Ticketmaster is firmly underneath the U.S. Senate’s microscope because the ticket big prepares to promote tickets to the upcoming Beyoncé tour … and it is all due to the Taylor Swift catastrophe.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, which simply bought completed grilling Ticketmaster’s mum or dad firm Live Nation, issued a thinly-veiled warning Thursday, the day after Bey introduced her “Renaissance” world tour.
We’re watching, @Ticketmaster. https://t.co/LuWjoXrWX4
— Senate Judiciary Committee (@JudiciaryDems) February 2, 2023
The committee’s official Twitter account tagged Ticketmaster in a quote tweet for a CNN story about Beyoncé followers getting ready for an additional potential Ticketmaster fiasco, saying … “We’re watching, @Ticketmaster.”
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Ticketmaster says they’re making modifications — staggering gross sales and utilizing Verified Fan know-how — for the Beyoncé tour after working into main points with final 12 months’s rollout for the Taylor Swift tour, which pissed off Taylor and her followers and led to lawsuits and Senate hearings. Still, the Senate will likely be maintaining a detailed eye on the method.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who grilled Live Nation execs in the course of the latest hearings, instructed us on “TMZ Live” the Senate expects Ticketmaster to do higher sooner or later.
The first likelihood for redemption comes subsequent week, when Beyoncé ticket presales start.