The Newport Beach-headquartered insuretech company, Protecht, revealed a new CTO position and hire. Patrick Zhang of Irvine, California will take over the newly-created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and will report to CEO Bryan Derbyshire. In the role, Zhang will help Protecht become a “developer-friendly environment” and ensure “its future in the industry.” Derbyshire calls Zhang a “pivotal” person in their company, as he previously worked as the Senior Vice President of Engineering for the company over three years. Prior to his time with Protecht, Zhang worked as a consultant and received a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Irvine. Protecht, which is privately held, aims to protect consumer’s ticket purchases with real-time data and inventory through its FanShield Insurance. “I’ve had the pleasure of building Protecht’s platform block-by-block from the beginning,” Zhang said. “As I assume the CTO role, I’m thrilled to be supporting the next phase of innovation and rapid growth for Protecht.” Zhang is the latest Protecht hire; late last year, the company announced Beau Jeppesen as the new chief product officer. Protecht also made headlines earlier this month following its partnership with EventSprout. Through the newly-announced partnership, EventSprout users can feel protected insuring their tickets through Protecht, reaching more live event goers across the country. For more information about Protecht, visit their website . The post Protecht Reveals Patrick Zhang As New CTO Following EventSprout Partnership appeared first on TicketNews .
The rockers of Phish are heading out on a 27-date trek across the U.S. The trek will kick-off on July 14 for a two-night gig in Eugene, Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena. From there, they’ll head to George, Washington for three gigs at the Gorge Amphitheater, as well as gigs at Nevada’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, The Forum in Los Angeles, San Francisco’s Chase Center, and the Walmart AMP in Rogers. They’ll also appear in Atlanta, Nashville, Noblesville, and Hershey before wrapping-up with their 10th anniversary celebration during Labor Day weekend for three nights at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. This will also mark their first-ever concert in Arkansas, as well as a special three-night run in Atlantic City. Phish last released Big Boat in 2016, which featured singles “Breath And Burning” and “Blaze On,” following 2015’s Amsterdam . See the full list of Phish’s U.S. tour dates below. Visit Ticket Club to find tickets to see Phish on tour this summer Phish 2020 Tour Dates 07/14 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena 07/15 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena 07/17 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre 07/18 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre 07/19 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre 07/21 – Stateline, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys 07/22 – Stateline, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys 07/24 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum 07/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center 07/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center 07/29 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP 07/31 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 08/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Piedmont Park 08/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Piedmont Park 08/04 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater 08/05 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater 08/07 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center 08/08 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center 08/09 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center 08/11 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center 08/12 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center 08/14 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Beach 08/15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Beach 08/16 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Beach 09/04 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’S Sporting Goods Park 09/05 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’S Sporting Goods Park 09/06 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’S Sporting Goods Park The post Phish Announces Summer 2020 U.S. Amphitheater Tour appeared first on TicketNews .
The Minnesota Twins are introducing the “2020 Twins Pass” to help fans gain access to regular season home games this season. Through the new pass, fans will have the ability to access regular season home games, aside from the home opener, for $45 a month. After purchasing a pass, fans have the option to get into any game of their choice and walk around the ballpark without a seat. They can also upgrade their seats on a game-by-game basis. Dustin Morse, the Twins’ Director of Communications, called the pass, “literally one of the best ticket deals we have ever had.” According to a statement from the team, fans’ credit cards will be charged each month during the regular season, with charges appearing on the credit card “on or about the 24th or each month.” However, if the buyer doesn’t want to keep the subscription, they are free to cancel at any time ahead of the next billing cycle. Fans can only purchase tickets through February 12 online, as they will not be available at the box office outside of Target Field. The Twins’ first spring training exhibition game is set for February 22 against the Pirates. The regular season will officially begin on March 26 against the Oakland Athletics with a home opener on April 2 against the A’s. That week, Oakland will play the Athletics for their first game available as part of the 2020 Twins Pass. This news comes amid the MLB’s lowest attendance record in 16 years. Teams have been offering initiatives to boost attendance, including the Seattle Mariners, who just announced a special $5 ticket deal f or 10 games this spring ahead of the new baseball season. The post Minnesota Twins Unveil ‘2020 Twins Pass’ Ahead of New Season appeared first on TicketNews .
