Garth Brooks Announces First Florida Shows in 17 Years
After retiring from the road 13 years ago, country legend Garth Brooks is back and better than ever. In early January, he announced that he and the band would perform two gigs in Ireland in July. Sadly, those shows were cancelled, but the statement he released left fans speculating: “Before we go back on tour in the fall of 2014, I want to challenge myself, the band and the crew.” Indeed, after a mysterious message on the official Garth Brooks website stated: “The wait is over… 7/7″ fans flooded the site to find out exactly what Garth had in store. The cryptic message was replaced with information about a news conference taking place at noon ET the following Thursday. At said news conference, Brooks made the announcement that fans had been waiting over a decade for: it’s time for a tour!
It seems the superstar country singer is making up for lost time from the road in a big way, and he is embarking on a world tour that will take place over the next three years. Three years! He is unveiling dates slowly, first kicking things off in the Chicago area with a string of shows at the Allstate Arena, beginning September 4. The next city to be Garthified is Atlanta, beginning at the Philips Arena on September 19. He also just announced his first appearance in Florida in 17 years, which will take place at the Jacksonville Memorial Arena on October 10, 11 & 12. Check below for an up-to-date list of tour dates and tickets.
Garth Brooks Concert Tickets & Tour Dates
Garth Brooks Ticket Prices
If you’d like to go see Garth Brooks live at the Encore Theater, you’ll have to pay a pretty penny. Currently, the lowest price for his January 3, 7:30pm performance, is $606. This is only a few hundo more than his 10:30pm performance later that evening, which has a low price of $445. Apparently, Las Vegas-goers can’t hang. His January 4, 7:30pm performance has a low price of $450, and the later show has tickets as *cheap* as $498. While at the low end compared to the other current tickets for sale, the average ticket price of Garth Brooks’ 2012 Vegas residency sold at an average ticket price of $469 on the secondary market. If 2014 tickets continue to climb, they will far exceed the historical average.
Historical Garth Brooks Ticket Prices