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Garth Brooks sells out Chicago, adds more Windy City shows to comeback tour

by Brandy McDonnell Published: July 25, 2014
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Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks perform at the tribute concert for the late George Jones, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. AP file photo
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks perform at the tribute concert for the late George Jones, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. AP file photo

More shows have been added to Garth Brooks’ tour-opening stop in Chicago, after the Oklahoma country music superstar  today shattered his previous ticket sales for Chicago.

As previously reported, tickets went on sale this morning for Brooks’ first stop on his comeback tour, slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

It will be the first time the Tulsa native has played Chicago in 17 years. The longtime Owasso resident’s wife and fellow country music star Trisha Yearwood will be touring with him.

“On October 21-26 and December 18-19, 1997, Garth set a personal record in Chicago when he sold 141,717 paid admissions. Today, for the first city on his world tour he has already exceeded his personal record and continues to sell,” said promoter Ben Farrell in a news release.

“The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” has now added subsequent Chicago dates 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 p.m. Sept. 14 at Allstate Arena.

Since Brooks retired in 2001, he has only performed occasional full arena shows, mostly for charity, and quick sellouts and quick additions of more concerts have become the norm. As previously reported, the practice didn’t work out for Brooks in Dublin, Ireland, where the city council would only grant licenses for three of five planned shows, leading to the cancellation of the whole series, which was supposed to start today.

For more information on the Yukon-bred superstar’s Chicago stops, go to www.rosemont.com/allstate or www.garthbrooks.com.

-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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