SOURCE: Tickets.com, Inc

Tickets.com, Inc

January 29, 2014 14:00 ET

Tickets.com Named Exclusive Ticketing Services Provider for "The Walking Dead" Escape National Tour

Tickets for the Tour's First Eight Venues on Sale Now, Powered by Tickets.com's ProVenue

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) - Tickets.com, provider of state-of-the-art technology solutions to more than 1,000 sports and entertainment clients around the world, today announced it has been named the exclusive ticketing services provider for The Walking Dead Escape, the one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course experience. Tickers for the first leg of the national tour, which will begin in Baton Rouge, LA, on April 24, 2014, and include eight stadiums and arenas, are on sale now at www.thewalkingdeadescape.com and www.tickets.com.

Tickets.com will partner with Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, for use of the ProVenue ticketing platform, a technology solution built on a hosted, open architecture that will deliver time-based ticket purchasing with fully-integrated and customizable end-to-end services.

The Walking Dead Escape, which originally debuted in 2012 at San Diego's Petco Park and expanded to three events last year, already has thrilled tens of thousands of participants. In addition to technology services, Tickets.com also will provide promotional and sweepstakes support for the national tour across its digital and social platforms.

Fans' enthusiastic responses have led Skybound to take the events to the next level with a national tour in 2014, and subsequently, its decision to make Tickets.com's ProVenue its ticketing services provider.

"I'm thrilled to offer fans new and old an even bigger, more interactive experience this time around. It's great to see fans of the comic book and television series live in the world I created so many years ago," says Robert Kirkman, creator and executive producer of The Walking Dead.

"We stand among millions as fans and followers of the critically-acclaimed series and are thrilled that Skybound has entrusted ProVenue technology to provide a safe and reliable digital ticketing solution," said Joe Choti, CTO, Tickets.com.

The complete schedule for the tour's first leg, promoted by Monster X Tour, is below.

   
April 24 The River Center Arena (Baton Rouge, LA)
April 26 Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)
May 3 Sun Life Stadium (Miami, FL)
May 17 EverBank Field (Jacksonville, FL)
May 24 Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
May 31 Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
July 25-26 Petco Park (San Diego, CA; surrounding Comic Con 2014)
   

Additional tour dates will be announced in the near future.

For tickets or additional information, please visit www.thewalkingdeadescape.com.

About Tickets.com, Inc.
Tickets.com is a leading provider of fully integrated event ticketing technologies, solutions, and services for thousands of top arts, entertainment, and sporting events worldwide. Delivering the latest in ticketing technology, Tickets.com offers the advanced ProVenue® ticketing platform, which serves as the core of a comprehensive web-based suite of integrated features, products, and services that help clients enhance ticket sales, marketing efforts, and overall customer experience. A wholly owned subsidiary of MLB Advanced Media, LP since 2005, Tickets.com is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, and has regional offices across the U.S. and around the world. The company also sells tickets directly to consumers through its website at www.tickets.com.

About Skybound:
Skybound is a multiplatform entertainment company that publishes comic books through Image Comics. Its line includes all of Robert Kirkman's comic books, as well as original concepts from emerging talents. Kirkman's work includes the award-winning The Walking Dead, the inspiration for the TV show of the same name, as well as Invincible, Outcast, and Super Dinosaur. Other titles include Clone, Ghosted, Manifest Destiny, and Dead Body Road.

In addition to The Walking Dead Escape, Skybound creates a wide range of merchandise, including apparel, action figures, and video games. For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.

About Robert Kirkman:
Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, the long-running Invincible, and the all-ages series Super Dinosaur. He is an executive producer and writer of The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time, and is also slated to executive produce AMC's upcoming The Walking Dead spinoff. Recently, Kirkman announced he'll executive produce the television drama Outcast for Cinemax, based on his upcoming comic book of the same name. A television adaptation of Skybound's comic Clone is currently in development at Universal Television with Kirkman attached as producer. In 2008, Kirkman joined Image Comics as partner, and in 2010, he opened Skybound, a personal imprint publishing original creative work.

Monster X Tour:
Monster X Tour is the fastest growing monster truck company in the industry since its inception in the Spring of 2007. Their philosophy is simple; to provide quality, safe, family entertainment. With over 30 years of entertainment expertise. The combination of Danny Torgerson's extensive knowledge of the industry and his team's decades of experience equal an event that is unparalleled to any other in the market today.

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