65k tickets sells out less than an hour, the shortest time yet
Garth Brooks has sold out Cincinnati, OH in the shortest time yet. He sold 65,000 tickets in less than one hour. It was the most people to ever show up for a ticket on sale. The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour set the all time record for entertainment in Cincinnati, Ohio in 75 minutes with a sell out of 70,000 seats.
“First of all, my sincerest thanks to the great people of Cincinnati and the surrounding cities who made this on sale the biggest and best one yet on this stadium tour,” Brooks shares. “I know this sounds crazy, but I swear it feels like everything is starting to wake up. 2020 is off to the best start of any year in our career.”
The concert will be Saturday, May 16th at 7 pm at Paul Brown Stadium. This will be Brooks’ first time playing at Paul Brown Stadium and the only Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia date on The Stadium Tour.
Since The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour launch in March 2019, Brooks has broken stadium attendance records in St. Louis, MO at The Dome at America’s Center, Glendale, AZ at State Farm Stadium, Gainesville, FL at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, two sold out nights at Minneapolis, MN’s U.S. Bank Stadium, Denver, CO at Mile High Stadium, Eugene, OR at Autzen Stadium and two sold out nights at Boise, ID’s Albertsons Stadium shows, both of which sold out in under an hour. Brooks also broke records at Regina, SK’s Mosaic Stadium show on August 10th that sold out in under a hour, averaging just over 75,000 tickets in each city. Brooks added a second date in Regina, SK on August 9th due to demand. He hosted record-breaking numbers in Boise, ID with 86,000 in attendance for two back to back shows, with special guest Blake Shelton tagging along for the first night to perform their new single “Dive Bar” which was recorded and filmed.
Last month, Brooks set the concert ticket sales record at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Brooks broke the internet, literally, when the initial round of tickets went on sale in September, freezing Ticketmaster’s systems. Moving at over one thousand tickets a minute, the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour ticket on sale for Knoxville, TN came to a halt when the system could not open tickets fast enough to keep up with the demand. Over 80,000 tickets were sold after production hold seats were released and sold out in minutes.
Most recently, the seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year — a first for any country artist — broke Detroit stadium records as more than 70k tickets were sold out in 90 minutes of going on sale for Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Last week, Brooks sold out Charlotte, NC within 90 minutes of going on sale. It’s the largest paid crowd in the history of Bank of America stadium.
This is the second year of the stadium tour. The trek will hit 10-12 cities per year for three years with most of the venues being college stadiums. In 2019, Garth Brooks The Stadium Tour averaged just over 83,000 tickets in each city and over 914,000 tickets sold to date.
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