Garth Brooks quickly sells out five additional shows in last visit to Upper Midwest
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Garth Brooks, who says he's on his last visit to the Upper Midwest on his latest world tour, has added five shows to his stop in Sioux Falls in September.
And, by Friday morning all of the tickets were sold out—possibly as many as 72,000 as the capacity for the Denny Sanford Premier Center is 12,000.
It's not much of a surprise as the last time Brooks was in the South Dakota city he also added five shows, including two in one day, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 1997, selling more than 41,000 tickets at the older Sioux Falls Arena.
This time for the shows that will start on Friday, Sept. 15, and run on the weekends through Sunday, Sept. 24, the tickets for the six shows were sold out within a half-hour.
"It was a real humdinger," said public relations manager Rick Huffman about the sales.
He said one show had been added already at 9:30 a.m. before tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Then other shows were added at 10:04, 10:13,10:21 and 10:28, Huffman said.
The shows, with his wife Trisha Yearwood, will run Sept. 15-17 and Sept 22-24.
As of Friday afternoon, Huffman said Brooks wouldn't be adding any more shows.
However, Huffman was waiting to hear from the promoter on how many tickets were actually sold and if there was a possibility of any more being added.
Tickets were $74.98 for all seats in the events center with a limit of 8 tickets per person and were all sold through Ticketmaster.
The shows will start at 7 p.m. on the two Friday nights and 7:30 p.m. for the Saturday and Sunday shows.
Brooks said when announcing his visit to Sioux Falls that it would be his last stop in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota on this world tour.
During his time in Sioux Falls 20 years ago, Brooks promised his audience that he would be back. His quote: "If there is another world tour, it's not going to happen without Sioux Falls"
Since the new events center was opened in 2014 in Sioux Falls, assistant general manager Chris Semrau said , "We've received more requests for Garth than anyone else.
"It literally was the first call I made on my first day at the center at the beginning of 2014. It has
been a three-and- a-half year process and well worth the effort, Semrau said.
The world tour made its U.S. debut in Chicago on Sept. 4, 2014, and has been breaking records in nearly every city played— records previously held by The Beatles, The Rolling Stone and even Brooks himself. His tour has sold more than 5.5 million tickets, making it the biggest tour in the world, promoters said..