SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix, will now handle ticketing for Buckingham Palace

April 19, 2017

… Justin Bieber’s concert tickets SeatGeek was already working with TopTix to sell tickets for the Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City. The company’s move into primary ticketing with SeatGeek Open will put tickets in apps, on other websites, or anywhere else you could want to buy a ticket. SEE ALSO: Amazon Prime members can now get VIP tickets at gigs and festivals TopTix has by far the best backend primary ticketing technology in the world, and we believe that at SeatGeek …

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Why are India’s superstars descending on Hong Kong this weekend?

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Hong Kong is used to hosting a variety of events, international and regional. But this weekend, the island city will witness something unique. Bollywood megastar Salman Khan will lead a galaxy of Indian stars to Hong Kong, to perform at the largest Indian concert to ever take place there. The Hong Kong concert, which will also feature performers like Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu and South Indian dance legend Prabhudeva, is part of the “Da-Bangg” world tour that will also …

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StubHub doesn’t want you to go to concert alone anymore

April 12, 2017

… What we’re pivoted to and have been pivoting too is we haven’t been a social experience before.” StubHub saw and understood that people weren’t always going to sports games and concert by themselves. “You go with your friends, your family, your wife. You have a lot of people out there who don’t get off their couch unless you have a friend,” Nilsson said. “It’s not just that we want to drive you to a special event,” he continued, …

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Coldplay’s Chris Martin gives a sick fan the experience of a lifetime

April 5, 2017

Although Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has given his time and money to countless charities, he remembers to appreciate the fans who got him to where he is today. ABS-CBN News reports that hours before Coldplay performed at the Mall of Asia concert Grounds this week, Martin took the time to visit one of his biggest fans, Ken Valiant Santiago. Ken is a medical student at the University of the Philippines-Manila suffering from stage 4 cancer. Ken’s older brother, Kheil, said that Ken woke up …

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North Carolina’s discriminatory bathroom bill comes with a steep price tag

March 29, 2017

… to the state’s economy. After the bill became law, the NBA moved its all-star game and Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert there. The Boss, playing in a city that is not in North Carolina. Image: Matt Slocum/AP/REX/Shutterstock These are just a small sampling of the economic costs of the bill as tallied by the AP, and even the AP’s full accounting likely doesn’t reflect the true cost of the legislation. Some employers have likely reconsidered North Carolina plans behind …

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