Songstress Alicia Keys and folk band The Lumineers are among artists releasing tickets this weekend. Keys announced her first tour in seven years this week, with tickets on sale Monday. Her upcoming seventh album ALICIA will drop in March. The Lumineers announced additional dates on their III world tour as well, with presales to San Francisco, Denver and Kansas City shows available Monday. Steely Dan’s summer shows with Steve Winwood will go on sale Saturday as well. Tame Impala’s Auckland concert will also go on sale this weekend, along with Carrie Underwood’s Puyallup show. Billy Joel’s July concert at Madison Square Garden will go on presale this weekend as well. Barenaked Ladies’ Maryland Heights date on their Last Summer on Earth tour will go on sale Saturday. They’ll be joined by fellow 90’s bands Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket for the summer tour. Country singer Cole Swindell will perform in Costa Mesa in August, with tickets also on sale Saturday. Legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor’s Lennox show will go on presale Monday. Tennis fans can pick up tickets to the Rogers Cup men’s tournament starting Monday. Also in Toronto sports, Toronto FC home games will go on presale Monday. Street League Skateboarding will hold two competitions in Las Vegas in March, with tickets also on sale Monday. Jane Goodall’s talk in Washington, D.C. will go on presale Monday. Her Reasons for Hope engagement will touch on her own experience traveling the world and push for conservation of our planet. The Lena Horne Prize ceremony honoring Solange Knowles will go on presale Monday as well. Knowles will receive the prize for her social justice efforts. Additional shows on sale this weekend include The Struts’ Maryland Heights show and Les Miserables performances in Boston Check out our full breakdown of tickets on sale this weekend below. *Sale information is subject to change and presented for informational purposes. Presales may require access passwords to purchase. As always, it is best to contact the venue or ticket retailer to confirm any and all details before purchase. Seller Key: TMUSA: ticketmaster.com ; LIVN: livenation.com ; AXS: axs.com ; ETIX: etix.com ; TFLY: ticketfly.com ; FGATE: frontgatetickets.com ; TCOM: tickets.com ; TWEB: ticketweb.com Tickets On Sale — Saturday January 25, Sunday January 26, & Monday January 27 Presale General On Sale The post Alicia Keys, Lumineers Among Tickets On Sale This Weekend appeared first on TicketNews .
The Super Bowl kept its No. 1 spot on Thursday’s best-sellers. The big game is consistently taking the top spot since the Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers match was set. The Chiefs are making their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years, while the 49ers will fight for their fourth Super Bowl title. Pop queens Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will host the halftime show. Rammstein took spots No. 2 and 5 for their Los Angeles and Chicago concerts. The German metal band announced a North American stadium tour earlier this week, with six shows on Thursday’s best-sellers. Rammstein is known for their electrifying live shows and pyrotechnic stunts, so tickets for their tour could keep selling quick. K-pop group BTS took the No. 3 spot for their Dallas show. Their Map of the Soul world tour will kick off in the spring following the release of their upcoming album Map of the Soul: 7 . The group’s Toronto and Orlando shows also landed on the best-sellers. One of Brandi Carlile’s two Red Rocks shows with the Colorado Symphony took the No. 4 spot. Click on any of the links below to find tickets to the best-selling events, or visit ticketclub.com to search for any other upcoming events and find tickets with no service fees for members. Ticket Club Top 20 Best-Selling Events – January 23, 2020 1. Super Bowl LIV: Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers (February 2, 2020 @ Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL) 2. Rammstein (September 9, 2020 @ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Los Angeles, CA) 3. BTS – Bangtan Boys (May 9, 2020 @ Cotton Bowl Stadium – Dallas, TX) 4. Brandi Carlile & The Colorado Symphony (September 12, 2020 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO) 5. Rammstein (September 3, 2020 @ Soldier Field Stadium – Chicago, IL) 6. George Strait, Little Big Town & Chris Stapleton (August 22, 2020 @ US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN) 7. BTS – Bangtan Boys (May 30, 2020 @ Rogers Centre – Toronto, ON) 8. BTS – Bangtan Boys (May 14, 2020 @ Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL) 9. Rammstein (August 30, 2020 @ US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN) 10. Zac Brown Band (April 25, 2020 @ Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN) 