Tickets went on sale today for Garth Brooks’ upcoming Atlanta tour stop, and as has become standard operating procedure, two more dates quickly were added at the venue, Philips Arena.
Along with the original show planned at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, additional shows have been announced at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, according www.philipsarena.com.
As previously reported, Atlanta tickets cost $56.94 plus $4.56 tax, a $4.00 facility fee and a $6.00 service charge, totaling $71.50. There is a six-ticket limit per purchase. They can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849.
“The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Subsequent dates in Chicago, which were added after ticket sales began there, are at 6 p.m. Sept. 5, 6 and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 6 and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 6 and 10:30 p.m. Sept.13 and 7:30 pm. Sept. 14 at at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.
The first stop on “The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” has shattered the Oklahoma country music superstar’s previous record for ticket sales in a single city in North America, according to a news release.
Previously, the record was 162,822 tickets sold for the Target Center in Minneapolis from Oct. 6-14, 1998. Ticket sales for the opening Chicago dates on Brooks’ long-awaited comeback have officially surpassed that and are continuing to sell.
As previously reported, the Tulsa native announced last month at a press conference that he has inked a new record deal with Sony Music’s RCA Records and is working on his first album of new material since 2001’s “Scarecrow.”
Certified by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2000 as the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, the Yukon-bred singer-songwriter retired from touring and recording in 2001, saying he wanted to devote himself to raising his three daughters. His youngest, Allie, graduated high school in May.
Along with performing at events like President Obama’s 2008 inauguration and charity concerts like last year’s OK Twister Relief, the longtime Owasso resident accepted an offer from hotel magnate Steve Wynn to appear periodically at his Wynn Encore Theatre in Las Vegas for a four-year solo residency because he was able to schedule those performances around his daughters’ school activities.
In December, he announced on “Good Morning America” that we was planning his worldwide comeback tour in 2014.
For more information, go to www.garthbrooks.com.