LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Concertgoers can now request Uber rides directly through their Live Nation concerts app. The new, seamless integration of Uber's service within Live Nation's updated iOS and Android app offers a simple way for concertgoers to order rides to and from events complete with time and cost estimates for all Uber requests.
In addition to the app's new integration with Uber, Live Nation is also creating special Uber pick-up/drop-off zones located close to main entrances of Live Nation Amphitheaters to provide fans faster entry into concerts. The updated app also features an auto address feature for each venue to simplify Uber ride orders.
"Offering the ability to request a safe and hassle-free Uber ride through our Live Nation app lets fans focus less on arrivals and departures, and more on their great live music experience," said Mark Campana, Co-President North American Concerts, Live Nation Entertainment.
"We are thrilled to work with Live Nation to launch this first-of-its-kind partnership," said Matt Wyndowe, head of product partnerships at Uber. "With this integration, music lovers from across North America will be able to connect with Uber and request a reliable ride at the touch of a button."
New Uber users are eligible for a $30 discount on their first ride and the companies plan to work together to offer additional incentives to those who use the app.
The Live Nation app is available for download at both the Apple and Android stores today.
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