11. Bon Jovi & Bryan Adams (June 11, 2020 @ Moda Center at the Rose Quarter – Portland, OR) 12. Rammstein (August 23, 2020 @ Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA) 13. NBA All Star Game (February 16, 2020 @ United Center – Chicago, IL) 14. Pearl Jam (March 30, 2020 @ Madison Square Garden – New York, NY) 15. Monster Jam (January 25, 2020 @ NRG Stadium – Houston, TX) 16. Rammstein (August 27, 2020 @ FedexField – Landover, MD) 17. Rammstein (September 6, 2020 @ Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA) 18. Bon Jovi & Bryan Adams (July 16, 2020 @ TD Garden – Boston, MA) 19. Nickelback, Stone Temple Pilots & Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown (July 11, 2020 @ Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA) 20. Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (January 23, 2020 @ Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY) The post Super Bowl Stays On Top Thursday Best-Sellers appeared first on TicketNews .
by: Eric Fuller Me and you, and you and me No matter how they tossed the dice It had to be The only one for me is you And you for me So happy together – Happy Together — The Turtles Intix, the international ticketing association, held its 41st conference & exhibition this week and I was there. It was a fascinating four days in midtown Manhattan. First, for a conference junkie like me it was a treat to find something just a little different. Intix is more than a standard network, drink and learn conference. There’s something more in the air, a frisson of sorts. First of all the order for Intix runs more like this: drink, network, learn. I’m convinced that Intix is a drinking association with a ticketing problem. If you’ve read any of my previous articles then you know I’m always somewhere. In 2019 I went to seven conferences and ten music festivals. There’s more than a tangential connection between conferences and festivals. In both cases a disparate group melds into cohesion over the course of three or four days out of town. Festivals and conferences both have a base of attendees with shared interests, a common spirit of adventure to get off the sofa and into the event. These self-selected groups share affinity for the topics or performers appearing, and in almost all cases the bonding is accelerated by copious, and often free, alcohol. So, what was it about Intix that created such a different ethos? I’ve been thinking about that for a couple of days, and this is where I’m leaning: Intix is a non-profit membership base serving professionals in ticketing and related industry world-wide. The members of Intix seem to appreciate the collective effort required to create a show and the equally critical element of getting tickets in people’s hands and posteriors into venue’s seats. Just as there’s no crying in baseball, there’re no divas in tickets. Instead, the prevailing ethic is teamwork. There’s a lot of media coverage about ticketing, almost all of it related to one of two things: 1. Prices 2. Primary vs. secondary markets. Much is written about the ways markets work to extract money from consumers in ways both admirable such as discounts for veterans and the disabled and disfavored such as surprise fees at checkout. The public perception is that ticketing is a vicious competitive world. What gets almost no press is just how many people work quietly, tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure events have promotion, distribution and delivery of tickets. That work is the work of the Intix membership. It’s almost an entertainment utility — like the unseen pipes and wires that carry water and electricity so efficiently they’re never noticed unless there’s a break. Because there is community among the people who do the work of keeping ticketing seamless, friendships develop and are nourished even as the people themselves move between jobs. This conference did not have the urgent networking feel of so many I attend, it felt more like a reunion. Except, this group was not giving side-eye to the newcomers. It welcomed them into their biodome. The Intix conference appeared to me to be a mélange of different styles: part education, part self-improvement rally and part celebration of friends and shared history. Every night had one or more open bar events. Every day had multiple educational panel tracks. We always opened in the main dining room and most days returned there again for lunch. Today it was where we had the last event of the conference — the closing keynote. Because Intix is a not for profit organization, almost all of the work related to mounting this conference is handled by volunteers. There were 1,367 attendees from 17 countries in Manhattan. The planning of the conference was done by committees staffed by the Intix members who offered their time to