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Garth Brooks Sells Out In Three Minutes, Four Concerts Added

Previously slated for two shows, country music legend Garth Brooks will perform six concerts at the Bryce Jordan Center from April 24 through May 2.

Brooks’ first show, on Friday May 1, sold out in less than three minutes. Along with his originally scheduled May 2 concert, the Jordan Center added performances on Friday, April 24, two Saturday, April 25 performances, and another show following his previously scheduled May 1 appearance.

In 1997, Brooks sold out five concerts at the Jordan Center. The sellout was a Jordan Center record until an up-and-coming Taylor Swift beat the mark in 12 minutes in advance of her State College appearance. Today’s three minute sellout is now the quickest in the venue’s deep history.

The Jordan Center’s director of sales and marketing Bernie Punt spoke with Brooks’ manager, who claimed the show would be well worth the admittance price, which was $74.98 for the original two shows.

Tickets for the shows went on sale this morning. Brooks had previously announced his retirement in 1999, but embarked on a comeback tour earlier this year. Brooks also echoed the excitement earlier this morning.

Here’s Brooks performing his classic “Friends in Low Places” in Chicago.

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