Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Garth Brooks sets NC dates

Garth Brooks will make his long-awaited return to North Carolina in November with two dates at Greensboro Coliseum. His world tour, which begins a six-day run in Jacksonville, Florida Friday, hits Greensboro November 21 and 22. The shows mark his first in the Carolinas in over 16 years.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 17 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets. Given demand, promoters encourage ticket buyers to register with ahead of time. You can also call the main line at 1-800-745-3000 or 866-448-7849 for Ticketmaster Express. 

All seats are $67 after taxes and fees and there's no mention of a corporate sponsored presale (let's hear it for Brooks leveling the ticket buying field like it's the `90s!).

Brooks retired from the road to focus on his family in 2000 and released his last full-length studio album, "Scarecrow," in 2001. He performed sporadically usually to raise money for charities and did a lengthy residency in Vegas. He announced his return to full-scale touring in December. 

Brooks' new album "Man Against Machine" will be released November 11. Yearwood recently announced her upcoming twelfth album "Prizefighter,"