MSG TEAMS UP WITH CLEAR FOR FINGERPRINT ENTRY
New York’s Madison Square Garden has teamed up with identity service Clear for biometric entry into the iconic venue. Clear members can expedite their entry into MSG through a dedicated lane where, after the touch of a finger, they enter MSG for a physical screening. Clear is already in use in many airports and MSG joins as the 14th venue to adopt the company’s secure entry software. The software is already present at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, as well as Citi Field and Yankees Stadium in New York. Fans signed up with Clear can use their fingerprints for entry to Knicks and Rangers games in addition to concerts at the 20,000-capacity venue. Clear Ambassadors are available to assist fans with a fast, one-time enrollment process that combines a person’s identification and biometrics into a single Clear ID.
INSOMNIAC TEAMS UP WITH BILL NYE FOR EDC LAS VEGAS THEME
Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella teamed up with pop culture icon Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to announce the theme of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2019, kineticENERGY. Bill Nye will officially kick off the 2019 edition of EDC Las Vegas as host of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, May 17, amplifying his message of kinetic energy and positive vibes to thousands of Headliners at the cosmicMEADOW stage. “Hundreds of thousands of people moving their bodies, freeing their minds, and dancing to music under the glow of spectacular light. We’ll convert all this potential to a carnival of kinetic energy!” said Nye in a release.
CARDI B & BRUNO MARS SET A SINGLE NIGHT RECORD IN ATLANTA
Cardi B and Bruno Mars set a single night gross record at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena over Super Bowl weekend in February. The duo graced the stage of the 20-year-old arena on Feb. 2 for a sold-out performance that reached 14,152 tickets in the hands of fans. According to Billboard Boxscore, their $6.473 million gross is now the highest single-night gross in the history of State Farm Arena (previously Philips Arena). The only engagement at the same venue to outperform the pair is Garth Brooks’ string of seven shows from Sept. 19-27, 2014, pulling in $6.634 million.