AOL Music just launched a free web service/website called Tour Tracker (www.tourtracker.com/) that’s exclusively sponsored by American Express. The site’s goal is two fold: first- to be a one-stop-destination for music fans looking to follow their favorite bands/artists on tour. The second is to provide a resource for music labels to track the popularity of particular artist or tour. As the exclusive sponsor, AMEX is provided prominent placement on the site and cardholders are presented with special discounts to buy tickets.
The newly launched site, accessible from the AOL Music main page, also allows fans to discuss everything from set lists to favorite show moments to places to meet afterwards. The site also provides music industry execs a tool to monitor interest in a particular artist or tour beyond ticket sales.
National search by artist, location and date
Track an artist throughout the entirety of a tour
Find an extensive catalog of show listings for any U.S. city on any specific date
Functionality to allow fans and music labels alike to track the hottest artists and tours
JamBase powered listings provides extensive concert listings – including indie bands and smaller venues and theaters
Special discount ticket incentives exclusively for American Express Cardmembers
MapQuest powered maps and directions to venue locations
Artist/tour updates and news – including new concert dates