Garth Brooks sold one ticket for every 25 people in Ireland

Michael Freeman

Garth brooks sold almost a quarter of a million tickets in just 90 minutes this morning, completely selling out three dates in Croke Park.

The total of 240,000 tickets means just under one admission was sold for every 25 people in Ireland, including the North.

According to the promoters of the huge comeback event, it is the first time an artist has sold out three dates at Croke Park in one day.

Peter Aiken of Aiken Promotions said: “In 52 years of business this is the fastest selling concert Aiken Promotions have ever been involved in.”

Garth Brooks’ manager Bob Doyle also released a short statement. “We’re thrilled,” he said.

Promoters announced a third date on Sunday July 27 shortly after tickets went on sale for the Friday and Saturday shows at 9am today.

Tickets are already being resold on eBay for as much as €300. Irish classifieds website have said they will remove adverts on their site for tickets being sold at more than face value.

Garth Brooks on the pitch at Croke Park, as he announced the date

Source: Mark Stedman

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