BY JEWEL WICKER
A country icon will host the first concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Garth Brooks will be joined by his wife Trisha Yearwood for a concert at the new Atlanta stadium on Oct. 12.
“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.