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UK Government Announces £1.57 Billion Arts & Culture Rescue Package
Arts and Culture organizations in the United Kingdom pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic will receive government aid, announced Sunday. The British government is building a rescue package worth a reported £1.57 billion aimed at supporting the sector, which faces a near-complete shutdown for the time being as large-scale gatherings... Read more
Guns N’ Roses Call Off European Tour Due To Pandemic
The rockers of Guns N’ Roses had to cancel their forthcoming European trek amid virus concerns. The tour was originally scheduled to make stops across the U.K. and Europe over the next month and a half, appearing in London, Glasgow, Lisbon, Munich, Vienna, Warsaw, and Dublin. However, as the... Read more
Broadway May Not Reopen Until 2021, Producer Says
Broadway closed its doors in March and isn’t slated to reopen again until June. However, one producer suggests that the Great White Way may not open until next year. UK theater owner and producer Cameron Mackintosh suggested that venues in the U.K. and U.S. may not be able to... Read more
ASA Tells StubHub To Stop Using ‘Guaranteed Genuine Ticket’ Claim
Update (as of March 27, 2020): A spokesperson for StubHub released the following statement regarding the ASA order: “StubHub is a fan-first ticket marketplace, providing an opportunity for fans to sell tickets they’re no longer able to use and buy tickets for events they want to go and see. Every... Read more
Harry Styles Pushes Back First Leg Of Love On Tour
After remaining quiet for a few weeks, popstar Harry Styles revealed that he will push back the start to “Love On Tour.” The first leg of the tour was slated to kick-off in Birmingham, England on April 15. From there, he was set to perform across Europe, hitting cities... Read more
Placido Domingo Cancels Performances at Royal Opera House
Opera star Placido Domingo has been under fire for the past few months due to sexual harassment allegations. Amid various cancellations, the Spanish tenor announced his withdrawal from a performance this summer at London’s Royal Opera House. The London performances were slated to take place July. However, the Royal... Read more
CMA Tells Viagogo, StubHub To Pause Merger Until Integration Is Approved
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ordered ticket resale websites Viagogo and StubHub to pause its merger until it probes the $4.1 billion integration. According to an enforcement order published today, the CMA has banned both firms from taking further action which might “lead to the integration of... Read more
My Chemical Romance Drop Another Show Date Following Reunion
My Chemical Romance shocked their fanbase late last year when they announced their first reunion show in Los Angeles. Now, emo-heads in the UK will get the experience the hype when the band stops in Milton Keys this summer. The highly-anticipated gig will take place at the MK Stadium... Read more
UK CMA Clears Live Nation Purchase of Irish Promoter
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally cleared the acquisition of Irish Promoter MCD Productions by Live Nation-Gaiety Holdings last month, and now, after following up on its initial assessment, it found that the acquisition would not lessen the competition in Northern Ireland. The CMA found that Live... Read more
Slipknot to Headline First-Ever Knotfest In The UK
For the first time since its inception in 2012, Slipknot’s annual Knotfest will head to the UK. The 2020 event is slated to take place at the legendary National Bowl in Milton Keys on August 22. This will be the band’s first return to the venue since their performance... Read more