Crewe Toll is an area in Edinburgh, the Scottish capital. The area takes its name from the Toll house which once stood at the junction of Ferry Road and Crewe Road North and South; the name Crewe, or a variation thereof, can be identified on maps as early as those from John Adair's 17th century survey, indicating that a farm stood southeast of the present Crewe Toll. "Toll" is shown on Gellatly's "New Map of the country 12 miles round Edinburgh" published in 1834. The 1853 and 1913 OS maps show a'smithy' at the junction. All buildings on the junction disappeared when it was enlarged at some point in the 1920s to take the additional traffic from the newly-constructed Telford Road; the Western General Hospital is in the vicinity. Another hospital, the Northern General, was in the area but this is now the site of a Morrisons supermarket. Edinburgh's Telford College has moved to a site at Granton. Fettes College is close by. A major aerospace facility is situated in the Leonardo S.p.. A. facility that dates to a 1943 Ferranti factory set up to produce gyro gunsights for the Supermarine Spitfire that became a major radar development site.
The site changed hands from Ferranti to GEC-Ferranti GEC-Marconi BAE Systems SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems SELEX Galileo and Leonardo. The location was the site of a junction on the Caledonian Railway; this junction was spelled'Crew' up until closure in the 1960s, long after the spelling'Crewe' was settled as the area built up. Some nearby Edinburgh districts include Craigleith, Pilton and Silverknowes
The Garth Brooks World Tour is a concert tour by American singer Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood. Beginning on September 4, 2014, in Rosemont, the tour is Brooks' first in thirteen years after coming out of retirement, it launched in support of his 2014 album, Man Against Machine, continuing through the release of his 2016 album, Gunslinger. High demand has prompted multiple concerts to be added in each city, with Brooks performing two shows per night in some cases. With 390 shows performed following the conclusion of its eighth leg in 2017, the tour has broken the record for the most all-time concerts in a tour, it holds the record for the highest-grossing country music tour of all time, surpassing Soul2Soul: The World Tour by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Garth Brooks' first and second world tours, 1993–94 and 1996–98 were both successful. After his multi-year residency at Wynn Las Vegas, yet not embarking on a multi-city tour for thirteen years, Brooks announced plans for a world tour during an interview on Good Morning America in December 2013.
He confirmed his tour and plans for an upcoming album during a press conference on July 11, 2014. On July 15, Brooks stated on his website that each city on the tour would be individually released, the first concert would take place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Days Brooks announced ten additional shows, all at the same arena. Brooks has continued the pattern of announcing the next city every few weeks, both in an effort to generate excitement and urgency, as well as an attempt to combat ticket resale; the tour was in high demand. Two or three shows were announced in one market at a time, with more shows added based on real-time statistics of demand. For the first concerts of the tour, 180,000 tickets were sold within three hours, meriting comparison to Bruce Springsteen's 1999–2000 reunion tour comeback success; as the tour progressed, Ticketmaster began having issues handling the high demand for tickets. 53,000 tickets were sold for the Atlanta shows, despite fans waiting for more than two hours due to technical issues by the ticket distribution company.
Many arena's ticket sales records have been held by Brooks from his previous world tours. The tour broke the record for most tickets sold for concerts in a single North American city; the same Minneapolis residency was the most concerts held in a single city to date, featuring eleven shows. In January 2016, tickets went on sale for the tour's first stop in Canada, a five-show residency in Hamilton, Ontario. Having not performed in the country since 2012, the Hamilton concerts sold more tickets than Brooks' previous Canadian shows combined, breaking his ticket sales record for the entire province of Ontario. In keeping with Brooks' own tradition, each ticket sold for the tour is the same price, regardless of location in the venue. An issue that arose beginning with the first concerts on the tour has been high ticket resale prices. For example, tickets for the seven-show residency in Dallas were being resold online for an average price 21% higher than face value; because of Ticketmaster's anti-resale policies, Brooks chose the company to be the official ticket sales company for the tour.
Despite the optimism for a lack of extreme resale prices, Ticketmaster's partner resale sites and services began allowing individuals to sell marked-up tickets anyway. In the first weeks of the tour, Atlanta tickets were posted for sale on TicketsNow for as much as nearly 470% higher than face value. Brooks, a long-time proponent of banning increased price ticket resales, called out those marking up ticket prices, saying his ultimate goal is making concerts affordable regardless of seat location. Most venues featured on the tour opt for Ticketmaster as the only official ticket sales merchant. However, some venues have chosen to use either other companies, or their own ticket selling resource. High ticket demand has a pattern of causing stress on these alternative systems. On September 18, 2015 AXS, the merchant selling online tickets to Brooks' San Diego shows, became overwhelmed by demand for tickets and was forced to halt the sale. A similar situation occurred on March 18, 2016 when Fargo, North Dakota's Fargodome independent ticket sales website crashed, prompting a sales date as well.
Due to conflict with the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals, Brooks was forced to cancel all June 2015 concerts at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. These shows have not yet been rescheduled. In anticipation of the January 2016 United States blizzard, Brooks rescheduled two concerts at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore for the following weekend. Brooks was forced to reschedule two concerts in October 2016 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida due to Hurricane Matthew. In anticipation of the storm, his Thursday and Friday night shows were moved to Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Stage design for the world tour was directly influenced by Garth Brooks, stating his main interest in the show was to both "wow" the crowd while keeping the central focus of the concert on the music itself; the lighting design by Bandit Lites was commissioned by David Butzler, Brooks' long-time lighting director. Concerts are performed in an "end stage" setting, rather than a "theatre in the round" configuration. Before the start of the third leg, the stage received some renovations including wing expansions and video screen redesign.
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