Google searches now show gig listings

28 February 2012

Changes to the search engine mean results pages for bands now show dates at nearby venues and links to sites where you can buy tickets.

The service has only recently been confirmed; however, some Google users reckon they've seen this feature pop up on results pages since January.

In a blog post Google product manager Kavi Goel said of the update: "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." 

So whether it's some death metal, soft rock, jazz, anything – search for your favourite band and, as long as they're currently touring, you'll find out where they are playing and when.

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