Face-value resale ticketing platform Twickets has officially launched in the US today (October 11).
As reported in Music Week, the company has been readying a US launch for this autumn. The Twickets website now has a territory options for the USA, in addition to the UK and Australia.
The platform has launched stateside in partnership with artists such as Niall Horan, Pixies, Wilco and Pvris, with more names to be announced soon.
Twickets allows artists to ensure face-value resale, while enabling their fans the opportunity to connect directly to help each other secure tickets. It has already partnered with Adele, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, The xx and Queen.
“We started Twickets to provide an alternative for true fans who genuinely couldn’t make a show, ensuring another fan attended in their place,” said Twickets founder Richard Davies. “This is something our team truly believes in, and this belief has been well received thus far in the UK and, most recently, in Australia. We are excited to bring Twickets to the US, and we look forward to its growth and expansion in one of the world’s biggest live-event markets.”
“The UK and the US have a lot in common when it comes to the secondary ticket market,” added Ant Cauchi, US head of Twickets. “Being able to see your favorite artist or show at the original price set is not often an option for most fans nowadays, and our launch in the US is a major step towards ensuring fans everywhere can see the artists they love at a fair price.”
Twickets first launched in the UK in February 2015 as an alternative to secondary sites that offer tickets at inflated prices. It expanded into Australia this year and currently has 500,000 users.