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Garth Brooks show sells out within hours at Encore Las Vegas

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Henry Diltz

Garth Brooks performs at Encore Theater in the Wynn on Dec. 12, 2009.

Fans still hoping for tickets to Garth Brooks’ second series of performances at Encore Las Vegas are out of luck.

Tickets for Brooks’ next 20 shows sold out within hours of their release Saturday morning, Wynn Resorts said today. The company said it got more than 75,000 phone calls and received more than 2 million pages views on its Web site related to ticket sales. Tickets were priced at $143, including taxes and fees.

Dates for Brooks’ next shows include March 26-28, April 9-11, June 25-27, July 16-18 and August 6-8. The county music star began his performances at the Encore Theater in December.

Wynn Resorts said it is still cracking down on scalpers with the same policy it instituted during the last round of performances. Hours after tickets were released in October, Wynn Resorts Chairman and Chief Executive Steve Wynn instituted an unusual anti-scalping procedure that angered fans and ticket brokers alike. The resort demanded the name of every concertgoer for each ticket purchased and said tickets could be picked up only on the day of the show, with photo IDs being checked at the door.

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