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Garth Brooks on upcoming NC show: 'We're excited about it'

For Garth Brooks, his upcoming show in Charlotte is years in the making - literally.

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Kathy Hanrahan
, WRAL lifestyle editor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For Garth Brooks, an upcoming show in Charlotte is years in the making - literally.

This summer's show at Bank of America Stadium was postponed four times due to COVID-19 concerns.

Brooks is set to perform in the Queen City on July 16. It will be his first show at the venue, and his first time in Charlotte in 24 years.

"The fact of getting the second chance to get to play a place (that) we hadn't played in 150 years. We're excited about it," Brooks said in an interview with WRAL News Thursday.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25, at 10 a.m. Only eight tickets will be allowed per purchase.
Fans can buy tickets online, by calling Ticketmaster's Garth Brooks Line at 1-877-654-2784 or using the Ticketmaster app. The price for all tickets is $94.95.

"I like the ticketing system where everything is the same price, no matter where you sit in the stadium, because then when people are there, nobody can say, 'Hey mom, how come we're not sitting on the floor?' The answer is not because that those people paid more than us. It was just luck of the draw," Brooks said. "I gotta tell you as an entertainer, when you walk out on stage, you can feel that everyone feels like family. Everyone feels like they were treated the same."

According to a release, over 70,000 fans purchased tickets for the anticipated 2020 performance, and over 77 cities have set attendance records with Brooks' concerts.

"It doesn't matter how many people show up, what matters is who shows up. So those people that the music makes a difference - that's what we're down here on this planet to do. So some of the best gigs I've ever played have been for 500 people at a dive bar," Brooks said. "Some of the best gigs you ever played have been for a 100,000 people ... Central Park was estimated anywhere from 850,000 to 1.2 million people, and it felt like you saw every one of them. It was awesome. So I think that's it just the whole sincerity of it. That's the whole reason you play music and that's what you're looking for when you're rolling."

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