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Garth Brooks announces Sept. 19 date in Atlanta

by Brandy McDonnell Published: July 30, 2014
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Garth Brooks has announced the second city on his comeback tour: He will play Sept. 19 in Atlanta. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman Archive
Garth Brooks has announced the second city on his comeback tour: He will play Sept. 19 in Atlanta. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman Archive

The first southern U.S. stop on “The Garth Brooks World Tour” will be in Atlanta, the Oklahoma country music megastar announced today.

The Tulsa-born and Yukon-bred superstar will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.

It will be the first time Brooks has played Atlanta in 18 years, according to a news release. Brooks’ comeback tour also will feature his wife and fellow country star Trisha Yearwood.

Tickets will be on sale at 10 a.m. Eastern Time Friday, Aug. 8. There will be a six ticket limit per purchase. They will be available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or via Ticketmaster Express at (866) 448-7849. Please note there will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on Aug. 8.

Tickets will cost $56.94 plus $4.56 tax, a $4.00 facility fee and a $6.00 service charge, totaling $71.50.

As previously reported, Brooks, who is making his comeback after taking a break from touring and recording to raise his daughters, will start his comeback tour Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. After tickets quickly sold out when they went on sale last week, Brooks added nine additional Chicago-area dates.

About Garth Brooks
Certified by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2000 as the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Brooks is now certified at 134 million albums and has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist.

In 2001, the longtime Owasso resident retired and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. In 2008, the president-elect requested that Brooks headline President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. A crowd of more than 300,000 did the “wave” to the Oklahoma State University graduate’s performance of “Shout,” while the President sang along.

That same year, the Governor of California asked Brooks to help the state, and the star performed five concerts in two days with the proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold donated to efforts to prevent fire catastrophes. Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, “Garth Brooks: Live in L.A.” allowing viewers to donate as well.

In December 2010, Brooks finished an astonishing nine sold-out concerts in six days to raise money for the flood relief efforts in Tennessee. ABC World News Tonight declared Garth The Person of the Week and the Mayor of Nashville announced that this was a record December for downtown Nashville merchants due to the more than 145,000 who attended the concerts.

In January 2012, Brooks was named the best-selling artist of the last two decades by Billboard, Nielson and SoundScan, with a whopping 68.5 million sales. Brooks also sold out his recent appearance at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. The sell-out of 15,000+ seats happened in less then a minute.

Brooks was recently inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October 2012, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Performing for his induction were his heroes George Strait, James Taylor and Bob Seger.

On Nov. 29, 2013, Brooks took the night with almost 9 million viewers watching his CBS special “Live From Las Vegas.” That very day he released his new box set, “Blame It All On My Roots,” which debuted for the 13th time in his career at No. 1 on the country charts. The bod set also rose to the top of the Billboard 200 Chart, making it the ninth time he has been able to achieve that feat.

In addition, Brooks’ performance of “Friends in Low Places” was the last thing heard on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” as Leno ended his 22-year reign as “The Tonight Show” host.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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