Country superstar Garth Brooks is set to perform a series of concerts this week in his return to Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center. It’s been a long time since the country singer performed in Pittsburgh and ticket sales didn’t disappoint. The country star actually broke his Pittsburgh sales record for his six show run at the Consol Energy Center as ticket sales surpassed 100,100, averaging 16,683 per show. That topped the previous mark from 1997 at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena which sold 100,024 tickets. His six show appearance this year in Pittsburgh generated $6.9 million in revenue, not bad for an artist who hasn’t headlined a tour in 13 years after a lengthy hiatus from recording music.
Garth Brooks “World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” started in September of last year in support of his latest album “Man Against Machine.” His opening show in Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center kicks off Thursday night, as tickets in the secondary market for his opening show have a current average price of 132.62. That price represents the least expensive show of Brooks’ six show run at the venue. The least expensive ticket to get into Thursday’s show is $53.
Garth Brooks’ six shows at the venue have an asking average price of $170.64 on the secondary market, 9.3% below Brook’s overall tour average for future dates of $188.30. The most expensive Pittsburgh concert will take place on Friday, as tickets for the show have a current secondary average price of $258.88. That is a 37.4% premium compared to the overall tour average, as tickets for Friday’s show have a get-in price of $76.
Garth Brooks World Tour started with an 11 show run at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. After his stay at the Consol Energy Center, Garth Brooks will travel to Detroit for a six show run at Joe Louis Arena. His concerts will run through the month of March with nine scheduled shows at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
After a successful career throughout the 1990’s in which six of his studio albums achieved Diamond status in the United States, the country singer retired in 2001, but slowly made a comeback in 2005 as the singer ended his retirement in 2009. He’s since announced a new record deal with Sony Music Nashville in the summer of 2014 and released his new album “Man Against Machine” in November of 2014.