Vancouver Whitecaps FC season ticket holders are speaking out about the team’s negligence over abuse allegations about a former women’s team coach, and many fans have cancelled, or are planning to cancel, their memberships. This past February, a blog post emerged from a former player stating their coach had touched at least one player inappropriately, sent sexual text messages to players, and held private meetings in his apartment or hotel room in 2008. In one instance, the coach allegedly told a player she was not in the starting lineup and asked her what she was going to do about it. Last week, the team released a statement noting that back in 2008, complaints in respect to behavior within the program were brought to senior management’s attention, and an independent Ombudsperson was brought in to evaluate the situation. The investigation concluded and no further action was recommended, so the team and the coach parted ways. However, new information came forward, and the club contacted the Vancouver Police Department to “assess if further action or review is required.” Fans were quick to express their frustration with the team’s letter online, noting that they are upset the Whitecaps were aware of the situation and did not act responsibly. They are also upset that the coach continued to coach young girls at a local youth soccer club until he was recently suspended. No one in the organization had the sincerity or integrity to sign their own name to the letter? That tells me how much they are willing to stand behind it. If they gave a damn, ownership and management would’ve signed it themselves. — Mike Rink (@MikeRinkBC) April 17, 2019 Tone deaf. I need you to do better than this #VWFC — Kent Anderson (@kentoncanderson) April 17, 2019 How come there is no leadership shown here by signing the letter with a name of an executive or owner? This demonstrates the fundamental cultural problems right from the top. Get your act together. You’re a disgrace of an organization. — Geoff (@g3offrey) April 18, 2019 Bottom line is @WhitecapsFC your due diligence was not done. What good are criminal record checks if no one reports such activity to police for several years? Learn from this, don’t make excuses. — Janice Meehan (@janmeehan) April 17, 2019 Fucking garbage, that “cover your ass” excuse of a letter. TLDR: “We fucked up, are only apologizing because people are angry. We hate that we got caught being assholes, now you need to get over it and keep spending your money on us.” — Ryan (@coachryan82) April 17, 2019 This is completely unexceptable! Wow. Won’t be attending tonight, and if Bobbie is still there next year, I won’t be, after 9 years as a season ticket holder. — m_daddy (@mikedaddy53) April 17, 2019 Fans have also begun to cancel their memberships. One fan, Scott Graham cited the scandal as his reason for leaving, City News 1130 reports. He called the club’s response to his cancellation as “vague legalese” and is disappointed that they did not address the situation. “Basically, my wife and I chose to no longer support the club financially as a result of this situation … the club handling this internally is unbelievable and unacceptable,” he told City News . Another fan, Brian Gibbard, is a local soccer coach and Whitecaps season ticket holder since 2011. He cancelled his tickets as well, noting that he wants the team to take accountability for the situation. “The latest letter from the Whitecaps was, for me, almost a slap in the face because it was a rehashing of the previous press releases — it was unsigned and shows no willingness, in my opinion, to take any accountability for 2008 and, again, showed an alarming lack of empathy for what the players went through,” Gibbard told the publication. “I don’t think I can look the parents of my players in the eye and tell them I’m still a Whitecaps supporter in the face of all that. So, we’re out.” While the VPD are aware of the allegations that were outlined in a blog post in February by former players, they did not confirm whether or not an investigation is being pursued. As of right now, these allegations have not been tested in court. The post Longtime Whitecaps Fans Cancel Season Tickets Over Abuse Allegations appeared first on TicketNews .
Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will undergo a $35 million expansion, which is set to include a new indoor concert space. According to Cleveland.com, the Hall’s Vice President for Finance, Tim Offtermatt, told City Council that the expansion would connect the Rock Hall to the Great Lakes Science Center in North Coast Harbor with a multi-level structure built into the hillside between both museums. He said the council was interested in “maintaining the sight lines from the downtown to the water and from the water to downtown,” so the structure will not obstruct the view of Lake Erie. “When we have live performances indoors (now), we have to shut the museum down,” he told the council’s Development, Planning, and Sustainability Committee. In addition to the new concert space, the Hall would have an additional 50,000 square feet added to the museum, more room would be added for food and beverages, as well as office and archives. Additionally, new classrooms will be implemented for various educational programs. The lease must be approved by the City Council in order for the museum to lease the city-owned land in between the Hall and the science center. While the Development Committee signed off on the project already yesterday, the full City Council needs Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration to negotiate the lease. They can vote on the project as soon as next Monday, and if it is approved, the museum would begin the 36-month long expansion before the end of 2021. Currently, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has an outside venue where artists can perform. This summer, various bands will perform at the space as a part of Vans Warped Tour ‘s special 25th anniversary show, followed by a gig early August from the rockers of Interpol. The post Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Renovations To Include Indoor Concert Venue appeared first on TicketNews .
Psychedelic rocker Ty Segall and his band have announced a round of residencies across North America and Europe this fall where they’ll play select albums albums from his catalogue in-full. He’s set to kick-off the residency shows in Los Angeles on July 26 that will run through September 27 at the Teragram Ballroom. From there, they’ll play Brooklyn’s Warsaw in early October before heading overseas for residencies at Paris’ La Cigale, London’s Overspace and Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg before wrapping-up at the Patronaat in Haarlem, Netherlands. During each show, Segall and his band Freedom Band will play a record front to back. They’ll either perform 2010’s Melted, 011’s Goodbye Bread , 2014’s Manipulator , or 2016’s Emotional Mugge r, varying per date. Segall, who will play alongside Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye, is best-known for hits like “My Lady’s On Fire,” “Every1 Is A Winner,” and “Finger.” Check out the full list of residency shows below. Ty Segall and the Freedom Band Residency Shows 2019 Fri. July 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Melted ) Fri Aug. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Melted ) Fri. Aug. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Melted ) Fri. Aug. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Goodbye Bread ) Fri. Aug. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Goodbye Bread ) Fri. Aug. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Emotional Mugger ) Fri. Sept. 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Emotional Mugger ) Fri. Sept. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Manipulator ) Fri. Sept. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Manipulator ) Fri. Sept. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ( Manipulator ) Tues. Oct. 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ( Melted ) Wed. Oct. 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ( Melted ) Thurs. Oct. 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ( Goodbye Bread ) Fri. Oct. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Emotional Mugger) Sat. Oct. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ( Manipulator ) Wed. Oct. 9 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale ( Melted ) Thu. Oct. 10 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale ( Manipulator ) Fri. Oct. 11 – London, UK @ Oval Space ( Melted ) Sat. Oct. 12 – London, UK @ Oval Space ( Goodbye Bread ) Sun. Oct. 13 – London, UK @ Oval Space ( Manipulator ) Tue. Oct. 15 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg ( Melted ) Thu. Oct. 17 – Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat ( Melted ) Fri. Oct. 18 – Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat ( Manipulator ) The post Ty Segall Will Perform Full Albums During Concert Residencies appeared first on TicketNews .
New York City’s City Parks Foundation announced its annual SummerStage Concert Series schedule for this summer, which will feature New York artists The Wailers, Japanese Breakfast, Parquet Courts, Slick Rick, Big Freedia, and Young M.A. The women-led concert series is the city’s largest, free festival. Shows will kick-off on June 1 in Central Park with a performance from R&B’s Emily King and should group Durand Jones & The Indications. Throughout the summer, the series will host nearly 200 events throughout 17 different neighborhoods. This year, the flagship SummerStage venue in Central Park will reveal its new $5.5 million renovations, which features a new sound system, enhanced lighting, and raised seating areas. This year’s lineup will include a 50:50 gender balanced lineup, making sure to feature notable women acts like the female-fronted Canadian pop bands Alvvays and The Courtneys, along with the Latin Grammy winner soul-pop artist Buika. City Parks Foundation Executive Director Heather Luboy explained in a press release that this is a “big year” for SummerStage. “Not only are we reopening our storied Central Park venue, modernizing it for its next 30 years, but we are also partnering with our new title sponsor and looking to the future by launching the season with young musicians representing the next generation,” she said. “Of course, throughout the summer, we will present a line-up that is reflective of our city’s population, focusing not only on gender equality, but also on the huge diversity of cultures and backgrounds that make New York so special and exciting.” This year’s lineup is meant to celebrate New York artists and celebrate their personal history, City Parks Foundation Executive Artist Erika Elliot said in the release, noting that the festival acts as a “platform for global talent to perform for New Yorkers and a place to see some of the most diverse and exciting talent around.” In addition to the local artists, benefit shows produced by The Bowery Presents will also be held within Central Park to support the City Park Foundation’s free shows. Artists set to appear throughout the summer include George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Marina, Kurt Viles and the Violators, and the B-52s. Check out the full list of upcoming shows here . The post New York City SummerStage Concert Series Revealed appeared first on TicketNews .
