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Garth Brooks Return to Utah Becomes Ticketmaster’s Fastest Sellout in History: ‘Touring Is BACK’

by Jennifer Shea
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Country legend Garth Brooks is psyched and raring to go for his upcoming concert in Salt Lake City. The musician took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to announce that his July 17 Salt Lake City show has become Ticketmaster’s fastest stadium sellout in history.

“YOU SHOWED UP!” Brooks tweeted Thursday. “#GARTHinSALTLAKE is Ticketmaster’s fastest stadium sell out in US history! 50,000 tickets in less than 30 minutes! Touring is BACK. Utah, Idaho, this is going to be the time I’VE been waiting for! Way to go @Ticketmaster! Counting the days to see U-tah! love, g.”

Garth Brooks Returns to Salt Lake City

Brooks’ return to Salt Lake City will mark the first time he has played Rice-Eccles Stadium in ten years. And it will signal the resumption of his Stadium Tour, which launched in 2019. The tour broke attendance records in every city and was the best-selling country music tour of the year before the pandemic forced musicians to cancel or reschedule their 2020 tour dates.

The show at Rice-Eccles will feature in-the-round seating. The stadium and the University of Utah still have a face mask requirement in place, but Utah’s state mask mandate expired on April 10, according to ABC 4.

Fans who bought tickets also agreed to assume the risk of catching COVID-19 while at the show.

Brooks Cannot Wait to Get There

Garth Brooks spoke to Salt Lake City affiliate FOX-13’s “Good Day Utah” Wednesday about the best moments of his career – stepping back to raise his daughters – and what he’s been up to during the pandemic.

“I was waiting for music to come back live,” Brooks said. “We’ve all kind of been sitting and people go, ‘What’s it gonna be like to play again?’ For me, it’s like, I’m a fan – what’s it gonna be like to be in a stadium again? You know, with people, and listen to them sing?”

Brooks said he is eager to make it back to Salt Lake City to play the show. And he said there will be rules in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the show.

“I’ve picked the right place to come back,” he added. “Because this is a place where people respect each other and love one another. So there’ll be people with masks, without masks. We’re gonna follow all the rules, enforce whatever it is as those rules change, hopefully, as we come out of this pandemic. I think we picked the right place to get started again and cannot wait to get there.”

With roughly two months to go before the show, Brooks and his fans don’t have much longer to wait.