Korn and Faith No More Have Officially Canceled Their US Tour

Another great tour getting the kybosh from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the highly anticipated tour by Korn and Faith No More. It is officially canceled and it will not be rescheduled. Refunds are available from Live Nation. The tour was to also feature Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68. The coast-to-coast 26-city trek — with special guests on select dates — was scheduled to kick off August 7 in Denver, Colorado and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on September 17. Korn released the following statement: “The Korn & @FaithNoMore Summer Tour will unfortunately no longer be taking place. It is with heavy hearts that we came to this decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our fans, crew, and fellow artists. Ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options, including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit at @LiveNation venues + they will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”  Continue reading

Ticketmaster Changes Gears, Will Offer Refunds on 18,000 Postponed Events

In a shocking reversal of their much-maligned policy walk back, Ticketmaster has announced it will issue refunds for more than 18,000 events postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to Billboard, starting May 1, once postponed shows announce the rescheduled dates, fans will begin to receive e-mails from Ticketmaster to initiate a full refund. Fans will then have 30 days to request a refund; otherwise, their ticket will be good for the rescheduled date. Ticketmaster parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, will also offer fans an option to receive credit for future shows as well as the opportunity to donate their tickets. This is a partial reversal of policy that had fans outraged, considering Ticketmaster’s long history of defrauding the fans and paying billions in refunds and credits. Continue reading

Live Nation and AEG Suspends All Tours and Shows Over Coronavirus Fears

 

Live Nation and AEG, the two ticket agencies and primary large venue owners and biggest concert promoters in the world, have released a statement instructing its touring shows to prepare to return home in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They have teamed with other major players in the entertainment world as well to release a joint statement, obtained by Rolling Stone, executives from Live Nation, AEG, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), Paradigm and United Talent Agency (UTA) said they are working together to develop best practices to safeguard artists, fans and staff in the concert industry. Continue reading

Smashing Pumpkins Book Intimate Venues for the Rock Invasion 2 Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins have booked a short headline tour of intimate rooms in North America for this spring. Rock Invasion 2 tour – a sequel to their iconic 1993 Tour that spanned the globe, will kick off on April 23rd in Louisville, KY and will end in Greensboro, NC on May 8th. Tickets for Rock Invasion 2 will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, March 6th at 10:00am local time and can be purchased at the links below. Produced by Live Nation, the Rock Invasion 2 Tour will bring the iconic rockers to intimate venues, featuring a heavier rock set of songs spanning the band’s entire catalog. The tour will feature Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha, and Jeff Schroeder alongside bassist Jack Bates. In addition to the nine Rock Invasion 2 dates, The Smashing Pumpkins will headline two festivals – Beale Street Music Festival and Shaky Knees Music Festival – and after the tour concludes, will go on to open for Guns N’ Roses’ 2020 stadium tour for a number of dates in July. For more information on those additional performances, visit their site. Continue reading

Tom Morello Responds to Fan Complaints of Rage Against The Machine’s High Ticket Prices

Fans of Rage Against The Machine were elated at the announcement of the return of the much-missed band for 2020. However, following the news that the band has booked a world tour this week, some expressed outrage at the high cost of tickets for the headline shows. Fans and haters have slammed the band, known for their activism and protests for being greedy at the high cost for shows (non-festivals). The band took some measures against scalpers as they have bought 10% of all the tour tickets to ensure those tickets are sold from the band – at a premium cost, but the extra money going to charity. In the midst of all of this, RATM guitarist and activist Tom Morello has taken to Twitter to assure fans that the high cost of tickets is due to scalpers and resellers. Tom claims that the full price for all tickets tops out at $125.00 USD. A high cost, for sure, but lower than many other concert tickets to other tours in 2020. Continue reading

Knotfest UK by Slipknot Tickets to Go On Sale This Week

Slipknot have announced that their new edition of Knotfest, Knotfest UK, taking place at The National Bowl, at Milton Keynes August 22nd 2020 will see tickets go on sale for the first time ever this week. Tickets go on general sale at 10am UK time on Thursday 16th January over at the links below. Fans can also gain access to a Live Nation pre-sale from 10am on Wednesday 15th January by signing up for My Live Nation at https://www.livenation.co.uk

The full line-up and on-site activities will be announced in due course. Hotel and ticket bundles are available at http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/knotfest. Slipknot kicks off their headline tour tomorrow. Main on sale link for Thursday 16th January – https://www.LiveNation.co.uk/artist/slipknot-tickets.

Metallica Implicated in A Scam By Live Nation To Enable Scalpers and Bots

In a shocking report by Billboard Magazine, Metallica has been linked to a scheme by Live Nation the number one concert promoter and venue owner in the world, to facilitated the transfer of thousands of concert tickets per show directly into the hands of resellers and scalpers at the request of certain artists. This is not limited to Metallica and there is no evidence the individual band members are involved in perpetrating the scheme. The proof came to Billboard via an admission on a taped conversation between Live Nation president of U.S. concerts, Bob Roux, longtime Metallica associate Tony DiCioccio, and an independent promoter named Vaughn Millette. The recording dates back to February 2017, shortly before the launch of Metallica’s “WorldWired Tour” in North America, and hears DiCioccio asking Roux to set aside a portion of tickets so that they could instead be sold on the secondary market. This entire situation came to light after bots and resellers seemed to buy up all of the tickets for Metallica’s S&M 20th Anniversary concert in San Francisco, this September. Continue reading

Incubus Books “20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond Tour”

Multi-platinum rock band Incubus got its start in the Nu-Metal 1990s, but graduated to the upper echelon pop and rock with 1999’s Make Yourself album. To celebrate the anniversary of that album, the band will embark on the 20 Years of Make Yourself & Beyond tour, hitting up thirty-nine cities across the country, playing songs from that era as well as other songs spanning their career. Special guests Dub Trio, Wild Belle and Le Butcherettes will join on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will begin on Friday, September 13 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO and will travel across cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and others before concluding Saturday, December 7 at the House of Blues Myrtle Beach. Please see below for full tour itinerary. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 10 at 10am local time at the link below. Incubus fan presales will begin tomorrow, May 7 at 10am local time. Incubus will also offer VIP upgrade packages for each show with options that include a backstage tour, on stage photo opportunity, invitation to the Incubus pre-show jam session, and access to watch the entire show from the side of the stage. Continue reading

Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons Book a Co-Headline Tour for Next Fall

Rock legends and emerging superstars unite as Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons team up for a co-headline tour. Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive 12-city outing will kick off September 13th in Baltimore and see them performing on intimate stages across the country including The Met Philadelphia, Ford Amphitheater in New York City, The Fillmore New Orleans and more, before wrapping October 9th in, San Diego. Tickets are on sale a the link below. Continue reading

Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Behemoth, Chevelle, Gojira, Underoath, Volbeat to take Part In Live Nation Ticket To Rock Sale

Live Nation has released details for the 2019 “Ticket To Rock” sale, their annual deal for summer concerts where one ticket gets fans into major tours and events. Artists included in this year’s package are Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Behemoth, Chevelle, Gojira, Korn, Slipknot, Underoath, and Volbeat. Slayer and Shinedown will also be available in certain cities. This announcement also brings the news of these tours coming to fruition, including the rumored Korn/Alice In Chains co-headliner tour and Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth tour. Tickets start at $69 and are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading