Twitter has just rolled out a way to do an advanced search that involves a way to search where someone is tweeting from. While people are getting less tolerant of twitter spam you can always give it a shot to use this new function to suggest to people a show if they have recently tweeted about an artist that you are similar to. Follow me to the jump and I will show you how!
The first thing we need to do is go to the good version of Twitter search and click Advanced Search. You can now enter a search term in the top boxes and if you scroll down you will see a field marked “Places” where you can enter a zipcode and a proximity to it. The proximity will depend on which area you are searching. Searching 25 miles on a NYC address would be useless since people won’t travel 2 miles to a show, but in Nevada 50 miles is acceptable. If you search an artists whose fans would enjoy you, you will then have a list of people in this area that may be interested in your next show. Simply send them a detailed (well, 140 characters of detail) @ tweet and include the venue name so its clear, with a link to the show info. This may help drive up some attendance to your next show or may just be spammy. Let us know how it works out if you try it.