Telstra says Thanks with Michael Buble pre-sale tickets

Media Release, 22 July 2013

Telstra customers will be able to purchase tickets to Canadian superstar Michael Bublé’s Australian tour before the general public.

From 10am Monday 29 July 2013 all Telstra customers will have access to a 48-hour pre-sale to purchase tickets. Telstra will also be offering its customers money can’t buy experiences including the chance to take part in meet and greets and backstage tours at shows across five states.

Telstra Director of CRM, Digital and Loyalty Marketing, Nick Adams, said Australians have always loved Michael Bublé and when his eighth studio album went straight to number one on the ARIA charts Telstra wanted to give its customers the chance to secure their tickets before the general public.

“We are thrilled Michael is going to all major cities on his tour because it means we can bring this offer to even more of our customers,” he said. “As Michael Bublé’s presenting partner for his Australian tour, Telstra will be offering customers the chance to meet him back stage as well as a behind the scenes tour of the concert area.

“Our research indicates that our customers rate live music among their highest categories of personal interest. Providing access to highly sought after concert tickets before they go on sale to the general public is a fantastic way to reward them for their loyalty,” Mr Adams said.

Promoter of the Michael Bublé tour, Paul Dainty said, “We are once again delighted and excited to be partnering with the Telstra Thanks program to ensure their millions of customers nationwide get priority access to buy tickets to enjoy another favourite artist of ours – Michael Bublé.”

Mr Adams said it was important the Telstra Thanks program gave customers rewards that were tangible and immediately redeemable.

“Since launching ‘Thanks Music’ Telstra has announced pre-sale tickets for four concerts including the presenting partner to Bon Jovi’s Because We Can tour. These concerts highlight exactly why the ‘Thanks Music’ program was developed. We can offer our customers access to iconic Australian artists like Bernard Fanning, international chart toppers like Olly Murs, rock royalty like Bon Jovi and now Canadian superstar Michael Bublé.”

“The launch of the Telstra Thanks program marks the next phase in our strategy to put the customer at the centre of everything we do and drive customer advocacy. Building a reward program that gives our customers unique access to the types of entertainment they value is vital. We began with movies, we are now well underway with music and we will have more exciting reward announcements to come.”

Telstra Thanks presents Michael Bublé national tour dates:

  • Perth – Perth Arena, Saturday 26 April, 2014
  • Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena, Wednesday 30 April and Thursday 1 May, 2014
  • Adelaide – Entertainment Centre, Tuesday 6 May, 2014
  • Sydney – All Phones Arena, Friday 9 May and Saturday 10 May, 2014
  • Brisbane – Entertainment Centre, Monday 12 May, 2014

Telstra Thanks Pre-Sale powered by BangTango

  • 10am Monday 29 July to 10am Wednesday 31 July, 2013 (local time).
  • Visit the Telstra Thanks music page for more information.

Tickets to the general public go on sale at 10am on Monday 5 August, 2013

Purchase of Telstra pre-sale tickets is strictly subject to availability during the pre-sale window. Ticket prices and the ticket purchase terms are available on Telstra’s ticketing partner’s website, BangTango Australia Pty Ltd. Offer only available for Telstra customers.

About Dainty Group

Dainty Group has produced and promoted concert tours including The Rolling Stones, Michael Bublé, Bon Jovi, Eminem, Nickelback, Paul McCartney, George Michael, U2, Prince, Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Janet Jackson, Guns ‘N’Roses, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & Taio Cruz, Duran Duran, Seal, Delta Goodrem, Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, David Bowie, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Iron Maiden, Miley Cyrus, Spandau Ballet, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Il Divo, Britney Spears, kd lang, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams and Chris Rock. Dainty Group has also produced Sports Entertainment Events including Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear Live (in conjunction with the BBC), World Wrestling Entertainment and the leading free style motocross brand Crusty Demons as well as Theatrical Productions including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, Hairspray the Musical, The Rocky Horror Show and Barry Humphries farewell tour “Eat Pray Laugh”.

About Virgin Live

In October 2012, Dainty Group launched a new global touring business with Sir Richard Branson – Virgin Live – which promoted The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary shows in London & New York.

About Two World Touring

A partnership with Vivian Lees. Tours by Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Tool, Muse, Rage Against the Machine, Bjork, Neil Young, Nick Cave, New Order, The Ramones, Iggy & The Stooges.