SOURCE: StubHub

September 09, 2008 13:12 ET

StubHub Named the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace for Maxwell's 2008 Tour

Influential R&B Artist Inks Deal for StubHub to Be the Preferred Destination for Tickets to Sold-Out Shows

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, has been named the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace for Maxwell's North American Tour, which kicks off on October 8 in Boston. StubHub will serve as the artist-preferred destination for fans to buy or resell their tickets.

Known as one of neo-soul's best vocalists and defining songwriters, Maxwell is a six-time Grammy Nominee, and four-time Soul Train Award winner. The Brooklyn-born star's run of fall 2008 shows, his first in six years, will whet fans' appetites for his upcoming album trilogy "Black Summers' Night."

"Maxwell is a seminal artist whose fan base is unique and previously under marketed to as a group by the secondary ticketing industry," said Chuck La Vallee, Head of Business Development for Music at StubHub. "This deal will serve as a first step to engaging these fans and promoting increased collaboration with other notable artists across various genres to bring the best ticketing options to fans of all styles of music."

StubHub's online ticket marketplace provides the ability for Maxwell fans to buy or sell tour tickets in a safe, convenient and extremely reliable environment. Asking ticket prices are set solely by the public and reflect market demand, which can fluctuate by many factors including seat location, venue, city and supply. StubHub manages transactions directly so buyers and sellers never need to interact. Both parties are covered by StubHub's FanProtect Guarantee™, which ensures the on-time delivery of authentic tickets to buyers and speedy payment to sellers.

Over the past 12 months StubHub has asserted itself as a prominent player in the music industry by forging partnerships with major artists and music festivals. StubHub has been endorsed as the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of Madonna's upcoming North American "Sticky & Sweet" tour, as well the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and the Virgin Mobile Festival.

Maxwell 2008 Tour Dates:

October
8    Boston           Opera House
9    New York         Radio City Music Hall
10   Wallingford      Chevrolet Theatre
12   Toronto          Massey Theatre
14   Cincinnati       Taft Theatre
15   St. Louis        Fox Theatre
17   Indianapolis     Murat Theater
18   Chicago          Chicago Theater
19   Detroit          Fox Theatre
21   Minneapolis      Orpheum Theater
22   Omaha            Music Hall
23   Kansas City      Uptown Theatre
25   Denver           Paramount Theatre
28   Oakland          Paramount Theatre
31   Las Vegas        House of Blues

November
1    Los Angeles      Shrine Auditorium
6    Houston          Verizon Theatre
8    Dallas           Majestic Theatre
10   Birmingham       BJCC Hall
11   Memphis          Orpheum Theater
12   Atlanta          Civic Center
14   Greensboro       Coliseum Theatre / War Memorial
15   Richmond         Landmark Theatre
17   Washington DC    Constitution Hall
21   Philadelphia     Susquehanna Center

About StubHub

StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company's unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company's FanProtect Guarantee™. Company partners include the New York Yankees, Chicago Bears and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA, complemented with music artists like Madonna and companies such as ESPN and American Express.

StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com

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