LOS ANGELES and BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout New England, fans can purchase live event tickets from their local Walmart store. Using point of sale touch screens located in the electronics departments of 102 participating Walmart stores, fans throughout the area can browse available tickets for family shows, concerts and sporting events. Once the desired event is selected by the fan, a Walmart employee helps complete the transaction and immediately prints the tickets.
"By integrating ticketing into Walmart stores, we are able to offer fans this very convenient way to learn about upcoming events, purchase and take home tickets without leaving their neighborhood," said Nathan Hubbard, CEO of Ticketmaster. "In addition, Ticketmaster will continue to work closely with our clients to create exclusive high value offers for Walmart customers."
Before August 15th, New England area Walmart shoppers can save money with the purchase of a special 4-Pack for concerts including: the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, Journey, Maroon 5 and Train in Boston's Comcast Center.
The New England area stores with ticketing capabilities include stories in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine:
Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk
Main Avenue, Norwalk
Bald Hill Rd., Warwick
Post Rd., Warwick
With operations spanning 19 countries, Ticketmaster is the world leader in event ticketing and ranks among the top five eCommerce sites globally. Ticketmaster is a division of Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world's top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.