Garth-mania has begun! Shortly after tickets for first stop of the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood went on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, July 25th, more shows were subsequently being added for Chicago.
Demand was so strong for Brooks’ opening night September 4th at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, the country superstar added a second and third show for the September 5th and 6th and then three more shows for September 11th, 12th and 13th.
A second show was later added for September 6th, September 12th and 13th with another single show added for September 14th for a total of ten shows for Chicago only!
The first slew of shows sold out almost immediately while the others took a bit longer to sell out, but Brooks is known for closely monitoring ticket sales and kept adding dates until demand was met.
Trisha Yearwood even took to Facebook to post her excitement.
Brooks is widely known for announcing a single city at a time to give each city it’s own fanfare, so at this time, it’s not known what other cities are on the bill. However, if demand keeps up for all other unannounced cities (which is highly likely to some extent), Brooks could easily break world records for the Highest Grossing Tour of All Time and pass the $1 billion mark!
Brooks was slated to release a new single to radio this week, but that was delayed a few times before being told it’s delayed until September, around the launch of the tour. It appears the single was going to be promoted with the ill-fated Ireland Croke Park comeback shows scheduled for this weekend, but was further delayed because Brooks’ online store, where he is exclusively selling his catalog in digital form, is not yet ready, although no confirmation from Sony Music Nashville as of press time.
Chicago Tour Dates: (updated as needed)
September 4th 7:30 pm
September 5th 6 pm
September 6th 6 pm & 10:30 pm
September 11th 7:30 pm
September 12th 6 pm & 10:30 pm
September 13th 6 pm & 10:30 pm
September 14th 7:30 pm
Author: Buddy Iahn
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