Garth Brooks Plots First 2017 Tour Stop, Last in Ohio
Garth Brooks fans in Ohio have one final to see the newly-crowned 2016 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year up close on his World Tour. Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will head to Cincinnati, Ohio's U.S. Bank Arena on Jan. 28 at 7PM.
Tickets for the show — his last in this area this tour — go on sale Nov. 18 at 10AM ET via Ticketmaster. There is an eight ticket limit per purchase and tickets will be sold for $74.98.
Brooks is currently on the road as part of his three-year tour. The World Tour began with 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago in 2014 and continues to break records held by acts like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and even Brooks himself. In two years the tour has sold nearly 5 million tickets, making it the biggest tour in the world.
Earlier this month, Brooks was named Entertainer of the Year at the 50th annual CMA Awards. It was an honor that he never thought he would see again.
“When we left, I never thought I’d get to come back,” Brooks says of his retirement from country music in 2000 (quote via the Boot.) “And then, when you come back, you never think you’re going to get to hold one of these again.”
The country icon explained how awards are often bestowed on the younger artists, with the older acts usually leaving empty-handed.
“Awards are for younger artists; they just are,” Brooks adds. “People think it’s the other way around, that the older you get, the more ordinary it gets, [but] it’s exactly the opposite. We were lucky enough to have the largest tour in the world at the end of the ‘90s, which garnered us two of these. Good Lord willing, if everything keeps going, we’re going to break that record here in the next month or so."
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