purchased tickets to subsidize slow sales... Read more
Broadway Has a Record-Breaking Week for Thanksgiving
Broadway broke its record for the best Thanksgiving week ever this year, with help from shows Come From Away and Hamilton, which both broke individual records last week, as well. Between Thanksgiving Day Parade tourism and a stacked list of popular shows, Broadway grossed $39.07 million from 31 shows... Read more