Brooks' Vegas Gigs Sell Out in 5 Hours

30K tickets sell briskly as country star ends retirement
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2009 6:30 AM CDT
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood wait before the World Football Challenge soccer match between Chelsea and Club America on Sunday, July 26, 2009, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
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(Newser) – Country music superstar Garth Brooks can still pack 'em in, selling out 30,000 tickets in five hours yesterday for a series of 20 small-scale Vegas shows that will end his retirement for the time being. The Oklahoma cowboy will put on four shows a weekend for five weekends in late 2009 and early 2010 at the 1,500-seat Wynn Las Vegas; tickets are $125 a pop.