help strengthen the organization. My outreach to Intix when it hit my radar was curiosity based. How had this organization existed for 41 years and never before hit my radar? I reached out to Maureen Andersen, the President and CEO of Intix, and one of its two paid staffers. I had no idea what I was starting. Maureen is a dynamo. She’s tough, smart, no nonsense and fully invested in the business of Intix. I remember once hearing Michael Milken tell me the only time he got nervous was when Dr. Armand Hammer was calling, because he never knew how much that call was going to wind up costing him in donations. Maureen is something like that. She knows what she needs, she knows what you can bring and she knows how to get you to want to provide it. I also think that strong leadership from the top, plus a team of volunteers working up through the culture to take committee assignments, board positions and ultimately responsibility for elements of the conference itself help reinforce the mission of binding the membership into more than just a collective. It operates more like a family. There’s noise, there’s dissension, somebody’s drunk but at the core there’s love. My four days with this crew showed me that sometimes a conference is more than a conference. Sometimes it’s a visit to a revival tent show, which mends your spirit while it reinvigorates your mission. Intix, at least at their 2020 conference, did something surprising. During a very cold week in Manhattan, they provided a truly warm room to share. And, yes Maureen, I’ll be sending over my dues payment. Because, even as we enter another new decade, it’s still a good feeling to find a club which would like to have me as a member. Let me know what you think. This post was originally published at Medium. It is republished here with the author’s permission. About the Author Eric Fuller is an $895/hour consultant advising leading companies in the live event space. If you are an investor, artist, promoter, team, producer, venue operator, primary or secondary market of ticketed events or have comments on this article, please don’t hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org The post Fuller: Intix 2020 Conference, Exhibition — The Ticket Tribe Powwows in Manhattan appeared first on TicketNews .
The Raiders officially made the move from Oakland to Las Vegas and have revealed their new logo, uniforms, and season ticket prices. Back in March 2017, the team officially proposed the move to Sin City, and now, less than three years later, the Raiders are officially calling Las Vegas home at Allegiant Stadium. Introducing your Las Vegas Raiders. #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/nctLjrdfbi — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 22, 2020 Fans can score Personal Seat Licenses for a price between $500 and $75,000 and are not yet sold out. PSL owners will have the ability to purchase home game season tickets; tickets will range from $650 for 10 home games to $3,500 for club seats. The stadium, which will also host the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels, cost approximately $1.9 billion, with the state of Nevada contributing $750 million. It has retractable windows on the outside, a roll-in natural grass field, and an artificial turf directly below the stadium’s floor. The Raiders signed a 30-year lease with the stadium in 2017, raining they’ll be able to stay in the city for at least three decades. Right now, it’s still in renovation and Is set to be complete by July 31, just in time for the NFL and NCAA season. While the trip to Vegas isn’t too far from their former home, some fans aren’t willing to make the trek to Paradise. The ticket prices are significantly higher than the Oakland Alameda Coliseum’s. One fan, a 63-year-old that’s been known as “The Violator” for the past 28 years, said that he feels “evicted” as a fan and while he’ll continue to stand by the team, he’s officially been “priced out” of the live games. Nonetheless, around 13 percent of the 55,000 PSLs sold were purchased by fans who previously held tickets at the Coliseum. This isn’t the Raiders’ first move; the team first left Oakland 1982 for Los Angeles and then returned to the Bay Area for the 1995 season. Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a press conference this week that while the Raiders played 13 seasons in LA, they were born in Oakland. “Both cities will always be part of our DNA but, today, we begin a new chapter in our storied history,” Davis said. “For today, January 22, 2020, we are now the Las Vegas Raiders. And, today, Las Vegas officially becomes our nation’s capital.” Find tickets to see the Las Vegas Raiders at a game this upcoming season via Ticket Club The post Las Vegas Raiders Reveal Logo, Uniforms, Season Ticket Prices appeared first on TicketNews .
