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Brooks announces dates of first two stadium shows

Thursday, November 1, 2018 – The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour will start in St. Louis on March 9, he announced today.

Brooks also will play Glendale, Ariz. on March 23 at State Farm Stadium.

These are the first two dates of his upcoming stadium tour.

Last month, Brooks sold out the first ever concert at Notre Dame Football Stadium. The concert, "GARTH: LIVE AT NOTRE DAME!" was filmed for television and will air on CBS, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. eastern/Pacific.

Brooks will release "The Anthology Part III, LIVE, " on Nov. 20. The release contains 5 CDs with 52 live recordings, interviews with band and crew and 10 augmented reality experiences that can be seen on the Garth Live app. The release also includes the three-CD set, "Triple Live," the soundtrack of Brooks' recent tour.

Seating for the shows will be in-the-round staging. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. M at 10:00 AM MST. There will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. There will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on Nov. 16.

Tickets will cost $73.67 plus a service charge of $7.25, a $7.25 facility fee and a $6.78 tax for a total of $94.95. All seats sold are best available.

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