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
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