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Amazon Announces Prime Live Events For Amazon Prime Members

Amazon launches Prime Live Events with Blondie gig Amazon moves into UK live music starting with Blondie London gig
Tobias Pedroso | 09 May, 2017, 15:41

Amazon's new scheme is called Prime Live Events, and in addition to the May 23 Blondie gig, it's lined up Alison Moyet, Texas, and Katie Melua to perform in London through July.

Amazon is getting into the live entertainment game with a series of concerts filmed and broadcast exclusively for Prime members. They get access to the intimate gigs and other services, including online video and one-hour and same-day delivery of a wide range of products. With Prime Live Events, Amazon is taking things a step further by organizing gigs from major artists from around the world, who will play in small venues across the United Kingdom capital.

Amazon is moving into the live music business in the United Kingdom, running and promoting its own gigs starting with Blondie later this month.

Amazon have announced a new series of low-key gigs and concerts happening across London this summer, which will launch with legendary rockers Blondie playing at Hackney's Round Chapel.

Followed by Texas, who will play to 600 fans on June 16 at the stunning art deco venue Porchester Hall, and Katie Melua has two dates on July 25 and 26 at the historic Cadogan Hall in Chelsea, which seats 770 fans. "The Round Chapel is an intimately warm and attractive room allowing our fans to get up close and personal".

Amazon also confirmed tickets for the Blondie event will cost £150. Now you might be thinking, how does this factor into the Prime subscription?

Shares in the company hit an all-time high last month after it posted forecast-trumping results for the first three months of 2017, largely spurred by fees from its Prime offering, its media streaming services and advertising revenue.

Amazon says this first quartet of shows is just the start, and that more gigs will be announced later this year. Although the new concerts mark the launch of Prime Live Events, the company ran a few trial gigs with John Legend and Robbie Williams in smaller venues.

He said that in the light of its latest business launch in the United Kingdom, "it's important that those in live music are ready to move quickly to keep up with the impressive pace of change Amazon sets".