For the fifth consecutive year, fans will have the opportunity to purchase $20 tickets to summer shows through Live Nation. The company announced this morning that fans can purchase tickets from May 1 through May 7 in honor of National Concert Week to kick-off “an epic summer concert season.” Over two million tickets will be available for $20 to over 2,800 select events across North America. A variety of genres will be represented to suit every type of concert fan, including country, hip-hop, Latin, metal, rock, and pop. Comedy shows will also be up-for-grabs. Over 600 artists are participating in the $20 all-in ticket offer, including rock groups Breaking Benjamin, Bush & +LIVE+, Coheed and Cambira & Mastodon, Papa Roach, Disturbed, and The Black Keys. Country’s Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, and Zac Brown Band will have shows available, as well as rappers Lil Pump and Lul Skies, indie-rock’s Florence and the Machine, and EDM’s GRiZ and The Chainsmokers. T-Mobile users have access to an exclusive 24-hour presale from Tuesday, April 30 at 5 a.m. EST through Wednesday, May 1 at 4:59 a.m. EST. General on-sale tickets will be available from Wednesday, May 1 at 9 a.m. PT through Tuesday, May 7 at 11:59 PT via ncw.livenation.com . Check out the full list of participating artists below: 311 & Dirty Heads Gloria Trevi Papa Roach Alabama GRiZ Patton Oswalt Alice Cooper & Halestorm Heart Pentatonix Anjelah Johnson Hootie & The Blowfish Peter Frampton Backstreet Boys Iliza Shlesinger Preacher Lawson Brad Paisley IMOMSOHARD The Clintons Brantley Gilbert Impractical Jokers PRETTYMUCH Breaking Benjamin Jason Aldean Rascal Flatts Brian Regan JB Smoove Rob Thomas Bring Me The Horizon Jennifer Lopez Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Bryan Adams Joe Budden Santana Bush & +LIVE+ Jon Bellion Sara Bareilles Beck & Cage the Elephant Justin Willman Shinedown Celeste Barber KIDZBOP Slipknot Chris Young KISS The 1975 Clint Black & Trace Adkins Kodak Black The Black Keys Coheed and Cambria & Mastodon KORN & Alice In Chains The Chainsmokers Countess Luann LANY The Smashing Pumpkins & Noel Gallagher Dane Cook Lil Pump & Lil Skies The Head and the Heart Derek Hough Luis Miguel The Who Dierks Bentley Lukas Graham Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World Disrupt: The Used, Thrice, & Circa Survive Luke Bryan Thomas Rhett Disturbed Lynyrd Skynyrd Train & Goo Goo Dolls Elvis Costello & the Imposters and Blondie Marco Antonio Solis Vampire Weekend Enanitos Verdes Mary J. Blige & Nas Vic Dibetto Eros Ramazzotti Miranda Lambert Wanda Sykes Flatbush Zombies & Joey BadA$$ moe. & Blues Traveler Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss Florence + the Machine Neil Degrasse Tyson Wisin Y Yandel Florida Georgia Line Nelly / TLC / Flo Rida Wiz Khalifa FRANK. The Man. The Music. Starring Bob Anderson New Kids On The Block Zac Brown Band Ghost Norm Macdonald Live Nation is also celebrating National Concert Week across the globe in countries like Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, UK, and Latin America. The $20 tickets follow Live Nation’s previous promotion for a summer 2019 “Lawn Pass.” For more information about National Concert Week, visit LiveNation.com . The post Live Nation Celebrates Concert Week With $20 Summer Concert Tickets appeared first on TicketNews .
