Garth Brooks Announces Two More Atlanta Concerts
After meeting with representatives from Ticketmaster, Garth Brooks has announced two additional dates for his upcoming run in Atlanta, bringing the total to five Atlanta shows.
Tickets initially went on sale for a single date at the Philips Arena last Friday (Aug. 8), but high demand quickly forced Brooks to add two more dates. However, the Ticketmaster website was not prepared for the onslaught of demand, and sales were even suspended at one point. Given that, the superstar decided to have a face-to-face with Ticketmaster -- especially after seeing too many of the seats for those shows offered for sale on scalper sites.
After the meeting, his fears have been laid to rest.
"I couldn't ask for a better partner," Brooks says in a press release. "Ticketmaster's scalper screening system is a wonderful idea ... With that said, all I saw were tickets on every scalping site and the people that just wanted to come to the show could not get in. The folks at Ticketmaster were totally devoted to achieving our mutual goal ... that the on sale this Saturday runs faster and creates an easier process for people who want to come to the show."
The two news shows are scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 PM ET and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 PM ET. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Aug. 16 at 9 AM ET via Ticketmaster, or by calling 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849. There will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on the 16th.
In keeping with Brooks' promise to offer affordable prices for his upcoming tour, tickets for the Atlanta shows will cost $56.94 plus $4.56 tax, a $4.00 facility fee and a $6.00 service charge, totaling $71.50.
Brooks will kick off his upcoming comeback tour in Chicago on Sept. 4. The tour may last as long as three years and will feature new music from the album he is currently working on. His wife, Trisha Yearwood, will also appear on all shows.
Keep up with Brooks' tour dates here.