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Garth Brooks Brings Tour Home, Sells Out Nashville Arena

Sets New Ticket Sales Record

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--April 5, 1998--Garth Brooks will bring his much-anticipated concert tour home to Nashville for three sold-out shows at the Nashville Arena from May 8-10. When tickets went on sale Saturday fans purchased over 50,000 in 90 minutes, with the first show selling out in just 14 minutes. Elton John, who performed for an audience of 18,000 in January, held the arena's previous ticket sales record.

Brooks, who began the tour in March 1996, has taken it to over 80 cities, selling out multiple shows in each market and playing for over 3 1/2 million people to date. The tour will continue through December. Other upcoming dates are: Houston (Compaq Center) - April 7-11; San Antonio (Alamodome Arena) - April 14-18 (with 2 shows on the 18th); Baton Rouge, LA (Maravich Center) - April 23-25; and Evansville, IN (Roberts Stadium) - April 30 - May 3.

Brooks will also perform with long-time friend Steve Wariner at the Academy of Country Music Awards show in Los Angeles on April 22. They will perform their duet, ``Burnin' The Roadhouse Down,'' the title cut from Wariner's upcoming Capitol Nashville release. The show will be televised on CBS.


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