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Updated: Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:01 | By Michael Freeman, TheJournal.ie

Garth Brooks sold one ticket for every 25 people in Ireland

In just 90 minutes.


Source Laura Hutton

Source Laura Hutton

GARTH BROOKS FANS bought almost a quarter of a million tickets in just 90 minutes this morning, with three dates in Croke Park completely selling out.

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.

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

Source: Mark Stedman

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 DoneDeal.ie have said they will remove adverts on their site for tickets being sold at more than face value.

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Garth Brooks sold one ticket for every 25 people in IrelandIn just 90 minutes.Michael FreemanTheJournal.ieTheJournal.ie(©Copyright (c) Journal Media Ltd. 2014, All Rights Reserved.)2014-01-30T13:48:482014-01-30T14:01:15Source Laura HuttonGARTH BROOKS FANS bought almost a quarter of a million tickets in just 90 minutes this morning, with three dates in Croke Park completely selling out.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.Garth Brooks on the pitch at Croke Park, as he announced the dateSource: Mark StedmanPromoters 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 DoneDeal.ie have said they will remove adverts on their site for tickets being sold at more than face value.Please select one of the images below to start the galleryThe heartbreaking reality of trying to buy Garth Brooks tickets online>Source Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura HuttonSource Laura Huttonimageimage
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