Brooks sets Denver record
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
– Garth Brooks had a record-breaking audience Saturday at Denver's Mile High Stadium with 84,500 fans, making it the biggest ticketed event in stadium history.
Brooks broke the previous record of 77,000 set by U2 in 2011.
Since launching The Stadium tour, Brooks has broken attendance records in St. Louis at The Dome at America's Center, Glendale, Ariz. at State Farm Stadium, Gainesville, Fla. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and two sold-out nights at Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium. Additional upcoming shows are already sold-out in Eugene, Ore. at Autzen Stadium on June 29 with Regina, Canada's Mosaic Stadium show on July 10 and Boise, Ida.'s Albertsons Stadium show on July 20 both selling out in under an hour, averaging just over 75,000 tickets in each city.
Brooks surprised fans with upcoming new music last week, revealing a duet with Blake Shelton on the track "Dive Bar" and promising that fans will get to hear the song for first time live when Shelton joins him at the newly added show in Boise, ID on July 19. Co-written by Mitch Rossell/Bryan Kennedy/Garth Brooks, "Dive Bar" is taken from his forthcoming studio album "FUN" and will be available at country radio June 18 at 6 a.m. eastern.
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