AXS Awarded $5 Million, Five-Year Contract From Denver Government
Ticketing company AXS was renewed for a five-year, $5 million contract with taxpayer-owned venues in Denver this week. The deal, which was unanimously voted on by Denver City Council members, makes AXS the official booking agent for venues like the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Bellco Theatre, the Colorado... Read more
EURO 2020 Tickets Head On Sale For Qualifying Teams
Soccer fans of the 20 qualifying teams can begin applying to purchase tickets to the UEFA EURO 2020 games this week. The UEFA announced this week that half of the tickets going on sale will be available within the cheapest price category, with prices for group stage matches starting... Read more
National Consumers League Hails News of Ticketing Industry Review
Washington, DC—The National Consumers League (NCL) the nation’s pioneering consumer and worker advocacy organization, today applauded the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s bipartisan oversight of the live event ticketing industry. The committee’s decision to launch an investigation into the live event industry’s opaque ticketing practices represents an important step... Read more
Garth Brooks Sells 70K Tickets In 90 Minutes, Breaks Ford Field Record
Garth Brooks broke another ticket sales record for his upcoming concert at Ford Field, selling more than 70,000 tickets in 90 minutes this morning. The show, set to take place on February 22, 2020, was just announced earlier this month. According to Brooks’ publicist, more than 70,000 bought tickets,... Read more
House Committee Announces Investigation Into Live Event Ticketing
The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced Thursday it would be investigating the live event ticketing industry, looking for “potential unfair and deceptive practices” within, according to a press release. Letters were sent to Live Nation, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), Tickets.com, StubHub, Vivid Seats, and TicketNetwork requesting details on... Read more
Video Platform TikTok Tests Ticket-Selling Feature In Thailand
TikTok, the rising short-video mobile sharing platform, is testing a new music-related feature in Thailand that allows concertgoers to buy tickets in the app. According to parent company Music:)ally, TikTok has partnered with a handful of local companies like the concert promoter BEC Tero, Neon Festivals, the ticketing firm... Read more
Rentalcars.com Co-Founder Joins TickX As Chairman To Further Company’s Growth
The Rentalcars.com founder, Laurence Marlor, is joining the ticket search engine company TickX as a new Chairman and Non-Executive Director. In his new role, Marlor hopes to bring his experience working with a handful of companies to TickX. Through his time with RentalCars.com, Laurence helped build the company into the... Read more
Fans Demand Refunds After “Terrible” Sound, Lip-syncing Janet Jackson
Festivalgoers are demanding refunds after attending the RNB Fridays Live event in Perth and Melbourne, which included a headlining set from Janet Jackson lip-syncing, bad sound quality, and obstructed views. The festival, which also included performances from the Black Eyes Peas and Jason Derulo, took place at the HBF... Read more
Brands Attempt To Help With Buying Process From ‘Intrusive’ Phone Calls
The internet can be scary sometimes; right after looking up a cute dress, the dress pops up in an ad on another site, or after shopping for furniture, the user receives an email about discount codes. However, something a little weirder has been happening that involves brands actually calling... Read more
Stoke City Dumps See 360 For SeatGeek Midway Through Season
Halfway through the 2019-2020 season, Stoke City Football Club announced the switch to the ticketing platform SeatGeek, dumping their previous partner, See 360. Stoke City did not comment on why exactly it made the move, however, the switch comes after a snafu this past August. During the club’s opening game... Read more