Brooks slates nine shows aiding flood victims
Sunday, November 7, 2010
– What started as one show by Garth Brooks to aid victims of Nashville's floods in May mushroomed to nine.
Tickets for Brooks' Dec. 17 benefit show went on sale Saturday morning. Brooks gave indications he would add shows depending on demand. Some tickets remained as of late Sunday afternoon.
The demand most definitely was there. Two shows were quickly added and then the others. Trisha Yearwood also will participate in the shows, which will feature a full band. The shows are set for Dec. 16-17 and 19-22. Two shows per night are being held Dec. 16, 21 and 22. Brooks has played solo acoustic gigs in Las Vegas since last year.
Tickets were priced at $25 each plus ticketing fees. The shows are expected to raise more than $3.5 million based on 140,000 tickets sold.
Money will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
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