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Garth Brooks Breaks Elton John's Record in Winston-Salem

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(Entertainment News)----Feb. 23, 1998--On Saturday, Feb. 21, Garth Brooks' fans in Winston-Salem, N.C. snatched up over 50,000 tickets for four shows at the Joel Memorial Coliseum, scheduled for March 25-28. The first three shows sold out in less than two hours. Brooks broke the venue's existing ticket sales record set by Elton John in October 1997 - one show, 14,356 tickets.

Brooks is currently in New York preparing for his stint as host and musical guest on ``Saturday Night Live'' this Saturday, Feb.
28. He will return to Nashville on Thursday to talk to country radio broadcasters during the opening session of Country Radio Seminar.

Brooks' all-new, two-hour NBC special, ``Garth Brooks: Ireland & Back,'' airs on Wednesday, March 4, at 8:00 P.M. (EST).

 


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