Country Music Star Garth Brooks’ Charity Concert Sold Out For $3.5 million

November 8th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
deligeNov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Country star Garth Brooks created a record of sorts over the weekend after a whopping 140,000 tickets were sold in a day for a benefit concert which would provide aid to the victims of the Nashville floods. The extensive hype that the benefit concert has generated left the event organizers with no other options but to increase the number of shows from one to nine.

The complete sell-out of the tickets for the benefit concert indeed created history as the highest number of tickets sold in in Tennessee in a single day. The ticket sale also surpassed the total number of tickets that were sold during a concert by King of Pop Michael Jackson in Knoxville and was attended by a whopping 72,000 fans of the legendary singer. Reports have revealed that the total sell-out of the Garth Brooks show has fetched the country star a staggering $3.5 million for charity that would go to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to aid the victims of the Nashville floods. During the benefit concert, the 48-year-old much celebrated country music artist would be performing in shows from December 16 to December 22 along with his wife Trisha Yearwood as well as his bands and a host of unnamed guests.

Garth Brooks, who is considered to be one of the most popular solo artists in the United States, shied away from the public eye to spend time with his family in the year 2001 following the release of his album ‘Scarecrow.’ However, the noted country music star ended his retirement in the month of October last year with the announcement of a series of shows in Las Vegas.

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