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Thanks, Gov! Second Garth Brooks stadium show added in Boise. Here’s how to get tickets

Sizzle reel: Country superstar Garth Brooks is coming to Boise

Garth Brooks will perform at Albertsons Stadium this summer. The events — likely to set a new attendance record in the stadium at Boise State — will feature in-the-round staging.
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Garth Brooks will perform at Albertsons Stadium this summer. The events — likely to set a new attendance record in the stadium at Boise State — will feature in-the-round staging.

If you weren’t able to buy tickets to the Garth Brooks concert July 20 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, don’t fret.

A second show has been added on Friday, July 19.

The news comes less than 24 hours after Idaho Gov. Brad Little phoned the country star to make a case for another concert, which will start at 7 p.m.

There are only three official ways to buy tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Mountain time on Friday, May 31. There will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase.

1. Go to www.ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks. Starting at 9 a.m. on May 31, you’ll be able to join a “waiting room,” which is strongly encouraged. Don’t try to slide in at 9:30 a.m. or 9:45 a.m. and expect to snag fantastic seats when the show goes on sale. If you don’t already have a Ticketmaster account, save precious moments by signing up now at the “Insider Tips” page.

2. Call Ticketmaster Express at 1-877-654-2784. Some fans buying tickets online to the July 20 show got through sooner by phoning simultaneously. Multitasking = winning!

3. Use the Ticketmaster app on your mobile device to make a purchase.

All seats are reserved and will cost $94.95 ($74.58 plus $5.37 tax and $15 service charge). There will be no tickets sold at the stadium, Taco Bell Arena box office or any other physical Ticketmaster outlets.

Beer will be sold in the stadium at both concerts, Boise State has confirmed. That wasn’t clear prior to tickets going on sale to the July 20 show, which sold out in less than an hour.

Brooks hasn’t performed in Boise since 1992, when he packed the BSU Pavilion (now called Taco Bell Arena and soon to be ExtraMile Arena.) These will be the first major concerts ever at Albertsons Stadium, and likely will set a stadium attendance record.

Here is the Albertsons Stadium seating map. You’ll also see the seating map during the online buying process for the July 19 show.

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Michael Deeds is an entertainment reporter and opinion columnist at the Idaho Statesman. Since starting at the Statesman as a news intern in 1991, he has been a sportswriter and features/entertainment editor. Deeds also has freelanced for The Washington Post, Relix, Country Weekly, Velo News, Beer Advocate and more.
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