Garth Brooks sells 51,000 tickets for Edmonton shows

Edmonton has a bad case of Garth Brooks fever. The country music superstar has broke his ticket sales record in Edmonton.

Edmonton's got it bad for Garth Brooks

Demand for Garth Brooks tickets is so high that organizers have announced the superstar will play five shows in Edmonton over three days in February. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/Associated Press)

Garth Brooks has friends in low places and thousands of fans in Edmonton. 

The country music superstar has broken his ticket sales record in Alberta's capital city. 

In less than an hour Friday morning, Brooks sold more than 51,000 tickets for his upcoming concerts at Rogers Place.

Brooks announced last week he is bringing his world tour with his wife and fellow musician Trisha Yearwood to Rogers Place in February.

Soon after tickets went on sale Friday, additional Edmonton dates were added to the roster.

Brooks will now be playing five shows in three days at the new downtown arena, including two matinees.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Brooks took to Twitter to thank his Edmonton fans for their enthusiasm.  

It's the first time Brooks has played in Edmonton in 21 years.

In 1996, he sold 50,871 tickets for a series of concerts Aug. 10- 12 at Northlands Coliseum.

Tickets for Brooks' upcoming visit to Edmonton went on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

The hashtag #GARTHinEDMONTON quickly starting trending on Twitter, with hundreds of fans weighing on the rush for seats.

Tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster with a maximum of eight per customer.

The best-selling solo album artist in the U.S. of all time, Brooks has sold more than 160 million records worldwide with hits like Friends in Low Places and Standing Outside the Fire. 

Brooks broke the ticket sales record for the province of Saskatchewan, selling over 86,000 tickets for his six performances in Saskatoon in June of this year.