Saturday January 16, 2016
Hamilton gets Garth Brooks times 5
Garth Brooks has upped the ante to five record-breaking concerts at FirstOntario Centre.
Brooks initially announced that he and his wife Trisha Yearwood would perform one show at the downtown Hamilton arena on Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Within less than 45 minutes of tickets going on sale Friday morning for that show, however, four additional concerts were added to the venue in four separate announcements, the first released at 10 a.m. and the fourth released at 10:42 a.m.
The timing of the five FirstOntario Centre shows by the American country superstar are between March 24 and 27th.
“Garth Brooks has smashed his Hamilton and Toronto ticket sales record combined in 45 minutes,” Leigh Ann Pigue, advertising and promotions manager for Nashville-based promoter Varnell Enterprises, said in a statement. “He last played Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Sept. 5, 1996, and SkyDome in Toronto, Sept., 6, 1996, and sold a combined 47,910 tickets. Today he has sold 54,048 tickets for FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton and tickets are still selling.”
Tickets for all shows are on sale now for $79.81 including service fees and HST, with an eight-ticket per purchase limit. (Source: Hamilton Spectator)