(Taste of Country) - Garth Brooks left it to a 31-year-old business owner in Georgia to decide what to do with the secret of where he’ll begin his first tour in nearly two decades. On Monday afternoon (July 14), Andy Roberts shared his secret.
Brooks will begin his world tour on September 4 in Chicago, Ill. Chicago radio station WUSN-FM actually scooped Roberts, revealing their city was the chosen one in a Facebook post just after 4PM CT on Monday. On Tuesday they confirmed the date and venue, plus ticket information.
Brooks world tour will begin at the Allstate Arena with special guest Trisha Yearwood. Tickets go on sale July 25 at 10AM CT through Ticketmaster. There is a six ticket maximum. After surcharges, each will cost $65.50.
Roberts owns a janitorial services company in Georgia and drove fans to his company’s website to learn the secret of where Brooks would begin his tour. He was chosen after asking the singer about it during a Las Vegas show in January. Brooks said when he knew, he’d tell Roberts and what he did with that info was up to him. Upon tweeting the news, the business website crashed, leaving fans in the dark.
More dates are expected to be announced in the coming days and weeks. Last week, the country legend revealed he’d also be recording a new album and releasing his music digitally in 2014.
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