Garth Brooks’ appearance with Dayton today to announce 2nd show is off

December 17, 2018

Days after tweeting responses to Gov. Mark Daytons request for an encore performance in Minneapolis, Garth Brooks will participate -- albeit remotely -- in a State Capitol news conference Monday to discuss upcoming concert plans.

The plan had been for the country music superstar to be at the media briefing in person with the governor, but Brooks was having problems getting his plane out of Nashville and intends to join the announcement through a conference telephone call starting about 9 a.m.

After tickets for Brooks May 4 concert at U.S. Bank Stadium sold out within an hour on Friday, the governor issued a formal request that Brooks schedule an encore show for the fans who couldnt snag tickets.

Minnesota is home to tens of thousands of Garth Brooks fans who love his music and are thrilled he is coming to perform at U.S. Bank Stadium, read a statement from Dayton. His first show sold out in an hour, with 50,000 people waiting in line showing there is great demand for another concert.

The fuss over the Grammy Award-winning singer isnt new to Minnesota. In 2014, Brooks held an 11-show run at Target Center. For a moment, Minneapolis held the record for the most Brooks tickets sold for a single engagement around 205,000 seats for that 2014 marathon.

Brooks took to Twitter on Friday night to thank Dayton and to let fans know he was on board for a second show.

One fan replied: Yes yes yes. More shows here. Basically anytime you come here plan at least 2 shows.

Tickets for the U.S. Bank Stadium show, sold through Ticketmaster, were all priced under $100.

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