Archive for January, 2014

We’re sending Grandma to the Super Bowl

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Grandma is going to the Super Bowl! That's right, Ticketmaster and the NFL Ticket Exchange surprised Marjorie Stockham (Grandma) this week with tickets to the Super Bowl. Grandma is on her way to New York City/New Jersey to root on her favorite team the Seahawks in the Big Game! We couldn't be more excited about sending one of the Seahawks' biggest super fan to the biggest game of the year! Why is she the Seattle Seahawks' #1 fan? Let us share with you why.... ...

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Big Game Travel Guide: Super Bowl XLVIII

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It's almost Sunday and we're calling all football fans. America, your favorite Sunday is upon us. It is time for the biggest football game of the year!

Your friends over at Ticketmaster have prepared an action-packed travel guide to help you get to the game and find your seats on time. We may have even tossed in a couple extracurricular activities to help take full advantage  of your trip to New York City/New Jersey. So print off our Blog's Big Game Travel Guide to Super Bowl XLVIII & stay warm.  May the best team win!



Print the Ticketmaster Big Game Travel Guide



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Will Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers top the last 10 Halftime acts?

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It's where anything can happen—and does—during a live performance. Where the shows are discussed around the water cooler as much as the commercials or big game itself. Yeah, the Super Bowl halftime show is a pretty big deal. And you can bet that Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are planning to rock the socks off of millions of viewers during Super Bowl XLVIII (while hopefully keeping their own socks securely in place). ...

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Ticketmaster and NFL Guard Against Super Bowl Ticket Scams

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Super Bowl XLVIII is right around the corner, and we want you to join us in New York and New Jersey to get in on the fun!

NFL Ticket Exchange is Ticketmaster's official NFL resale marketplace, where 100% of all NFL tickets are verified by Ticketmaster. NFL Ticket Exchange will be providing fans with two locations in Manhattan where they can enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of Super Bowl tickets,* win instant prizes with a "Spin 2 Win" game, purchase Super Bowl XLVIII tickets, take and share souvenir Super Bowl XLVIII photos, and meet famed broadcaster Erin Andrews! ...

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Hot Winter 2014 Shows in Your Area

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It's January, and yes, the dead of winter.. so what is one to do with these frigid temperatures and a deep freeze that stretches almost entirely across this great nation?

We don't pat ourselves on the back or anything (well, we might), but we do know that we're the leader in live entertainment for one very obvious reason -- we have an endless amount of live events that have great appeal to any and all fans! Moms, kids, concert-goers, ravers, sports enthusiasts, theater buffs, you name it and we have it! What show gets you the most excited? From Super Bowl XLVIII, Miley Cyrus to Disney's Aladdin -  we have what you need to keep you entertained throughout winter 2014. So dust of those boots, dig out of that drive-way, and prepare to enjoy some of these scorching hot winter events! ...

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Opening Acts that Blew Up

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You've gotta start somewhere. Many of music’s biggest talents got their big breaks opening concerts for others. It’s a tough job playing for audiences who often don’t know your songs. It’s even tougher to turn them into true fans. But that’s just what the artists on our list did.

We love catching opening acts. Sometimes they outshine the headliners (it’s awesome when that happens). So at your next concert, we urge you to show up unfashionably early. You may discover your new favorite – and get the right to brag about being a fan before everyone else if they do go big. ...

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2014 Preview: Music Festivals

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Summertime is festival time! Last year was HUGE for music's outdoor blowouts, and this year you can expect more of the same (so load up on sunscreen).

From Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) to the CMA Music Festival to the family-friendly Disney Live tour, we're your source for almost every festival under the sun ... and moon (never mind the sunscreen for those).

Here are the ten most searched-for festivals on our site, and it's just a taste of good things to come this season. If dates haven't been announced yet, add them to your favorites so you can be the first of your friends to get the inside scoop. The Ticketmaster Blog team will be updating the dates and venue information as they fly in. So even though it may be below zero where you are right now, it's time to start thinking outside the venue. ...

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Never say “I didn’t know tickets were on sale” again!

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You hate missing out on events. We get it, we're fans too. Whether it’s your favorite band, festival, or a big game you've been dying to catch, here's how you can get the email you want for the events you love!

If you're serious about getting in (after all, you are reading a ticketing blog), you should be receiving some of these customizable alerts: ...

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2014 Preview: Music Concert Calendar

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We thought it couldn't get any better than 2013, but by the way 2014 is starting off- it just might. There must have been something in the punch at the New Year’s Eve party because it seems many artists and bands all made the same resolution - take the stage more often than the year before. Right now some of the biggest names are preparing to go on tour, and you should be getting ready as well. This could be the year you finally see your favorite artist perform live! ...

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Ticketmaster Employee Playlist: Winter 2014

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Everyone has that song they put on repeat 30 times (maybe more) in a row. The song that they can’t seem to skip. The song that they play each morning when waking up to start their day off right. Or maybe it's that song they obnoxiously sing out loud  as they drive alone in their car. As you read this, hopefully you're shaking your head in agreement and that, as a matter of fact, that “song of the moment” is now playing in your head right now. If so – great! Mission accomplished.

A few of us here at Ticketmaster have put together a playlist of our favorite jams leading into 2014. ...

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