Garth Brooks is definitely back. Tickets for the first show of his comeback tour, set for Chicago’s Allstate Arena on September 4, went on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m. By 10:35, another show had been added to accommodate fan demand. In total, eight more shows were added, resulting in 10 total shows scheduled for Chicago.
Brooks sold a total of 180,000 tickets for his Chicago shows in under three hours. He shattered his record of 141,717 tickets,which he set in 1997 at the same venue. The upcoming dates mark the first time Brooks has performed in Chicago in 17 years.
The 10 shows in Chicago serve as the kickoff for Brooks’ comeback tour, which he has stated could last as long as three years. Concerts will feature new music from an upcoming album, and wife Trisha Yearwood will appear with him. Brooks is also planning to release his music digitally for the first time.
Additional stops on the tour will be announced individually.