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We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragedy that took place at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Fest. Our thoughts are going to all of our friends and colleagues who were involved, to the many who are injured, and of course to the eight people who lost their lives on Friday night. 

This week's spotlight is on... Astroworld Fest 🔦

Credit: AP Photo/Robert BumstedDevastatingly, eight were killed and hundreds were injured in crowd stampedes at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Fest this past Friday. While the investigation is ongoing and some industry insiders, including Event Safety Alliance’s Steve Aldleman, are offering their expertise, others are not surprised as Scott has encouraged raging and rushing the crowd in the past, including at Lollapalooza in 2015

Scott has offered to cover the funeral costs of those who lost their lives at the festival as well as to refund all ticket purchasers. However, attendees have already begun filing lawsuits against Scott, Live Nation, and event organizer ScoreMore.

We will continue to follow the investigation with an eye on what we can learn from the tragedy and the events that took place leading up to it, to avoid it happening again. And we send love and support to our colleagues and family across the industry; this one touches us all.

LN at an All-Time High Live Nation's Q3 results are in - and they have amassed revenues of $2.69 billion across all of their divisions. With 17 million fans attending LN shows throughout Q3, this is a huge bounce back into a prosperous era of festivals and concerts post-Covid.

First All-Electric ArenaAmid the COP26 summit, Oak View Group (OVG) has announced Manchester's Co-op Live, the first all-electric arena in the UK. The venue, which will also be the UK's largest, will use 50% less energy than a venue of comparable size and will open in 2023.

NFT NewsYellowhart is an NFT ticketing and blockchain collectibles marketplace. YellowHeart Wallet has officially launched its app, allowing users to purchase live event NFT tickets, digital experiences, and exclusive content through credit card and crypto payments. Country Music Association is also getting into the NFT game, partnering with Solo Music to release an NFT collection around this year's CMA Awards on Nov 10th. The collection will drop on Nov 12th, and proceeds will benefit the CMA Foundation.

F1 Hospo PartnershipFormula 1 is extending its partnership with QuintEvents, a ticket and packages company for events and sports. The partnership, called F1 Experiences, offers fans packages and VIP trackside hospitality at motorsport events.  

The newest Concert VenueAfter dealing with delays due to restrictions, Drake and Live Nation's newest concert venue, History, opened this past weekend in Toronto. With a sold-out show from Bleachers, the space can hold 2,500, features a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, and much more.

Australian App Integrates Covid Check-InTicketek, an Australian app platform, is the first technology to integrate its mobile tickets with Covid check-in apps. This enables fans to verify their vaccination status with less effort than ever before, just a few clicks after checking in to the event. 

Japan Expands Capacity Limit The Government of Japan has officially expanded the previous 10,000 person limit set for large-scale events. Further, the International Promoters Alliance Japan (IPAJ) was established in May of this year. They are working to aid each other in the return of live events throughout the country. 

Innings Festival Announces New LocationAfter announcing the Innings Festival for Arizona in February, Live Nation's C3 Presents is changing plans - and locations. The unusual yet welcome pairing of baseball and live music will now occur in  Tampa, Florida, on March 19th and 20th. Headlined by Green Day and The Lumineers, the festival features three stages, family-friendly activities, and more. 

Rapper's New Label Anderson.Paak, the four-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, and songwriter has announced a new record label APESHIT INC. in collaboration with Universal Music Group (UMG).Paak says he wants his label to "push musicians that play instruments to the forefront."


Alec Donkin, Jay Rogovin, and Jade Gaines, three former members of C3 Management, have partnered with Blake Coppelson (CEO of EDM promo channel Proximity) to form a new artist management company called the Kompass Music Group. With a 23-artist roster, the group is already looking forward to having an independent team to "participate in the cultivation of a healthier music industry." Jovan Polanco, concert promoter and Swerve Presents co-founder, has joined the Live Nation team in their Concerts division. While continuing working with Swerve Present's, he will partner with their former Director of Internal Affairs, Andrew Jones, who will take on a production role at Live Nation as well. 

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 Warner Music Group (WMG) is looking for an Artist & Fan Experiences Coordinator (Temp) to work closely with department personnel, obtain art and product approvals, and more.   Sirius XM and Pandora are working together, and they are searching for a Part-Time Music Programming Coordinator who will work with the Music Programming team to create radio programs, operate an audio board, and support the creative process.  Jingle Punks is seeking out its next Director of Business Development in LA or NY who will work to generate an upfront revenue, own key client relationships, manage developmental staff teams, and more. Greenbelt Festival is hiring a Freelance Program-Coordinator for Jan-Sept of 2022. This role, which can be done remotely, calls for coordinating festival programming and building a return for next summer’s performances. 

If you are someone who bought tickets to a concert that was canceled due to Covid, were you able to get any type of refund?


Last Week's Results:

31% of BOH readers think that the widespread trend of reopening venues in the US is happening too quickly. 

Credit: Innings FestivalSome High-Profile Returns

  • Green Day will have its first concert of 2022 at the aforementioned Innings Festival in Tampa in March. So far, this is their only North American tour date for the year, with tickets on sale as of November 5. The festival will also have Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, and many more, with appearances from MLB greats like Ozzie Smith and others. 

  • After three years, country artist Kenny Chesney has announced his return, The Here and Now Tour. Beginning April 2022, the tour will host featured artists Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, and Carly Pearce.

  • German group Kraftwerk is working to bring 3-D Concerts back to North America for next year. After a canceled tour in 2020, they will finally return on May 27th in St. Louis, with ticket sales having begun this past Friday. By the way, just last weekend the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! 

  • The Eagles are planning a tour in Europe and the UK for June 2022, featuring Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, along with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill. The shows will begin in the Netherlands before heading to the UK for a few more performances. They will be joined by Little Big Town for a majority of the tour, and by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in London.

  • Indie-rock group Boygenius, composed of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus, are performing together for the first time since November 2018. Their concert will be at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society on Nov. 19th, with all proceeds going to Bay Area nonprofit Bread & Roses. And before you check - tickets are already sold out. We’re sorry. 

Some High-Profile CancellationsJon Bon Jovi, Ed Sheeran, and Bryan Adams are just three names in an unfortunate list of artists canceling upcoming events due to having Covid. The live event industry has been struggling with insurance regarding Covid-related situations, making it more difficult to give out refunds and create backup plans for devoted fans in these times. 


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