Garth Brooks just celebrated selling six million tickets on his current “World Tour” with a massive celebration in Indianapolis this past weekend. No one’s ever sold that many tickets during one tour of North America, according to “Billboard.” Garth’s fans helped him celebrate the milestone by waving white shirts and turning the entire arena white during the concert. It was a full whiteout!
During his recap of the weekend on his weekly Facebook Live series, “Inside Studio G,” Garth said, “It’s the coolest thing I ever got to be part of onstage. I can’t believe those people did that for us, and did it in unbelievable style.”
What made the moment even cooler is the story of the woman who purchased the sixth million ticket that helped Garth reach that milestone. She was sitting alone about seven or eight rows from the top of the arena in the upper level.
Garth explained, “She bought four tickets, but couldn’t get them all together. Four single tickets, scattered. She gave the three better tickets to her girlfriends, and she kept the worst one for herself. Now, that’s sweet right there. She put all her friends first.”
Of course, Garth and his team quickly rectified that situation and made sure she was fully taken care of for the show. This selfless woman who held the sixth million ticket is a lot like the other fans who have purchased big milestone tickets to Garth shows in the past few years. The one millionth ticket was bought by a military couple, and Garth recalls the two millionth ticket was bought by a boy taking his mom out a on date to the concert.
Garth said, “All these stories, it can’t just be luck of the draw. I think what all these stories represent, that you could have picked any one of the six million people out, any one of the six million ticket holders and they would be sweet people who are doing the best they can in this world, loving one another, and that’s who we get to play for. Country music artists are the luckiest people on the planet because they get to play for people like that.”
He added, “Every ticket has a story, and I’m lucky enough, I’ve got six million stories going here. It’s a beautiful marriage. So sweet.”
The fun isn’t over yet, folks. Garth has a full slate of shows lined up in the coming months. Go to GarthBrooks.com for ticket information.