Woodstock’s Michael Lang Details Global Expansion, Ticket Prices For Upcoming 50th Anniversary Event

first_imgThe upcoming 50th-anniversary celebration of the original Woodstock has hit a few bumps in the road since the lineup was officially announced early last month. The three-day event, which will take place at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York on August 16th-18th, has already seen one of its highlight performers (The Black Keys) pull out, and organizers even had to postpone the on-sale date for tickets, which was supposed to be this past Monday, April 22nd.Related: Find Out How Much Each Artist Was Paid At Woodstock In 1969As the balance of this year’s festival season sits on the shoulders of arguably the most recognizable (and bankable) brand in the live side of the music industry, new ticketing details are starting to emerge for what may, or may not, be the biggest concert event of the summer.In a new report shared via Bloomberg earlier this week, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang provided an update on this year’s event. The cost of tickets will run at a slightly manageable $450, with no single-day options being offered, according to local event listings outlet DoNYC. In all fairness, the $450 ticket cost does get attendees into what is arguably the strongest pop lineup of the year with Jay Z, Miley Cyrus, Dead & Company, Chance The Rapper, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Run The Jewels, John Fogerty, Leon Bridges, David Crosby, The Marcus King Band, Janelle Monae, and many more all set to perform.The report also states that Lang will attempt a larger, global expansion for his Woodstock brand, as he’s already working alongside international companies like Dentsu Aegis Network to help with financing and marketing. The goal is to have Woodstock events be held annually in different countries around the world, including Japan, Brazil, and Spain.As of Wednesday, there’s still been no announcement as to when the tickets will actually go on sale, but with summer quickly approaching, fans should expect them to become available in the coming weeks. If for some reason the event falls through, as some fear, there’s always LOCKN’!last_img read more

Los Angeles Dodgers hit road with pair of fresh losses under belt

first_imgThe Los Angeles Dodgers had four starters out of the lineup on a getaway day. With bags packed for Colorado and long-term thinking on the mind of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, the Dodgers sat Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Juan Uribe and Hanley Ramirez.Hyun-Jin Ryu provided a spark on the mound and at the plate, but relief pitcher Brian Wilson could not hold a lead in the eighth inning during the Dodgers’ 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday afternoon in front of an announced 50,199 at Dodger Stadium.The Dodgers’ string of five consecutive series wins came to an end. They finished the homestand 4-3. The Dodgers held a 3-2 lead when Brian Wilson entered the game in the bottom of the eighth inning. Ryu had not walked a batter in seven innings, but Wilson promptly walked Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana. After Yan Gomes struck out, pinch hitter David Murphy delivered a game-tying RBI single to left field, and the runners advanced to second and third on a throwing error by Matt Kemp. Wilson intentionally walked Lonnie Chisenhall to load the bases with one out for Mike Aviles, who drove in two runs with a single to right field for a 5-3 Indians lead. J.P. Howell relieved Wilson for the final two outs.Kemp, who briefly bobbled the ball before deciding to throw it to a vacated third base instead of home, took the error hard.“I made a big mistake, I feel it was my fault we lost the game,” Kemp said. “I take responsibility. When I made the throw, I wanted to crawl into a hole.”Mattingly said he was not concerned with Wilson’s outing because the veteran reliever has pitched well lately. Scott Van Slyke hit a solo home run off reliever Scott Atchison in the bottom of the eighth to pull the Dodgers within 5-4. Ryu paced the Dodgers for seven innings. He went 2 for 2 with a double, drove in the Dodgers first run and allowed two runs on seven hits with no walks and eight strikeouts.Ryu’s seven innings without a walk marked the Dodgers’ 36th consecutive game in which the starting pitcher has allowed two or fewer walks, tying the 2005 Minnesota Twins rotation for longest such streak since 1900.The Dodgers trailed 2-0 after a two-run home run by Ryan Raburn in the top of the fourth inning. In the top of the fifth inning, with Cleveland’s Asdrubal Cabrera on second, Dodgers third baseman Miguel Rojas made a diving catch on a line drive off the bat of Michael Brantley, saving a run. Carlos Santana followed with a single to right field, but Scott Van Slyke threw it on one hop to catcher A.J. Ellis, who made the swiping tag on Cabrera’s back-door slide.The defensive gems seemed to spark the Dodgers offense, which was dormant to that point. In the bottom of the fifth, Rojas had a one-out single, then Ryu delivered a run-scoring double down the left-field line. Ryu went into the game batting .138 with one RBI. Dee Gordon and A.J. Ellis walked to load the bases with two outs for Andre Ethier, who delivered a two-run single to center field on a 2-2 fastball from Trevor Bauer to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.Mattingly said he was not frustrated with dropping the last game of the series because of the way the team played.“We battled back and got the lead, then battled again and put the winning run on second base,” Mattingly said. “I was happy with the effort.”Bauer (Hart High, UCLA), a local product making his Dodger Stadium debut, went 5 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Bryan Shaw earned the win, and Cody Allen recorded the last four outs to earn his eighth save.Former Indians closer Chris Perez threw a scoreless ninth for the Dodgers.Puig, Gonzalez, Ramirez and Uribe all entered the game in the late innings as pinch hitters. Ramirez walked with two outs and nobody on in the ninth before Ethier blooped a double off Allen down the left-field line to put runners on second and third. But Kemp flew out to the warning track in right-center to end the game.“I put a good swing on it, I just got under it,” Kemp said.Despite dropping the last two games of the series, Ethier said there is no frustration.“Three weeks ago you guys said we’re out of it,” Ethier said. “Now we’re one game out. Should we be down? No.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more