Archive for the ‘Event Spotlight’ Category

No benefit from tickets in a drawer

By Amy | July 12th, 2010

Everyone’s heard the complaints about season ticket holders selling off their tickets for cash, but is it really a bad thing? Clearly we don’t think so, but it’s nice to see that the top brass agrees. From the ESPN college basketball blog article by Eamonn Brennan:

‘Bob Bowman, the CEO of MLB Advance Media, the arm of the sport that runs MLB.com, said most teams have come to the realization that the secondary market is a benefit, not a blow. “We’re in the secondary market whether we embraced it or not,” he said. “There’s no one who can go to all 81 games. The clubs don’t benefit from tickets in the drawer.”‘

That’s a good way to put it. Unused tickets may have been paid for in the price of the season pass, so it’s not a total loss for the team, but what about all the other sources of game-related income? Parking fees, concession fees, income from merchandise? A ticket that doesn’t get used costs the franchise a lot more than just the cost of the ticket, and that’s not even taking into account the demoralizing factor of seeing empty stands.

Concert cancelled…?

By Amy | July 2nd, 2010

From Jonas Brothers, to Kid Rock and Counting Crows, to rumors of Rihanna, the recent news of cancelled concerts keeps coming. Is that a reason to not buy concert tickets? Absolutely not – but it IS a reason to make sure that anytime you buy tickets, make sure they are refundable in case of cancellation, or that they’ll still be good in case of postponement! And to do that, you need to a) buy from a company who you know you can get a hold of when you need to, and b) you need to hold onto your tickets! In the case of asking for refunds, it’s very probably you may have to send the tickets back to get the refund, so don’t lose them – they’re still valuable, even in the event of a cancellation.

So buy with confidence and know that no matter what, you’re protected with Coast to Coast!

Go-Go’s Farewell Tour Cancelled

By Amy | June 14th, 2010

Looks like fans of the 80′s girl group The Go-Go’s will have to wait to see their final farewell after all, as this summer’s Farewell Tour has been canceled. Change of heart? Band staying together? Nope… unfortunately, Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin fell 20 feet during a hike near her home, and will now have to undergo knee surgery on her knee. With a long recovery in front of her, the Go-Go’s are regretfully canceling the tour, and all tickets will be refunded. (If you hold tickets, call us to find out who your contact is, and where you’ll need to send your tickets for the refund!)

According to the girls, they do hope to give their fans a Farewell Tour in the future, but it could be a while. Best of luck to Jane for a speedy recovery!

U2 postpones entire US summer tour

By Amy | May 26th, 2010

U2 is amazing, they’re huge, they’re fabulous, they’re BIG – and they’re not coming to America this year. :(

Bono’s recent back problems, including compression of the sciatic nerve, a torn ligament and a herniated disc prompted a trip to the surgeon and a last-minute pull from the Glastonbury Music Festival in Europe, but the latest news takes it a bit further. Bono’s spinal surgery will require a minimum of 8 weeks to recover, meaning that U2′s North American tour, scheduled to hit US shores later this summer, will now be postponed until 2011.

We’re sad too. But hold onto your tickets, because they will be good for the new dates – and join us in wishing Bono a speedy and full recovery.

Bret Michaels’ May 14 concert cancelled

By Amy | May 12th, 2010

Anyone who’s been watching the news lately has seen coverage of Bret’s close call – wasn’t it only a couple weeks ago no one was sure whether Bret would live? No sooner do we all breathe a sigh of relief than he’s back on his feet – AND back to his tour! Take a rest, Bret… we’ll be here when you get back. :)

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom released this press release today:

Rocker Bret Michaels will not perform at his previously scheduled engagement at the Casino Ballroom this Friday, May 14. Although his prognosis for the future is good, Mr. Michaels is still recovering from his much publicized health issues. The Casino Ballroom and Bret’s management team are working to reschedule the date.

If the date is rescheduled tickets for the May 14 performance will be honored for the new date. If the date cannot be rescheduled, or if ticket holders do not want to hold their tickets until a make up date is scheduled, refunds are now available at the point of purchase.

“Our main concern is for Bret’s long term health. We hope to have a new date confirmed this week, but everyone wants to make sure Bret remains on the right path with his health.” –Fred Schaake, GM Casino Ballroom

It’s NBA Semi-Finals time!

By Amy | May 10th, 2010

It’s time for the NBA Conference Semi-Finals, and the action is heating up!

In the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers conquered the Chicago Bulls to take on the Boston Celtics (who beat the Miami Heat), while the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Milwaukee Bucks to take on the Orlando Magic (who took out the Charlotte Bobcats). In the Western Conference, the LA Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder to go up against the Utah Jazz (who took out the Denver Nuggets), and the Phoenix Suns have just conquered the San Antonio Spurs.

Coast to Coast has plenty of NBA Finals and NBA Playoffs tickets available, and since playoffs and finals tickets ARE refundable for playoffs and finals games that aren’t played, you can feel comfortable securing your tickets now!

(As a note, if your game isn’t played and you need a refund, make sure to ask about your supplier’s return policy, since you may need to send the tickets back before your refund can be issued! Call us and we’ll walk you through the details.)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers May 12 Show Canceled

By Amy | May 7th, 2010

From the Kentucky Exposition Center:

Louisville, KY (April 28, 2010) – The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers show with special guest Joe Cocker scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center is canceled. The show was unable to be rescheduled after postponing it to accommodate the delayed release of the band’s latest album, Mojo.

If you’re holding tickets for this show, keep your tickets handy and give us a call at 1-866-353-5167 so we can work out your refund.

Natalie Merchant Lays Out US Summer Tour

By Amy | May 7th, 2010

Fans of Natalie Merchant have been waiting a long time for the velvet-voiced songwriter to come back on an American tour, and that wait is almost over! Natalie’s upcoming double album, “Leave Your Sleep,” was inspired by poems read to her infant daughter, and contains poems from many authors put to Natalie’s own melodies. As Natalie explained to the New York Times, “In my mind, I had all these visions of projects I wanted to do and things I wanted to make, but I couldn’t leave my chair, and I had my hands full. So I just put a tape recorder next to the chair where I was nursing, and I would start singing into it, and that’s where the first songs came from. I didn’t really have time to focus on writing lyrics.”

Her first album since 2003, “Leave Your Sleep” is an album about poetry, and an album about childhood. It’s also a collaboration with other poets and writers, as well as 130 musical artists, according to Natalie, including Medeski, Martin & Wood and members of the New York Philharmonic.

Black Eyed Peas getting bigger?

By Amy | February 1st, 2010

Black Eyed Peas fans should know that Will.i.am has been hyping up their upcoming tour in a big – and we mean BIG – way. “Bigger production, things flying and the stage transforming,” Will promised.

There are concerts – and then there concerts with “things flying” – if you’ve ever been to one and had to pick your jaw up off the floor, you know the difference. Tickets are available now on our Black Eyed Peas ticket page.

Waiting for the next Rolling Stones tour?

By Amy | January 19th, 2010

It may not be happening for a little while – at least not in 2010, according to the legendary rock group. But if you’re a Ronnie Wood fan, you may be in luck, as rumors have him releasing a new album and possibly touring sometime this year! (More at express.co.uk.)

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