Garth Brooks To Do Nine Shows In Nashville For Flood Victims
November 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM (PT)
GARTH BROOKS showed that he has not lost any of his star power SATURDAY (11/6). Tickets went on sale at 10a (CT) and within six hours, 140,000 tickets were sold, resulting in what will be a six-day stand and nine shows at BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE by BROOKS. All of the proceeds will benefit the victims of the TENNESSEE floods this past spring. BROOKS' camp has estimated that over $3.5 million will be donated to the cause.
“A very special thanks to BEN FARRELL, Country radio, the great people at TICKETMASTER and everyone who helped with the on-sale ... and most of all the people who showed up to get tickets. It's great to be a part of the healing," said BROOKS.
This morning's box office numbers set a new record for the amount of tickets sold by a performer in the state of TENNESSEE. The old record was held by MICHAEL JACKSON at 72,000 for a stadium show in KNOXVILLE.
Tickets for these shows were priced at $25, plus service charges. GARTH's publicist, NANCY SELTZER, reports that even the few single tickets for each of the nine shows have now been sold. The shows will be held on DECEMBER 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.