CHICAGO, May 2, 2019 – Vivid Seats, the leading independent ticket marketplace in North America, today announced a partnership with iconic music brand Rolling Stone. The multifaceted deal, which includes live events as well as digital content, makes Vivid Seats the official ticketing partner of Rolling Stone.
Since launching in 2001, Chicago-based Vivid Seats has been committed to providing fans across live sports, concerts, theater and more with the best ticketing options, all backed by a 100% Buyer Guarantee as well as authoritative industry-leading technology. A partnership with Rolling Stone, wherein Vivid Seats becomes Rolling Stone’s first-ever exclusive ticketing company, furthers this goal through digital ticketing integration and unique tour content on www.rollingstone.com, as well as exclusive live events including Rolling Stone Live: Palm Springs and Rolling Stone Live: Chicago, both held during major music festival weekends.
“Granting fans unprecedented access to exclusive RS Live parties surrounding two of North America’s largest music and arts festivals is just one of the reasons why the entire Vivid Seats team is excited about partnering with Rolling Stone,” said Stan Chia, CEO of Vivid Seats. “As a lifelong guitar player, avid music fan, and believer in the power of experiences, I’m looking forward to working alongside music’s most celebrated brand to continue to establish Vivid Seats as the premier destination for live music fans”.
Founded in 1967 by Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone has defined pop culture for generations of readers as one of the most revered brands in publishing and music. Today, five decades later, Rolling Stone has evolved into a multi-platform content brand with unrivalled access and authority, reaching over 60 million people per month.
“We’re excited to launch this strategic partnership with Vivid Seats,” says Gus Wenner, President and COO of Rolling Stone. “By leveraging the strengths of our two brands, we’ll be providing music fans with highly engaging digital content and deeper access to the live music experiences they crave.”
The partnership with Rolling Stone comes less than a month after Vivid Seats’ first acquisition, an enterprise and distribution platform, adding a number of major loyalty programs, financial institutions, travel and hotel providers, concierge services, e-commerce marketplaces and other distribution partners to Vivid Seats’ best-in-class ticketing ecosystem.
About Vivid Seats
Vivid Seats is the leading independent marketplace for tickets to live sports, concerts and theater events, and the industry's leading provider of technology platforms and service solutions. Founded in 2001, the Chicago-based tech company offers exceptional affordability across one of the widest selections of premium tickets and event packages. Selected by organizations like ESPN, the LA Clippers, Notre Dame and the Duke Blue Devils to serve as official ticketing partners, Vivid Seats supports all confirmed orders with a 100% Buyer Guarantee and a dedicated customer service team to ensure the safest and most convenient purchase experience. Fans who want to sit closer and see more of their favorite live events can order directly on vividseats.com, by downloading the Vivid Seats mobile app or by phone at 866-848-8499.
About Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone, the number one brand in music publishing, has been the leading voice of music and popular culture for 50 years. The multi-media brand features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary and award-winning journalism across several platforms including magazine, digital, mobile, social and experiential marketing. Headquartered in New York, Rolling Stone provides “all the news that fits” to a global audience of approximately 60 million people every month and publishes over 100 pieces of content every day. For more information, please visit www.rollingstone.com