How Hard-Hit Ticketing Sites Are Coping With Virus’ Industry Impact
In an era where the live events industry has come to a standstill, ticketing sites are finding themselves in unprecedented territory. Ticketing has been one of the hardest hit industries from the coronavirus pandemic with pro sports leagues on hold indefinitely, Broadway theaters shuttered and hundreds of concerts called... Read more
Live Nation, AEG Among Promoters To Release Statement Amid Virus
Some of the world’s largest live entertainment promoters have come together to release a joint statement regarding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A global task force has come together to drive strategic support and find a common direction that will best interest artists and fans. The last force includes:... Read more
NHL, MLB To Suspend Operations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Following suit of the NBA, the NHL and MLB have paused operations indefinitely due to the rapid spread of coronavirus globally. According to MLB insider and ESPN writer Jeff Passan, the MLB spring-training games have been cancelled and the regular season will be delayed by at least two weeks.... Read more
Breaking: Broadway To Shut Down Following NY Ban Of Public Gatherings
Broadway will shut down operations for the next month in accordance with a state-wide ban of public gatherings with over 500 people. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all Broadway theaters will be shuttered effective at 5 p.m. March 12. A ban on all other large public gatherings... Read more
Breaking: Live Nation Has Postponed All Tours Throughout March Due To Coronavirus
Promoter giant Live Nation Entertainment revealed news Thursday afternoon that due to the spread of coronavirus, all concert tours throughout March will be postponed, Billboard reports. The company reportedly told its employees to hault current touring arena shows throughout the end of the month. While some gigs will still... Read more
NCAA President Releases Statement Regarding Limited Attendance For March Madness
Amid growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the NCAA President has revealed a statement regarding limited attendance at upcoming March Madness events. President Mark Emmert released a statement Wednesday afternoon, noting that the NCAA “continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health officials and our COVID-19 advisory... Read more
Broadway Producers Offer ‘Affordable’ $50 Tickets Amid Coronavirus
Although coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading across the country, producers are making sure “the show will go on” by offering affordable tickets to theatergoers willing to head down to Broadway. In a joint announcement today, producers of To Kill A Mockingbird, West Side Story, The Lehman Trilogy, Who’s Afraid of... Read more
Updated: Coachella, Stagecoach Postponed To October Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Update (as of March 11, 2020) Both Coachella and Stagecoach have been postponed. Coachella released an official statement yesterday, noting that due to COVID-19 concerns, the event will now take place over two weekends in the fall: October 9, 10, and 11 and October 16, 17, and 18. Stagecoach... Read more
List of Cancelled Concerts Continue To Grow Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Update: (as of March 16, 2020) Elton John postponed his North American tour, but told fans to hang onto their tickets because he’ll come back to play these shows in the future.  Update: (as of March 12, 2020) Live Nation has officially postponed tours throughout the rest of the... Read more
Consumer Advocates, Boss Act Co-Author Praise House Investigation
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C. dubbed “In the Dark: Lack of Transparency in the Live Event Ticketing Industry.” Six representatives of leaders in ticketing answered questions for members of congress. Congressman Bill... Read more