Drake Ticket Buying Guide (August 17th) – Consol Energy Center

Drake picDrake and Future have announced a tour that will bring them to the Consol Energy Center!

The “Summer Sixteen” tour will come to Pittsburgh on August 17th at 7:00 PM.

If you’re interested in buying tickets through Ticketmaster, consider this your helpful guide to find the tickets that you want!

Concert Info

Performer: Drake

Date: August 17th

Venue: Consol Energy Center

Opening Acts: Future

Price Range of Tickets: $61.25 – $149.15 –> AFTER FEES

Note: Another $4.75 fee will be added to any order at checkout because Ticketmaster sucks.

Price Range Analysis:

This is pretty expensive for a show at the Consol Energy Center.  $61 for the cheapest section seems pretty high, however if these lesser sections sell out, it will probably take around $90 to get into the show with cheap “get-ins”.

The nicest seats in the venue will be priced at around $150 each, with a few different price ranges in between.  Hip-hop concerts are notoriously tough to predict how the “re-sale market” will price their tickets. However, if Drake’s new album comes out and receives positive feedback, I would personally guess that buying from Ticketmaster early will be the best way to get tickets.

**Side Note: I highly recommend “Electronic” or PDF tickets if given the option. These are the easiest to sell if you end up not being able to go to the show**

Buying Drake Concert Tickets & Presale Info

To give yourself the best chance of getting nice seats (or the cheap seats), you’ll probably want to buy as early as possible.  In order to do that, you should be attempting to use these pre-sale methods:

VIP Packages – Tues. April 26th – 10:00 AM

While not for most people – it should be noted that VIP packages go on sale Tuesday morning

AMEX Presales – Tues. April 26th – 10:00 AM

Again, not for most people… if you do have an AMEX card, you can buy tickets through various sales starting on Tuesday!

Venue Presales – Thurs. April 28th — 10:00 AM.


We’re still working on getting some of the “Pens / Consol” pre-sale passwords.  Come back soon and we should have this section updated!

Live Nation Presales – Thurs. April 28th — 10:00 AM 



Multiple passwords will be available for the Thursday sale.  Feel free to attempt using any of the ones listed.

General Public Onsale – Fri. April 29nd – 10:00 AM

To buy, you’ll want to search “Drake” on Ticketmaster


– Be ready to click on to the Event page right at 10:00 AM.

– Be logged in to a Ticketmaster account BEFORE buying (Or create one if needed)

– Be familiar with the Ticketmaster website

– Know what you want. Are you trying for cheap seats or good ones?

Be decisive once they’re in your cart.

If you can make another search from a different computer while the original tickets are in your cart (with lots of time left on the “Countdown Clock”), you can try for better tickets — however this show may sell out in a matter of minutes. You don’t want to be left without tickets because you got picky.

The question you should ask yourself is: “Am I willing to pay this price for these seats?” Regardless of what your “perfect” seat is, if that answer is yes, it’s highly likely that you should buy them.

Please ask any questions you may have in the comments below!

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  1. […] Consumer Guide here – to be used for pre-sale times / codes, etc.  (Link specific to Pittsburgh but should apply nationwide) – http://www.ticketvictory.com/drake-ticket-buying-guide […]

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