Upcoming Shows

“Hey, when are you going to have a feature for listing my shows/concerts? I love Bandcamp but until I can post my gigs here, I still need to refer fans to [other site that shall remain nameless] (which I don’t like) or [another site that will also remain nameless] (which I hate). Love, Heidi”

The future, Heidi, is NOW:

But never fear, Bandcamp has not suddenly become Yet-Another-Place-to-Enter-Your-Shows! That’s already a big enough problem for bands, and we had no interest in making it any worse. Instead, we partnered with a site called Songkick that collects shows data from tons of ticket vendors and venues throughout the world, and then provides that data to us (as well as YouTube, HypeMachine, Yahoo, and many others). The result is that your upcoming shows just appear without you having to do a thing. And if Songkick happens to be missing a show (they might not catch every living room gig, for example), you can simply add it yourself, since their whole site is set up as a user-editable wiki.

That’s it, your upcoming shows with none of the typical hassle. Visit your Profile page to learn more.

P.S. Songkick’s announcement is here.

20 Comments

  1. onyxashanti
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    I love you. i really really do!

  2. Posted December 28, 2010 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    Very cool. And much needed. Thanks.

  3. Mustin
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    I love you most.

  4. Posted December 28, 2010 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, bandcamp. :)

  5. Posted December 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    That’s fantastic. And it uses a cloud-based service to boot. Yippee!

  6. JaneinMA
    Posted December 29, 2010 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    now if you could make that calendar able to be RSS fed I will never visit those cursed page again.

  7. D
    Posted December 29, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Surprised you didn’t team up with ArtistData for something like this. Have you considered it?

  8. Posted December 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Hey D, ArtistData is one of the many sources that feed into Songkick. So the shows now displayed on Bandcamp include everything published into ArtistData, and then some.

  9. Posted December 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Another home run BC. I really appreciate how you continue with well-researched innovations.

    That Facebook-playable widget integration you recently added is huge.

    Hoping the “HTML5 embed option in the Share menu in the form of a tidy script tag” is in the pipeline as mentioned:

    http://blog.bandcamp.com/2010/07/14/now-streaming-on-the-ipad-iphone/

    Some friends and family in Europe recently got iPhones/pads and they’re telling me they only buy music via their phones and want to be able to play the widgets on my site, on those devices.

    Thanks always Bandcamp.

  10. Dical
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I love you bandcamp! you are SOOO generous and you do not have any ads

    I LOVVEEE YOU SOO FREAKINB MUCHHH

  11. Posted January 7, 2011 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    we <3 bandcamp. we are bandtramp

  12. Posted January 27, 2011 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    this time no positive reaction.
    the idea might be great, but i am tired of the eternal list of additional user accounts.

  13. Posted February 15, 2011 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Excellent! So does this mean that when we upload a concert onto Songkick, it takes a day or so for it to appear on our profiles?

  14. robbie
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    @Sam Brightbart: Our experience is that Songkick makes the new shows available to us immediately — pretty much as soon as you have added it. We try to keep Shows data fresh, within 4 hours. However, if you’ve just added a show and want to get it onto your Bandcamp page immediately, just log into your Bandcamp account and click the “refresh” link to the right of the Shows sidebar, on one of your album or track pages. (The refresh link only appears if you are logged in.)

    Hope that helps…
    Robbie / Bandcamp

  15. Posted February 15, 2011 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    @robbie
    Thanks – my shows have appeared, it seems to have just taken a couple of hours, but they’re there now!

  16. Heidi
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    Heidi ist zo happy! :))

  17. Posted May 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately I don’t like this. I want to be able to log into one account (Bandcamp) and get everything done directly. I don’t want to create a new account on songkick and update songkick in order to wait 4 hours for the update to appear on bandcamp. I highly doubt songkick will ever collect data on my concerts because I don’t think I present myself in any venue they report.

    I also don’t want another service to handle the information. I want to be able to post exactly what I want concert-goers to know, maybe I want to make the title of the event whimsical instead of just “Location / Hour”.

    For example, a lot of concerts have specific titles and let my fans know what kind of event they’re attending. A “Women of Final Fantasy” tribute concert is not the same as “Album Launch” or a “B-Side Showcase”.

    And even if Songkick made this possible, I already have to juggle enough websites as it is and simply don’t want to create a new account elsewhere.

    I’m sure a lot of people might benefit from this new addition and “something” IS better than nothing, and I know this probably took a long time to settle but, I agree with @Friedrich Glorian

    No positive reaction from this standpoint either.

  18. Posted May 18, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the feedback Cristal, we’ll allow you to enter shows directly into Bandcamp in a future release.

  19. Posted June 4, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    I love this feature, it ties in so well with the Artistdata website, I just enter my gigs in their, they get sent to Songkick and appear on my page here!

    Only thing is, they’re not appearing right now…any ideas why? What is the update lag time?

    Thank you beautiful people for a service which is making my life SO much simpler!

    Sincerely
    Nate

  20. Posted June 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Glad to hear it Nate. The lag time can be a few hours, but you can always log into your Bandcamp account and click the refresh link (to the right of the Shows sidebar) to make the new shows appear right away. If that’s still not working for you please email support@bandcamp.com.

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