Garth Brooks has sold two shows at Yankee Stadium in under an hour and tickets are still selling! This will be the first country music event at the current Yankee Stadium.
The concerts will be:
Friday, July 8th at 8:30 PM
Saturday, July 9th at 8:30 PM
There is an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or either Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000.
Tickets will cost $69.23 plus a $4.50 facility fee and a $6.25 service charge for a total of $79.98.
Brooks has confirmed the Yankee Stadium concert on July 9th will be filmed by famed director Jon Small. What will come of the video has yet to be announced, but he does preview the show to be special and larger than his last New York City performance in Central Park in August 1997 when nearly one million concertgoers attended the free event.
“If you’re going to do anything big, you do it in this city. If you’re going to do something big in this city — Central Park, Yankee Stadium — I think that’s the way to do it,” Brooks tells the Associated Press following a press conference at Yankee Stadium on May 17th.
During a Facebook Live Q&A en route to the press conference, Brooks states Yankee Stadium was the perfect fit for the special show that was intentionally built for Ireland’s Croke Park in 2014.
“This stage was originally made for Ireland [and] was put in one of the biggest stadiums in Europe that they have, so finding a place that could fit this was crazy,” he states. “So I went to the guy that shot Billy Joel in the old Yankee Stadium — a guy named Jon Small — and I asked Small for the dimensions for the new Yankee Stadium and asked him about the ring and would it work in there. When he brought me back the drawings, they were too beautiful. They’ve had to increase the size of the video walls. That’s how big the new Yankee Stadium is. That’s gonna be pretty cool, man. Size matters.”
Brooks also confirmed that the Garth in Vegas shows during Fourth of July weekend will be filmed as well, but has not elaborated what his plans are for the videos. Those shows were announced late last year as special one-off concert dates as well but expanded to two weekends.
Immediately following the Yankee Stadium concerts, Brooks will be taking fans Inside Studio G, a new Facebook Live feature he’s doing in place of Opening Night Live, where fans will get an inside look at the highlights from each city’s tour stops and the making of his upcoming studio album.
“Yankee Stadium is the last night of Opening Night Live, and the day following Yankee Stadium, that Monday, will become the birth of a thing called Inside Studio G,” Brooks states. “We’re gonna take you inside what happened the weekend before. We’re gonna document Opening Night Live in every city and do little highlights. The thing I think I’m going to love most about Inside Studio G is getting ready to take you into the new album. I think that’s it — take you into songwriting sessions, take you into recording sessions, see places. You’re gonna see the room where ‘The Dance’ was cut. You’re gonna see the room where we packed 50 people in where you don’t know how they could fit in there to sing ‘Friends In Low Places’. And you’re gonna see the new album be created and you’re going to be part of it. That’s what it’s all about.”
Brooks states the album is hoping to be released in the fall with his and wife Trisha Yearwood’s first duets album, a Christmas album, to be released some time near the 2016 holiday season.
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