On the heels of its one-day price break in Southern California, where tickets for select Live Nation shows were only $10; the company is rolling out the same deal for purchasers in the New York metropolitan area.
For one day only, July 29, $10 tickets are being offered for the following: 14 shows playing the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, mezzanine section only; PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey, lawn seats only; and select seating at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island
The $10 initiative not only helps Live Nation increase its ticketing revenues, but in venues it owns or operates, it can provide a boost to ancillary income; such as concessions, merchandise and parking. Live Nation operates Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and the PNC Bank Arts Center. Nassau Coliseum is a rental.
On the other hand, since Live Nation has done these types of promotions–sometimes a two-for-one ticket price—concert goers can wait until the promotion to buy tickets at the discounted price rather than at full price.
Of course, there is a risk that the concert will sell out at full price, but astute concert goers can pretty well project what shows will be viable for this type of promotion, assuming there is one.
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater lineup:
(Dates subject to change)
|July 30||Poison with Dokken and Sebastian Bach|
|August 1||Maroon 5/Counting Crows with Sara Bareilles|
|August 6||Stone Temple Pilots with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club|
|August 10||Judas Priest/Heaven and Hell with Motorhead, and testament|
|August 12||Boston/REO Speedwagon|
|August 22||Regeneration 80’s Festival: Belinda Carlisle, Human League and Flock of Seagulls, ABC|
PNC Bank Arts Center lineup:
(Dates subject to change)
|August 2||Opie and Anthony’s Traveling Virus Tour: Rich Vos, Jim Norton, Patrice O’Neal, Bob Kelly, Otto & George, Mike Birbiglia, Nick DiPaolo and Greg Giraldo|
|August 7||Maroon 5/Counting Crows with Sara Bareilles|
|August 9||Judas Priest/Heaven and Hell with Motorhead, and testament|
|August 12||Poison with Dokken and Sebastian Bach|
|August 22||Toby Keith with Montgomery Gentry, Carter’s Chord, Mica Roberts and Trailer Choir|
|September 13||Music Builds with Third Day, Switchfoot, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Jars of Clay|
(Date subject to change)
|August 6||Mayhem Festival: Slipknot, Disturbed, Dragonforce, Mastodon, Underoath, Machine Head, Walls Of Jericho, Black Tide, Suicide Silence, The Red Chord, Five Finger Death Punch, 36 Crazyfists and Airbourne|
Last Updated on July 24, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner