HARD Summer an Easy Favorite for #IWantFestTix Winner Haseeb A.

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We’ve been recapping with the winners of the #IWantFestTix Flyaway Contest, and so far their stories have given us serious FOMO (fear of missing out). Haseeb A.’s experience is no different — his moving photograph of a wheelchair-bound concertgoer crowd surfing earned him and three friends a trip to Los Angeles for HARD Summer. As he tells it, it was the perfect way to end the summer before heading back to school:

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Behind the Scenes at Faster Horses 2014 with #IWantFestTix Winner Vanessa S.

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Earlier this year we put out the call for epic concert photos as part of the #IWantFestTix Flyaway Contest. The prize? An all-access festival experience for each winner to share with three lucky guests. Vanessa S. was our talented winner for Faster Horses 2014 in Michigan — her beautiful black and white photo of Keith Urban perfectly conveyed the exhilaration of the concert experience and left no doubt in our minds she would make the most of the weekend. As part of her prize she and her guests were flown out to the festival and given the full VIP treatment, including a backstage tour. Here’s what she had to say about the experience: Read the rest of this entry »

From Concert Tickets to Sporting Events, Give a Ticketmaster Gift Card

Give a Gift Card this Holiday Season

Now that fall has arrived and school is underway, the warm, relaxing days of summer seem to be a distant memory in your rear view mirror. Up ahead, approaching faster than any of us would like to admit, is the holiday season. Pop-up Halloween stores seem to be everywhere you look. Thanksgiving décor will soon be inescapable. Then, of course, comes the holiday season. It’s known as the most wonderful time of year, but for some of us it feels like a last-minute scramble to buy gifts that we’ll stay up wrapping until 5 AM.

Despite the promises we made to ourselves last year to get our birthday and holiday shopping done early, here we are again at the eleventh hour with no gifts to give. Zilch. Zippo. Enter the Ticketmaster Gift Card.

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Ticket Insider – Harlem Globetrotters, Lion King Tickets On Sale

Harlem Globetrotters, Lion King Tickets On Sale

New Tickets On Sale This Week

Brian Regan (new dates added) – 10/3 at 10AM

Jersey Boys (Touring) – 10/3 at 10AM

Additional dates added! Go behind the music and inside the story of the boys from Jersey with the musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys!

Wicked (Touring) – 10/4 at 10AM

Pierce the Veil – 10/4 at 10AM

Straight from the San Diego, California punk scene, topping Alternative and Rock Charts, and on the lineup numerous times for Vans Warped Tour, Pierce the Veil have well-deserved their praise in the emo post-hardcore scene. Join them on The World Tour with Sleeping with Sirens.

Harlem Globetrotters – 10/6 at 10AM

The Harlem Globetrotters have been entertaining millions of fans around the world for years! Innovators of the best tricks on the basketball court, this is the ultimate experience for family fun.

Lion King (Touring) – 10/10 at 10AM

The Lion King is Broadway’s fourth longest-running show in history and the highest grossing Broadway production of all time. It has been running since 1997, pick up tickets and don’t miss out on this classic which features the music of Elton John.

Top Selling Tickets This Week

Garth Brooks
Los Angeles Angels
Disney on Ice: Frozen
Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy
The Lion King
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Wicked
Stevie Wonder
Chicago White Sox
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

 

NBA Playoffs 2014 Recap & End of Season Review

NBA Playoffs 2014 Recap & End of Season Review

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 NBA Season, let’s take a look back at the last year. The NBA Playoffs 2014 were one of the most gripping in recent memory.

Bradley Beal, of the Washington Wizards, became the first player since Magic Johnson in 1980 to have three playoff games with at least 25 points before his 21st birthday. San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and his fiancée had a baby—and then shortly after Parker showed up to Game 5 against the Dallas Mavericks and dropped 23 points.

Aside from the impressive performances of the players, there were even more events surrounding the NBA Playoffs 2014 that left us wishing they’d never end.

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Cassette Store Day 2014

Cassette Store Day 2014

The music industry is in a constant state of change, and it’s easy to forget about the past. With the internet and ever evolving mobile and web technology, it’s become effortless for someone to introduce a friend to new music. All it takes is a simple share, email or click to the cloud. Nowadays, no face to face exchange ever needs to even happen. Digital is a beautiful thing, but there is something to be said for the way “music used to be”.

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Ticket Insider – Celtic Thunder, Wicked Tickets On Sale

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New Tickets On Sale This Week

Brian Regan – 10/3 at 10AM

With specials airing on Comedy Central, Brian Kegan distinguished himself as one of the premier stand-up comedians in the country! He has the perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality.

Celtic Thunder – 9/26 at 10AM

The singing group from Ireland is heading out on the road! Celtic Thunder is known for their choreography, dramatic lighting, and authentic Irish stage sets. Dubbed Billboard’s Top World Music Artist, Celtic Thunder is a phenomenon not to be missed.

Clutch – 9/26 at 10AM

Clutch has been on rock radio airwaves for well over a decade and have had their last album top Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. Get your fix of the Maryland rockers as they go out on tour.

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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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