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Ticketmaster Explains No Added Fee Tickets Test With The Eagles


11/13/2008
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(PR) Fans purchasing tickets for Eagles' upcoming tour dates will have the opportunity to purchase tickets, via Ticketmaster, without any add on fees. The ticket on-sales for the January 12th concert in Hampton, Va., January 14 in Charlotte, N.C., January 16 in North Charleston, S.C., January 17 concert in Greensboro, N.C, January 19 in Greenville, S.C., January 23 in New Orleans, and January 24 in Birmingham, Ala., will be sold without Ticketmaster convenience fees. Eagles' ticket buyers using Ticketmaster's convenient print-at-home TicketFast® option will have the added benefit of no added delivery or handling fees.

This represents a collaborative effort by both the Eagles and Ticketmaster to provide the best consumer value and streamline the ticket buying process. All future ticket on-sales for the winter leg of the Eagles' "Long Road Out of Eden" U.S. tour are planned to be "convenience fee" free. On October 30, long time Eagles' manager Irving Azoff assumed the post of Chief Executive Officer of Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., and pledged that the company would allow artists to have greater control of their fans' ticket-buying experience. He commented, "The Eagles have long been committed to giving their loyal fans the best concert going experience. The Eagles use of 'all-in ticketing' is the first step in Ticketmaster's transformation to an all-encompassing entertainment company to allow artists to connect to their fans in both new and innovative ways."

"Ticketmaster is testing this program and is consulting with all our clients in the hope of rolling out the 'all- in ticketing' program for events nationwide," said Sean Moriarty, Ticketmaster chief executive officer. "We are honored that the Eagles are the first to kick off this unprecedented fan-friendly Ticketmaster program."

• "Early On Sale" tickets for the Eagles' Greensboro, N.C., concert at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and the Hampton, Va., concert at the Hampton Coliseum, are currently available to American Express cardholders through Thursday, November 13. The general on-sale begins Friday, November 14 at 10 a.m.

• "Early On Sale" tickets for the Eagles' New Orleans concert at the New Orleans Arena and Birmingham, Ala., concert at the BJCC are currently available to American Express cardholders through November 16. The general on-sale begins Monday, November 17 at 10 a.m.

• "Early On Sale" tickets for the Eagles' Charlotte, N.C., concert at the Time Warner Cable Arena, North Charleston, S.C., concert at the North Charleston Coliseum, and the Greenville, S.C., concert at the Bi-Lo Center go on sale to American Express cardholders November 14 through November 20. The general on-sale begins Friday, November 21 at 10 a.m.



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