Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to perform the first concert at new Falcons stadium

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to perform the first concert at new Falcons stadium

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Garth Brooks last played Atlanta in 2014 at Philips Arena. The Atlanta Falcons have announced Brooks as the first musician to host a concert  down the street at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos.com

Country music icon Garth Brooks will play the first concert at the new home field of the Atlanta Falcons,  Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Brook will be joined by his wife Trisha Yearwood for an Oct. 12 concert at the new downtown Atlanta stadium, under construction next to the Georgia Dome.

“Two of Arthur Blank’s goals for Mercedes-Benz Stadium were to create premiere home venues for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, and to attract the best in sports and entertainment to Atlanta,” Steve Cannon, chief executive officer of AMB Group, said in a press release announcing the inaugural concert. “We’ve succeeded in securing the premiere sporting events in America and now have the top-selling solo artist of the 20th century, Garth Brooks, coming to Atlanta to showcase the stadium as an elite music venue. We could not be more pleased to have Garth set this milestone in the stadium.”

Tickets for the show will go on sale 10 a.m. June 30 at Ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks

Brooks last performed in Atlanta at Philips Arena in 2014. Read our review here.

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