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As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for… at BOH we’re especially thankful for all of you and this wonderful industry that we are lucky enough to be part of. We hope that you all can take some time this upcoming holiday season to enjoy the company of family and friends. Cheers!

Oh, and if you’re kicking off your shopping this week, be sure to check out the BOH Gift Guide.

Credit: @via_victoriaaMeta Gets B.I.GMeta will host a Notorious B.I.G VR Concert with a “hyper-realistic avatar” of “Big Poppa” in celebration of what would have been his 50th birthday on December 16th. The event will take place in the “Meta Horizon Worlds” and later be available on demand via Meta Quest TV and on Biggie Smalls’ Facebook page.

FTX Collapse Affects Coachella NFTsThe fallout of the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX hits the live event industry as some purchasers of the Coachella NFT are currently unable to access or transfer them out of their FTX wallets. The NFT, “Coachella Keys,” includes lifetime passes to the festival plus unique experiences. FTX also partnered with Tomorrowland to offer NFTs. 

Morrissey Mishap(s)30 minutes into his show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov 12, Morrissey walked off stage without explanation. After some confusion, a band member told the fans, “Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the show is not to continue. Very sorry.” Initially, there was a vague mention of the show being postponed to a TBD date, but it has been removed from the venue’s website. Fans have not been given refunds, and just two days after the stalled show, he announced that his planned February album release has been delayed.

Springsteen Guarantees a Good TimeBruce Springsteen is speaking out about the criticism he received around the pricing controversy over tickets for his upcoming tour. The Boss says in the past, he’s always told his team to see what others are charging and to charge less. But this time, due to his age, he wanted to do what others are doing. Enter dynamic pricing. He owns the decision and promises fans it will be worth it, stating, “if there’s any complaints on the way out, you can have your money back.”

Harry Adds Asia Tour DatesHarry Styles’s “Love on Tour” is going to Asia with six newly announced dates added to the tour in March, between stints in New Zealand and Europe. The global tour now includes 102 dates across 28 countries.

Danish Concert SubscriptionDanish cultural center offers fans at least 52 concerts a year via its new subscription service, Liveforbundet. For 135 krone (~$13 USD) per month, fans can see concerts at the Kulturværftet, Toldkammeret, and Elværket. The program aims to “make it ‘clear, cheaper and more attractive’ for audiences to discover music.”

Rolling Loud Cali LineupRolling Loud California released its lineup for the March 3-5 event at Inglewood’s Hollywood Park (adjacent to SoFi Stadium). The first-time event will feature Travis Scott, Future, and Playboi Carti.

Countr[ies] Thunder Country Thunder announced the lineups for 6 of its events in Canada and the US. Arizona (April 13-16): Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson, and Dierks Bentley; Saskatchewan (July 13 – 16): Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Jon Pardi; Wisconsin (July 20 – 23): Cody Johnson, Jason Aldean, Jon Pardi, and Keith Urban; Alberta (Aug 18-23): Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and Jon Pardi; Bristol (Oct 6-7): Eric Church and Brooks & Dunn; and Florida (Oct 20 – 22): Cody Johnson, HARDY, and Keith Urban. 

Garth Goes to VegasGarth Brooks is the latest artist to take up residency in Las Vegas. The Megastar announced a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Garth Brooks/Plus ONE, starting in early 2023. The show will vary each night and include a rotating cast of his band members and occasional special guests.

Live Nation x Vet TixLive Nation continues its partnership with the Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) by offering free tickets to those currently serving in the military, all honorably discharged veterans, the immediate family of service members that have died in the line of duty, as well as current and retired first responders. Since the partnership started in 2014, Live Nation has donated over 2 million tickets to the US non-profit.

Sessions are hiring a Senior Manager, Virtual Music Events, to join the startup combining live music and interactive gaming technology.

Live Nation is hiring multiple full-time roles across different departments and locations.

DICE is looking for a remote Head of Venue & Promoter Partnerships.

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Breaking Down the Taylor Swift Ticket Frenzy 

Hard to believe that it was just a week ago that Taylor Swift broke Ticketmaster with The Eras Tour tickets. So much has happened over the last seven days that we feel like we have whiplash. In case you’ve been living under a rock (aka have been working on-site), here’s a breakdown:

  • Tuesday, Nov 15: Ticketmaster opens up their Verified Fan Presale for tour dates across the US. Due to “unprecedented demand,” fans wait for hours in interminable queues, the Ticketmaster site crashes, Swifties take to social media with some incredible memes, west coast pre-sales are postponed to later in the afternoon or the following day, and politicians start to call (again) for a breakup of TM/Live Nation, citing a monopoly. Ticket brokers secure plenty of inventory.

  • Thursday, Nov 17: Ticketmaster cancels public sale due to overwhelming demand. Lefsetz reminds us that Taylor is popular, software is fallible, and there’s nothing to talk about.

  • Friday, Nov 18: Taylor apologizes to fans, saying she’s just as angry as they are. Ticketmaster also apologizes.

  • Saturday, Nov 19: The Eras Tour Onsale Explained (by Ticketmaster).

  • Sunday, Nov 20: Taylor sweeps the AMAs, winning all 6 awards she was nominated for, including Artist of the Year.

Variety predicted that the 52-date tour - Swift’s biggest to date - will outgross her Reputation Stadium Tour, which grossed $266,100,000 over 38 dates and is the highest-grossing US tour -- and that was a week before tickets went on sale.

Further proof that this is Taylor’s world, and we’re all just living in it.

Couldn’t get Taylor tickets? We’ve got you covered with the 3rd edition of our BOH Gift Guide. We’ve got great gift ideas for Event Professionals On the Road, At Home, and some Stocking Stuffers (also perfect for the office gift exchange). Of course, we won’t tell if you pick a little something out for yourself too. 😉

Click below for the complete gift guides!

 Get an inside look at Thursday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Overwhelmed by the FTX collapse? Here’s a timeline of what happened and what you need to know. The World Cup kicked (!) off this week and turns out they aren’t immune to ticketing issues either. Positive News covers what went right in the world last week.

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