Taylor Swift Adds Tour Dates After Mixed Sales Reports
Yesterday, reports of poor Taylor Swift ticket sales by the New York Post sparked a good deal of speculation about how well the “reputation” tour is actually doing. Today, “due to overwhelming demand”, Swift added seven more stadium shows to her itinerary. The “Look What You Made Me Do” singer... Read more
Taylor Swift Tour Sales “A Mega Disappointment”
For a pop star with the album sales, fan base, and household name status that Taylor Swift has, her upcoming “reputation” tour sales certainly don’t back that up. The New York Post reports that a music industry insider said that “sales so far have been a mega disappointment,” and... Read more
New Ticket Release Announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter fans will once again have their chance at tickets to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. So many fans flocked to register for Verified Fan the first time around that they actually temporarily crashed the Ticketmaster website. When tickets went on sale,... Read more
Verified Fan Onsale Fails Many Springsteen Fans Again
When rock-folk legend and working-class hero Bruce Springsteen announced an eight-week engagement performing intimate shows of music and storytelling at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre this summer, fans knew tickets would be difficult to purchase. Now a three-times extended show that will run into June 2018, Springsteen on Broadway has... Read more
Verified Fan Program Accidentally Creates New Marketplace – Presale Password Resale
by Sam Pocker, Special to TicketNews “Taylor Swift is committed to getting tickets into the hands of fans” reads the marketing copy that has so far seen yet another generation of tweens and teens become disillusioned by the realities of the marketplace until nostalgia kicks in a decade from... Read more
Springsteen on Broadway Sets On Sale Date for Final Shows
Tickets for the final extension of the ever-popular Springsteen on Broadway will go on sale Tuesday, December 19 at 10 AM. The second extension of The Boss’ Broadway debut includes performances from February 28 – June 30, 2018. There will be no additional registration for this block of tickets;... Read more
Taylor Swift Reputation Tour Sale Leaves Some Fans Fuming
Emotions ran high when tickets to the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour finally went on sale to the general public on Tuesday morning for dates throughout the U.S. Given the high demand stoked by the months-long buildup and “Verified Fan” presale process that allowed users to pay (or tweet)... Read more
Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh Plot First Duo Tour
Founders of the iconic American rock band Grateful Dead, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, have announced a three-city, six-show tour next March – the first of its kind . The tour is promoted by Brooklyn Bowl founder Peter Shapiro, who also promoted the band’s 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well... Read more
U2 Tour Bundle Boosts a Poorly Reviewed ‘Songs of Experience’
U2’s newest studio album, Songs of Experience, was released December 1. It has received lukewarm reviews from fans and critics alike, but Billboard reports that it will likely debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Why? Every concert ticket they sold on the corresponding tour included an album... Read more
Price Shock, Delays Mar Highly Anticipated Day One of Taylor Swift Tour Sale
After literally months of purchasing merchandise, watching videos, tweeting about UPS trucks, and anything else that could get them to the front of the line in a monetized “Verified Fan” program, the first batch of Taylor Swift superfans got a chance to score tickets to the singer’s 2018 U.S.... Read more