Begins Friday, Jan. 9
One minute, he’s talking about making his first new album in years. The next, he’s announcing the opening date for a huge world tour and topping the charts with a new single. For Garth Brooks, 2014 was an eventful year, but it may be nothing compared to 2015.
Country and American music’s dynamic Brooks is back on the arena stage, where many would say is right where he belongs. He rocked audiences to the hustle and twang of his hit recordings, including “Friends in Low Places,” “Shameless” and “The Thunder Rolls,” throughout the ‘90s. And even though time has rolled on, he remains, by all reports, the complete entertainment package.
Following shows in Little Rock, Ark., Minneapolis, Minn., and Atlanta, Ga., to name a few, the man and his music calls on home when Brooks plays the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., in Tulsa. His wife, country music star and TV cooking show host Trisha Yearwood, is also slated for some stage time during all his shows. Brooks will play seven performances, the first on Friday, Jan. 9.
Following his Tulsa shows, Brooks will set off for Boston, Buffalo, N.Y., and even farther reaches. It’s only the beginning.
Back in November, just days after the Tulsa shows were announced, Brooks’ ticket sales broke his previous Tulsa record, set back in 1997 at the old Drillers Stadium. Then, his five shows sold 79,855 tickets. On Nov. 14 – the day tickets went on sale for his first BOK Center concerts ever – more than 105,000 tickets were sold.
Even if the music industry has changed, the humble Brooks remains the undeniable king of the box office, entertainment and country music.
Tickets are $70 each, available at www.bokcenter.com.
Garth Brooks concert dates:
Friday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10, 7 and 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.