Next year’s NHL Winter Classic game between Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, Ticket Club sales data reveals. Hockey remained a hot commodity during the day as the NHL Playoffs continue, followed by a handful of games during the NBA Playoffs. Football continues to sell, since the NFL just revealed the 2019 season schedule last week , as well as baseball; the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates will play this Saturday. The boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs also scored a spot on the list. Eric Clapton clocked in at No. 2, followed by Garth Brooks’ ongoing stadium tour . The 2019 Country LakeShake, set to feature Luke Bryan, Granger Smith, and Clint Black, sold well, along with the Woodstock 50 , the upcoming festival celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the 1969 event. Broadway’s Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Part 1 & 2 was also among the day’s top-sellers. Click on any of the links below to find tickets to the best-selling events or visit ticketclub.com to search for any upcoming events and find tickets with no service fees for members. Ticket Club Top 20 Best-Selling Events — April 23, 2019 2020 NHL Winter Classic: Dallas Stars v. Nashville Predators (January 1, 2020 @ Cotton Bowl Stadium — Dallas, TX) Eric Clapton (September 11, 2019 @ Chase Center — San Francisco, CA) NHL Eastern Conference First Round: Boston Bruins v. Toronto Maple Leafs (April 23, 2019 @ TD Garden — Boston, MA) Garth Brooks (June 29, 2019 @ Autzen Stadium — Eugene, OR) NBA Western Conference First Round: Houston Rockets v. Utah Jazz (April 24, 2019 @ Toyota Center — Houston, TX) Canelo Alvarez v. Daniel Jacobs (May 4, 2019 @ T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas, NV) 2019 Kentucky Derby (May 4, 2019 @ Churchill Downs — Louisville, KY) NHL Eastern Conference First Round: Washington Capitals v. Carolina Hurricanes (April 24, 2019 @ Capital One Arena — Washington, D.C.) NHL Western Conference First Round: San Jose Sharks v. Vegas Golden Knights (April 23, 2019 @ SAP Center — San Jose, CA) Eric Clapton (September 13, 2019 @ T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas, NV) Eric Clapton (September 14, 2019 @ Talking Stick Resort and Casino — Phoenix, AZ) Harry Potter and The Cursed Child – Part 1 & 2 (April 25, 2019 @ Lyric Theatre — New York, NY) Dallas Cowboys v. Green Bay Packers (October 6, 2019 @ AT&T Stadium — Arlington, TX) NBA Eastern Conference First Round: Toronto Raptors v. Orlando Magic (April 23, 2019 @ Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, ON) NBA Western Conference First Round: Golden State Warriors v. Los Angeles Clippers (April 24, 2019 @ Oracle Arena — Oakland, CA) Garth Brooks (May 18, 2019 @ Heinz Field — Pittsburgh, PA) Dallas Cowboys v. Miami Dolphins (September 22, 2019 @ AT&T Stadium — Arlington, TX) 2019 Country LakeShake: Luke Bryan, Granger Smith, and Clint Black (June 23, 2019 @ Huntington Beach Pavilion — Chicago, IL) Los Angeles Dodgers v. Pittsburgh Pirates (April 27, 2019 @ Dodger Stadium — Los Angeles, CA) Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival: Jay-Z, The Killers, and Dead & Company (August 16, 2019 @ Watkins Glen International — Watkins Glen, NY) The post 2020 NHL Winter Classic Tops Mid-Week Best-Sellers appeared first on TicketNews .
Sports tickets take over Thursday’s onsale listings, with notable NFL, NHL and NBA games hitting the market. In particular, fans can snatch up Houston Texans home tickets for this upcoming season along with New York Islanders and Golden State Warriors home tickets as the NHL and NBA playoffs continue. All of the aforementioned sports tickets are available for sale to the general public tomorrow, whereas the day’s presale listings are inundated with non-sports tickets. New tours from Wiz Khalifa and Lizzo are the top concert tickets on the list, along with Joe Bonamassa, Tame Impala, Julia Michaels and Miranda Lambert. Hello, Dolly! represents the theater world as it prepares to invade Boston’s Citizens Bank Opera House this summer. Tickets for a dozen performances of the show are available via presale tomorrow. See what else you can expect in the full breakdown 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 – Thursday, April 25, 2019 Presale General Onsale The post NBA, NHL and NFL Games Headline Thursday’s Sports-Filled Onsales appeared first on TicketNews .
