Tag: February 2021

Duos and Dancers: Live Dates in December

LIVE! ROUNDUP Two tours delivered 13 of the 20 highest-grossing concerts and events reported on the final Hot Tickets of 2020. Australian Christian music duo For King & Country hit the chart with eight concerts, and Americana artists Koe Wetzel and Read Southall scored with five. For King & Country’s shows came as part of its “A Drummer Boy” Christmas drive-in tour supporting a holiday-themed album released in late October. It was a continuation of the duo’s post-shutdown touring efforts in U.S. cities, staged primarily in drive-ins since July. With the latest tally of December events, the group’s overall box-office gross jumped to just over $3 million from 47 reported shows since the summer. During the last half of the year, more than 70,000 fans attended For King & Country’s concerts. Wetzel and Southall toured with an acoustic show during their December trek, which included socially distanced performances at venues […]

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Ticketing Stars 2021: Don’t Count Them Out

What do ticketing professionals do when there aren’t any tickets to sell? In 2020, we found the answer to that question: They don’t stand still. An exponentially larger volume of refunds for postponed and canceled shows had to be navigated. At some venues, events trickled back starting in late summer and required the creation and management of socially distanced seating maps. Others stayed quiet but for the buzz of preparation around innovative solutions like touchless ticketing. We again take the opportunity to salute some worthy ticketing pros, for their work both in the previous year and in their many other years of busy and more normal activity in the box office. It’s a pace we all hope to be back to soon. ANN BIHARI, Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium YAHAIRA CARMONA, Nederlander Concerts VALORY DALTON, ASM Global – Chesapeake Energy Arena and Cox Convention Center KATIE DEMPSEY-FISCHER, Milwaukee Bucks and […]

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