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Undercover reporters expose Ticketmaster resale activities

September 28, 2018
NORTH AMERICA              Undercover reporters posing as ticket touts/scalpers at a resale convention in Las Vegas have opened up a hornet’s nest for Ticketmaster (TM), involving US senators, a government…
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Main News

New GM for Palais Theatre

September 28, 2018
AUSTRALIA          Live Nation Australia has announced the appointment of Neil Cox as general manager of Melbourne’s Palais Theatre (cap. 2,896) in St Kilda. The company has…
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Desmond sells MCD to Live Nation and himself

August 28, 2018
IRELAND/UNITED KINGDOM         Ireland’s dominant promoter Denis Desmond has sold his MCD Productions company to a 50/50 UK partnership between Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) and his Gaiety…
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FKP hails 750,000 tickets sold for Ed Sheeran tour

August 28, 2018
EUROPE      Concert and festival promoter FKP Scorpio says its 13 dates on the latest leg of Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) European tour sold 750,000 tickets. Among the shows…
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CTS hails half-year revenue of $694m

August 28, 2018
GERMANY     European ticketing and promoting giant CTS Eventim is once again on course to top revenue of €1 billion ($1.15bn) annually, after posting revenue of €600m ($694m) for…
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Features

Foundations in rock

August 28, 2018
Although he still wishes he had kept a stake in the fast-food restaurant he set up when he was 20, Jose Muniz’s steady, 35-year rise to be a dominant promoter across Latin America has had its compensations, despite having to overcome a host of seemingly insurmountable challenges along the way. Johnny…
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Sydney, Australia

August 28, 2018
ANZ Stadium  A: 15 Edwin Flack Ave, NSW 2127 T: +61 2 8765 2000 E: DarylK@venueslive.com.au W: www.anzstadium.com.au Principal Contact: Daryl Kerry Policy: Hire only Capacity: 75,000 In-house Concert Sound System: Yes In-house Concert Stage Lighting: No Examples of contemporary international (and some major domestic) artistes who have played in…
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Festival News

Matthews follows Chorus Line

August 28, 2018
USA      Lighting designers Fenton Williams and Aaron Stinebrink needed a multi-purpose fixture to achieve a variety of effects including backdrop lighting and silhouetting for The Dave Matthews Band’s Come Tomorrow tour. The set comprised an upstage projection feature, around which the designers positioned 30 Chorus Line 16 LED…
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Kala Festival plans 30 per cent growth

October 1, 2018
ALBANIA    Following the success of this year’s inaugural Kala Festival, organisers plan to increase capacity by 30 per cent, from 1,500 to 2,000, for the 2019 event. Artiste appearing duing the seven-day event included Roy Ayers, Todd Terje, Tom Misch and The Black Madonna. The festival’s five stages set…
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Production News

Beatbox gets noisey

August 28, 2018
Denmark                Promoter Beatbox Entertainment is aiming to extend the festival season into the winter with the inaugural Noisey (cap. 3,500) at Copenhagen’s Tap 1. The indoor event, held on 2-3 November, will feature 20 acts performing across the venues two halls. “We’ll have…
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Full stadium sound-around for alt-J

October 1, 2018
DENMARK      Concert-goers attending alt-J’s Relaxer show at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium (cap. 12,000) experienced sound coming from all directions and, at times, the sensation of the vocals being whispered in their ears. The effects were created by the new L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound system by L-Acoustics, which…
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