Wiz Khalifa Tickets SOLD OUT!

The Campus Consciousness Tour featuring Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller is SOLD OUT!

Many of you have questions and misconceptions of how our tickets were sold.  Hopefully we can help answer and clear up confusion.

In total, UPB sold 3,098 tickets for this concert.  911 tickets were allocated and sold online.  2,187 tickets were available and sold at the box office.

Students began camping out starting at 8:30 AM Tuesday morning, March 1st.  Throughout the day, students continually entered the line.  Just being in line overnight did not guarantee tickets.  We did not sponsor the growing line; however, we did provide, games, meet and greet give-a-ways, and showed the movie “Get Him To The Greek” to provide entertainment to everyone who decided to camp out.  Everyone is line was handed a green “Box Office” form.  The form did not guarantee tickets.  It’s only a form to fill out for the box office.  We hand them out to everyone in line to make sure they are filled out before you get up to the box office window to help speed up sales.  They are also used to attempt to help prevent people cutting in line.

Tickets went on sale at 8 AM.  As of 8:50 AM, all online tickets were sold out.  The last ticket in the box office was sold at 10:34 AM. As of 8:01 AM, the link on our website was working, and the jmuupb.musictoday.com website was up and running.  Due to the extremely large volume of people attempting to access the site and buy tickets, not all ticket requests could be filled.  Requests online were processed by an independent company, not UPB, and we had no control over those sales.

Students have also been asking about our 8 ticket limit and why only 3,098 tickets were available. In the past few years, we have had a limit of 8 tickets per person and we have never had an issue with it.  This limit was placed after a concert where people were buying up to 50 at a time.  We based an 8 ticket limit off of major ticket selling websites, like Ticket Master and StubHub.  We can reevaluate this number for future concerts.  As for a half vs. full Convocation layout, all of our concerts in the past have been half Convo.  We are not able to do a full Convo concert due to logistics.

We know a lot of students are upset about not getting tickets.  However, as for any concert at any venue, there are only a limited number of tickets for sale due to capacity. This is first fully sold out Convocation concert in the past few years.  It was also our fastest selling concert in UPB history.  We did not anticipate selling out so quickly.

Chances to win tickets are still available! Listen to Q101 daily for a chance to win tickets.  They are the only exclusive radio station with a very limited number of tickets.  We will also be giving out one last pair of tickets through a promotion after spring break.  Check back to our Facebook page for more info.

We are very excited and look forward to April 2nd!


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UPB Presents…The Campus Consciousness Tour ft. Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa.  The first thing that probably pops into everyone’s head is “Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow..”  However, the second thing that will now come to mind is that he is coming to JMU as part of UPB’s Spring Convocation Concert!

Headlining for The Campus Consciousness Tour, Wiz Khalifa will be performing along with Pittsburg rapper Mac Miller, and an unannounced special guest.  UPB is bringing Khalifa due to his high popularity among students according to our survey released at the end of last semester.  Although other artists had higher poll results (Kid Cudi and Ke$ha), we were unable to bring them do to price and date conflict issues (Read our past post: Heartbroken Over A Kid).  However, Wiz Khalifa still garnered immense interest from the student body, and we believed it was the best choice for this spring.

We are very excited to team up with The Campus Consciousness Tour too!  “Half rock tour, half environmental campaign, CCT aims to inspire and activate students in an electric atmosphere while leaving a positive impact on each community the tour visits. In addition to educating and mobilizing students, the tour includes many greening elements and is run to have a minimal environmental footprint.”  The CCT is a project started by Reverb, a non-profit organization dedicated to “greening work with bands and artists” by teaching sustainable practices to a variety of music industry leaders, including venues, record labels, and radio stations.  UPB is excited to work with this great organization and show that all of us can be active participants in protecting the environment, which will in turn create measurable change.

UPB’s Spring concert, The Campus Consciousness Tour featuring Wiz Khalifa, will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, in the Convocation Center.  Tickets will go on sale in the Warren Hall Box Office and online at upb.jmu.edu at 8 AM on Wednesday, March 2nd.  Tickets are $28 for floor/ public/ day of show, and $25 for reserved seating with a JACard.

~Mitch Ramey, Public Relations Director