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Garth Brooks adds third Raleigh show

Singer/songwriter Garth Brooks announced a third show for Raleigh on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, after tickets for two shows sold out in less than an hour.
Singer/songwriter Garth Brooks announced a third show for Raleigh on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, after tickets for two shows sold out in less than an hour. Getty Images

Well, that didn’t take long.

Tickets for Garth Brooks’ March 11-12 shows at Raleigh’s PNC Arena went on sale at 10 a.m. Eastern Time Friday -- whereupon a third show was immediately announced mere minutes later, scheduled for March 13. That’s one way to battle scalpers.

The first two shows were sold-out by 11 a.m., although there were still VIP tickets priced at (gulp) $2,500-$3,500 each available for both. As of 11:25 a.m., regular $74.98 tickets for the third show were still available at Ticketmaster .

Will be interesting to see how long that is the case…

UPDATE (1:15 p.m.): Well, now tickets are available again for all three shows. When I asked for an explanation from Brooks’ representatives, they responded thusly:

We want to give the fans the best available tickets at that time. We will take a show off sale at that point and then open shows back up.

David Menconi: 919-829-4759, @NCDavidMenconi

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