Garth Brooks breaks State Farm Stadium attendance record

77,653 tickets were sold for the Glendale, AZ show on March 23rd

Garth Brooks has broken the State Farm Stadium attendance record in Glendale, AZ. The previous record was held by the Final Four basketball tournament set April 1, 2017.

77,653 tickets were sold to Brooks’ March 23rd show. He has also set a new entertainment record for any single night performance in the history of Arizona.

This is the second stop on The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour. On the first stop, Brooks broke the attendance record in The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis with more than 70,000 tickets sold.

Gainesville, FL is next on the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour. He now holds the record for the Largest Crowd of Any Non-Athletic Event at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The concert is April 20th and is sold out. Brooks also holds the record in Pittsburgh for the Largest Crowd Ever in the History of Heinz Field for his May 18th concert. Due to popular demand, Brooks returns to Minneapolis for two shows on May 3rd and 4th where he holds the record for the Largest Concert Attendance in the History of the U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is presented by Amazon Music. These shows are the first of a new three year North American run of stadium dates. The tour will hit 10-12 cities per year for three years playing at college and professional football stadiums.

Brooks has now gone vinyl with a new package titled, Legacy. During the first pre-sale, Brooks smashed records with 20,000 packages sold in under 18 hours, that’s 420,000 vinyl records. Forbes noted, “To put this in context, The Beatles were the No. 1 vinyl artist in 2018 with 321,000 sales over 12 months.” The second 24 hours pre-sale window saw people secure an additional 300,000 vinyl albums. The packages are being hand made and will take eight months to produce. They’re expected to ship around November 1st.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.