Enrique Iglesias Concerts Cancelled Due To Promoter Scam
Several Enrique Iglesias concerts across Europe have been cancelled after the fraudulent promoter was accused of running off with around €1 million. According to Pollstar, a Bulgarian promoter claimed to represent ArtBG and has scammed ticket buyers, venues, and artists after posing as a local promoter. The situation unfolded... 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
Billie Eilish Offers Fans Tickets In Exchange For Fighting Climate Change
The 17-year-old powerhouse rising pop star Billie Eilish is offering fans free tickets if they’ll help take action against climate change. In under one year since the release of her debut record, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Eilish has been taking steps to be a... 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
UK Competition And Markets Authority Clears Live Nation, MCD Merger
Live Nation and Gaiety Holdings Limited’s proposed purchase of the Ireland-based live music promoter MCD Productions Unlimited Company has been provisionally cleared by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), finding that the merger does not raise competition concerns. Originally, the CMA was worried that the deal could potentially... Read more
TWICE’s Japan Shows Sells Out After 1 Million Ticket Applications
The K-pop girl group TWICE is on a world tour this year, and after 1 million ticket applications, 15 concerts are sold out. According to Billboard Japan, the group immediately sold out after 1 million fans requested tickets to upcoming shows in cities like Hokkaido, Chiba, Osaka, Miyagi, Aichi,... Read more
Qatar World Cup 2019 Allocates For 24,211 Tickets Within 24 Hours of Presale
Tickets to the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 went on sale this week, and within 24 hours, 24,211 tickets were allocated. The FIFA Club World Cup 2019 will take place from December 11 to 21 at three venues in Qatar: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, and... Read more
Primavera Sound Partners With Ticketing Platform DICE
Spain’s Primavera Sound has partnered with the ticketing platform DICE to exclusively sell tickets for its festivals across Europe. From now on, all tickets for Primavera Sound events, including Primavera Sound Barcelona, NOS Primavera Sound Porto, Primavera Tours, and Nitsa club nights in Barcelona, will be powered by DICE.... Read more
Iranian Ban On Women At Soccer Matches Ends After FIFA Order
Thousands of Iranian women finally have the chance attend a football match after FIFA ordered an end to the male-only policy this week. For around 40 years, female spectators have been unable to attend games due to the Islamic republic’s harsh rules that claims women must be shielded from... Read more
KISS To Play Songs For Great White Sharks Above Water
The classic rockers of KISS are extending their audience to underwater sharks. This month, a one-time-only concert event will take place at Australia’s Port Lincoln. The show, dubbed “Shark Rock City,” will see the band perform on a boat at 6:30 a.m. while cruising along the coastline for birds,... Read more