Brooks heads south

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – The Garth Brooks juggernaut is rolling south.

After selling out 10 shows in Chicago in early September for the start of his world tour, Brooks is heading to Atlanta where he will play Phillips Arena on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m..

His wife, Trisha Yearwood, will open the show. This is Brooks' first shows in Atlanta in 18 years.

Tickets go on sale Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. eastern through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-745-3000. There will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on Aug. 8. Tickets will cost $56.94 plus $4.56 tax, a $4 facility fee and a $6 service charge, totaling $71.50.

Brooks apparently is rolling out the cities one-by-one via his web site instead of announcing the various cities he will play.

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