Garth Brooks Breaks Ticket Sales Records in Oregon
Brooks broke his own record and the overall ticket sales record at Portland's Moda Center by selling more than 60,000 tickets on the first day of the on-sale period. His last record of 54,873 tickets sold was set for shows on July 25-27, 1996, when the Moda Center was called the Rose Garden; it was also the building record.
The country legend is set to play five shows in Portland, on April 12 (two shows), 13, 15 and 16; the April 15 performance marks Brooks' 100th concert on his World Tour. Brooks is only revealing tour stops one at a time, but he says that choosing where he is going to perform is totally up to him -- and he only wants to go to the cities that are the most fun.
"For me, I don't care about the dollar bill bottom line, I care about the memories of, did I have fun there? Did we get to do stuff as a crew there, as a band there?" the singer told The Boot and other media at a recent press conference in Buffalo, N.Y. "You betcha, we're going back to all the fun places."
Before hitting Portland, Brooks will be at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., where he has also set a ticket sales record. After the Portland shows, Brooks and his wife and tour partner Trisha Yearwood will take some time off to host the “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” fundraising gala, benefiting ACM Lifting Lives, on April 17, prior to the 2015 ACM Awards on April 19.
Keep up with a complete list of Brooks' tour dates here.
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