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Garth Brooks adds more shows, making 5 total in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — GREENSBORO, N.C. — Country music star Garth Brooks was scheduled two play two concerts at the Greensboro Coliseum in mid-November. But when tickets went on sale today, the enthusiastic response led Brooks to add three more shows to his Greensboro lineup.

Coliseum Deputy Director Scott Johnson said that playing five nights in a row is a rarity anywhere in the country.

“It’s a big deal,” he said. “There are not a lot of artists who could sell this many tickets in such a short amount of time, on such short notice.”

The concerts are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 23, all at the Greensboro Coliseum on West Lee Street.

Tickets are $70, regardless of location in the arena. They are available on ticketmaster.com, and as of Friday, Oct. 18, will be on sale at the Coliseum’s ticket office, too.

Johnson expects the concerts to have a tremendous economic impact on the city.

“There are people that will come see him two or three of these nights,” he said. “They’ll stay in hotel rooms. Everybody‚Äôs got to go out to eat the night before the show. You need gasoline to get here. You’ll pay to park. It’s just a trickling effect in the community.”

The Coliseum holds approximately 18,000 people for each show. Coliseum representatives wouldn’t comment on how many tickets had been sold so far, but suggested that if you’d like to go, you act quickly.