Live Nation Expands Global Reach Through Extension Of Livenation.Com Platform to the United Kingdom

With a brand new, globally consistent design, will continue to offer fans a powerful concert search engine complete with separate festival listings, as well as an online merchandise store with products from over 2,000 artists. In addition, the site will offer registered ticket club members access to buy tickets before they go on sale, as well as access to premium seats.

The platform for the new site is an extension of Live Nation’s highly successful destination, which along with its other company sites have been ranked number two amongst event sites by Nielsen//Net Ratings in the United States.

"Live Nation is committed to constantly improving upon the service we provide to our customers, and this new platform will enable us to make innovations to the site on a frequent basis," commented Senior Vice President of Digital, International, Mark Yovich. "Our concert search engine, with its keen focus on live music events, is what fans have told us they want and we are committed to providing the best possible platform for up-to-the-minute information on concerts throughout the UK."

"The extension of our fast-growing platform to the UK and our planned expansion to several European countries later this year will create a global channel for connecting artists with their fans, wherever they may live," said Bryan Perez, President of Global Digital for Live Nation. "By providing music fans exclusive access to great seats, to special presales and artist merchandise via our online store, UK music fans are able to engage with their favourite artists in meaningful new ways."

The company expects to roll out the new web platform throughout Europe in 2007, including The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Spain, France, Belgium, Poland, The Czech Republic and Hungary.

  For further information, please contact:
  Christine Gorham, PR Director, Live Nation (UK) Music on 0207 009 3282
  [email protected] or

  John Vlautin, Live Nation (US) on 310-867-7127
  [email protected]

  About Live Nation

Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues(R) and Fillmore(R) music venues and prestigious locations such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."

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CONTACT: Christine Gorham, PR Director of Live Nation (UK) Music,
+020 7009 3282, [email protected], or John Vlautin of Live
Nation (US), +1-310-867-7127, [email protected]