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ticketmaster making news Coldplay Launching Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series

July 12, 2011

By Mitchell Peters, Los Angeles
Coldplay will perform in Los Angeles later this summer to help launch the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free concert series designed to showcase the capabilities of the newly released Samsung Infuse 4G, available exclusively through AT&T. The British rock act will launch the nine-city series with a concert on Aug. 3 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on the campus of UCLA. Select songs from Coldplay’s performance will air that same evening on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Beginning next week, a limited number of free tickets to the Coldplay show will be available through registration at , a Summer Krush spokesperson tells Tickets will also be available to purchase, priced from $45 to $150, on July 15 through and Ticketmaster outlets.  Net proceeds from the Los Angeles concert will benefit the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy in the Schools music education program (

Shocking: Got Tix?

Got Tix? Posted: 12:00 AM Got Tix? Concerts and shows currently on sale:  Tickets for the Foo Fighters’ Nov. 16 concert in …

ticketmaster is making waves: If you hate Ticketmaster, read this

June 11, 2011 | (26) Comments

For most concert and sports fans, Ticketmaster is the enemy. Ticketmaster is the company that tacks on those service fees, delivery fees and mailing fees when you buy a game ticket or a ticket to an upcoming concert. You know you curse them when you buy a ticket. Ticketmaster happens to be enormously profitable: the company accounts for roughly 70% of all tickets sold for American arenas, music clubs and professional sporting events, excluding all-season sports tickets.

ticketmaster is getting some press Ticketmaster Founder Takes On… Ticketmaster

It’s amazing what can happen after non-compete clauses in golden parachute and other high-level executive exit packages expire. Consider the case of 61-year-old Ticketmaster founder Fred Rosen . Three decades after roiling the fan concert experience with those dreaded service fees, he’s back as partner of start-up Outbox Enterprises , a competitor started by a former Ticketmaster CFO. As he tells New York Times reporter Janet Morrissey , latest in a line of reporters drawn to the Rosen rebound story, the idea is to stick it to his former Ticketmaster-Live Nation front row mates: Rosen wants to cut out the middleman by putting ticketing back in the hands of arenas, concert halls and clubs, helping venues use their own websites to sell tickets, merchandise, and services directly.