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Fires, bruises, and more mental health breaks (and an exit) challenged entertainers this week. Plus, Lizzo celebrates more than just an Emmy win!

Credit: @AlexStivers/TwitterBilly’s BackAfter an early release from prison, Billy McFarland, founder of Fyre Festival, is ready to start over. This time, however, he plans to enter the tech world and stay away from the music industry.

In Da ClubLive Nation launched Club Pass, giving fans access to General Admission shows at their local venue from October 1 through the end of the year, starting at just $59 or across multiple venues for $299. Club Pass is available at 50 venues across the US.

2023 Lineup AnnouncementStagecoach announced the lineup for its 15th Anniversary festival, including Luke Byran, Kane Brown, and Chris Stapleton, taking place April 28-30 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA.

Your NFT is GrantedInstead of handing out fortunes at Life is Beautiful last weekend, for $5, Zoltar was dispensing NFTs. LIB, now majority-owned by Rolling Stone, offered fans not in Las Vegas the ability to watch its livestream on both Twitch and Prime Video.

Win for LizzoLizzo gets to keep the $5 million she was paid to play the 2020 LA Virgin Fest that was canceled due to Covid, thanks to an artist-friendly amendment to the standard force majeure clause made by WME lawyers. While the lawyers didn’t anticipate Covid, they were skeptical about a non-LN or AEG fest in the LA area, leading to the contract edits and Lizzo’s upfront payment.

Early RetirementDemi Lovato announced on social media that her Holy Fvck tour will be her last. The tour started on August 13th and will wrap on November 6th in Irving, TX. Lovato turned 30 in August.

Mental Health PauseAnother artist takes a mental health pause as Sam Fender canceled 3 US tour dates, including Life is Beautiful and some UK dates. Fender says his Australia dates in late November won’t be affected by the break.

NIVA x HeadcountNIVA partners with HeadCount in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections. The partnership will leverage NIVA’s member venues for HeadCount’s get out the vote drive, allowing them to reach millions of potential voters.

No need to Panic!Despite a small fire during a Panic! At The Disco show at Xcel Energy Center in MN last week, Brendon Urie didn’t panic and just kept on dancing. The flames, likely due to a pyro machine malfunction, were quickly extinguished. 

Slipped Through The CrackPost Malone fell through a trapped door during his performance in St. Louis on Saturday, bruising several ribs but soldiering on to complete an abbreviated set.

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Credit: Kevin Doherty for Sea Hear Now

  • Lil Baby canceled his Breakout Festival headlining show last minute, and fans in Vancouver rioted.

  • Bourbon & Beyond saw a record 41,000 guests on Saturday -- about 130,000 total over the weekend -- and brought $9 million into the Louisville, KY, economy.

  • Local residents protested Riot Fest (and other large festivals) in Douglass Park, Chicago, by holding their own event, The People’s Music Fest.

  • Asbury Park, NJ’s Sea.Hear.Now in photos

  • 72 hours of Life is Beautiful in downtown Las Vegas


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These celebrities and dignitaries attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.


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Kanye wants to break up with Adidas and GAP and shift his focus to building Donda University.

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