Amazon Music are putting on exclusive live music gigs for Prime members

Amazon are kicking off a bunch of live gigs across London starting with Blondie as a new exclusive benefit for Amazon Prime members.

Amazon are launching a bunch of intimate gigs with massive artists as a bonus benefit for members of their Prime service. Prime Live Events are debuting in London, UK where Amazon have begun rolling out a bunch of tickets for sale to their Prime users.

Amazon’s Prime Live Events will host their first gig on May 23rd when classic rock band Blondie will play at the Round Chapel. The tickets certainly aren’t cheap, at £150 a pop, but the value is made up by it’s exclusivity and intimate 750-person capacity stage.

In a questionable move, Amazon are only allowing one ticket purchase per Amazon Prime member, so if you wanted to treat your partner, family, friend or just wanted someone to go with… unlucky. Whilst not allowing multiple ticket sales is logical in this age of ticket scalping, especially for such an exclusive event, it seems unfair to limit it to just 1 rather than maybe a 2 ticket maximum.

For those who feel like they might lose out from the gigs’ rarity fear not, as Amazon will record each Prime Live Event for distribution on Amazon Prime Video. So anyone around the world with access to Amazon Prime Video can still catch these live and personal gigs with top artists.

Geraldine Wilson, general manager of Amazon Tickets, said: “We want to offer Prime members the best live entertainment experience they’ve ever had by giving them the chance to see their favourite artists perform up close and personal in iconic and intimate venues. We’re delighted to reveal our first line up of fantastic artists performing Prime Live Events in stunning venues to audiences of less than 800, and Prime members in the UK and internationally will have the chance to watch the performance on Prime Video.”

Debbie Harry, the lead singer of Blondie with her own successful solo career under her belt, will perform alongside her reformed band celebrating the release of their new album Pollinator. The performance will mark 40 years since the band played their first ever performance in the UK, at Bournemouth Village Bowl in 1977. Debbie Harry said: “We are excited to be performing at the first Prime Live Event marking 40 years since our first gig in the UK. The Round Chapel is an intimately warm and beautiful room allowing our fans to get up close and personal.”

Future Prime Live Events will feature Alison Moyet, Texas, and Katie Melua. Tickets go on sale on Thursday at 9:00 AM exclusively for Amazon Prime members from here: www.tickets.amazon.co.uk/prime.

In addition to Prime Live Events, Prime members now also have exclusive access to Amazon Tickets pre-sales to music, theatre and touring shows across the UK, enabling them to purchase tickets at least 24 hours before they go on sale to the general public. Furthermore, Prime members have access to premium seating options which include the exclusive Amazon lounges at The O2 and the SSE arena, Wembley in London. Lounge package tickets allow Prime members to skip the line, arrive early and enjoy food and drink in premium surroundings before taking their seats which have great views of the stage.

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