Garth Brooks Taps Chicago for Start of Tour

July 15, 2014 2:55 PM

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Garth Brooks announced the first date this morning for his upcoming world tour: Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago, a market Brooks hasn't played in 17 years. There is no word on when the rest of the tour will be announced, but it appears the door has been closed on a stand in Dublin, not part of the tour proper.

The Brooks world tour, expected to include as many as nine shows in each market, will be Brooks' first full-blown road work since he announced his retirement in 2000. At that time, Brooks was already the biggest touring act in country music history and one of the top ticket sellers in the world, for...

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