Garth Brooks at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall in 2014?
Luke Bryan is coming to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall in February, and Jason Aldean is playing the venue in May. Can Garth Brooks be far behind?
The answer is....... probably not.
Garth Brooks has announced plans to jump back on tour in 2014, but details of dates and locations have not yet been made known.
To my knowledge, Garth Brooks has never played a public concert in Atlantic City. (Please correct me if I'm wrong: firstname.lastname@example.org) I've had the opportunity to talk with Brooks, and I'm not sure if he's ever even been to Atlantic City.
While Boardwalk Hall has proven a terrific place for a country concert (Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, and more), it's probably not big enough for a Garth Brooks show. Maximum seating capacity for a Boardwalk Hall concert is 14,770, while a venue such as the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia can seat closer to 20,000 for a show - or more.
The last time Garth Brooks was on tour, he sold out 6 consecutive nights in 1998 in Philadelphia, at the venue now known as the Wells Fargo Center. (A bit of trivia: Garth's shows in Philly were the first concerts after the venue's name was changed to the First Union Center.)
Of course, time will tell. We will soon learn Garth's concert schedule for 2014. Until the official announcement is made, we will keep our fingers crossed. Maybe our toes, too.