If you love live performances, then you’re going to love TourBeat.
If you’re a concert junkie, you’re going to love the website even more. TourBeat is a platform for satisfying all of your tour cravings – news, updates, tickets… In their own words, “Our mission is to bring you info on every performer, every tour, every concert, and every ticket.”
This sounds like a tall order, but TourBeat delivers with surprising agility and speed (the list of artists is far from complete, but give them time). Search for tours quickly by looking up either cities or artists. You can also scroll through options according to the most popular running tours.
TourBeat also showcases all the latest breaking tour news. An artist tracking feature in the works, worth get excited about, will let you follow your favorite performers and stay up on their news and shows.
Hardly finished there, TourBeat provides an artist’s bio, which includes a list of tour dates (naturally) as well as their discography, a brief Q&A, and – diehard fans should appreciate this – a running tally of most played tour songs and a list of guest performers who’ve joined the headliner onstage. For good measure, under each profile there’s a short list of similar artists to help you discover new sounds.
Of course, the only thing better than staying up on all the latest news about your favorite bands, comedians and symphonies in action – going to a show! TourBeat has concert goers covered here as well.
Once you’ve found the event that you want to attend and have clicked on it, TourBeat aggregates tickets available online. Like other ticket sellers you can browse by price range and find the right seats for you (TourBeat functions as a resale marketplace, not a the ticket seller). TourBeat includes all the important information such as start time, maps to the venue, type of show, etc.
Better yet, gone are the days of toggling back and forth between a ticket vendor’s website and the venue’s homepage to figure out where the hell you might be seated. Roll over the ticket option you’re interested in purchasing, and the section you’d be seated in if you bought the tickets lights up on a seating chart for the venue, on the same screen. Bravo, I say. Bravo.
TourBeat does an excellent job of helping you buy tickets securely and easily. Really, my only disappointment on first visit was learning that Tom Waits doesn’t have a scheduled tour. Which isn’t really news, since he hardly ever tours, and certainly not TourBeat’s fault. (Although, if they can get him onstage, I’d be super impressed. Pretty please. It seems as though setting the artists’ itineraries is about the only aspect of touring the website hasn’t taken on at this point.)
Want to find out ALL about the live performances coming your way or the tour plans of all your favorite artists? If you’re looking for concert tickets or need to stay up on tour news, do yourself a favor and visit tourbeat.com.