GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Thousands of fans jostled for their place in line Saturday night as the doors opened for the long-awaited Garth Brooks concert!

The country superstar appeared at State Farm Stadium for the second stop of his new stadium tour.

The Glendale show reportedly broke the State Farm Stadium attendance record, with 77,653 tickets sold. 

And his first show on the tour on March 9 reportedly broke the attendance record in The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.

In Glendale Saturday evening, traffic was slow along the freeway as fans headed to the big show (and pre-show festivities, including Trisha's Tailgate party!)

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Parking lots were expected to be at maximum capacity for the event, and car pools and ride shares were encouraged. Guests were also advised to show up early, between noon and 4 p.m.

When the doors did open, there were already thousands of people lined up at the entrances. Security checks were thorough, and clear-bag policy was in place.

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Brooks indicated there will be 30 stadiums on his tour, with 10 to 12 per year over the course of three years.

The stadium tour features an all-new stage and new band members.

Brooks is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, having now been awarded this honor six times, a first for any artist. He has also been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Garth just finished the three and a half year long Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood.


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♫♪ I got friends who are sittin' in traffic ♪♫

Jim B

Country music sucks....


Garth is awesome. But no thanks to this!

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