Your new favorite boy band One Direction is continuing its stadium run with back-to-back stadium shows at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday and Sunday. $350 VIP packages for the first 18 rows are sold out.
Katy Perry plays the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on Saturday and then the Scotrade Center in St. Louis. Luke Bryan is playing a stadium show at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Friday, then Darian Lake Performing Arts Center in New York on Saturday while PBR: Built Ford Tough Series comes to BOK Center in Tulsa over the weekend. And in Somerset, Wisc., the Summer Set Music Festival kicks off for three days with headliners Wu-Tang Clan, Kaskade, Chromeo, Big Gigantic and Umphrey’s McGee.
As we noted Wednesday, Garth Brooks is putting two additional shows on sale this weekend for 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. EST on Ticketmaster. Brooks could add an additional four shows for a total of nine concerts.
Singer Diana Kroll is putting a number of November and December dates on sale this Saturday. Stops inside the Pearl at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, Davies Hall in San Francisco and the Atlanta Symphony Hall went on sale this morning at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets for her NYC Beacon Theatre show on Nov. 28 are selling between $144.50 and $92.20.
Comedy Central host John Oliver is also listing a number of shows this morning. A total of seven shows go on sale this morning at 10 a.m. PST including The Buell Theatre in Denver, the City National Grove of Anaheim and Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
Live Nation is listing three Kings of Leon shows on Travelzoo with tickets marked down to 40-percent off. Shed shows in Virginia Beach, Birmingham and Charlotte are all marked down as low as $19. The sale comes after a bus accident injured drummer Nathan Followill and led to a number of tour cancellations.
Also on TravelZoo, Tennis Fans can buy 300 Level tickets for the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens. Tickets for high demand events like the Men’s and Women’s Quartertfinals and the Mixed Doubles Finals are selling as low as $16.20.
Tickets for the Way Over Yonder festival (Sept. 26-27) at the Santa Monica Pier are now marked down for half-off on Goldstar. The folk fest — said to be the West Coast cousin of the Newport Folk Festival, includes Jackson Browne, Local Natives, Lucinda Williams andHeartless Bastards. One-Day passes originally priced at $47.50 are selling for $26.75 plus $5.25 in service fees. Other shows on the siteinclude a Rascal Flatts package with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana atShoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. Tickets originally priced at $71 are marked down $35 (plus a $7.25 service fee and a $2.50 agency fee). Tickets for the Summer Ends Music Festival in Tempe are also getting marked down as much as 50-percent. The Sept. 26 event includes the reunited Replacements, Foster the People and Capital Cities.
A country festival promoter from Utah is suing Florida Georgia Line and their show manager Troy Johnson over a bad check dispute. After cutting FGL a check for $200,000, Country Explosion LLC said it made a verbal agreement with Johnson to wait three days until cashing the check. Johnson allegedly attempted to deposit the check the next day, and when it bounced, Johnson allegedly “announced by email to theWilliam Morris Agency Nashville and to other artists and booking agencies in Nashville, that the check had bounced, making Country [Explosion] absolutely toxic among the artists and booking agencies in Nashville,” an Attorney for Country Explosion LLC wrote in the complaint. Since the incident occurred, Country Explosion LLC has been unable to book any acts. A lawyer for FGL said the band is still awaiting payment for their July 20, 2014 performance at the festival.
Troubled Atlantic City Hotel and Casino Revel is closing its doors after only three years in business. Revel was supposed to bring a Las Vegas vibe to the AC Boardwalk, but ultimately filed for bankruptcy after it failed to secure a buyer.
The International Association of Entertainment Buyers has announced this year’s nominees for the IEBA Honors. The awards will be handed out on Sept. 30 in Nashville.
Promoter of the Year Nominees
- Brad Garrett – Police Productions
- Ali Harnell – AEG Live / The Messina Group
- Darin Lashinsky – NS2
- Jerry Mickelson – Jam Productions
- Gregg Perloff – Another Planet Entertainment
- Jason Wright – Live Nation
Talent Agent of the Year Nominees
- Andrew Colvin – Ground Control Touring
- Greg Janese – Paradigm
- Sam Kirby – WME
- Paul Lohr – New Frontier Touring
- Brian Manning – CAA
- Darin Murphy – CAA
- David Viecelli – The Billions Corporation
- Jay Williams – WME
Venue of the Year Nominees
- BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
- Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
- INTRUST Bank Arena – Wichita, KS
- Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
- Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
- Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Venue Executive of the Year Nominees
- John Bolton – SMG
- Laurie Jacoby – Madison Square Garden
- Brock Jones – Global Spectrum
- David Kells – Bridgestone Arena
- Pat Nagle – Allstate Arena
- Roger Newton – Greenville Arena District
Rookie of the Year Nominees
- Andrew Farwell – Outback Concerts
- Nina Gambill – Neste Event Marketing
- Michael Owens – BOK Center
- Kylen Sharpe – CAA
- Mallory Shrade Hines – San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
- Stephanie Stegall – Houston Astros/Minute Maid Park