Garth Brooks surpasses six million concert tickets

The country superstar celebrated in style with fans in Indianapolis over the weekend

Garth Brooks continues to break touring records with his Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood North American run. After selling five million tickets in 60 cities earlier this year, Brooks celebrated six million in Indianapolis with five shows over the weekend. Fans were treated to white T-shirts and towels placed in their chairs to commemorate the event. They were asked to wear the shirts and wave the towels for the cover of Brooks’ upcoming live album that has yet to be announced.

A fan also spotted this billboard in Nashville stating, “Amazon Music congratulates Garth Brooks World Tour on selling 6 million tickets. Your friends at Amazon Music. #OnlyGarth.”

Brooks breaks his previous record of 5.35 million tickets sold during his 1996-1998 outing, according to Billboard. That record had Brooks performing 347 shows in 100 cities. So far, Brooks and wife Yearwood have performed 364 shows in 71 cities — not including cities announced but not yet performed — since the tour began in Chicago in September 2014. The three year trek winds down with a handful of shows left — including a sold out stop Thursday (Oct 12th) at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium. The tour will wrap in Nashville in December with estimates that Brooks would have sold 6.5 million tickets by that time.

While details are scarce about the new live project, Brooks has announced his first ever book will be released on November 14th as a massive five part anthology series. Part 1, The First Five Years, is a detailed look at the first five years of his career told by Brooks himself and those involved with the creating, recording, and promotion of the first five albums. The book also comes with five CDs taking fans inside the beginning of his career and modern country music right there in Brooks’ inner circle featuring 52 tracks with 19 previously unreleased in some form. The set is also available in as a Limited First Edition pressing with a silver slipcover. A full length documentary on each part is also in the works with a total of 10-12 hours when all five parts are completed.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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