Bob Marley said it best, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Music has always played a huge role in my life. There really aren’t many things I love more than going to live concerts to see some of my favorite bands in action. It’s difficult to stay on top of your favorite artists/bands tour dates though. You have to continuously check their websites to see when and where they are playing, how much the tickets are, when do they go on sale, etc. I have heard a few things about the app “Live Nation®,” but never actually downloaded it to my smartphone. I decided to give it a go and see whether or not it could assist me in my love for music and concerts.
As soon as the Live Nation® app opened it catered artist/band results based on the music I had in my iTunes. I thought that was an excellent feature. I didn’t have to individually search each artist, it basically provided me the ones I needed. To elaborate on this, it also asked me if I’d like to connect to my Facebook account so I could see even more results based on the bands that I like. The way the interface is set up is so user friendly, clear and understandable. You aren’t bombarded with outside advertisements, nor is it confusing.
Live Nation® took my global position and catered results based on it. It came up with various venues—some that I’ve never heard of—that were close to my current location. This took me in immediately. Finding shows and venues to attend is also very easy. You have 3 options: Your Shows, All Shows and Nearby Shows. All of these are specifically designed to cater to exactly what you are looking for. You can base your search off whatever is closest to a certain location, or take a look at the schedule of your favorite artists to see exactly where to go.
They didn’t offer coupons, discounts or reviews directly on their app, but after doing a Google search, I found various other websites that offered these characteristics. I found coupon codes from retail sites, discounts from the Live Nation® store and reviews from sites like Yelp and those who have rated the app itself. I like how these weren’t directly offered on the app because it avoided clutter. It also gives Citi® card members extra benefits such as: accessing concert tickets before they go on sale to the public, buy preferred tickets and extra special offers.
Live Nation® allowed you to connect to your Ticketmaster™ account for easier ticket purchasing. You can even use the app directly to have the venue scan your ticket for entry. This is a fantastic feature, no longer do I have to print tickets out, I can just pull up the app. I’m seeing this feature more and more on various apps, and it definitely benefits the users.
Purchasing the tickets is also quite easy for the user. Gives you the option to chose your section, how many tickets you want and at what price. Also shows the On sale Dates and Times, Event Info and Lineups.
Live Nation® is a great app for all music lovers to have. It gives you everything you need to find your favorite artists/bands play live in concert. From one music lover to another, it’s worth checking out.