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Garth Brooks will play Spokane Arena on Nov. 11

From staff reports

Country icon Garth Brooks will play the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena with Trisha Yearwood on Nov. 11.

The show will be his first in Spokane since he played five sold-out nights at the arena in 1998, arena officials announced in a news release. He also played the Spokane Coliseum in 1992.

Brooks and Yearwood, who have been married since 2005, have been on their world tour since 2014, and have played nearly 400 shows in North America. The tour visited Portland for several nights in April 2015, and the tour has been circling the region in 2017, with stops in Edmonton, Alberta, in February, Billings in June, and Calgary, Alberta, in early September. This week Brooks also announced a stop at the Tacoma Dome on Nov. 4. The Spokane show is being billed as the tour’s last stop in the Washington-Idaho-Montana region.

Brooks’ representative said he promises only one show in Spokane, but could add more based on demand the day tickets go on sale.

Brooks, the 2016 CMA Entertainer of the Year, has been breaking records throughout the world tour. A performance at this summer’s California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles sold out in 30 seconds, prompting the addition of a second show. His six-show run in Calgary sold 57,000 tickets in 30 minutes, and more than 101,000 tickets over all. Edmonton sold more than 110,000 tickets for its nine-show run. The No. 1 selling solo artist in U.S. history – at 149 million records sold – released his latest album, “Gunslinger,” in 2016.

Tickets, which will cost $74.98 including fees, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 6. They will be available at or by calling (844) 442-7842. Buyers will be limited to eight tickets. Unlike other shows at Spokane Arena, tickets will not be available through TicketsWest or the arena box office.