Press Release: December 08, 2009
8th December 2009 - Press release
Meet Eight Time Grand Slam Winner Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi and Europe’s leading secondary ticketing exchange, viagogo, have teamed up to offer tennis fans the chance to win one of ten signed copies of Andre’s critically acclaimed new book ‘Open: An Autobiography’.
Described by Rick Reilly, veteran American sports writer, on ESPN.com as “the most revealing, literate and toes-stompingly honest sports autobiography in history”, ‘Open: An Autobiography’ was released in the UK on November 9th.
Andre Agassi will be in London celebrating the release and two lucky winners will have the opportunity to meet and be photographed with Andre at his book signing at the Institute of Education in London on Wednesday December 9th.
Andre Agassi said: ‘Any time I can share my personal story face to face with my fans is special time for me. viagogo shares my passion and commitment to the fans, so I am delighted to be working with them”.
Fans should register for a chance to win at www.viagogo.co.uk/agassi now! The competition is open until 5pm Tuesday December 8th.
For more information about viagogo please contact Harry Porter or Louise Myson at freud communications
Tel: 020 3003 6300;
Notes for editors
viagogo is Europe’s leading ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and 100% guaranteed way. viagogo is bringing efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky marketplace. By managing payment and delivery, viagogo guarantees that buyers will receive their tickets and sellers will receive payment. For this service, viagogo takes a commission which is a percentage of each exchange.
viagogo fully launched in early 2007 with landmark deals to become the official secondary ticketing partner of two of the leading English football clubs Manchester United and Chelsea, making it the only way of legally re-selling tickets to these clubs, due to the special laws in England. Similar partnerships followed with German giants Bayern Munich, and leading rugby clubs, Leicester Tigers, and Harlequins RFC.
Deals followed with the likes of the Independent and Lastminute.com and Warner Music International became the first music label to partner with a secondary ticketing company. viagogo pioneered the first charity auctions, working directly with music artists such as The Police, James Blunt and Peter Gabriel.
In May 2008, viagogo struck a partnership with the biggest female recording artist in the world. It became the official premium and secondary ticketing partner for Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet European tour. This is the first time an artist has signed a deal of this kind, signalling a dramatic shift for both the recording and ticketing industries and proving viagogo to be a true market leader.
In November 2008 viagogo moved into theatre with the world’s leading theatre impresario: Andrew Lloyd Webber and his Really Useful Group. Again this was a first, marking the first time that a theatre producer had struck a ticketing deal of this kind.
March 2009 saw viagogo sign a deal with Festival Republic (organisers of the Reading, Leeds and Latitude Festivals) and the Isle of Wight Festival. These historic deals give fans the opportunity to buy and sell tickets to the festivals in a safe and secure environment on viagogo. It is the first time that music festivals have endorsed the secondary ticketing market.
viagogo was set up by Eric Baker, the co-founder of StubHub.com, the leading online secondary ticketing company in the US that was acquired in March 2007 by eBay for $307m.
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