Garth Brooks Sets New Ticket Sales Record in Baltimore
Garth Brooks' comeback tour just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The country megastar has shattered all previous records at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md., after adding three more shows to his inaugural run there.
The venue used to be called the Civic Arena, and the Beatles first held the record there after playing two shows in 1964. Neil Diamond broke that record in 1993 by playing two shows on June 5, but when tickets went on sale Friday (Nov. 20) for Brooks' two scheduled gigs on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30, 2016, they sold so quickly that three more shows had to be added to accommodate the demand. Brooks is now slated to perform in Baltimore on Jan. 22, 23 and 29 at 7PM, with two shows on Jan. 30 at 7PM and 10:30PM. The concerts mark his first-ever live appearances in the Baltimore area.
Brooks released a new studio album, Man Against Machine, in 2014, and he's featuring a mix of his past biggest hits and new material at his live gigs. The shows also feature old and new songs from his wife, Trisha Yearwood, who released her latest project, PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit, last November. The enormous world tour kicked off last year, and is expected to last as long as three years.
The couple also received side-by-side stars on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville in September of 2015.
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