Today’s News: Dan Black, Weekend Events, Ticketmaster lawsuit update and more

15 Oct

There’s a lot going on today before the weekend comes, so here in brief are some news stories we’re following today, and a couple of events going on this weekend that are worth checking out.   Stop back on Monday for some social media strategy tips on how your event can stand out using FanFueled.

  • Tickets for the next show in the FanFueled fall concert series are going fast, with VIP wristbands already sold out.  It’s Dan Black at Lasalle Power Co, and it’s going to be a great night.  His debut solo album just dropped to rave reviews, and after seeing him this weekend at Austin City Limits, we’re huge fans of his unconventional brand of quirky and credible pop as well as Milwaukee-based DJ duo The Glamour, who are opening the show.  The show is Thursday Oct 21 – get your tickets and start sharing, only at FanFueled.com.  If you’re not convinced yet by the music and the rewards, here’s a video for “Symphonies” that earned two VMA nominations from MTV:
  • What’s up for this weekend: There’s a lot of great stuff going on, and while we don’t have MLB playoff tickets to offer, check out FanFueled.com to get tickets to these hot events.  Tonight, Chicago Fashion Week kicks off with a sneak peek at Grossinger City Autoplex, followed by two big afterparties at The Pitch and Crescendo.  It’s $40 at the door, but you can save big (and earn commissions by referring your friends) by getting your ticket from FanFueled for only $20.  On Sunday, check out the SongCircle October Showcase at Schubas, where six amazing songwriters share the stage.  You can check out who’s playing and get tickets here.
  • Class action suit against Ticketmaster proceeds (from Ticketnews) The legal team working on the federal class action lawsuit over Ticketmaster’s misleading and deceptive fees has launched a Web site, Ticket Fee Litigation, to notify people of the suit.  Since every U.S. resident who bought a ticket  from ticketmaster.com between October 21, 1999 and May 31, 2010 is eligible to join the class action, we’re talking millions of people.  The full details of the lawsuit are here, and we’re going to be following this one closely as a federal court in L.A. (hopefully) holds Ticketmaster accountable for their shady business practices.
  • India could really use FanFueled (from the Wall Street Journal)  The Commonwealth Games, going on now in New Delhi, have been plagued by problems, from shoddy construction, to a monkey security guard shortage (Seriously!).  The Journal reports on the difficulty people are having getting tickets to the games, with waits up to four hours at crowded, chaotic ticket outlets.  Apparently, tickets were easy to come by before the Games began, but now demand has spiked and caused this huge mess.  That’s one of the best things about FanFueled: our referral network engine rewards fans for buying tickets early and sharing with their friends to earn rewards.  The sooner you buy and the more you share, the more opportunities there are to earn – and with over 1.1 billion Indians, that’s serious sharing.

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