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Garth Brooks announces first Florida concerts in 17 years


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For Garth Brooks fans in Florida, this might be your best chance to see the country superstar on his comeback tour with wife Trisha Yearwood.

Brooks will play three straight nights of concerts at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville from Oct. 10 through 12 at 7:30 p.m., the tour announced today. They’ll mark Brooks’ first performances in the state in 17 years.

The singer continues to slowly add cities to the “Garth Brooks World Tour” that was announced with much fanfare in July. Brooks, 57, retired from making new music in 2001, and hasn’t toured since 1998.

His official website promises more cities will be announced soon, but there’s still no word on if the tour will stop in Tampa.

Tickets for the Jacksonville dates go on sale Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are $57.01 plus tax and fees, which brings them to $68.

Brooks has sold more albums in the U.S. since 1991 than any other artist. Brooks has said he’s working on a new album, which would be his first since 2001’s “Scarecrow.”

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