Garth Brooks has broken the State Farm Stadium attendance record in Glendale, AZ. On Saturday (March 23rd), he played to a sold-out crowd of 77,653. The previous record was held by the Final Four basketball tournament, set on April 1, 2017. He also set a new entertainment record for any single night performance in the history of Arizona.
During a press conference, Garth joked about offering some advice for filling State Farm Stadium, home of NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals, in the future. “I got to rib (Larry) Fitzgerald a lot, you know, because we do have the record over the Cardinals, which I was very proud of. And so I told him – I said, ‘You know what your problem is, Fitz?’ He goes, ‘No – what’s my problem?’ I said, ‘You only put 22 people on the field. We’ve got 10-thousand out there on the field!’ It’s fun!”
This is the second stop on The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour. On the first stop on March 9th, Garth broke the attendance record in The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.
In other Garth news, the superstar has now gone vinyl with his Legacy project. During the first pre-sale, Garth smashed records with 20,000 packages sold in under 18 hours, that's 420,000 vinyl records. Forbes noted, “To put this in context, The Beatles were the number-one vinyl artist in 2018 with 321,000 sales over 12 months.” The second 24 hours pre-sale window saw people secure an additional 300,000 vinyl albums.