Garth Brooks to Blaze in Special Concerts
The live concerts, to be played over two days at the Los Angeles Staples Center, will benefit the Southern California 2008 Fire Intervention Relief Effort (F.I.R.E.), and comes in the wake of last October's raging wildfires that struck the Southland.
Obviously Brooks, 45, strikes a chord with fans: Having sold 85,000 tickets in less than an hour, the country singer-songwriter – who retired from touring in 1998 – is the only artist in Staples Center history to sell out five concerts in one hour and play five concerts in two days.
– Stephen M. Silverman