Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa, “Prince of the City,” and special guest Wale, will perform live at Kovalchick Complex on September 29, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. The show is presented by The Entertainment Network and the Black Emphasis Committee.
With over 3,000,000 friends on Facebook, 1,000,000 followers on Twitter, and a sellout performance at Kovalchick Complex, it’s clear that Wiz Khalifa has established himself as one of the rap game’s brightest young stars.
“The early sellout of the Wiz Khalifa concert comes as a welcome and much appreciated result of the combined groundswell of campus, community, and regional support for Kovalchick Complex and interest in this great local entertainer,” said Sam Phillips, IUP’s interim assistant vice president for Administration.
“Kudos to the student-based TEN, BEC, and Global Spectrum for their brilliant booking, promotional execution, and sellout of this show. What a great start to the Fall semester for the Kovalchick Complex.”
Tickets to Wiz Khalifa and Wale were priced at $20 with an I-Card, $27 for non IUP students, and $32 for the general public. The HUB opened the box office on Monday, August 29, with only 1,200 student tickets remaining. Within hours, the show was completely sold out of I-Card tickets. The Kovalchick Complex box office sold the remaining general admission allotment on Tuesday afternoon, capping out the complex with 4,558 tickets.
“Wiz Khalifa is the perfect kick-off to Homecoming Weekend,” said Zach Clark, director of Student Activities and Assessment. “This is an amazing artist, and the community response has been outstanding. TEN and BEC are no strangers to selling out major events on campus, but this is exceptionally special because it's the first concert sell-out in a beautiful new arena, where the majority of tickets sold were to IUP students.”