George Strait’s Fort Worth Show Sells Out Within An Hour, Angers Fans
George Strait announced a show at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth in 2019, and when tickets went on sale on Friday, the gig was sold-out in half an hour. Fans reportedly waited in a queue that was thousands of people long, and when the 14,000-seat arena sold-out in under... Read more
Chicago Woman Sentenced For Ticket Fraud Scheme, Owes $5 Million
A Chicago woman who ran a ticket fraud scheme has been sentenced to four years in prison and is ordered to pay nearly $5 million in restitution. Traci Monti, 44, was arrested in October 2016 and charged with seven counts of wire fraud along with two counts of money... Read more
Former Ticketing Director Pleads Guilty To Stealing $361K From UMN
A former University of Minnesota ticketing director admitted to stealing $361,000 from the school’s athletic department this morning. Brent Holck, 37, was charged with one count of wire fraud this past November. As of Friday, he pleaded guilty to the felony under an agreement with federal prosecutors. By choosing... Read more
Ticketfly Founder Launches Blockchain-Powered Ticket Platform
The Ticketfly co-founder and former president of TicketWeb, Dan Teree, has launched a new ticketing platform, Big Neon, which he hopes to have powered by Tari blockchain technology in 2020. Teree departed from Ticketfly in 2013, two years before it was acquired by Pandora and then sold to Eventbrite.... Read more
Ticketmaster, Live Nation Battle Against Consumer Class Action Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster was revealed earlier this week after a customer accused the ticketing giant of intentional fraud and over-charging consumers. The lawsuit was filed by customer Allen Lee in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, brought by barristers Steve Berman and... Read more
USC Accidentally Makes Free Ticket Link Open To General Public
The University of South Carolina accidentally made a free ticket link to the upcoming South Carolina-Akron game open to the public. A link to free tickets for this Saturday’s game was supposed to be accessible for community groups and military personnel. However, due to “technical errors,” anyone could access... Read more
Orlando Theatre-Goers Experience Havoc Trying To Buy ‘Hamilton’ Tickets
The acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton is hitting Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center next year, and when tickets were released over the weekend, fans endured a “disastrous” buying process. Tickets to the show went on sale Friday morning. While the box office was open for sales, the venue urged people to... Read more
Ticketmaster Apologizes After Incorrect ICC Cricket Confirmation Emails
Ticketmaster sent out emails to lucky fans who received tickets in a ballot for the 2019 Cricket World Cup tournament, however, nearly 4,000 people were later informed the email was incorrect. In order to buy tickets to the World Cup, cricket fans need to wait in a ballot process;... Read more
Former UMN Ticketing Director Charged In Ticket Fraud Scheme
The former head of sports ticket sales at the University of Minnesota was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with one count of wire fraud on Tuesday. Brent Holck, 37, was the assistant athletic director of sales and services at UMN before being terminated in January 2017. Holck had... Read more
FlipTix Announces Partnership With Stage Left Entertainment
The mobile technology company FlipTix has announced a partnership with the live event company Stage Left Entertainment to allow concertgoers to “flip” their tickets if they leave a show early. According to FlipTix, 30 percent of attendees leave a show early, which means fans have the ability to gain... Read more