Garth Brooks Sells 180,000 Tickets to Chicago Shows in Three Hours
In one of the most staggering comebacks in the history of popular music, Garth Brooks has shattered his own previous record of 141,717 ticket sales in Chicago.
The superstar put tickets on sale Friday morning (July 25) to the first date of his upcoming comeback tour, which is set for Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont. Tickets went on sale at 10AM, and by 10:35, another show had been added. That was quickly followed by a third, then a fourth, and the ticket frenzy continued until a total of 10 shows were on the books.
According to CMT, Brooks sold a total of 180,000 tickets to the upcoming run of concerts in less than three hours. That's considerably more than his own previous best in Chicago, which he set in 1997 at the same venue, which was called the Rosemont Horizon at the time. The upcoming dates will mark the first time Brooks has played in Chicago in 17 years.
The 10 shows will serve as the kickoff to a tour that Brooks has said could last as long as three years. The concerts will feature new music from an album that he is currently working on, and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, will also appear. Additional cities will be announced individually.
Remaining seats for the Chicago shows are available at Ticketmaster. In keeping with Brooks' promise to offer affordable prices, all tickets are $65.50.
Keep up with all of Brooks' live dates here.