UPDATE: 10:37 a.m.
A tour publicist says no additional Lincoln shows will be added. Here's the schedule for Garth Brooks in Lincoln:
* Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.
* Saturday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m.
* Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
* Sunday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m.
* Sunday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Officials said tickets are still available for all shows.
UPDATE: 10:31 a.m.
Doubleheader shows are now scheduled on Saturday and Sunday with the announcement of a fifth Garth Brooks show in Lincoln, this one set for Saturday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m.
UPDATE: 10:21 a.m.
Minutes after the announcement of a third show, a fourth show has been added for Sunday afternoon on Oct. 22.
UPDATE: 10:12 a.m.
With Ticketmaster getting hit hard with requests, a third show has now been added for Saturday, Oct. 21.
UPDATE: 9:50 a.m.
Even before the first tickets went on sale, officials added a second Lincoln show on Friday night, Oct. 20.
If you want to get a ticket to see Garth Brooks perform at Pinnacle Bank Arena next month, get on Ticketmaster and keep trying.
That’s the advice from arena manager Tom Lorenz, who says that because Brooks will add more shows as needed, every buyer who wants in should, at some point, get a ticket.
The first show, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets can be purchased only through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 866-448-7849.
The limited purchasing options are because the giant ticketing company and Brooks have developed sophisticated software that allows them to quickly add shows when needed.
“The shows are driven by demand,” Lorenz said. “By going through the Ticketmaster software, it offers you options that build demand for the next show.
“Keep trying if you don’t get one. More shows will be added. It’s a one-day, two-day, three-day process. People need to know going in that there’s going to be a lot of demand, and it might be kind of a slow process at times. But they will get tickets.”
There will not be announcements of on-sale times for additional shows. The process moves too fast for that.
“Ticketmaster will show that a show will be added,” Lorenz said. “You’ll see it actually happen on Ticketmaster. We’re not going to stop and do an announcement.”
That said, the arena will be posting each new show on its website, Facebook page and will be sending out notices of additional shows on Twitter.
Because they are demand-driven, the number of Lincoln shows won’t be determined until after tickets go on sale. It is, however, expected that the first show added will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20.
Brooks played six shows in Omaha in May 2015 and is slated to play nine shows in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, over two weekends, beginning Friday.
Expectations are that Brooks will play at least four shows in Lincoln, but very likely more, in part because demand may be fueled by the fact that it will be the final appearance in Nebraska, Iowa or Kansas of Brooks’ “World Tour” that began in 2014.
The arena will hold about 12,000 people for each show.
All tickets are $74.98, including fees, no matter where your seat is located. There is an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets will be sold on a best seats-available basis.
For a quicker ticket purchasing experience, fans need to go to ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks to refresh their current account or create one before Friday.
That pre-registration should make for a more streamlined, expedited purchase for each person and for all who are in line trying to get a ticket for one of the shows, Lorenz said.