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Find Upcoming Shows with Bandsintown Concerts
I have a love-hate relationship with concerts. On one hand, I love the live music experience and seeing my favorite artists in person. On the…
I have a love-hate relationship with concerts. On one hand, I love the live music experience and seeing my favorite artists in person. On the other hand, keeping track of all the concerts and the process of buying tickets is nightmare-worthy. Bandsintown doesn’t change the moneybleeding purchase experience that always seems to come with 500 extra fees tacked on but it can help keep track of your favorite artists' next shows.
Input your location and Bandsintown will do just as the name suggests and shows you all the bands and live music experiences happening in your immediate area. That includes artists, festivals, and group concerts. When you spot an event your interested in, you can tap into it to see the location, date, set a reminder, or buy tickets through the official ticket marketplace.
You aren’t limited by your area though, you can find performances worldwide. If you view the artist, you can see all upcoming shows. You could choose a location and see all shows in that area. Or you can filter by festivals and see those instead.
With Bandsintown, you can follow your favorite artists which will keep you abreast of the latest news. That includes new performances, singles, promotions, or albums. When something happens, you can get a push notification right to your Lock Screen. The app makes following artists easy by syncing with your favorite music sources. Tie your account to your Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, or Amazon Music profiles to get personalized recommendations based on what you listen to.
Bandsintown has a dark look, skinning the app in an all-black background which bleeds into the various artwork. The dark hue is in keeping with the app, giving the feel of being in a dimly lit club or stadium venue. I just love how this app gives you so much information that pulls from multiple places while not being Ticketmaster or one of the other massive purveyors that seem so anti-consumer. It’s just a slick app to keep track of your favorite bands and live performances.
But enough about other people's apps.