Google: New Concert Listings Feature

Google has launched a new feature which will now display concert listings when users search for their favourite bands or artists.

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Google has launched a new feature which will now display concert listings when users search for their favourite bands or artists.

The new feature will now update users of nearby venues and links to sites offering tickets for sale for the searched music act.

Google product manager Kavi Goel said in a blog post: "To me, music is best heard live, so it's always exciting to find out that a band I love is coming to town."

"If they aren't touring near you, the new results for concerts won't appear, but if the band happens to be coming to your town within the next few months, you can see the concert dates listed under the band's official website.

"You can then click on the band's official site to learn more or click on other web pages to learn more about the event or to buy tickets."

Ticket links will come mostly major ticket sites, though the feature enables website owners can have their concert dates included.

Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

30 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Maiden95
    I think this is a great idea. I'm always googling for concerts in the area. Good work Google.
    MetalheadforJC
    why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol
    Because American English isn't the only English in the world...
    Krieger91
    This seems like a great idea! Only where I live, bands never come, it's a small town that's part of a tiny province. They mostly go to Milan, and I don't mind that, but this should tell if you if it's your country, not your town. Great idea, anyway!
    thebigredjj10
    codyjt5150 wrote: why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol
    Which English is older, American or British? Where did it originate from? I forgot Adam and Eve were from Ohio, Trolololol.
    Pagan_Poetry
    Considering Google wants to mix all of its services together starting March 1st, I'm guessing these concert listings will coincide with someone's pick of bands/artists on their facebook page. That could be extremely handy, actually.
    scimitar_255
    Yeah this is perfect! I'm sick of having to go to a band's page just to find out what time their show is at. Or even worse, their myspace (assuming they've updated it since 2009)
    Basswithapick-1
    Its nice to see that music is becoming a bigger part of google, facebook and youtube. I think the record industry is adapting to the internet.. at last..
    joshuahughes34
    Or you could just go to ticketmaster/livenation. or the band's fb page.
    yeh but 9 times out of 10 i use google to go to these websites, so google is just saving time by giving it to me straight away. + i think more people use google than ticketmaster or livenation
    dynastywest69
    dynastywest69 wrote: codyjt5150 wrote: why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol Idiot.
    Sorry I meant AMERICAN IDIOT!!
    CCRoyalSenders
    Skuzzmo wrote: doubleG wrote: CCRoyalSenders wrote: CCRoyalSenders wrote: thebigredjj10 wrote: codyjt5150 wrote: why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol Which English is older, American or British? Where did it originate from? I forgot Adam and Eve were from Ohio, Trolololol. actually, research by linguists and English historians suggests that all the movies, tv shows, etc. in which people from "old times" speak with British accents are incorrect. In fact, of the influence of other European languages, the British are the ones who changed their accents and American English, specifically the accent that can now only be found in the Appalachians, most closely resembles the English spoken hundreds of years ago. So actually, American English is older. CCRoyalSenders is actually right. I've read that the people in England hundreds of years ago would have sounded more 'American' by our standards. Read where? Don't come in here making statements and not actually having anything to back it up with... I'm not saying you're wrong btw, but you can write any load of bollocks down and start it with "I read....."
    With degrees in English, I do actually have plenty to "back it up with." Some very interesting stuff... Here: "Also significant beginning around 1600 AD was the English colonization of North America and the subsequent creation of American English. Some pronunciations and usages "froze" when they reached the American shore. In certain respects, some varieties of American English are closer to the English of Shakespeare than modern Standard English ('English English' or as it is often incorrectly termed 'British English') is. Some "Americanisms" are actually originally English English expressions that were preserved in the colonies while lost at home (e.g., fall as a synonym for autumn, trash for rubbish, and loan as a verb instead of lend)." http://www.englishlanguageguide.com/engl... /history/ and: "One island of early Scotch-Irish English speech was left behind and preserved during the push west. This special, archaic variety of English is known as Appalachian English. It preserves many archaic features that date back to earlier stages in the development of English in Britain...Mario Pei, a popular writer on linguistics, said that "'The speech of the Ozarks comes closer to Elizabethan English in many ways than the speech of modern London.'" So really the classic movie stereotype in which any movie taking place "a long time ago" has all the characters speaking in British accents is actually wrong. They should be speaking like hillbillies LOL
    Shredder666
