Garth Brooks

Sept. 4, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill., $65.50

On July 14, Brooks, country's all-time top ticket seller, revealed that Chicago would be the first stop of a three-year tour. In a risky (but confident) strategy, Brooks will announce each city 10 days before tickets go on sale. Brooks' last full-blown tour, for his 1998 set "Sevens," grossed more than $105 million (country's first $100 million run) and drew close to 5.5 million people.

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