See How Ticketmaster Concert Fans Are Getting More Social

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Live events and social media have gone hand-in-hand since well before your mom and dad joined Facebook.

If you go to YouTube right now, and type in “concerts 2005″ (the year YouTube launched), you’ll find several videos featuring full-length concert coverage. If you take a peek at one of your friend’s timelines, odds are, you’ll uncover at least a selfie or two of them attending a live event. And, if you follow your favorite musician on Twitter, you’re likely to have seen them tweet while on tour.

Starting to see a trend?

Well, we sure have. According to our recent Ticketmaster Live Analytics study, live event social media “engagement is up, up, up” for concert fans. No surprises there, but through this study we uncovered some interesting facts about how concert fans use social media and how you can use that information to your advantage.

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The Fan’s Guide to Cirque Du Soleil

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Cirque Du Soleil has come a long way since its simple beginnings in 1984 with 20 street performers from Quebec, Canada. Now it has grown to an expansive circus with over 1,300 performers and shows all over the world.

Cirque Du Soleil has always amazed its audience with its acrobats, clever themes, props, live orchestra and costumes. With 19 shows currently running, there is something for everyone.

Looking for something dark and mysterious? Zarkana is a rock opera that tells the story of a Magician that loses his power and how he regains it again.

Explore the tropical rainforest with the show Varekai that showcases acrobats dressed as powerful birds and follows a human, Icarus who discovers a world of animals.

For adult audiences, there is Zumanity that illustrates burlesque style acrobatics in a cabaret setting.

Cirque Du Soleil has even created shows after music icons such as The Beatles and Michael Jackson-both of which top our list. The Beatles Love show takes fans back through the history of their music and journeys through the colorful twists and turns of songs like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Strawberry Fields Forever. Michael Jackson One and Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour are a must see for MJ fans. Both of these shows bring the hits back like “Beat it” and “Black or White”. As an infectious dance crew gets the audience dancing in the aisles, gigantic video screens surround the crowd to immerse them in the music. Perfect! Read the rest of this entry »

“My Cart” Will Change the Way You Shop for Tickets

Does this sound familiar?

You find the event you’re dying to see on any ticketing site, search for the perfect tickets, select them … then leave the site (and lose your progress) to coordinate with friends and family.

What if you could stash your seat selections in a shopping cart so you wouldn’t have to start from scratch when you came back? Now you can. With the all-new My Cart that launched this week on Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com, you can pick up right where you left off – without having to find your way back to the event and select the same tickets all over again.

And although we can’t hold the seats, if they’re still available when you return you can jump back into the buy process with one click. If they aren’t available we’ll check for comparable seats and grab those! And if nothing like them is left, we’ll take you back to the event page so you can search again immediately.

My Cart is also an excellent way to compare tickets across different event dates. Just put them all in your cart to comparison shop in one super convenient spot.

You’ll also notice other key improvements to the checkout process, including simpler steps for adding other options (parking, t-shirts, food, etc.) to your ticket. These items are often offered by the artist, team, or venue to make the event experience even better, and now they’re easier to read and add to your order in the time allowed, relieving checkout pressure.

We hope you appreciate the changes, and we always love to hear from you – email us!