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Brooks tour starts Sept. 4 in Chicago

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – Garth Brooks will kick off his world tour in Chicago on Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

This is the first date of a world-word tour, which Brooks announced would happen last Thursday. Brooks has not played Chicago in 17 years. Q

More dates will be announced by Brooks. He said on his web site, "I am overjoyed with the announcement of Chicago and the opening of the World Tour...between Chicago and Dublin, it's been a roller coaster ride of emotions."

Brooks was referring to the cancellation of five sold-out shows in Dublin, Ireland slated for the end of July. The shows, which would have drawn more than 400,000 people, were canceled because of licensing issues with the Dublin City Council.

"We are starting with the tour page, each city will have its own announcement. The music, the store, Garth 101, and more...it's all coming. We will grow together. Here we go!

Gratitude, respect, and love, g "

"As an entertainer, you get asked a lot 'what are the best cities to play?' Without hesitation, I rattle five or six of the best places to play and that list ALWAYS includes Chicago. It is the PERFECT city to launch the World Tour!" said Brooks.

Tickets will be on sale Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m. eastern. There will be a six ticket limit per purchase and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. Please note there will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on July 25.

Tickets will cost $56.94 plus $2.56 tax plus $6.00 service charges, totaling $65.50.

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