Garth Brooks has made the announcement we've all been waiting for. The second city announced on the world tour will be Atlanta. CMT reported on July 30, 2014 that Brooks will be heading back to Atlanta for the first time after 18 long years. Brooks will be bringing his world tour to Philips Arena in Atlanta with the tour date scheduled to happen on September 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM EST along with his superstar wife Trisha Yearwood.
Tickets for the Atlanta stop will go on sale on August 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster for $71.50 with a six ticket limit per purchase. Only one date has been announced for the Atlanta stop on the world tour so far. Brooks had scheduled his initial kickoff concert stop in Chicago at the Allstate Arena to happen on September 4, 2014 and continued to add concert dates after tickets went on sale for the first show.
Chicago ended up with ten tour dates after additional shows were announced. Brooks will be taking the stage at the Allstate Arena beginning on September 4, 2014 and will also perform on September 5, 2014 and double up on performances for September 6, 2014.
Brooks will make his way back to the stage to keep the Chicago tour stops going on September 11, 2014 and pull double duty once again on September 13, 2014 and close out his run in Chicago on September 14, 2014. Brooks broke his personal record for ticket sales in Chicago including the 180,000 tickets that were sold within the first three hours that they were made available to his fans.
A lucky fan from Atlanta named Andy Roberts was the first person to know where Brooks would start up his return to the road after receiving a phone call from Brooks prior to the official tour announcement was made. Brooks had told Roberts that he would be the first to know where Brooks would begin his tour when Roberts asked from the audience during one of the Las Vegas performances. Brooks kept his word and called Roberts to tell him Chicago would be the kick off city. Roberts shared the big news on Twitter and then the date and venue were officially announced.