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James Walsh Performs Exclusive Gig for Absolute Radio and StubHub

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SOURCE StubHub UK

DUBLIN, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Get gig tickets, not #gigenvy!  

James Walsh has sealed his solo status with the arrival of his debut album, TURNING POINT, after almost a decade fronting multi-million-selling band Starsailor. The singer-songwriter played an exclusive gig on Wednesday 21st May to celebrate his brand new solo project, arranged by National radio station Absolute Radio with StubHub UK - the world's largest ticket marketplace.

Since Starsailor's hiatus the artist has been securing his credibility as a solo performer, even branching out into cinema with an on-screen appearance and soundtrack contribution in 2010's Powder. James' songwriting prowess has flourished in collaborations with the likes Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C and more recently Suzanne Vega on album track Firing Line. Walsh showcased tracks from his new album, as well as select hits from Starsailor's back-catalogue as he treated 40 fans to an intimate, stripped-down performance in a secret location, followed by a Q&A with Absolute DJ Sarah Champion asking questions provided by StubHub fans.

The gig was made possible by a unique collaboration between StubHub and Absolute Radio in a campaign which brings together a series of memorable, once-in-a-lifetime, intimate music experiences, exclusive only to radio listeners. Live music from Absolute Radio's core artists will continue to feature in an initiative which is set to create #gigenvy amongst passionate music lovers and increase awareness of ways in which to obtain tickets for must-see events.

Richard Griffiths, Interim European Head of Communications at StubHub, commented:

"We're delighted to be partnering with James Walsh and Absolute Radio to host his VIP live and intimate London gig. At StubHub, the fan experience is what matters to us and partnering with Absolute Radio has allowed us to put on the ultimate gig for James' fans.  

"It's all about giving fans great seats, available right up until the start of a gig, and making the experience unforgettable for them - we want people to get the gig tickets they want, not gig envy!"

Get gig tickets, not #gigenvy and keep updated via the dedicated StubHub microsite at absoluteradio.co.uk  and on Twitter @StubHubUK

Notes to Editors: 

About StubHub UK 

StubHub UK is the world's largest ticket marketplace and part of the eBay Inc family of companies. It connects ticket buyers to sellers on a safe, secure and transparent trading platform. Unlike current UK competitors, the company does not buy or sell tickets itself or charge fans additional booking fees at the point of purchase - a first for the industry.

StubHub, which launched in the US in 2000, consistently holds the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the entire ticketing industry, and boasts one of the highest scores in all of e-commerce. Every purchase made through the site is backed by StubHub's FanProtect™ Guarantee, which guards against fraud and ensures that buyers get what they pay for.

StubHub offers a full suite of mobile applications, and opened the first-ever central London retail outlet for fans to buy, pick up or drop off their tickets on Great Portland Street last year. Additional pop-up locations are also planned across the country. These will be conveniently located close to major venues, meaning fans will never have to worry about getting in at the last minute.

The company also has a Dublin-based call centre, open from 09:00 - 21:00, seven days a week, to handle any and all customer queries (0800-358-8585).

The StubHub UK site: http://www.StubHub.co.uk   

About Absolute Radio 

Absolute Radio is an innovative national entertainment and music brand. The Station pioneers groundbreaking digital innovations and broadcasts award-winning programming across multiple platforms from One Golden Square.  

Absolute Radio is committed to live music, comedy and football, and leads the industry in developing applications for the web and new and emerging platforms, including mobile, wi-fi radio, next-generation DAB, smart TV and Xbox.

Absolute Radio also runs a network of brands; digital stations - Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s and Absolute Classic Rock.

For Further Press Information, please contact:  

Cat Macdonald - Absolute Radio Press Office
T: +44(0)20-7432-3317 

Sophia Vanezis - StubHub Press Office
T: +44(0)20-7611-3808
e: Sophia.vanezis@ketchum.com

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