Garth Brooks mused that the public may have moved on when he announced he was coming out of retirement.
Was he ever wrong.
Tickets for Brooks' first 20 shows at the Wynn Las Vegas resort sold out in less than five hours. The resort said Saturday it reached maximum capacity for callers at 141,934, with many getting busy signals.
Officials say the ticket Web site had more than 5.4 million page views with 40,000 waiting to buy tickets online at one point.
Brooks announced a five-year deal with casino owner Steve Wynn last week that includes 15 weeks of shows a year in the Encore theater, which seats about 1,500. Tickets were $125 plus fees.
Brooks, the best-selling solo act in history, plays Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays of select weeks beginning Dec. 11.