I’m back from INTIX 2020 and everything is bigger and better in NYC! by Dave Wakeman I’m not sure of the final numbers, but I think over 1,400 people attended this year’s conference in midtown Manhattan and I met hundreds of folks on the trade show floor, in sessions, and wandering around. In fact, I’m still a little dazed from all the connecting and networking. But I wanted to share with y’all a few takeaways from this year’s conference. In fact, being 2020…why not 20? 1. There was a large international presence: I know that making sure all the world’s ticket folks have a home has been the goal of INTIX’s board and CEO, Maureen Andersen, for the last few years and this year’s conference really delivered a much greater international flavor. I met folks from Iceland, Denmark, England, Central Europe, Canada, and 6 Australians! 2. Leading panels of all international guests helped stimulate new conversations: I never mentioned this during my trip to INTIX, but I managed to create two panels that had almost all voices that brought an international flavor and it really brought a great dynamic to our conversations. I never mentioned it to the panelists that the prerequisite was having an international background but Simon , Angela , Martin , Gabe , Guislaine , and Frederic …surprise, you were part of my desire to bring a more diverse and international perspective to my conversations! 3. Danny Frank can throw a party! Many people came up to me to talk about the Wednesday night celebration. One person exclaimed, “Danny Frank can throw a party!” Maybe the Anaheim committee can top Wednesday’s performance? 4. Venue tours were a big hit: The tour of Radio City Musical Hall was especially popular with folks. Having been in Radio City and around Radio City a lot of times over the years, hearing how special the experience was for folks reminded me that this is a good lesson for all of us to remain conscious that something that is old hat to us could be a once in a lifetime or first time thing for someone else. 5. Strategy passed many people’s lips: Strategy and the impact of having the right strategy and communicating it up and down the organization came up at more points than I’d ever heard before. I was happy because I think making sure that you have a strong strategy that is communicated up and down the organization is likely a real key to success. 6. The keynotes were both big hits: I’m not sure if it was the first time someone sang to open INTIX, but if it was…it shouldn’t be the last time. And, after Jimmy Roberts, several people mentioned to me that, “I’m not even a golfer and I can use…” Which I think is the highlight of a good speaker. 7. The backdrop of NYC added a sense of excitement that people really enjoyed: Opening night on Broadway was great! Having the chance to hang out on Broadway with the lights and action of Broadway below everyone was a really great way to open the show and for many people another once in a lifetime experience. 8. Presenting in Manhattan gave folks a thrill: On more than one occasion, I saw folks tweet or post to social media about their “opening” or “playing” Broadway for the first time. 9. The conversations between the primary and the secondary market are continuing to become more productive: Nothing happens in a straight line, but I saw a lot more productive conversations taking place between and about the primary market and their relationship with the secondary market than I have before. That can only benefit the customer because I think both sides of the market can learn from each other. 10. People really have listened and learned from “The Business of Fun”: Allow me to plug myself, but I am always amazed and grateful at the response that people give me about listening to my podcast and learning from it. Over the last several days, I had people reference my conversation with Stephen Glicken from Project Admission, Tony Knopp from Ticketmanager, and many others. And, the fact that people listen and learn from all these great people is I also had one person have a friend of mine asked if he could get her on the podcast! The answer was, “yes!” Duh! 11. Never forget people: I was chatting with my friend, Michael L from the New Amsterdam and we got to talking about old school ticket selling. (Spoiler: he’s one of the folks that taught me about Broadway and Broadway box offices many years ago.) Our conversation reminded me how important people are and to try and quote Michael, “we are just around to make a little magic.” 