If you have been anxiously awaiting a good rock show, this summer’s lineup is perfect for you. Venues Today lists some bands who are touring that you’re sure to be familiar with. The list includes: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Nickelback, Foo Fighters, Van Halen and Aerosmith.
In addition, Coldplay, Rammstein, a tour with Kiss and Motely Crue as well as European dates for Guns N’ Roses, Blink 182 and Soundgarden have been announced. With all of these awesome bands on tour, 2012 is the first year in a long time that rock’s presence has been so vibrant.
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In 2009, Bruce Springsteen publicized his dissatisfaction with Ticketmaster. He described the ticketing company’s practices “a conflict of interest” because they were supposedly redirecting fans to a more expensive ticket seller, which they also owned. Continue reading
There’s a whole gamut of news this week, some uplifting and some heartbreaking. Nevertheless, the team at Ticketforce has decided to cover all of the bases by providing you with the top stories!
It’s Britney…Britney Spears that is, as she’s making a strong comeback with her new Femme Fatale tour! Good vibes were coming from the fans of her Los Angeles concert at the Staples Center. They were raving about the ecstatic energy Britney had onstage – “She dances a lot more fiercely, a lot more hair flips….she’s amazing”, fans were stating. Continue reading
For years, tickets to events have been purchased and re-sold in what is commonly referred to as the secondary market in the ticketing world. Even before the days of Craigslist and StubHub, websites that make it easy to unload extra tickets that the original purchaser cannot use, or wants to make a few bucks from, people have been scalping tickets on the streets and outside of venues for decades.
Of course, the primary market (the artist, the venue and the ticketing company) sometimes feel squeezed by the secondary market because it not only cuts them out of potential revenues (both from the ticket being resold and from more people purchasing tickets directly from them), but it also doesn’t allow them to control ticket prices, so fans may not be able to reasonably afford to attend that event.
That’s where paperless ticketing comes in. Some primary market ticketing companies like Ticketmaster, have started using restrictive paperless ticketing more and more to take the secondary market out of the equation, in some cases. Continue reading