So, you know how when you go online to buy tickets to some show you want to see with your boo and by the time you get to the checkout screen the price advertised is now like $8 more than you expected? It’s those blasted service fees! But they actually used to be a lot worse until Ticketmaster, who, against the attempted block from few members of Congress, merged with Live Nation a few years ago, got in trouble for their “excessive and deceptive” fees, and eventually issued millions of vouchers to customers who purchased tickets between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013 (which ended up being difficult to use).
The live music corporation known Live Nation pretty much runs the live music game in most of North America through their ownership of one of the largest concerts promotion companies in the world, C3 Presents (Lollapalooza, ACL), to their acquisition of The House of Blues venues (and SA’s The Aztec Theatre), their recent controlling stake now in Bonnaroo, their merging with Ticketmaster, and even artist management and music licensing.
May 6, Aztec Theater
San Antonio, Texas
July 3, Aztec Theatre
San Antonio, Texas
Deftones & Rise Against
June 28, Austin 360 Amphitheater
Incubus w/ Jimmy Eat World
August 5, Austin 360 Amphitheater
Third Eye Blind w/ Silversun Pickups
July 14, Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionWoodlands, Texas
For a complete listing of concerts you can see for a cool 20, visit Live Nation's website.
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