December 2, 2008
500 Blockbusters to sell concert tickets
A newly signed three-year deal makes Blockbuster the exclusive physical retail outlet for Live Nation Ticketing, the U.S. companies announced Tuesday.
Live Nation Ticketing is Live Nation's new in-house ticketing company.
Not only will this agreement drive hundreds of thousands of customers to our stores, it represents another step in the transformation of Blockbuster into a brand that offers the most convenient access to entertainment, Jim Keyes, Blockbuster chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
Our research definitively shows that the vast majority of music fans who prefer to buy their concert tickets at a retail location find Blockbuster to be the most convenient choice, added Nathan Hubbard, chief executive officer of Live Nation Ticketing.