Garth Brooks announced last month that he'll be returning to the Big Apple for a live performance for the first time in nearly 20 years. Brooks, alongside his wife Trisha Yearwood, are scheduled to play Yankee Stadium on July 9.
The 54-year-old last played New York City during a record-breaking Central Park concert where nearly a million fans attended. The performance was filmed for live broadcast on HBO and later packaged in Brooks' 2006 The Entertainer boxset.
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Garth Brooks tickets went on sale May 20 at 10 a.m. ET, with an eight-ticket limit per purchase, and primary tickets for the NYC performance were priced at $79.98. Tickets have already hit the resale market and prove that Brooks' demand has hardly decreased over the last two decades. Across all of his scheduled performances, tickets are averaging $297, with his highest price point in New York City. Already, tickets to see Brooks perform at Yankee Stadium are averaging $289, with the cheapest ticket priced at $88, according to data provided by TiqIQ. Fans driving into the city for the performance can cheapen the experience by parking in New York City through Parkwhiz.com ahead of time.
The 2016 leg of Brooks' tour kicked off in Florida mid-January, with dates scheduled through July. Summer stops include Grand Rapids, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Las Vegas.The country star has been announcing one stop at a time for his massive world tour, and last month, he played a show in Fargo, North Dakota for the first time in 17 years.
In 2012, Garth Brooks was awarded the top-selling artist of the last two decades. Since 1991, he has sold 68,561,000 albums, outselling the Beatles, who hold the No. 2 spot, by about 5 million copies. Ropin' the Wind became the first country album to ever debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, dethroning Metallica's 1991 self-titled album from the top of the list, and went on to become the best-selling album in the U.S.