Students from Fordham University are asking the college to cancel Sean Kingston’s performance as a part of their Spring Concert in light of his prior sexual assault allegations. The rapper was slated to perform at the University of Connecticut as a part of UCONNIC, but was cancelled after students protested. Additionally, his show was cut from SUNY’s spring concert in Oneonta after word got out that students were going to protest the event. However, he is still scheduled to perform at Fordham this Saturday, April 27. A group of students gathered together and created an Instagram page titled “StudentsAgainstSean” in an attempt to spread word of Kingston’s allegations. According to the school’s newspaper The Fordham Ram , the group reached out to the United Student Government (USG) to speak of the matter. The USG then released a statement , noting that they are “deeply concerned” with the allegations against the singer and do not feel comfortable having him perform during their Spring Weekend. “While we recognize that under the law, all are innocent until proven guilty, as men and women for and with others, we must not participate in the silencing of sexual assault survivors, rather we are called upon to raise their voices,” the statement read. “By hosting Sean Kingston we are telling survivors that their voices do not matter and that speaking up is something to fear rather than aspire to. We call upon all voices involved in the performer selection process to rescind their offer to Kingston to perform at Fordham University on April 27th and make a conscious effort to ensure that all artists brought to campus embody our Jesuit values.” According to the paper, the group of students said adversaries “suggested we ignore this allegation and ‘just have fun'” since members of CAB worked hard to organize the concert, but they believe this is “unacceptable and we need to hold CAB and our administration accountable.” In 2013, Kingston settled a lawsuit with a woman who claimed she was “gang raped” by the star, his personal bodyguard, and a member of his band after a Justin Bieber concert in 2010, TMZ reports. The woman, Carissa Capeloto, said the incident took place while she was intoxicated after a “meet and greet” with the artist and was unable to provide consent. She was taken to a hospital and treated for physical injuries consistent with rape and sued the three men, however, the criminal charges were dropped from Kingston because Capeloto didn’t have a “credible enough” case. Kingston reportedly settled the case because he was releasing an upcoming album and headed out on tour which would prevent him from fully focusing on the trial, which he suspected would have ended quickly. “Although these allegations did not involve a Fordham student, we believe that in looking past this allegation, we set a dangerous precedent,” USG said. “As the voice of the student body, we feel that it is important in times like these to show survivors of sexual assault that we will stand behind them, no matter the powerful position that a respondent may hold.” No further announcement of the Spring Concert has been made at this time. Kingston’s allegations have come to light amid the criminal investigation of R&B star R. Kelly . The singer, who has been accused of sexual assault for over 20 years, had multiple concerts shut down from the #MuteRKelly movement last year and earlier this year after the release of the docu-series Surviving R Kelly . The post Students Urge Fordham To Cancel Sean Kingston Show Amid Allegations appeared first on TicketNews .
