The Killers Announce New Album, 2020 Tour
The Killers are back on the scene with news of a forthcoming record and corresponding tour next year. The UK will kick-off the trek late May in Falkirk, followed by gigs in Manchester, London, Bristol, and Coventry. They’ll hit venues like Norwich’s Carrow Road Stadium, Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough,... Read more
Harry Styles Presents 2020 World ‘Love On Tour’ Dates
Pop heartthrob Harry Styles just dropped news of a world tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, Fine Line. ‘Love On Tour’ kicks-off on April 15 in Birmingham, UK. From there, he’ll cross Europe – hitting cities like Berlin, Paris, Cologne, and Budapest – with King Princess providing... Read more
Live Nation, AEG Among Companies Controlling Festivals In UK
A newly published festival ownership map for 2019 from the Association of Independent Festivals, the national non-profit association and the the UK’s leading festival representative body, shows that more than 30 percent of music festivals across the UK are controlled by just three companies. The map notes that nearly... Read more
Live Nation Cries Foul, Files Appeal After AEG Renews London Deal
London’s Royal Parks renewed its contract with AEG for concerts at Hyde Park, but Live Nation isn’t having it. According to Billboard, Royal Parks rejected a competing bid from Live Nation and instead renewed its contract with AEG to hold concerts at the park through 2025. The deal was... Read more
NFL Fans In The UK Feel ‘In Limbo’ After Thomas Cook Debacle
The National Football League is headed to the UK this month as a part of a series of games overseas. However, UK football fans who purchased tickets through the now-bankrupt travel company Thomas Cook are now feeling the burn. This weekend, the Chicago Bears will take on the Oakland... Read more
Supergrass Returns After 10-Year Hiatus With 2020 Tour
The ’90s British pop band Supergrass are heading out on tour for the first time since their split in 2010. The brief 13-date reunion tour will hit cities in the U.K., Europe, and North America next year, kicking-off in Paris on February 4. From there, they’ll make stops in... Read more
West End To Reintroduce Paper Tickets For ‘Hamilton’
While the West End had followed the industry by moving toward paperless ticketing over the past few years, Hamilton producers plan to go back to a more traditional ticketing route later this year. According to The Stage, Hamilton producers – which include Cameron Mackintosh, Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill... Read more
The UEFA Approves Ticket Price Caps For Away Fans
The European Soccer Association announced that it will cap ticket prices for away fans in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Starting this week, ticket prices for away fans will be capped at a maximum of  €70 ($76.90) in the Champions League and  €45 ($49) in the... Read more
TEG Expands Globally With Acquisition of UK Promoter MJR Group
TEG, the live entertainment giant that controls most of Asia Pacific, has officially expanded to Europe with the acquisition of the UK-based promoter and venue operator MJR Group this week. MJR Group, which owns and operates venues throughout the UK like Cardiff’s Tramshed and The Mill in Birmingham, also... Read more
Ariana Grande’s London Gig To Have ‘Airport-Like’ Security
Ariana Grande is stopping at London’s O2 Arena on her Sweetener World Tour next month, but following the Manchester bombing in 2017, security is already in the planning stages. During the upcoming concert, fans are only allowed to bring in one clear bag made of “clear plastic, vinyl, or... Read more