Telstra says ‘Thanks’ with Bon Jovi pre-sale tickets


WEBWIRE – Thursday, May 02, 2013

Telstra customers will be among the first in Australia able to purchase tickets to the Australian leg of U.S rock legends Bon Jovi, Because We Can - Australian Tour.
From 9am on Monday 13 May all Telstra customers will have access to a 48-hour pre-sale to purchase tickets. Telstra will also be offering its customers money can’t buy experiences including back stage tours, meet and greets with the band and the chance to be a Bon Jovi ‘roadie for a day’.

Bon Jovi’s, Because We Can tour marks the first time Telstra will be a presenting partner for a stadium tour and the first stadium tour Telstra has announced since it launched its Thanks Music program on 8 April this year.

Telstra Director of One to One Marketing, Nick Adams, said the Bon Jovi, Because We Can world tour is the first of many stadium tours customers will have pre-sale access to as part of the ‘Thanks’ loyalty program.

“As Bon Jovi’s presenting partner for their Australian tour, Telstra will be offering customers the chance to meet the band backstage or join the Bon Jovi camp as a roadie for a day. Telstra will also have access to signed merchandise, exclusive behind the scenes footage for our social media channels, a free Bon Jovi track for customers to download via MOG and a range of other exciting initiatives we’ll announce before the band arrives Down Under.

“Our research indicates that our customers rate live music among their highest categories of personal interest, so providing access to sought after concert tickets before they go on sale is a fantastic way to reward them for their loyalty,” Mr Adams said.

Promoter of the Bon Jovi tour, Paul Dainty, said Telstra’s powerful entrance into the Australian live music landscape through this partnership with Bon Jovi is very exciting. We are very much looking forward to working with Telstra to deliver another incredible Bon Jovi tour this December.”

Mr Adams said it was important that the Thanks program gave customers rewards that were tangible and immediately redeemable.

“Since launching ‘Thanks Music’ Telstra has announced pre-sale tickets for three concerts. These concerts highlight exactly why the ‘Thanks Music’ program was developed. We can offer our customers access to iconic Australian artists like Bernard Fanning, international chart toppers like Olly Murs and rock royalty like Bon Jovi.”

“This is the next phase in Telstra’s strategy to put the customer at the center of everything we do and drive customer advocacy. Building a reward program that gives our customers unique access to the types of entertainment they value is vital. We began with movies, we are now well underway with music and we will have more exciting reward announcements to come.”

Telstra Thanks presents “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour”
Tour Dates:
Sat 7 Dec 2013 – Etihad Stadium Melbourne
Wed 11 Dec 2013 – AAMI Stadium Adelaide
Sat 14 Dec 2013 – ANZ Stadium Sydney
Tue 17 Dec 2013 – Suncorp Stadium Brisbane

Telstra Thanks Pre-Sale powered by BangTango -
9am Monday 13th May to 8:59am Wednesday 15th May 2013 (local time)
Visit www.telstra.com/music for more information

For further tour information and all things Bon Jovi visit: www.BonJovi.com or www.daintygroup.com

Purchase of Telstra pre-sale tickets are strictly subject to availability during the pre-sale window, and a maximum of 10 tickets may be purchased per customer. Ticket prices and the ticket purchase terms are available on Telstra’s ticketing partner’s website, BangTango Australia Pty Ltd www.bangtango.com.au/telstra Offer only available for Telstra customers.

Free Bon Jovi track is capped at 20,000 redemptions, with any additional redemptions charged at $1 per unit. Check www.telstra.com/music for full details.



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