    You guys are arguing over the dumbest shit. Like get a ****ing life. Who cares what's older and what English is right? Nationalism is so immature... My country's best, no mine is!! ... Here in Canada, we use English from Great Britain, and that is why we know to spell certain words differently such as COLOUR or FLAVOUR... Also, we have better health care than America, a better living standard, we're less polluting, etc. Just because your stupid language is OLDER does not make it BETTER. I'm not saying Canada is better than America but certain aspects are. Get a ****ing clue people.
    Skuzzmo
    doubleG wrote: CCRoyalSenders wrote: CCRoyalSenders wrote: thebigredjj10 wrote: codyjt5150 wrote: why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol Which English is older, American or British? Where did it originate from? I forgot Adam and Eve were from Ohio, Trolololol. actually, research by linguists and English historians suggests that all the movies, tv shows, etc. in which people from "old times" speak with British accents are incorrect. In fact, of the influence of other European languages, the British are the ones who changed their accents and American English, specifically the accent that can now only be found in the Appalachians, most closely resembles the English spoken hundreds of years ago. So actually, American English is older. CCRoyalSenders is actually right. I've read that the people in England hundreds of years ago would have sounded more 'American' by our standards.
    Read where? Don't come in here making statements and not actually having anything to back it up with... I'm not saying you're wrong btw, but you can write any load of bollocks down and start it with "I read....."
    CCRoyalSenders
    CCRoyalSenders wrote: thebigredjj10 wrote: codyjt5150 wrote: why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol Which English is older, American or British? Where did it originate from? I forgot Adam and Eve were from Ohio, Trolololol.
    actually, research by linguists and English historians suggests that all the movies, tv shows, etc. in which people from "old times" speak with British accents are incorrect. In fact, of the influence of other European languages, the British are the ones who changed their accents and American English, specifically the accent that can now only be found in the Appalachians, most closely resembles the English spoken hundreds of years ago. So actually, American English is older.
    dynastywest69
    codyjt5150 wrote: why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol
    Idiot.
    WhoAMEye
    CCRoyalSenders wrote: CCRoyalSenders wrote: thebigredjj10 wrote: codyjt5150 wrote: why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol Which English is older, American or British? Where did it originate from? I forgot Adam and Eve were from Ohio, Trolololol. actually, research by linguists and English historians suggests that all the movies, tv shows, etc. in which people from "old times" speak with British accents are incorrect. In fact, of the influence of other European languages, the British are the ones who changed their accents and American English, specifically the accent that can now only be found in the Appalachians, most closely resembles the English spoken hundreds of years ago. So actually, American English is older.
    First - I Don't believe that for a second. Second - Accent has nothing to do with this debate. There are Hundreds of regional accents, Dialects and inflections. We don't all speak Queens English or Cockney I am afraid. The Spelling is older. Colour has been spelt with a u since before English English was standardised. The color variation was introduces in the late 1800 in america to try and simplify things.
    doubleG
    CCRoyalSenders wrote: CCRoyalSenders wrote: thebigredjj10 wrote: codyjt5150 wrote: why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol Which English is older, American or British? Where did it originate from? I forgot Adam and Eve were from Ohio, Trolololol. actually, research by linguists and English historians suggests that all the movies, tv shows, etc. in which people from "old times" speak with British accents are incorrect. In fact, of the influence of other European languages, the British are the ones who changed their accents and American English, specifically the accent that can now only be found in the Appalachians, most closely resembles the English spoken hundreds of years ago. So actually, American English is older.
    CCRoyalSenders is actually right. I've read that the people in England hundreds of years ago would have sounded more 'American' by our standards.
    CCRoyalSenders
    thebigredjj10 wrote: codyjt5150 wrote: why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol Which English is older, American or British? Where did it originate from? I forgot Adam and Eve were from Ohio, Trolololol.
    foxytabber
    What is this?! Relevant music news that people care about?! Thank God this isn't about Bill Ward bitching, or the likes of things we don't really care about anymore.. Like Danica Patrick in NASCAR...
    Anemo
    I know this is handy and stuff but ... yaaaaay, more google everywhere
    mexhybrid
    I already use the app, bandsintown. it tells you when the bands you like on facebook are coming to somewhere near you. and it recommends concerts it thinks you might like.
    ItsApocalypse
    jakka93 wrote: Youtube already do this?
    And youtube is owned by... GOOGLE! PaganPoetry is probably right, this will probably be part of their entire application integration
    Craig_Christian
    I usually just catch the Ninky Nonk over to Iggle Piggles' house in the night garden and ask him. that little blue towel lover knows his shizzle.
    codyjt5150
    why do people spell favorites with FAVOUR and color with COLOUR. I mean seriously. When is there ever a U in pronunciation? trololololol