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Brooks returns to San Jose

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – Garth Brooks' world tour will hit San Jose, Cal. in November, he announced today via email.

The shows are the first for Brooks in San Jose in 18 years. Brooks will play two shows at the SAP Center on Nov. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Oct. 9. Official tickets can be purchased only at www.ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks and Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will cost $65.73 plus a $3 facility fee and a $6.25 service charge for a total of $74.98. There will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase. No tickets will be sold at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on Oct. 9.

As she has since the tour started in Chicago in September 2014, Brooks' wife, Trisha Yearwood, also will appear during the concerts.

Brooks' next stops are Cleveland on Oct. 9-10, Phoenix, Oct. 16-17 and 23-24; Salt Lake City, Utah Oct. 29-31 and San Diego Nov. 5-8.

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