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NOW you can go to the PNC box office for Garth Brooks

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

With much fanfare, tickets went on sale last Friday for Garth Brooks’ first Raleigh shows since the late 1990s.

In an apparent move to head off scalpers, a third show was announced right after the first two dates went on sale. And there was a lot of online sales traffic for all three shows, March 11-12-13. But none of them actually sold out that first day.

This is key because tickets were not available at the PNC Arena box office for opening day of Brooks sales, but now they are. So if you’ve not yet bought tickets, you can save a little scratch by buying in-person at the PNC box office, where they don’t charge the Ticketmaster service charge.

That’s $6.25 a ticket -- enough for three gallons of gas nowadays -- which takes the price from $74.98 down to $68.73.

David Menconi: 919-829-4759, @NCDavidMenconi

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