12. There were a lot of new faces and voices: I know that my friend Jacob from FC Copenhagen made his debut. Samuel Biscoe from the UK was there and speaking for the first time, I think. And, I had Frederic Auoad from Stay 22 on my panel. And, scrolling through the agenda, I think newer voices were a theme. Which is great. The more voices, the more diverse the industry and the ideas that have a chance to take hold. 13. So many great tools and technologies are available: To piggyback and the conversation with Michael L, the technology is a tool to help us do more of the human stuff, but the technology has shot forward and gives us greater freedom than ever before. I can’t highlight everyone or everything, but Sean Kelly and his team at Vatic have produced some really strong results using dynamic pricing in the arts. I love the work that Einar and Martin are doing with Activity Stream and talking about the “total marketing” concept. The things that Rob Walters was sharing with me about Patron Base struck me as cool and exciting, especially as he works to penetrate new markets that they’ve never entered before. 14. Catching up with old friends and learning about their new projects was always great: I never get to see the full Audience View team at once, but as they were rolling out their rebrand it was fun to catch all of them at once. The rebrand looks good and finding out that those are light beams and not rock fingers was slightly disappointing, but I still enjoyed learning more about what they are working on now. It was also great catching up with the team at Today Tix . They were awesome to me when I was going to Australia for the Ticketing Professionals Conference in Sydney in November. And, learning more about how they are expanding their services was great because I see how impactful their work with Harry Potter has been in Australia. 15. If you go, participate: This is less an observation about this year’s INTIX than it is a general suggestion about the industry. But take the opportunity to be a part of a committee or take action. I can say without a doubt that my participation has been rewarding both personally and professionally. I’ve been a part of the technology committee at INTIX. My good friend, Cat Spencer , is on the board. I asked Derek Palmer about this while we were in Sydney together… Everyone agreed, giving back is amazing and makes the value of membership and connection more powerful. 16. There was plenty of bacon at this year’s annual breakfast: This joke only hits if you were at the 2019 conference in Texas, but there was no bacon in Dallas. So having the right amount of bacon was one of the NYC committee’s top priorities. 17. INTIX is focused on being a year-round organization: From my conversation with members of the board, I know that a priority is to continue to work to be wherever tickets are being talked about. One big thing that I would encourage all of you to look at is to check out your local chapters and find ways to connect with and get involved in your community. 18. If you are at a conference and you get a chance to see Tessitura’s Erin Koppel present, do it: In back to back years, she’s put together workshops that keep me engaged. And, she does a fantastic job titling her presentations…which is tough! So if you see her speaking at a conference, check her out. Helping folks take action and be proactive is a key skill that she has. So check her out. 19. Overall, the content at INTIX continues to add value and reflect the changes that are taking place in the industry: I noticed a much broader content profile this year from career development, onto helping ensure that all guests are accommodated, to time management, customer service, and much more. It is great to see the content continue to evolve and adapt to the changing demands of people at all stages of their careers. 20. INTIX is a love letter to the industry: The biggest thing I took away from this year’s INTIX was that it is a love letter to the industry and the positive thing is that the conference continues to evolve and reflect that no matter where you are coming from in the industry, there is a place for you and that the power of people creating powerful experiences for other people carries a lot of weight in a world where we are continually pulled apart and in many different directions. P.S. I have one beef with the swag bag! Where’s my Mets’ t-shirt?! Also, I’d love it if you’d sign up for my weekly newsletter on all things tickets, live experiences, and live events: Talking Tickets. It’s free! This post originated on DavidWakeman.com . It has been republished here with permission. W akeman is a branding and strategy expert who often opines about the ticketing world on his website and twitter . If you like this stuff and the stuff he usually posts, he does a Sunday email that talks all about value, connection, and humans. You can get that for free by sending him an email at email@example.com . The post Wakeman: 20 Takeaways from INTIX 2020 in New York appeared first on TicketNews .
