Garth Brooks Breaks Sacramento Ticket Sales Record
Garth Brooks is unstoppable. The Oklahahoma native has broken yet another of his ticket sales records, this time in Sacramento, Calif.
Brooks, who is currently crossing the country on his World Tour with his wife Trisha Yearwood, has sold more than 84,000 tickets for his six shows at Sleep Train Arena. That number beats his previous record of 78,620 tickets, set in 1997, when the venue was called Arco Arena.
The singer-songwriter was originally scheduled to perform just two nights in Sacramento, on March 27 and 28. Due to demand, however, Brooks added four more shows -- a second on March 28, as well as one show each on March 29, March 31 and April 1. The concerts will mark Brooks' first return to the city in 17 years.
Brooks has broken his ticket sales records in several cities and states since embarking on his World Tour in September, most recently in Denver, Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Okla., and Minneapolis, among others.
The country legend originally planned on kicking off his tour with a series of comeback shows in Ireland, but the entire series was canceled due to city ordinance laws. A play, Are You There Garth? It’s Me, Margaret, is now being made from the debacle. It stars Irish actress Deirdre O’Kane, who will play the role of a country music fan who is deeply affected by what became referred to as “Garthgate.”
Brooks will take a break from his tour next month to co-host, along with Yearwood, the “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” fundraising gala to benefit ACM Lifting Lives.
An updated list of his concerts can be found here.
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