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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Jun022016

Metallica Powers Its Way Past Pearl Jam, GnR To Top Of Hot Summer Shows

By Barry Janoff

June 2, 2016: The Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to move into their new NFL home, U.S. Bank Stadium, with an exhibition game against the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 28, but the smoke might still be clearing and the walls might still be shaking from a Metallica concert in the venue on Aug. 20.

In their only live concert of the summer, Metallica has sold out the stadium and dominates the list of highest average sales per show for dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day, according to online ticket outlet StubHub.

The Metallica concert is outselling the next highest performer, Pearl Jam, by 400% and Guns N' Roses by 845% on the StubHub site.

Metallica will be headlining the first rock concert at in U.S. Bank Stadium, which will host Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018. No slackers here: Metallica is also expected to finish their tenth studio album over the summer.

Among top selling acts, which includes total sales for all dates on StubHub from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Adele has replaced Taylor Swift at the No. 1 position that Swift held during the Summer of 2015.

Putting that into perspective, StubHub said that while Adele tops the list this summer in total sales, "she’s still far behind Taylor Swift’s huge 2015 summer," which outsold Adele’s 2016 tour by 643%.

Swift had almost double the amount of summer shows as Adele, which led to what StubHub called her "historic summer."

With a similar number of shows this summer, Adele is narrowly outselling Coldplay to top the list by approximately 7%. She is, however, outselling the No. 10 ranked artist, Billy Joel, by 153%.

Adele also holds the distinction of "having generated the highest sale for a single ticket as well as the highest average price per ticket," according to San Francisco-based StubHub.

Among summer music festivals, Lollapalooza "maintains its position from 2015 as the highest selling festival on StubHub for the summer."

The 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza is being held July 28-31 in Chicago's Grant Park.

And showing that hot summer shows are not just for Drake  (29) or Justin Bieber (22), iconic musician Paul McCartney (73) has a strong presence on both of StubHub's lists.


TOP SELLING ACTS*
1. Adele
2. Coldplay
3. Justin Bieber
4. Drake
5. Beyoncé
6. Guns N' Roses
7. Twenty One Pilots
8. Kenny Chesney
9. Paul McCartney
10. Billy Joel

*Total sales for all dates on StubHub from Memorial Day to Labor Day

TOP SELLING ACTS – PER SHOW**
1. Metallica
2. Pearl Jam
3. Radiohead
4. Beyoncé
5. Billy Joel
6. Paul McCartney
7. Justin Bieber
8. Adele
9. Coldplay
10. Guns N' Roses

**Highest average sales per show for dates on StubHub from Memorial Day to Labor Day

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