The Seattle Mariners just revealed a special $5 ticket deal for 10 games this spring ahead of the new MLB season. The “Mariners Value Games” apply to 10 games throughout March and May, including matches against the Rangers, Twins, Nationals, Angels, Astros, and Athletics at T-Mobile Park. Most of the games are mid-week night games, aside from the March 29th match for a Sunday matinee. However, the deals will cover most of the games during the first couple of months into the new season, leaving just Opening Day, a Thursday series opener with the Red Sox, and a pair of likely weekday matinees with Minnesota and Washington as non-deal games. Baseball is right around the corner and you can catch a game at @TMobilePark for just 💲5️⃣. Grab centerfield bleacher seats for any of our 10 Mariners Value Games presented by BECU in March, April and May. Don’t miss out. 🎟️ https://t.co/EXDrK2NWxq pic.twitter.com/JfQ0H7evRg — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) January 24, 2020 While the tickets themselves are $5, the deal also offers the ability to purchase a $5 store item. Additionally, during the $5 Value Games, fans will be able to purchase $5 treats from the “Special Mariners Menu,” which includes a draft beer, hot dog, soda, peanuts, or nachos – regardless of their purchase of $5 tickets or not. The deal comes amid reports this past year that MLB attendance has d ropped to its lowest numbers since 2003 – a 16-year low. According to Sports Business , total attendance in 2019 drew in 68.49 million, which was down 1.7% from the previous year and the league’s sixth decline over the last seven seasons. The decline likely has to do with the decrease in season ticket sales, leaving holes in the crowd. Multiple teams offered initiatives throughout the year to boost attendance, but ticket prices likely have to drop to see a significant increase in attendance. See the list of games offering $5 tickets and find seats here . The post Mariners To Offer $5 ‘Value Game’ Ticket Deal for 10 Games This Spring appeared first on TicketNews .
The iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor is heading out on a lengthy tour across the U.S. this summer following the release of new music. This spring, Taylor will play a round of previously-announced shows with Bonnie Raitt across Canada. Then, he’ll cross into the states to kick-off the tour in New Orleans, Louisiana mid-May. From there, he’ll appear in Boise, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and Nashville, hitting venues along the way likeGiant Center in Hershey, the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, and Tanglewood in Lenox before wrapping-up at the BB&T Center in Camden. During the U.S. run, Jackson Brown will provide support, with Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin opening the gig at Boston’s Fenway Park. American Standard , Taylor’s 19th studio album, is due February 28 via Fantasy Records. The LP will feature reimaginings of American standards like “My Blue Heaven,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” and “Pennies From Heaven.” The Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is best-known for classic tunes like “Fire and Rain” and “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.” See Taylor’s full list of tour dates below. Visit Ticket Club to find tickets to see James Taylor on tour this summer James Taylor 2020 Tour Dates 05/16 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center 05/18 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena 05/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center 05/22 – Boise, ID @ ExtraMile Arena 05/24 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome 05/25 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center 05/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center 05/28 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center 05/29 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena 06/10 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 06/12 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center 06/13 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Center 06/15 – Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center 06/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena 06/18 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center 06/19 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 06/21 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park 06/23 – Roanoke, VA @ Berglund Center Coliseum 06/24 – Charleston, WV @ Charleston Coliseum 06/26 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center 06/27 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum 06/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center 06/30 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena 07/04 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood 07/07 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/08 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 07/10 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Center The post James Taylor Announces 2020 U.S. Tour To Support Forthcoming LP appeared first on TicketNews .