Live Nation has teamed with Costco Wholesale to sell tickets for the 2008 amphitheater season. The deal marks the first time the Los Angeles-based promoter has sold concert tickets through a national retail chain.

The Amphitheatre Concert Pack card, which is currently available in 263 Costco stores across the United States, includes two general admission lawn tickets (subject to availability) to any 2008 concert at Live Nation owned and operated sheds. The $39.99 card can also be used to redeem six MP3 downloads from Live Nation's Web site.

After purchasing the card, consumers must register as a ticket club member at E-mail notifications will later be sent, providing updates for amphitheater concert dates in the surrounding markets. A special code on the back of the card allows users to register for concert tickets and song downloads.