The mega-country star has some friends in the Windy City. Chicago will play host to Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to end off summer with a bang. Mark your calendars for September 4 at the Allstate Arena. Garth Brooks is coming off a self-imposed touring hiatus after wanting to be a full-time dad to his children.

Now that he’s an empty nester, it’s time to make some money. He was known for selling out stadiums in minutes in his prime, and he’s looking for a comeback. The announcement of the Chicago date comes a day after he cancelled five concerts in Dublin set for next week.

The Dublin City Council only approved three of the five concerts, and Garth Brooks responded with an all or none. He didn’t want some of his fans to miss out because of bureaucratic red tape. With agreements in Dublin stipulating only three non-sporting events per year, Brooks and Aiken Promotions decided to cancel all five of the shows.

Initially announced January, the Dublin shows started off as two, which quickly sold out. Three more were added and they sold out within minutes. Evidently the Dublin City Council isn’t a fan of tourism and threw up roadblocks.

Country fans in the Chicago area can look forward to quite the spectacle. Also, ticket prices are reasonable. Fans will only be set back $65.50, and tickets go on sale July 25 at 10 a.m. So, if you’re a Garth Brooks fan, you better be near a computer to lock up your seats. These tickets will go fast.

This is just the start of the Garth Brooks comeback. Not only is the touring back, but the promise of new music. If there ever was a country star that just prints money, it’s Garth. Let’s just hope he avoids any temptation to go Chris Gaines again.

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