Garth Brook’s Show in the Fargo Dome scheduled for May 6-7 will be the first reappearance in that area in 17 years. The demand was so high, it crashed the ticket system on March 18th. “The demand proved to be too high for the platform to handle, overloading the system to the point where ticket sales had to be suspended.”
The world tour features Garth and his wife Trisha Yearwood, and as Garth lamented in the press release…“This has been quite an emotional morning for people trying to get tickets and for people trying to sell tickets.” “This show will be on Mother’s Day Weekend, I think that adds a huge amount of emotion to the mix. I would like to thank the people that showed up today to buy tickets. You have all of my love and gratitude and please accept my apologies for the frustration. I would also like to thank the people that tried to sell tickets today, you have all of my love and gratitude and I sympathize with your frustration.”
Ticket sales will resume on Thursday, March 24 at 10AM CT via FargoDome.com/Garth or by calling 1-844-4-GarthB (1-844-442-7842). There will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase. All seats will cost $74.98.
As hailed by many news sources the tour has been a massive success, selling out multiple nights in many markets, “including Louisville, Ottawa and Las Vegas.” Pollstar crowned Brooks the top touring country artist for the first half of 2015, and he also topped Forbes‘ year-end list of the highest-earning stars in country music, with total earnings of $90 million.
***Stage design for the world tour was directly influenced by Garth Brooks, stating his main interest in the show was to both “wow” the crowd while also keeping the central focus of the concert on the music itself. Concerts are performed in an “end stage” setting, rather than a “theatre in the round” configuration; however, tickets are sold for all seats in the areas, including those located behind the stage. Following the opening act Karyn Rochelle, Garth begins his set, performing nearly all popular songs from his early albums. Yearwood than accompanies Brooks for a duet, followed by performing a select few of her songs. Afterwards Brooks returns to perform additional songs, then two separate sets of encoures.
Garth Brook’s “People Loving People” from his new Album Man Against Machine