Garth Brooks’ Yankee Stadium Concert Special Coming to TV, Digital Platforms
Garth Brooks / Yankee Stadium / Live is set to debut on Nov. 10 at 8PM ET across all AT&T platforms. The special will be broadcast on AT&T’s Audience Network, and stream on DirecTV and U-verse apps and through DirecTV’s website.
“I will say, no matter what device you view the show on, none of them are going to be big enough!! This show is HUGE!!!” Brooks says in a press release. “I got to see the show for the first time this week, and I was blown away with how clear it looks, how real it feels … it is like you are right there when it is happening!”
Brooks’ two sold-out nights at Yankee Stadium, on July 8 and 9, were his first shows in New York City since his 1997 stop at Central Park, still the largest-ever concert held there. Viewers of the concert special will get to see Brooks perform hits such as “Friends in Low Places” and “The Dance,” and see his wife, Trisha Yearwood, perform some of her biggest songs as well.
“We are honored that Garth Brooks chose AT&T to premiere his concert from Yankee Stadium,” says Chris Long, senior vice president of original content and production for AT&T. “This concert marks Audience Network’s first original concert premiere across all AT&T platforms and will deliver an incredible 4K viewing experience for his fans that they have never seen before.”
In late September, Brooks’ 2007 The Ultimate Hits collection became his seventh release to reach diamond status — that is, to have sold 10 million copies; the other six albums that have helped him reach his historic diamond status are No Fences, Garth Brooks, Double Live, Sevens, The Hits and Ropin’ the Wind. Brooks now has more diamond records than the Beatles, a milestone he celebrated on Monday (Oct. 3) by announcing a free concert in Nashville and performing at the Bluebird Cafe.
Brooks is currently on the road for his World Tour with Yearwood; the trek began in 2014 and is scheduled to wrap up almost three years later, sometime in 2017. In addition to his tour, Brooks recently launched his own channel on SiriusXM and played his first-ever show at the Ryman Auditorium to commemorate the event. He will release a new box set, The Ultimate Collection, on Nov. 11; the project will feature nine discs of music from Brooks’ catalog, as well as some previously unreleased songs, and the 10th disc will be an exclusive version of Brooks’ still-unnamed new album, featuring Target-only bonus tracks.
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