Garth Brooks Acknowledges Concerts’ Scalping Issues, Adds 2 More Atlanta Shows

By Kurt Wolff

After long waits bogged down ticket sales for his three concerts in Atlanta, which went on sale last Friday (Aug. 8), Garth Brooks placed sales for those shows on hold.

Now he’s announced two additional Atlanta shows and a renewed effort to streamline the process.

“I don’t feel like we were prepared,” Brooks was quoted as saying in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding the long waits for Atlanta tickets.

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The two newly added shows are Sept. 20 and 21. These and the three previously announced Atlanta shows all take place at the Philips Arena (see all dates and times listed below), with each and every ticket selling for a grand total of $71.50.

Tickets for the two new shows go on sale Aug. 16 via Ticketmaster.

“We’re going to do it right next time and I don’t know why it’s taking so long for anything to happen,” Brooks added. He also acknowledged that fans had encountered similar problems with the Chicago shows that went on sale in late July, but that the issue “reared its head with Atlanta.”

Scalping has also been a problem. “Ticketmaster’s scalper screening system is a wonderful idea,” Brooks said in a press statement. “With that said, all I saw were tickets on every scalping site and the people that just wanted to come to the show could not get in. The folks at Ticketmaster were totally devoted to achieving our mutual goal … that the on sale this Saturday runs faster and creates an easier process for people who want to come to the show.

Tickets for the two new Atlanta shows go on sale Saturday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. ET. Atlanta and Chicago are the only two cities revealed so far on Brooks’ recently announced world tour.

Garth Brooks Atlanta concert dates:

Friday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.


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