August 30, 2013 10:12 ET

Labor Day, Back-to-School Influence Concert Ticket Sales on

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwired - Aug 30, 2013) - Add concert tickets to your back-to-school shopping list this Labor Day! According to sales data from online ticket marketplace, the early weeks of September see a huge spike in fan demand for concert tickets.

"Highly anticipated tours featuring Drake, Nine Inch Nails, and Pearl Jam are beginning in the next couple of months," said Michael Merritt, concert specialist for "Because of the upswing in ticket sales as September continues, fans can beat the rush by searching for their fall event tickets as early as possible."

Drake's arena tour begins September 25 in Portland, OR, and ends November 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Would You Like a Tour? -- the fourth major outing for the rapper -- will also feature performances by opening acts Miguel and Future.

Meanwhile, both Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam are launching their first major U.S. tours since 2009 and 2010, respectively. NIN's Tension 2013 tour begins September 28 in Saint Paul, MN, and ends November 22 in Seattle, WA, while Pearl Jam's tour begins October 11 in Pittsburgh, PA, and ends December 6 in Seattle, WA.

Visit for a full schedule of upcoming concert events near you this fall. sales data is as of 8/29/2013, 10:30 a.m. EDT. Prices are not set by and may fluctuate based on market demand. Trademarked names are the property of their respective owners. does not claim any right or ownership to any team, performer, or other trademark contained in this release. These names are strictly used for descriptive purposes and do not imply an endorsement or partnership.

Since its launch in 2007, has helped connect thousands of live entertainment fans to the vast network of independent sellers that list tickets on the TicketNetwork® Online Exchange. The site's straightforward design allows customers to easily find, compare, and buy the most sought-after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events worldwide. In addition to being PCI-compliant and EVSSL-certified, offers customers a 125% money back guarantee on their purchases. is the signature retail website of ticket software company TicketNetwork, Inc., and is headquartered in South Windsor, CT. To learn more, visit

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