Lizzo, the rising sensation known for genre-hopping, wasn’t quite done touring this year. She announced that her first round of Cuz I Love You Tour dates sold quickly, so she’s headed out on another trek this summer. The Cuz I Love You Too Tour will kick-off on July 18 in Troutdale, Oregon, followed by gigs across the country in New Orleans, Miami Beach, Charlotte, Nashville, Denver, Hollywood, and San Diego. She’ll hit a handful of festivals like the Capital Hill Block Party in Seattle, Detroit’s Mo Pop, and Maha Festival in Omaha before wrapping-up in San Francisco on October 27. On her current tour, which runs through late May, Tayla Parx is opening the show. Lizzo emerged in the music scene with her recent LP Cuz I Love You , which features the title track, as well as “Juice” and “Tempo,” featuring Missy Elliot. While she’s known as a rapper, she also dabbles in R&B and pop; at Coachella, she even brought out her flute to perform acapella when the sound system didn’t work, noting that “if they ain’t gonna get the music right, I’m gonna get the music right…that’s why I got my music major.” She’s the musician the country is craving at this moment — a body-positive woman of color who doesn’t fit society’s standards in any aspect of her life, including musically. Instead of labeling herself under a certain genre, she fits a handful of them, reaching a variety of audiences with her unique taste. Check out Lizzo’s full list of upcoming shows below. Visit Ticket Club to find tickets to see Lizzo at a show this year Lizzo Tour Dates 2019 04/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield 04/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 04/27 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 04/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo 04/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Event Center 05/01 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater 05/03 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater 05/04 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater 05/05 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre 05/07 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom 05/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle 05/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Ritz Raleigh 05/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 05/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 05/15 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall 05/16 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall 05/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts 05/19 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 05/20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 05/22 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues 05/23 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 05/26 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester 05/27 – London< UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town 05/29 – Paris, FR @ L’alhambra 06/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival 06/02 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival 06/06 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound 06/19 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater 06/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Hank Theatre at the Midland 06/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest 06/29 – Glastonbury, UK @ Glastonbury 06/30 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter 07/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin 07/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin 07/06 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival 07/11 – Montreux, CH @ Auditorium Stravinski 07/13 – London, UK @ Lovebox 2019 07/14 – Boulogne-Billancourt, FR @ Afropunk Fest Paris 07/18 – Troutdale, OR @ McMenamin’s Edgefield Amphitheater 07/19-21 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party 07/25 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live 07/27 – Detroit, MI @ MO POP Festival 08/14-17 – Omaha, NE @ Maha Festival 09/07 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore 09/10 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live 09/11 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater 09/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater 09/15 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte Presented by Cricket Wireless 09/17 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena 09/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia 09/19 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Toronto 09/24 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall 09/25 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem 09/28 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon BallrooM 09/30 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium 10/02 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace 10/08 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant 10/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory 10/10 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee 10/15 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium 10/18 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium 10/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van buren 10/24 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit union Open Air Theatre 10/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium The post Lizzo Announces ‘Cuz I Love You Too Tour’ Across North America appeared first on TicketNews .
Four individuals from one family in Texas have been charged in a scheme to purchase tickets the Masters Tournament in Georgia and then resell the pricey passes on the resale market, according to the Augusta Chronicle . Stephen Michael Freeman of Katy, TX is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, per the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia . His parents, Steven Lee Freeman and Diane Freeman, and his sister, Christine Oliverson, are each charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. “The Masters is one of the world’s great sporting events, and tickets to the tournament are cherished by their fortunate recipients,” said Southern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine. “Using fraud and deceit to circumvent the Augusta National’s generous lottery system is despicable, and those who follow the rules in hopes of winning tickets deserve better than to have their chances diminished by profiteering con artists.” Charging documents indicate the family purchased a bulk mailing list including names and addresses, then used those to create accounts and request tickets through Augusta National’s online ticket application system, without the knowledge of the individuals whose names and addresses were being used in the ruse. Any accounts chosen to receive tickets to the popular golf tournament led to Stephen Michael Freeman creating fake documents for the identity and changing the ship-to address for the tickets. “Because of the defendants’ greed, they now face substantial prison time if convicted of the alleged crimes,” said Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “The FBI will always make it a priority to investigate anyone who tries to circumvent a fair process, whether it is the Masters or any other private or public entity.” The charges the family faces carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison as well as fines. USA Today reports that the span of the scheme ran from 2013 to 2017. According to sales data from TicketClub.com , resale prices for the tournament sold at well in excess of the face value as Tiger Woods rallied for his first major championship since 2008 and his first green jacket since 2005. Four-day competition passes sold for an average of over $5,500 per pass, with single-day passes ranging between $1-3,000 on average. There is no indication in the documents exactly how many passes the family were alleged to have received in the scheme. The post Texas Family Charged With Fraud for Masters Tournament Scheme appeared first on TicketNews .