Garth Brooks ready for ‘family reunion’ when he returns to Edmonton in June

Garth Brooks ready for ‘family reunion’ when he returns to Edmonton in June

Country icon Garth Brooks is coming back to Edmonton this summer and he said he has been all smiles since the Stadium Tour was announced.

“We’re so excited,” he said on Global News Morning Edmonton on Thursday. “We’re going to have a great time.”

Brooks spoke about his affection for Edmonton, likening it to a family reunion every time he visits the city.

“I’m not from there but everybody’s always treated me like I was from there, like I was theirs. Man, I’ve got to tell you, that’s fantastic,” he said. “They’ve always treated the music like it was theirs and that’s the beautiful thing right there.

“I’ve got the best seat in the house at any Garth Brooks concert and to be able to watch you guys sing, oh my gosh, it’s the greatest thing on the planet.

“I don’t know why, but I feel like it’s a family reunion. I’m ready.”

Brooks last played in Edmonton in 2017 at Rogers Place, where about 160,000 fans packed the arena for nine sold-out shows. He is set to play Commonwealth Stadium on June 25.

Edmonton is the only Canadian stop on the tour.

“There’s too many great times there, too many great memories there — between Calgary and Edmonton — that there’s no way you’re going to do a Stadium Tour without stopping in there,” Brooks said in a separate interview with Global News Calgary.

“People go: ‘Why do you come to Canada?’ And the answer is simple — because I’ve been there, right? That’s the greatest compliment you can pay.”

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