Garth Brooks To Kick Off Tour on Sept. 4

Jul 15, 2014

Garth Brooks sure knows how turn up the hype.

Following the news that he'll be going out on tour and releasing new music and that he kicks off in Chicago, he's added a few more juicy details. The Chicago show will take place on Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.
STORY: Garth Brooks announces first stop on tour

"As an entertainer, you get asked a lot 'what are the best cities to play?' Without hesitation, I rattle five or six of the best places to play and that list ALWAYS includes Chicago. It is the PERFECT city to launch the World Tour!" Brooks said in a news release.

Tickets ($65.50) go on sale July 25 at 10 a.m. CT at You won't be able to buy tickets at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets that day.

His Allstate Arena kickoff is bookended by Marco Antonio Solis on Aug. 23 and Ed Sheeran on Sept. 16, giving Garth plenty of room to add more shows after the first night sells out.

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Saturday Night Live Cast Member Brooks Wheelan Says He Was Fired

"Had a blast and loved every second of it," he announced on Twitter

Brooks Wheelan announced that he is will not be returning to Saturday Night Live after one season.

“[I] Had a blast and loved every second of it,” the 27-year-old comedian tweeted Monday. Wheelan, who did impressions of Kid Rock and One Direction’s Harry Styles on the show, added, “I’m totally honored to be able to make this next joke… FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!”

A rep for the show said Saturday Night Live does not comment on casting changes, and Wheelan’s management also declined to comment to TIME. The Hollywood Reporter says it confirmed the news with “a source close to Saturday Night Live.”

Future plans for this season’s SNL freshmen Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Mike O’Brien, Noel Wells and Sasheer Zamata have not been announced.

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