ABC 6 News speaks with Garth Brooks: ‘ecstatic’ to perform at Gillette Stadium for first time

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Garth Brooks will mark the return of live music at Gillette Stadium.

The seven-time Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year will perform at Gillette for the first time ever on Saturday, Oct. 9.

ABC 6 News spoke to Garth Brooks on Good Morning Providence about his excitement to return to the Boston area for the first time in six years.

“We got a call from the Kraft’s themselves and said, hey, have you ever thought about playing stadiums? We were doing arenas at the time. I said, I wouldn’t know anything about playing at stadiums. So we flew out, walked the field with them, and they showed us how to get it done. We launched a stadium tour on that meeting. It’s kind of funny how circles complete themselves and we’re going back to the people who started this whole thing. It’ll be like a family reunion for us. We’re excited.”

Brooks also spoke about the pandemic and what he missed most about performing.

“The people and the faces. Because we weren’t raised the same, there’s so much you want to dig in and find out, but what you find out is that we’re so much alike. I love that. You just sing music and you feel like one. That feeling– if there’s something I missed during the pandemic– feeling as one, even if its 60-70,000 people, that’s the sweetest feeling in the world.”

For the chance to win tickets to the Garth Brooks concert, enter ABC 6 News’ Win ‘Em Before You Can Buy ‘Em! Contest.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 16, at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Tickets will be $94.95 each. All seats are reserved and there is an 8-ticket limit per purchaser for the show. There are no advance box office sales and no general ticket sales at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office in advance of the show.

Tickets can only be purchased in one of three ways:

  • Online at
  • By calling the Garth Brooks line at Ticketmaster: 1-877-654-2784
  • On a mobile device through the Ticketmaster app
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