Are you looking for presale codes to an upcoming concert or event? A ton of users don’t realize that some presale codes from American Express, Citi, and Live Nation are standard for every event. Read all of the details in our guide.
Knowing the presale codes to all of the upcoming concerts help you get tickets earlier than everyone else. General public tickets generally go on sale each Friday, however presale tickets go on sale up to a week earlier depending on the show. This guide is meant to help you get presale codes and access to earlier and better concert tickets.
Often, shows have presale ticket promotions from multiple companies such as American Express, Citi, Live Nation, Spotify, or venue-specific. Some of these codes are unique to every event and are not released until the moment they go on sale. This stops potential scalpers and bots from getting tickets.
However, some of these codes are NOT unique to each event. If you know the format for these presale codes ahead of time, you will be most prepared to quickly grab tickets.
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American Express Presale Code
If you have an American Express card, you can take advantage and get early show tickets. The presale number is the ten digit support phone number written on the back of the card. For most users, that will be:
- 8003272177, 8002973333, or 8778770987 (the support number on the back of your card)
Check your American Express card out and be prepared to enter this number in on Ticketmaster to gain access to these tickets.
NOTE: You NEED an American Express card to pay for these tickets so you cannot try the code above if you don’t have an American Express to follow through with your transaction.
Citi Cardmember Presale Code
If you are a Citi cardmember, you can also get early tickets to some events. The presale code is the first six digits of your card. The most common number for US residents is:
Look at the front of your Citi card and enter the first six digits into Ticketmaster to gain access to these tickets.
NOTE: You NEED a Citi card to follow through with the transaction. You will not be able to check out and lock in your tickets without one.
Chase Cardmember Presale Code
If you are a Chase bank cardholder, you may also be able to get early tickets to some events. The presale code is the first six digits of your card. The most common numbers for US residents are:
- 8009359935 or 8004933319 (the support phone number on the back of your card)
- 541712 or the first six digits on the front of your card
Look at the front of your Chase card and enter the first six digits into Ticketmaster to gain access to these tickets.
NOTE: You NEED a Chase card to follow through with the transaction. You will not be able to check out and lock in your tickets without one.
Live Nation Presale Code
Nearly all shows will have a Live Nation presale promotion attached to it. Live Nation runs their presale promotions three different ways and often a combination of all:
- General presale code for their website
- Specific presale code for their website
- General presale code for their mobile app
General Live Nation presale codes tend to change monthly, so check out this guide for future information. Current presale codes for November for Live Nation include:
Live Nation for November 2019: RHYTHM
Live Nation Mobile App: COVERT
To access these codes, you must look up your show and venue on the Live Nation website. You will either be automatically prompted or will have to begin the ticket process and then you’ll be prompted to enter in your code. You do not have to own any specific credit card to use this trick.
How to Get Ticketmaster Presale Code
Ticketmaster often has presale codes for concerts as well. Unlike the codes listed above, Ticketmaster’s code is unique to each individual show.
In our tour guides, we will post specific codes for Ticketmaster when they are available.
You can still enter in the Live Nation, credit card, or other codes shown above from the Ticketmaster website though. Those codes should be universal to both Ticketmaster and to Live Nation.
Radio Presale Codes
Local radio stations also offer codes to most major contests. These codes are often unique to each radio station, so it is hard to generalize what they might be.
A lot of times, the code is simply the four digit radio code for the station (eg. KJIX). The best way to get radio presale codes for concerts is to follow the radio station on Twitter and Facebook where they usually post codes the day they go on sale.
Venue Presale Codes
Individual venues sometimes get early access to tickets as well. To get access to these codes, simply check out the tour guides that we offer on our site. We work hard to post as many as we can for each artist.
If you subscribe to the venue’s news letter, they will email you directly with code access. You should also subscribe to any loyalty memberships for the venue. For example, T-Mobile Arena often sends presale codes out to any M Life cardholders. So you can check out a good concert and get discounts towards MGM Grand happy hours and hotel stays.
Spotify Presale Codes
Spotify sometimes has exclusive tickets set aside for artists going on concert tours. Spotify’s presale is usually on the Wednesday before general tickets go on sale Friday.
Spotify sends its code out to users who frequently listen to the artist. These users are picked from Spotify’s computer algorithm. The feedback from our followers is that not many people get access to these tickets directly.
Luckily, the Spotify presale code often leaks out to the general public. When it does, we post it in each artists’ tour guide for everyone to try and use.
Should I Pay for a Presale Code?
Other websites on the internet force followers to pay for presale code access. These websites are giving out the same codes that we post for free on Stadium Help. They do not have access to any special codes or tickets.
Stay away from these websites and never pay for a presale code!
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Some shows have unique codes to them from Live Nation, the artist’s fan club, Ticketmaster, Spotify, or another means. We will try to post these codes inside of each specific tour guide on our home page.
Hopefully with this information, you’ll be able to get early concert tickets!