Garth Brooks' benefit concert sells out -- 9 times

November 6, 2010 2:42:18 PM PDT
Garth Brooks is going to be very busy in December. Brooks sold more than 140,000 tickets Saturday morning and his benefit concert for Nashville flood relief ballooned from one show to nine.

A news release says the day's sales set a record for tickets sold in Tennessee, besting a concert held by Michael Jackson in Knoxville that drew more than 72,000 fans.

Brooks initially retired about a decade ago to spend more time with his family, but demand for the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history remains high. He came out of retirement late last year, announcing a series of shows in Las Vegas that quickly sold out.

He'll now play six shows in nine days from Dec. 16-22. Tickets were $25 apiece.