As the warmer weather approaches, all kinds of fans are preparing to attend their favorite shows through various summer concert tours. Over the last couple of years, ticket purchasing for these shows has taken an extremely innovative turn. Mobile ticketing applications provide a purchasing venue for fans interested in sports, movies, music and more. Rather than waiting in long lines, fans are able to simply download the mobile ticketing application and search for their tickets from their mobile device. Purchasers can select the show or event they wish to attend and buy their tickets, no matter where they may be. The use of mobile ticketing applications has provided an easy way to instantly purchase tickets, and be able to receive the tickets immediately. With the benefit of instant purchasing, the sales for last-minute-purchases have increased for all types of events.
Many summer concert goers may have a tough time choosing the shows they wish to attend. This year, many big name artists and groups hit the stage across the country. Artists such as the Beach Boys and Aerosmith are taking the bus to perform their many favorites to fans of all ages. Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga will continue to wow audiences everywhere, and when it comes to country, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney have decided to combine their talents to provide a show of the summer. Other popular shows include Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Brad Paisley, Jimmy Buffet, LMFAO, Madonna, Neil Diamond and Rod Stewart.
Ticket purchasers will most likely spend $65 to $300 for a ticket to see their favorite artist perform. According to billboard.biz (http://goo.gl/KJvrd), the top five grossing shows include Ednita Nazario, Furthur, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque de Soleil, Pitbull and Rascal Flatts, all of which have brought in between $900,000 and $3 million in ticket sales.
Mobile ticketing applications provide various features and benefits to consumers that have changed the face of ticket purchasing. The largest benefit might be the instant ticket retrieval to the Smartphone or other mobile device. This feature has cut costs and fees for both the seller and the purchaser. Ticket purchasers are now able to buy their tickets from anywhere, and are not stuck sitting at their computer at home, or waiting in long lines. Many mobile ticketing applications provide repeat user benefits including alerts when a movie, concert or event is approaching, saving purchase information to avoid input the next time they purchase, industry wide news alerts, in some cases weather updates, venue and seating maps and more. The mobile ticketing industry has been able to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use application for its audience.