Country music icon Garth Brooks breaks attendance record for Heinz Field


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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

PITTSBURGH — Country star Garth Brooks has officially broken the attendance record at Heinz Field.

The six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year has sold 72,887 tickets for his upcoming show at Heinz Field on May 18. This makes the concert officially sold out.

The previous record was set at a University of Pittsburgh versus Penn State University game held on Sept. 10, 2016. 69,983 tickets were sold for that event.

Brooks recently sold out the first concert in Notre Dame Football Stadium, which aired on CBS in December. He also debuted new music in November at the 52nd annual CMA Awards. His new song, “Stronger Than Me,” was a song written for and about his wife, Trisha Yearwood.

Last year, Brooks finished a three and a half year world tour with Yearwood. The Garth Brooks World Tour broke several records set by artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

The tour was held in 79 cities and played over 390 concerts. Over 100,000 tickets were sold in 20 cities. Overall, the tour sold over 6.3 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest American tour in the world.