Garth Brooks to Open Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Country legend Garth Brooks will perform the inaugural concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons. The Oct. 12 concert was announced Thursday (June 22) on Facebook Live and will feature his wife Trisha Yearwood, providing fans a first glimpse of the $1.6 billion stadium in a full-stage entertainment format.
The opening concert was booked by MAC Presents President Marcie Allen, WME Nashville's Rob Beckham and Tim Zulawski with AMB Sports + Entertainment.
“It was important for us to not only find an artist who could deliver the biggest show in the world," Zulawski said in a release provided to Billboard, "but also had the same fan-focused ideals. We knew the best artist who could deliver, and that was Garth Brooks.”
Tickets go on sale June 30 at 10 a.m. ET at Tickemaster.com/garthbrooks, or by calling (800) 745-3000.
“I’m thrilled to be back in Atlanta and honored to play the first concert in Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” Brooks said in a statement. “I’ve visited the stadium twice in the last month and all I can say is -- the fans are going to love it; it’s truly one-of-a-kind."
The stadium officially opens Aug. 26 with a Falcons preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals and will play host to a number of high-profile sporting events, including the SEC Championship, the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, Super Bowl LIII in 2019 and the 2020 Men's Final Four.