Garth Brooks adding a 2nd show in Twin Cities

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December 17, 2018 02:47 PM

Country superstar Garth Brooks says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is why he's adding a second concert when he visits Minneapolis.

Brooks and Dayton made the concert announcement after the governor asked the country superstar to schedule another performance when tickets for his May 4 concert in Minneapolis sold out in less than an hour.

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The governor's office says at least 50,000 people were in line, on the phone or online Friday when the last ticket was sold for the concert at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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That prompted Dayton's request. Brooks took to Twitter Friday night to thank Dayton and to let fans know he was on board with a second show.

On Monday, Brooks announced a second, May 3 show at U.S. Bank Stadium. Dayton plans to attend.

Tickets are set to go on sale for that show Dec. 20 at 10 a.m.

Brooks was part of a Monday 9 a.m. conference call announcement with Dayton.

In 2014, Brooks held an 11-show run at Target Center, selling about 205,000 tickets.

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