Garth Brooks tickets go on sale

Garth Brooks  kicked off his show to a  loud crowd in Rupp Arena as the first of his three show stay in Lexington got under way on Friday May 15,1998 in Lexington Ky. © Herald-Leader staff photo by Mark Cornelison.

Garth Brooks kicked off his show to a loud crowd in Rupp Arena as the first of his three show stay in Lexington got under way on Friday May 15,1998 in Lexington Ky. © Herald-Leader staff photo by Mark Cornelison.

3 p.m. Rupp Arena general manager Carl Hall says that the interactive map of Rupp Arena, which allows ticket buyers to choose their seats, will be available starting at 6 p.m. Friday night. He said it was not feasible to make that available earlier due to the volume of ticket sales. Currently only the Oct. 31 performances are available. Nov. 1 shows are “off sale” but may become available later. Hall said the Nov. 1 shows have been the most popular shows.

Hall also said their will be shuttle service from lots on Old Frankfort Pike near New Circle Road, at the Police Station, to Rupp for the 10:30 p.m. shows to alleviate traffic congestion between performances. 6:30 p.m. shows are expected to end between 8:45 and 9 p.m.

Between the four Garth Brooks shows and the season-opening University of Kentucky basketball game on Nov. 2, Rupp Arena and downtown Lexington will see more than 100,000 patrons that weekend.

11:02 a.m. According to the Rupp Facebook page, more than 23,000 tickets are available for each performance, meaning 92,000 seats overall are available for the Lexington engagement. Thus far, no other dates for Brooks’ current tour have been announced in the region, including Louisville and Cincinnati.

10:45 a.m. The 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 show is officially sold out.

10:42 a.m. This will be a record-setting engagement: Garth Brooks is now the first and only musical act to play four performances on the same stand at Rupp Arena. He was also the first to play three, when he played May 15-17 in 1998.

10:35 a.m. As of now, Garth Brooks representatives at Varnelle Enterprises say tickets are still available for all shows, 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

10:29 a.m. Sheila Kenny at Rupp said she does not know if the 6:30 shows are sold out, but tickets are selling quickly enough to add the extra shows.

10:23 a.m. Two shows have been added at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

10:13 a.m. Just reading Rupp’s Facebook page, they are being very responsive to questions about tickets being advertised on secondary sites like StubHub and the credit card entry deal.

Tickets for Garth Brooks’ two-night stand at Rupp Arena go on sale at 10 a.m. today. In other cities where his world tour has stopped, extra dates have been added after the announced shows have sold out. So we will be watching to see if the announced shows here, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, sell out and if new dates are announced, and we will let you know here as soon as we know.

Remember, there are no in-person sales. It’s all online or by phone at ticketmaster.com, ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or by calling 1-800-745-3000 or 1-866-448-7849. And make sure you are pre-registered at Ticketmaster, or that may derail your ticket purchasing attempts. If you are in a workplace that has blocked Ticketmaster (but not us) you may try the Ticketmaster app.

10:13 a.m. Just reading Rupp’s Facebook page, they are being very responsive to questions about tickets being advertised on secondary sites like StubHub and the credit card entry deal.

 

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