After 20 years away, Garth Brooks returns to the United Supermarkets Arena. As we get concert / parking other Garth week information, we will put it here…
Now!! The Electrifying Return of America’s Most Powerful Concert Force and Number One Selling Solo Artist in U.S. History!
2016 CMA Entertainer of the Year
Thursday, March 30th 7:30 PM , Friday, March 31st 7:00 PM , Saturday, April 1st 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM , Sunday, April 2nd 3:00 PM
This is Garth’s first appearance in the Texas Panhandle in 20 years!
The Garth Brooks World Tour Sponsored by Amazon Music Unlimited
America’s bestselling artist, Garth Brooks, is performing in the Hub City on April Fool’s day. Brooks is the only artist to have seven diamond albums, he broke Elvis Presley’s total album sales in 2015 and is only behind the Beatles in total album sales. He won CMA’s 2016 Entertainer of the Year, a Tulsa native, Brooks’ started out playing in small town bars and clubs including Wild Willies saloon in Stillwater. Brooks’ made his first big step in realizing a musical career when he moved to Nashville in 1985. It did not go as planned and return back to Tulsa 24 hours later. Two years later, Brooks’ made his triumphant returned to Nashville and began his climb to the top of country music.
He was passed over by almost every label in the Music City, except for Capitol Records which eventually signed him after passing on him months before. In 1989, Brooks’ debut single, “Much Too Young, To Feel This Damn Old” peaking inside the top ten. His next single, “If Tomorrow Never Comes” was Brooks’ first #1 hit during the same year. 1989 was also the year Brooks’ first went on tour, opening for Kenny Rodgers. Brooks’ second album, No Fences, was his first #1 album had some of his most famous recordings including, “Friends in Low Places” and “The Thunder Rolls.” Since it was released, No Fences has sold more than 17 million copies and had multiple #1 songs. Brooks’ third album Ropin’ the Wind, was the first album to debut #1 on both the Billboard 200 Top Albums Chart and the Billboard Country Albums chart. While Ropin’ the Wind was at #1, #2 was No Fences, and #3 was Brooks’ debut album, Garth Brooks. Brooks’ released his first Christmas album in 1992. Beyond the Season was the bestselling Christmas album in 1992 and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. His next album, In Pieces, once again peaked at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Country Albums charts. The album also reached #2 in the United Kingdom.
First World Tour:
Brooks’ first World Tour took him throughout the U.S. as well as the U.K., along with other regions of Europe along with Brazil, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In 1995 Brooks’ released Fresh Horses which in six months had sold 3 million copies. It had four top ten singles on it. Following Fresh Horses, Brooks’ went on his second World Tour playing to an estimated 5.5 million fans. Brooks’ also played to 980,000 people in Central Park making it the largest concert in park history. Brooks’ next album Sevens once again debuted at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Country. Its sales reached over 10 million copies.
In 2000, Brooks’ announced his retirement. At the same time, Capitol Records announced he had sold over 100 million albums in the U.S. His last album before retirement, Scarecrow performed well and reached #1 on both Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts. From 2009 through 2013, Brooks had residency at Encore Las Vegas.
Now he’s coming back to Lubbock.
About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks recently won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards for a fifth time, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 138 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Garth is currently on the three year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour began with 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. The tour is smashing records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. In two years the tour is approaching 5 MILLION tickets sold, making it the biggest tour in the world.
Garth has also launched Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7:00 PM EDT.
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