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Two more Garth Brooks shows added at U of I

Two more Garth Brooks shows added at U of I”

Fans of Garth Brooks who live in Austin, Texas are in for a treat as he is going to be performing a free concert at the 2017 SXSW Festival this weekend.

Tickets for the show were available at noon Friday but sold out within minutes.

The Live Music Capitol is in for a night to remember.

He couldn't. And about 11 p.m. CT, Garth Brooks - after dropping several hints of a secret Friday night gig - took the stage at the Broken Spoke, a traditional Texas dance hall just southwest of the state capital.

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These passes will be available to residents of Austin and the surrounding areas only; residency is determined by your credit card billing address' ZIP code.

Opening the show are Sunny Sweeney, Nicole Atkins, Holly Macve, Shannon McNally, Cale Tyson, and Colter Wall. The singer will play on Saturday, March 18, on the SXSW Outdoor Stage located at Lady Bird Lake with the Austin skyline as a backdrop.

The pop-up show was announced at the multimedia conference on Friday (March 17) during Brooks' keynote discussion with Amazon Music Vice President Steve Boom. No ticket is required with a badge or wristband. In the last few weeks, Brooks' team launched a social media campaign around his 1992 hit single "We Shall Be Free", and released a never-before-seen music video. While you're getting ready for the show, check out your favourite Garth Brooks album via the Amazon Music App on your mobile device. Check here for more information about tickets.



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