Wal-Mart might have done its part to kill music by not stocking anything with a parental advisory sticker on it and continually limiting space for CDs (which every big box retailer is doing these days, admittedly), but they’re making amends for it by partnering with Live Nation (and presumably Ticketmaster after the merger is complete) to sell tickets at about 500 locations.
Live Nation Entertainment chairman Irving Azoff said the company has entered into an agreement to partner with Wal-Mart to offer tickets at Wal-Mart stores in select markets across the U.S. His remarks came during a panel discussion at the NBA Technology Summit in Dallas today.
About 500 stores will roll out the program in the coming months, including major markets like Chicago and Los Angeles. Tickets will be available for area sporting events and concerts at Wal-Mart stores in the entertainment department.
What do you think? Would you rather pay surcharges at home, or surrounded by screaming children and their trashy mothers? Sound off in the comments!
Photo: genebob on Flickr