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Garth Brooks adds second show after Dayton request

Brooks announced that the added show will happen on Friday, May 3. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Dec. 20.

A problem with his plane prevented country superstar Garth Brooks from making the announcement in person, but what the heck... most knew what he was going to say anyway. 

Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday Brooks confirmed on a teleconference with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton that he is adding a second show when he visits the Twin Cities in early May to play U.S. Bank Stadium. The previously scheduled May 4 show sold out in less than an hour, and an estimated 50,000 people were still in the online and phone waiting rooms to buy when the last ticket was sold. 

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The added show will take place on Friday, May 3. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. sharp. They are priced at $94.95 including fees and taxes, and are available only  on the Ticketmaster website, or by calling the Ticketmaster Express line at 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. There is an eight ticket limit. 

During the teleconference Monday Brooks credited a Twitter post from Governor Mark Dayton's account as being the trigger for adding the second show, something he has not done on this tour.

"I talked to a gentleman by the name of Patrick, GM of U.S. Bank Stadium, I said 'Patrick, the only way I know to do this is to see if anybody might make the ask from your side,'" Brooks recounted, "and that's when he mentioned the governor, and I said 'Oh... that would be pretty impressive.' And it was really sweet that I got a post from the governor asking for a second show."

Brooks called the request both flattering and humbling. 

The superstar's drawing power here in Minnesota was not much of a question. Back in 2014 Brooks held an 11-show run at Target Center, selling about 205,000 tickets.

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