Garth Brooks sets venue sales record with five-show L.A. stand
By Richard Tafoya
LiveDaily Contributing Editor
Garth Brookspreviously announced one-off show in Los Angeles quickly became a five-show run on Saturday (12/1) as pent-up demand for the officially "retired" artist burned through available tickets in record time.
According to an announcement at the Staples Center website, venue officials noted that Brooks sold over 85,000 tickets in just 59 minutes, setting a venue sales record as the first artist to sell out five shows in one day.
Brooks and concert promoters AEG partnered on the Los Angeles shows as a benefit for California fire victims and firefighter programs in the wake of recent wildfires that burned through parts of the state."
It's a beautiful thing when everyone pulls together," Brooks said in a prepared statement. "California just raised a ton of money for their own. I'm so proud to be part of this."
Beyond the five-show record, Brooks also lined up a pair of logistical records due to the unusual way the shows will be staged. Because the venue hosts home games for the Los Angeles Kings, Lakers and Clippers and all of them are playing in January, Brooks will have to perform all five shows in a roughly 30-hour window across two days.
The first of the five shows will kick off at 6pm on January 25th, followed by a 10pm show the same night. The next day, three shows will take place at 1pm, 5pm and 9pm.
Brooks just finished up a 9-show run in Kansas City that also rolled out from a single announced date, though that set of shows all took place on separate nights.