(PRWEB UK) 6 July 2012
Justin Bieber was largely credited for helping One Direction gain popularity in the US, but data from Europe’s largest ticket marketplace, viagogo, suggests he won’t need their support in the UK when tickets for the Justin Bieber ‘Believe’ tour go on sale this Friday.
In the past four days alone viagogo has seen a 216 per cent increase in searches to see every teen’s dream “boyfriend” live on stage. ‘Just in’ one week, viagogo has seen higher demand for Bieber than the site has experienced for JLS and The Wanted combined.
Ticket demand has already surpassed that for One Direction’s tour next year, with Bieber proving five times more popular on the site than the “Gotta be You” boys.
Edward Parkinson, spokesperson for viagogo comments:
“One Direction will soon be returning home after charming America, but our data shows that Bieber is currently more popular than the whole band put together. They’ll have to pull out all the stops to compete with Bieber Fever which looks set to reach boiling point in the UK!”
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viagogo is a new kind of live event ticketing and marketing company that gives music, sports and theatre fans access to the best in live entertainment through a state-of-the-art online ticketing platform. viagogo’s ticket marketplace allows fans to buy and sell live event tickets in a secure environment bringing safety and transparency to the ticket resale market, which has traditionally been a murky business prone to fraud.
Through its partnerships with many of the world’s leading sports and music properties, including Chelsea FC, the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Roland-Garros, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, viagogo gives fans access to hard to get tickets that are often sold-out at the box office and unavailable through other ticketing channels.
viagogo is the market leader in its sector and one of the fastest growing internet companies in Europe, with local language websites in over 26 countries.