Face Vale Ticketing Platform Twickets Launches In The U.S.

Europe's face value resale ticketing platform, Twickets, officially launches in the U.S. today via twickets.live, enabling fans to securely trade tickets at no more than face value for concerts and live events throughout the country.

Twickets has received support thus far from some of the biggest names in music, including Adele, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Queen, and The XX. The platform launches today in the U.S. in partnership with artists such as Niall Horan, Pixies, PVRIS, and Wilco, with more names to be announced soon.

Since its launch, Twickets users have saved other fans on the platform over $20 million in inflated prices and fees for event tickets.

The platform is helping to reshape the ticketing landscape by allowing artists to ensure face-value resale, while enabling their fans the opportunity to connect directly to help each other out.

Twickets has shown that most fans are inclined to sell tickets they can't use at face value to other genuine fans, rather than trading them for hugely inflated prices (and fees) on the secondary ticketing market - a market that is dominated by brokers who are increasingly pricing real fans out of seeing their favorite artists and shows.

"We started Twickets to provide an alternative for true fans who genuinely couldn't make a show, ensuring another fan attended in their place," says Twickets founder and entrepreneur Richard Davies. "This is something our team truly believes in, and this belief has been well received thus far in the U.K. and, most recently, in Australia. We are excited to bring Twickets to the U.S., and we look forward to its growth and expansion in one of the world's biggest live-event markets."

Twickets first launched in the U.K. in February 2015 as an alternative to secondary ticket sites that price genuine fans out of attending events, and ultimately harming the live industry. It has received massive success thus far with over 500,000 users, and counting. Earlier this year, the platform expanded to Australia.

Visit twickets.live to buy and sell tickets, and set up alerts to be notified as soon as specific tickets become available. Users are fully protected by Twickets with a guarantee against fraud and overpricing.

Watch how Twickets works here: youtu.be/naXBVfIjtEU