BTS Fans Frustrated After Ticketmaster Shares New Presale Rules
K-Pop sensation BTS are back from their brief touring hiatus and are returning to the states for a North American tour this year. Now, ahead of the tour, Ticketmaster shared some new rules for fans trying to score presale ticket next week. Late last year, BTS’ management group, Big... Read more
Pearl Jam Fans Face Difficulties With Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan Sale
Pearl Jam fans are on the hunt for tickets as the massively-successful rock group heads out on tour this summer. Those a part of the fanclub – dubbed 10 Club – had the chance to request tickets through January 15 and prioritize which shows they’d like to attend. Over... Read more
Pearl Jam Reveals North American Tour, First Record In Seven Years
The iconic rock band Pearl Jam has returned to the music scene with news of a forthcoming record and North American tour this spring. Toronto, Ontario will kick-off the tour at Scotiabank Arena, followed by gigs in Ottawa, Baltimore, St. Louis, Phoenix, and Oklahoma City. They’ll stop at arenas... Read more
‘Verified Fan’ Fails Harry Styles Fans During ‘Love On Tour’ Presale
The former One Direction member and heartthrob Harry Styles is heading out on tour in 2020, and just like the presale for his one-off show at The Forum earlier this month, fans faced difficulties during the presale this morning. Styles announced Love On Tour dates last week, and tickets... Read more
Taylor Swift Fans Struggle To Secure Tickets To Lover Fests During Verified Fan Presale
Taylor Swift is playing just four shows next year in support of her latest record, and when tickets went on sale yesterday, fans were left empty-handed after hours waiting in the queue line due to problems with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. Lover, Swift’s seventh studio album, dropped last month.... Read more
Billie Eilish Fans Face Chaos, Delays During Verified Fan Presale
Billie Eilish – the 17-year-old goth pop star – has quickly risen to fame in a short amount of time. Now, as she heads out onto her second round of tour dates supporting her debut record, fans are stuck unsuccessfully vying for presale tickets through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program.... Read more
Slow Ticketing Means Shawn Mendes Fans Show for Concert a Year Early
If you bought tickets in May for a concert in August, can you be blamed if you show up at the venue three months later and expected there to be a show? Several fans found out the hard way the unintended consequences of the so-called “slow ticketing” movement, as... Read more
Wakeman: Pricing and Taylor Swift’s Latest Bit of Bad Press
I was flipping through ticket Twitter yesterday and saw another story about Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour. I wrote a week or so ago about all the challenges that this kind of stuff presents to the industry, but it seems that this Taylor Swift tour is shaping up to have any number of unintended... Read more
Free Taylor Swift Tickets? Seat-Filling Scramble Begins
For a while now, it’s been speculated that tickets to Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour would begin popping up at steep discounts, similar to the way we’ve seen other Verified Fan flops trickle down through to Groupon, or pushed via Live Nation’s $20 all-in ticket deal going on this week.... Read more
Taylor Swift Ticket Prices Plummet as “Swift Tix” Charade Falls Apart
The bold gambit that Ticketmaster and Taylor Swift’s management pulled with her upcoming tour appears to be falling apart in spectacular fashion. After ratcheting up perceived demand through its monetized “Swift Tix” presale system, Taylor Swift ticket prices for the “Reputation” tour have been plummeting, including a recent promotion... Read more