They really don’t come better than Garth Brooks, do they?
I remember a few years ago, when Garth Brooks came to Calgary, I was somehow lucky enough to buy a ticket when they first went on sale. Actually, to tell you the truth, my friends and I had a pact to buy them together, but I went rogue and bought a single ticket. I couldn’t risk it. They still haven’t let me live it down.
Anywho, I remember that Garth seemed genuinely humbled that tickets for his Stampede show were so hard to come by, even after decades of being one of the world’s top artists. Back then, he promised he would come back and play as many shows as he could until everyone who wanted to see him, could. And while he’s not coming back to Calgary, Edmonton is sure in for a treat!
Since initially announcing two shows in Edmonton next February, Brooks has added four more shows. He’s basically setting up a residency at the new Rogers Place.
Right now, his showtimes include:
Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m
Let’s break that down:
One of the biggest artists in the world is playing TWO double days, plus coming back a week later to play another show. I have never, ever in my life heard of that. Have you? Absolutely unbelievable.
I think this tweets sums it up nicely:
Next time a band skips X because they need to rest b4 their show I'll remind them Garth is doing 2 shows on the same day in #yeg Twice.
— Christian Hall (@hallofchristian) December 13, 2016
Tickets for the February 25th show go on sale Thursday Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.
I’ve just realized that some lucky person is probably going to six Garth Brooks concerts. Heck, I would if I could.