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Fans Sue Madonna for Starting Concert Late

They say the time on their tickets was 'optimistic speculation' at best

(Newser) - Two Madonna fans in New York who say they were "left stranded in the middle of the night" when a concert finished late are suing the singer, a promoter, and the venue. The lawsuit says all three of Madonna's "Celebration Tour" concerts at Brooklyn's Barclays Center...

Bummed Taylor Swift Fans Get a Reprieve From an Airline

After Friday concert in Buenos Aires was postponed until Sunday, LATAM waived change fees

(Newser) - Travis Kelce made it to apparent girlfriend Taylor Swift's show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday (and gave her a public smooch ), but others weren't so lucky if they had tickets to Friday night's performance. That show was canceled due to "truly chaotic" weather, per...

The Killers Invited a Fan Onstage, Also Invited Controversy

Frontman Brandon Flowers asked Russian fan to play drums at concert in nation of Georgia, to boos

(Newser) - What one band's frontman may have thought was a well-meaning metaphorical embrace of all the people of the world didn't go over well in one former Soviet state. The Killers are now offering a mea culpa after lead singer Brandon Flowers invited a Russian fan who happened to...

Beyonce's Show Ran Late, So She Paid $100K to Run the Trains

Singer's tour ponied up cash to keep DC Metro running an extra hour after heavy rain, lightning

(Newser) - Taylor Swift isn't the only superstar on tour who's plunking down big bucks to treat her people well: And while Swift's was a gift to the people who work on her tour, Beyonce's was a gift for fans just trying to home from her concert. As...

Union to Taylor Swift: Please Postpone LA Shows

Singer urged to show solidarity with striking hotel workers

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is concluding the US leg of her earthshaking Eras Tour with six sold-out shows near Los Angeles starting Thursday night, but union officials and politicians have urged her to postpone them in solidarity with striking hospitality workers. In an open letter asking the singer to "Speak Now"...

Taylor Swift's Concerts Have Literally Gone Seismic

Activity from Seattle concerts had 2.3 magnitude, beating out 2011 'Beast Quake' at Seahawks game

(Newser) - When commentators say Taylor Swift's concerts are "seismic," they're not simply using a colorful descriptor—they're detailing what appears to be an actual physical manifestation of Swifties' rabid fandom. As part of her Eras Tour, the 33-year-old performer took to the stage at Seattle's...

Object Hits Kelsea Ballerini in the Face During Concert
Country Star Hit During Concert

Country Star Hit During Concert

Kelsea Ballerini assures fans she's OK after being struck in the eye by a thrown object

(Newser) - In the middle of "If You Go Down (I'm Goin' Down Too)," Kelsea Ballerini's concert in Idaho on Wednesday was brought to a halt when something thrown at the stage hit the singer in the face. Fan video shows Ballerini moving away from the microphone as...

Grand Jury Decides Not to Indict Travis Scott

Lawyer says rapper is 'ecstatic' after panel found no crime was committed

(Newser) - A grand jury decided Thursday to not indict Travis Scott or anyone else in the deaths of 10 people at the 2021 Astroworld Festival in Houston. Thousands of people were injured, as well, in the crowd surge . The Harris County grand jury spent the day weighing criminal charges against the...

Taylor Swift Keeps Promise With 44-Song Performance

Reviews praise singer's commitment in first concert of Eras Tour

(Newser) - Taylor Swift promised her fans, bruised by the Ticketmaster debacle , that she would present every aspect of her 10-album career when she took to the stage for her new tour—"a journey through all of my musical eras," she said. In the first concert Friday night in Glendale,...

One Dead After Stampede at New York Rap Concert
At Rap Concert,
'Tragedy of Epic

At Rap Concert, 'Tragedy of Epic Proportions'

2 dead, 8 hurt after stampede at GloRilla event in Rochester, New York

(Newser) - A second person has died after the tragic crowd surge at a Rochester, New York, rap concert Sunday night. She was one of two women previously reported to have been in critical condition following the incident, CNN reports.

Fans Rage Against Ticketmaster After Bad Bunny Concert Fiasco

Ticketholders with real tickets were turned away from Mexico City show due to influx of fake tickets

(Newser) - Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican rapper and singer known for such hits as "Moscow Mule" and "I Like It," performed in Mexico City on Friday and Saturday night, the final shows on his World's Hottest Tour across North America and Latin America, and he was filled...

Tennessee AG Isn't Shaking Off Ticketmaster's Swift Debacle

Jonathan Skrmetti looking into consumer complaints on Ticketmaster sales for singer's tour

(Newser) - The Ticketmaster fumble on Tuesday during sales for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour wasn't just an annoyance for fans—it was a bungle that's caught the attention of Tennessee's attorney general. At a Wednesday video news conference, AG Jonathan Skrmetti announced that, due to multiple consumer complaints...

Bus Shortage Forces Bands to Cancel, Postpone Tours

'Buses are raising their prices, and bands have to either pay it or lose the bus'

(Newser) - Singer Santigold has canceled an upcoming North American tour, citing major problems in the concert industry—and she's far from the only artist experiencing problems getting back on the road. Demand for live music has surged back to pre-pandemic levels, but shortages of tour buses and soaring costs have...

Post Malone Postpones Show, Goes to Hospital

Rapper reports health issues and postpones Boston performance

(Newser) - Post Malone seemed to be OK after falling onstage during a concert Sept. 17 in St. Louis. After being checked out, he did five more songs, then posted the next day that "everything's good." But it wasn't when the rapper woke up Saturday afternoon, hours before...

The Weeknd Ends Concert on Third Song

Singer tells LA audience he lost his voice when he screamed

(Newser) - Three songs into his Los Angeles concert on Saturday night, the Weeknd called it off. The singer walked offstage in the middle of "Can't Feel My Face," then came back out a moment later, after the lights went up, to say that he wanted to apologize personally...

Cops: 3 Hurt Fleeing Wiz Khalifa Concert

Rapper's show near Indianapolis got cut short after shouts of a possible shooting, and people fled

(Newser) - Rapper Wiz Khalifa cut short a concert in suburban Indianapolis as people began fleeing the outdoor venue, leaving three with minor injuries, following a disturbance, police said, per the AP . People started exiting the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville about 10:30pm Friday after a reported disturbance on part of...

At Kenny Chesney Concert's End, a 'Devastating' Death

A woman fell off an escalator at the end of a concert

(Newser) - What appears to be an accidental death at a Kenny Chesney concert in Denver on Saturday has left the singer "devastated." The Denver Police Department said in a tweet that a woman fell from the escalator railing she had been sitting on at Empower Field at Mile High...

Giant Screen Falls on Dancers at Boy Band Concert

One Hong Kong dancer suffered severe neck injuries

(Newser) - Screams of excitement turned to screams of horror when a giant screen fell on dancers at a boy band concert in Hong Kong Thursday night. Two of the dancers were injured. Authorities say one man is in intensive care with neck injuries and is in serious condition and another is...

Benatar Won't Sing This Song Anymore Due to Gun Violence

'80s star refuses to keep 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' on concert tour lineup

(Newser) - If Pat Benatar is against war, she's chosen (so far) to keep "Love Is a Battlefield" on her concert tour playlist. Not so for one of her other famous hits, whose lyrics have now become problematic for the '80s star in the wake of America's proliferation...

UK Cheers McCartney's Concert for the Ages

Fans, reviewers praise historic Glastonbury performance

(Newser) - Doubts were expressed when Paul McCartney was announced as the headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival in southwest England. For one thing, the co-founder of the Beatles just turned 80 years old—four times the age of Billie Eilish, who also performed at the festival. The skeptics are singing...

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