LivingSocial, the collective bargaining service helping people get discounts on everything from fish food to hibachi grills, and AEG, one of the biggest sports and entertainment presenters in the world, announced an exciting new partnership today that will bring LivingSocial members some one-of-a-kind deals when purchasing tickets to see their favorite ball team or band. Through the deal, fans will be able to purchase tickets for some AEG events through LivingSocial and have opportunities to pick up some special product bundles that could include anything from VIP passes, limited edition merchandise, and early admission to concerts.
Shervin Mirhashemi, COO of AEG Global Partnerships, said he expects the deal to open up a new avenue for fans to get their hands on some live event deals that might not otherwise be within reach. “Using the LivingSocial platform offers AEG a new channel to sell unique packages and tickets to highly passionate audiences across the country,” Mirhashemi said.
AEG is involved in a number of live events, ranging from Elton John concerts to L.A. Lakers and L.A. Kings games, so there’s likely to be something presented by AEG you’ll find that fits your fancy.
At any rate, this is a great chance for die-hard fans who’ve never had the fortune to get close enough to smell the sweat dripping off of their favorite rockstars and athletes. Alternately, if your used to sitting in the nosebleed seats at the Lakers games, this would be a great chance for you to move down to the lower level.
“This partnership is different than any other because it is really focused on providing exclusive experiences to the best shows in the best venues nationwide, including LivingSocial-created events, ” said Tim O’Shaughnessy, Co-Founder and CEO of LivingSocial.
The select AEG events will be available as part of LivingSocial Live Events, a service that will be launching in the near future.