Garth Brooks: Minneapolis trumps Chicago in ticket sales

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Garth Brooks performs on Sept. 4 in Rosemont, Ill.
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Today's Morning Edition music features Garth Brooks' "Fish" — the song is one of 14 included on his newest album "Man Against Machine." The studio album is his first in 13 years.

Country music fans have purchased more than 201,000 tickets for The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood's 11 shows at the Target Center in Minneapolis. That sets a record for Brooks as the highest number of tickets sold for a single city in North America, according to a news release. Brooks' single-city record was previously held by Chicago, where he sold 180,000 tickets for 11 shows at the Allstate Arena, the opening venue on his 2014 comeback tour.

Brooks performs at the Target Center tonight.

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