Town paid Garth Brooks $1 million to open tour

February 24, 2015 2:09 PM

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The town of Rosemont, Ill., paid country superstar Garth Brooks more than $1 million to launch his comeback tour last year at its Allstate Arena, records show, but officials say the village made twice that much.

According to an agreement between the municipality and the singer's longtime promoter, Brooks received $1,050,000 as a "rebate" for holding 11 kickoff shows at the arena, which is just outside Chicago. The disclosure ended the village's five-month legal battle to keep secret the financial details su...

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