Brooks Big News In Los Angeles

Garth Brooks is more than a memory in Los Angeles. A series of concerts he’s giving to raise money for victims of recent wildfires sold out in less than an hour Saturday, according to his Web site.

The 85,677 tickets for five concerts went for about $45 each. They will be held in January at Staples Center. Proceeds will go to a fire relief campaign. The money will aid fire victims and provide equipment funding for fire departments around the state.

Brooks last appeared in Los Angeles in 2001.

The Grammy-winning singer has sold more than 100 million albums in the United States and has a string of hits, including this year’s single "More Than a Memory."