– CTS Eventim
CTS Eventim today announced that it is entering the North American ticketing market with the goal of establishing an alternative to the dominant providers in the US and Canada.
The European live entertainment giant, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, will begin selling tickets on eventim.com, Sept. 26. The first event on sale is the reinvented Big Apple Circus, which returns to New York City this fall.
Entry to the big tent is for fully vaccinated people only, digital or physical proof needs to b presented at the door. Children under 12, people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may show proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
– A reinvented and redesigned Big Apple Circus returns to New York City this fall.
It’s the first event in North America, CTS Eventim will sell tickets for.
The event is produced by Arny Granat, Nik Wallenda and Michael Cohl, the latter of whom entered into a joint venture with CTS Eventim last year. Under the banner of EMC Presents, both Cohl and CTS Eventim CEO Klaus-Peter Schulenberg aim to bring leading international artists to stages in the United States and Canada.
EMC Presents got off to a good start, selling more than 300,000 tickets for Genesis’ North American tour, which kicks off in mid-November in Chicago.
Commenting on his latest North American ticketing venture, Schulenberg said, “North America is the most attractive market in the world for live entertainment and ticketing. The platform eventim.com puts us in an ideal position to benefit from the restart there. The sale of tickets for Big Apple Circus is a first step on this journey. We are already in discussions with potential partners and customers about making our cutting-edge ticketing systems available to them soon.”
Schulenberg has kept very busy during the past year-and-a-half, which placed him on Pollstar’s inaugural Impact International list of honorees.
This summer also saw the launch of Eventim Live Asia, headquartered in Singapore and led by CEO Jason Miller. Before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CTS Eventim, by its own admission, was selling more than 250 million tickets for around 800,000 events every year, making it the world’s second-largest provider of ticketing solutions and the number one in Europe. Through online shops and sales systems, the company has a presence in over 20 countries.