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UPDATE: Second Garth Brooks Concert Announced

Governor Mark Dayton and country music star Garth Brooks are holding a news conference call Monday to discuss Brooks' concert plans in Minneapolis. Governor Mark Dayton and country music star Garth Brooks are holding a news conference call Monday to discuss Brooks' concert plans in Minneapolis.  |  Photo: Courtesy: Varnell Enterprises

Updated: December 17, 2018 01:46 PM

Governor Mark Dayton's plea to Garth Brooks for another concert in Minnesota worked.  Country music star Garth Brooks announced on Twitter that he has scheduled a second concert at U.S. Bank Stadium on May 3rd.

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The news conference was originally supposed to be in-person, but Governor Dayton's office said there were complications with Brooks' plane out of Nashville. 

On Friday, Dayton asked the singer to schedule an encore performance at US Bank Stadium after his May 4 concert sold out within an hour. Dayton's office says over 50,000 people were "in line, on the phone, or online when the last ticket was sold."

In the phone conference, Garth said, "that was very flattering, very humbling, and of course, it would be a joy of mine to get to play up there for as many nights as we possibly could."

Garth explained that the Stadium Tour was originally intended to be only 10 shows a year with each in a different city. Minneapolis will now be the only city with two concerts.

B-105 Duluth Country Radio host Ken Hayes said, "last week we actually had the chance to interview Garth, and he was talking about how Minneapolis and St. Paul and that area, and Minnesota in fact, is a special place in his heart."

This isn't the first time his shows have drawn exceptional demand in the Twin Cities. Hayes said, "back in 2014, Garth Brooks came back, and they sold 205,000 tickets. They had 11 concerts, and it was record setting."

Those 200,000 tickets would be enough for 4 full concerts at US Bank Stadium. However, if the demand is still greater than the two shows can fill, Garth seems determined to stop there. He said, "if we're lucky enough to get another full house, we'll take it and then have fun with it. I can't imagine a third."

Tickets for the May 3rd show will go on sale Thursday, December 20th at 10 a.m.

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