Ghost Cult’s Top 10 News Stories of 2019

As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily! Continue reading

Ticketmaster and Live Nation Feel That Concert Tickets Are Too Cheap!

If you are like us at Ghost Cult, you go to a lot of concerts every year. We actually pay for many shows we cover, and the fees on top of the tickets, especially for major festivals, event-type shows and tours are astronomically over-priced. And the company that owns the most venues and puts on the most tours in the entire world thinks we are getting away cheap! According to a new report by Marketwatch, Ticketmaster and their parent Live Nation feel they have been charging fans too little and there is a “great opportunity” to earn more money by charging more for tickets in 2020 and beyond. According to the report, the average ticket price for the largest worldwide tours has increased by more than 20% in the past five years and is approaching $100 per ticket. This timeline coincides with the biggest bands and tours in the world, including major tours the last few years Guns N Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime Tour”, Metallica’s “Worldwired World Tour”, Slipknot’s “Slipknot Roadshow”, The Eagles, The Who, Elton John’s farewell tour, KISS’ “End of the Road” tour, Slayer’s “The Final Campaign Tour” on their way to retirement, Tool’s new tour, and next year’s big-ticket tours from My Chemical Romance, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and  Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. This is not counting the secondary and resale market, which includes Ticket master’s murky relationship with resellers and bots (see Metallica’s S&M2 ticket debacle last summer), StubHub and other companies that gouge fans for profits. Continue reading

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Poison Adds Six More Shows to ‘The Stadium Tour’

Due to popular demand, the Stadium Tour of Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison along with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts has added six new dates to th now-28-date North American tour. The tour kicks off June 23 at Kansas City, Missouri’s Kauffman Stadium and will wind down on September 5 at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium. The new dates are on sale now and listed below. Continue reading

Mötley Crüe Shares “Looks That Kill” Video Inspired by “The Dirt”, Reunion Tour Tickets on Sale Now!

Mötley Crüe has shared a new 2019 music video for ‘Looks That Kill’, with footage from the smash movie The Dirt, which released on Netflix earlier in 2019. The songs comes from their all-time glam rock classic Shout At The Devil! Watch it now! Crüe will team up with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for a 22-date North American stadium tour next summer. “The Stadium Tour” kicks off July 7 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium and winds down on September 5 at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium. Tickets go on sale on December 13 at 10:00 a.m local time. Continue reading

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Poison with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Tour Officially Announced

In the announcement we were all waiting for, the reunited Mötley Crüe will team with Def Leppard and Poison to tour stadiums next summer, with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts opening, after the story that leaked earlier. Crüe shared a video announcing the tour and Live Nation shared the news officially, as the sponsor and promoter of the tour. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 13 at 10am at https://www.LiveNation.com, check local listings for details. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 10 at 12pm local time until Thursday, December 12 at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit the link below. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Sonic Temple 2019

The debut of the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival capped off the Danny Wimmer Presents 2019 spring festival season with sold-out crowds of 120,000 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH, May 17, 18 & 19. It was a fest for the ages and one of the best lineups in the history of “The Worlds Loudest Month”, the signature of Danny Wimmer Presents music festival experiences. In addition to massive performances from Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Ghost, Papa Roach and Lamb of God, the weekend offered one-of-a-kind art experiences, including legendary street artist RISK, art installations, live mural painting, live screen-printing and the popular Art Tent. The SiriusXM Comedy & Spoken Word Tent presented sets from Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, Tom Morello, Craig Gass, Nadya of Pussy Riot, and more. Continue reading

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival Releases Running Order

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival is set to debut in a few weeks, taking place May 17, 18 & 19, 2019 Event At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, Ohio. The set times for the Music & Comedy Performances of the festival have been announced, which features Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, Ghost, Papa Roach, Lamb of God, plus Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, Pauly Shore and more at SiriusXM Comedy & Spoken Word Tent. You can see the schedule below and download each day to your phone. The fest also released their mobile app so you don’t miss any of the action. Continue reading