Ticketmaster And Walmart To Join Forces In Unholy Union

tickets-001Two of our nation’s most noxious companies have teamed up to sell fee-laden, overpriced tickets to awful events via kiosk, Rolling Stone reports. Ticketmaster-Walmart surely is one of the nine circles of Corporate Hell:

“By integrating ticketing into Walmart stores, we are able to offer fans this very convenient way to learn about upcoming events, purchase and take home tickets without leaving their neighborhood,” Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard said in a statement. “In addition, Ticketmaster will continue to work closely with our clients to create exclusive high value offers for Walmart customers.”

Walmart has announced a deal with Ticketmaster to sell tickets to events via in-store video screens. Ticketing kiosks are being built into several of the big box chain’s store across the United States, which will allow customers to browse and purchase tickets for music, sports, theater and other events. The kiosks will only be partially self-serve, though, as a Walmart employee will be required to complete all transactions.

12 Comments on "Ticketmaster And Walmart To Join Forces In Unholy Union"

  1. it has become a marketers dream, to have people desire what they sell rather then produce what others want to buy

  2. it has become a marketers dream, to have people desire what they sell rather then produce what others want to buy

  3. Anonymous | Aug 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm |

    “9th level of corporate hell”

     i like it.

  4. Jin The Ninja | Aug 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm |

    “9th level of corporate hell”

     i like it.

  5. one way ticket to hell!

  6. one way ticket to hell!

  7. Anarchyupyouranus | Aug 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm |

    Finally, Travis Tritt will be able to sell out as quickly as Tool or King Crimson! We have waited TOO LONG!
    My question is, will it just be Wal-Friendly artists for sale at the kiosks or can I get my Zorn tickets there too?

  8. Anarchyupyouranus | Aug 6, 2011 at 8:07 am |

    Finally, Travis Tritt will be able to sell out as quickly as Tool or King Crimson! We have waited TOO LONG!
    My question is, will it just be Wal-Friendly artists for sale at the kiosks or can I get my Zorn tickets there too?

  9. Cool…one more place that tickets can be found…WHERE I NEVER GO!

    People can gripe about my periodic rants…but I practice what I preach. You may find an occasional satanist attending traditional catholic Mass, you may find evangelical preachers sometimes attending gay pride parades…

    …but you won’t find me in a WalMart. Ever. I will die without having given them any encouragement.

  10. Cool…one more place that tickets can be found…WHERE I NEVER GO!

    People can gripe about my periodic rants…but I practice what I preach. You may find an occasional satanist attending traditional catholic Mass, you may find evangelical preachers sometimes attending gay pride parades…

    …but you won’t find me in a WalMart. Ever. I will die without having given them any encouragement.

  11. As I remember, Pearl Jam attempted to fight Ticket Master’s monopolization of concert ticket  sales back in the 90’s.  Major bands of the period like REM and others were suppose to accompany PJ to Washington to testify before Congress, but wimped out at the last minute.  PJ proved that a band as big as they were back then could put on a legitimate US tour without involving TM and the major venues thereof.

  12. As I remember, Pearl Jam attempted to fight Ticket Master’s monopolization of concert ticket  sales back in the 90’s.  Major bands of the period like REM and others were suppose to accompany PJ to Washington to testify before Congress, but wimped out at the last minute.  PJ proved that a band as big as they were back then could put on a legitimate US tour without involving TM and the major venues thereof.

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