The last time Garth Brooks came to Sprint Center, he played nine shows.
It looks like this time, he may play six.
On Friday, when tickets for his May 6 World Tour show with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, went on sale, demand led him to add four more shows to his Kansas City schedule. Now the duo will perform May 5 at 7 p.m.; May 6 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and May 7 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
By early afternoon, show promoter Varnell Enterprises announced in an email that all five shows had sold out. It also added: “Garth will play another show and details will be released at a later time.”
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In 2007, Brooks moved 160,000 tickets in less than two hours in a similar manner, expanding a show to nine appearances that helped mark the opening of Sprint Center.
Even Brooks himself seemed a bit surprised Friday. He tweeted: “KC HOLY COW this might be bigger than the LAST time! Hang with us, this may take a little bit. So flattered, so humbled! love, g.”
But it’s not the first time on this tour he has expanded his schedule. He’s playing five shows at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas, and is also scheduled for five shows in April at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico.