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Amazon Tickets announces excl. Williams show

As Amazon Tickets seemingly gears up for a launch in the US, back home the ticketing start-up has announced a last-minute London show by Robbie Williams, exclusively for its UK customers.

Ahead of next year’s European stadium tour, Williams (pictured) will play “old favourites alongside tracks from his new album, The Heavy Entertainment Show“, at the 1,400-cap. St John-at-Hackney in east London on 14 December.

Tickets are priced at £125 and go on sale at 9am tomorrow.

Interestingly, the 18th-century St John-at-Hackney – also still a working church – has an exclusive ticketing partnership with TicketWeb, with the Ticketmaster subsidiary supposedly becoming “the only advertised source for tickets” for the venue in April.

The Heavy Entertainment Show tour was last week named by Ticketmaster customers as their most-anticipated of 2017.


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“Excellent synergy”: St John, TicketWeb partner

East London music venue St John-at-Hackney has signed an exclusive deal with Ticketmaster UK subsidiary TicketWeb.

TicketWeb, which provides its partner venues with technology suites to administrate their own online ticketing operations, will become the only advertised source for tickets to the 1,400-capacity venue via its website and social media channels.

The Church of St John-at-Hackney was designed on a Greek-cross plan by architect James Spiller and constructed in 1792. It opens its doors to musicians in 2011 and has since hosted concerts by Bloc Party, Florence + the Machine, Daughter, Cat Power and Coldplay, who launched their latest album, Head Full of Dreams, at a secret event at the venue in December, for which all tickets were processed by TicketWeb.

The 18th-century Church of St John-at-Hackney opened its doors to musicians in 2011 and has since hosted concerts by Bloc Party, Florence + the Machine, Daughter, Cat Power and Coldplay

“I am delighted to be working with TicketWeb at St John-at-Hackney,” says Katharine Walters, the venue’s director. “I feel there is excellent synergy between our companies given TicketWeb’s commitment to supporting new music and emerging artists.

“St John-at-Hackney might be over 200 years old but as a venue we are still at the relatively early stages of an incredibly exciting journey and being based in Hackney our programme often features some of the newest trends. The TicketWeb team is ever friendly, helpful and available to me, providing an excellent service to both myself and my clients.”

Upcoming shows at St John-at-Hackney include Frightened Rabbit on 14 April, Rufus Wainwright on 25 April and Tim Hecker on 5 May.