Saturday, October 06, 2007

Garth Sells Out Nine Shows In Under Two Hours

KC Star: Twenty people seeking to get tickets for the Nov. 14 Garth Brooks concert were in line outside the Sprint Center by 6:25 a.m. (Friday) morning.

Amid a throng of construction crews who are putting the finishing touches on the new arena, those fans were in line to get numbered wristbands, which guarantees their holders only a place in line when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday .

“If you want to see him, you got to do this,” said Brad Scarbrough, 20, of Kearney. He and his four friends were the first in line. They arrived at the Sprint Center around 2:30 a.m.

Then came the press release from Nancy Seltzer & Associates (323 938-3563):

After 9 years in retirement Garth Brooks has tied his own personal record for selling the highest number of tickets in any city in North America. This was accomplished in 1 hour and 58 minutes.

Tickets went on sale at the Sprint Center, Kansas City this morning, 10:00 AM CT for a single show. That show was originally planned as a thank you concert for Wal-Mart which then turned into a show for the public as well, when AEG offered the Sprint Center. The demand was so great that, as promised, Garth added first one more show, then another and another until obligations prevented him from adding more. Nine shows in total were sold.
When asked to comment Garth Brooks said " For the first time in my life I'm speechless."

"The incredible demand from the most loyal fans in the world made today's sale of tickets for Garth Brooks upcoming concerts at Sprint Center unprecedented," said Brenda Tinnen, General Manager SprintCenter. "The people of Kansas City, Sprint Center and AEG owe Garth atremendous debt of gratitude not for only choosing us, but also for extending his engagement to 9 shows."

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