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25th Anniversary of Vans Warped Tour: Kevin Lyman’s TEDxBroadway Talk

Vans Warped Tour is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a few special concert events in 2019. Three dates have been announced so far -- as well as the epic lineup. On the day the event lineup was announced, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman tweeted: Lyman shared his thoughts about Vans Warped Tour at TEDxBroadway: "When your festival is older than your customers ... " Watch it here: Read More: Are You on Pace for a Record Season?The Show...

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News

The Week That Was in Live Entertainment (Week of April 13)

A lot goes on in our world each week -- some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn't want you to miss 'em! Here She Comes: American Girl, Live: The company who brought us Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! is working on a new musical production: American Girl, Live. The Mattel-owned American Girl doll line has sold more than 30 million dolls! According to Variety,...

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Technology

Drone Community Abuzz at Goldstar’s Venue Tours

We've written about our FlyBy Seating Chart initiative on this blog, and our efforts to reimagine the seating chart. With the help of a camera-equipped drone (and its skillful pilot), we’ve been filming FlyBy videos inside and outside some of our partner venues. The videos capture the real-life experience of being at the venue, from entering the lobby to sitting in different sections and more. Recently, Droneblog highlighted Goldstar's Flyby of La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Want to read more...

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News

Game of Thrones Gets Even Bigger With a Live Concert Tour

First, Game of Thrones popped up as an interactive art installation in New York City. It seems that the hit fantasy series is getting in on more live event action. A Game of Thrones immersive musical concert tour has been announced that's hitting the road across North America early next year. The tour features an orchestra and choir, visual footage from the HBO show as well as some created just for the live event and a "headlining performance from the...

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Marketing

Friday Fun: Dirty Dancing Flash Mob

Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story on Stage is leaping into Boston's Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre next month, and the production's already romancing new fans. Last week at the Boston Flower and Garden Show, 20 local dancers threw a flash mob to the tunes of the film and stage show hits "Do You Love Me?" and "(I've Had) the Time of My Life.” This touring show's got all the right moves. Check 'em out: Got a comment or question? Join the conversation...

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Pricing

Current Top Concerts and Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat

Here are the top concerts and touring shows on Billboard Boxscore that we’ve ranked by Revenue Per Seat — as opposed to Gross. To determine RPS, we divided the grosses by venue capacities. Highlighting RPS demonstrates a different and more interesting story about which shows can bring in value per seat versus simply being big, because calculating average ticket price does not account for empty seats. Revenue Per Seat reflects the efficiency of a show’s marketing and the strength of its appeal, where Gross...

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Experience

Great Outdoors = Great Venues

We shared a Wall Street Journal article about The Utah Symphony's Mighty 5 Tour, in which they combined their lovely music with the beauty of nature by playing in Utah's five national parks. "Not only will this give audiences a unique concert experience, but the symphony’s maestro, Thierry Fischer, hopes it will generate buzz and get more people coming to future (indoor) concerts as well." Listen to the musicians in this video talk about the rewards of thinking outside the box...

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Marketing

Want Some Breakthrough Ideas? Just Do What Other (But Different) People Have Already Done

I picked up a habit a long time ago that I want to share with you: I fly a fair amount, and every couple of months when I’m going through an airport, I pick up a magazine that I would never normally read. I look for topics, almost at random, that wouldn’t typically interest me. The reason I do this is because I believe very strongly in learning from people in other fields, even far off fields. I think I...

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Customer Service

Goldstar User Review: Your Word Is Your Bond

When promising your customers that they'll have a certain kind of experience, whatever that experience may be, it's important that we deliver. After all, unhappy customers are bad for business. Jim has talked about the convenience gap faced by the live entertainment industry, so let's make sure our actual live experiences rock. Like this one -- the Beverly Hills: Beyond the Botox walking tour, which this Goldstar member loved! "My friend and I had a fantastic tour with our guide...

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Pricing

More About the Return of the Stadium Show

Recently, Jim posted, What Can We Learn From the Return of the Stadium Show? In it, he commented on an article by Ray Waddell in Billboard about the resurgence in concert tours taking place in stadiums this year. Jim's bottom line: Even though this is an interesting countertrend, be careful not to extrapolate too much from it. Stadiums are much too big for just about any act, and the days of selling out night after night after night are...

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