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Garth Brooks concert to stream at drive-ins, including Chicago area

Tickets for the June 27 event go on sale June 19.

Garth Brooks performs at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2019.
Garth Brooks performs at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2019.
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Garth Brooks is putting a new spin on road trek.

The country music superstar will present a streamed “concert event” at 300 drive-in theaters across the country and in Canada on June 27, in a new show featuring him and his band, recorded in Nashville specifically for the one-night showcase.

Tickets for the concert, produced by Encore Live, are $100 (per car or truck) and will go on sale at 11 a.m. June 19 at In the Chicago area, you can attend the event at Chicago Drive-In Theaters at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview; the McHenry Outdoor Theater; and the 49’er Drive-In Theatre in Valparaiso, Indiana. The screening starts at 8:30 p.m. at each location, rain or shine. No refunds will be issued. A full list of drive-ins, including additional locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, can be found here.

“I am so excited to get to play again. I have missed it so much and want to get back to it,” Brooks said via statement. “This drive-in concert allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community. This is old school, new school, and perfect for the time we are in.”

Brooks has also released a new song, “We Belong to Each Other,” which got its exclusive world release Monday on Robin Roberts’ Facebook page.

Premiere of Garth Brooks' New Song We Belong Together

On Thursday after announcing his upcoming Drive-In Concert I asked Garth Brooks when we could expect new music from him. Here’s that exchange on Good Morning America followed by my longtime, dear friend singing We Belong To Each Other. My beloved momma always said “everybody’s got something”....whatever your something is that you’re facing I hope this brings you as much comfort as it has for me. My immense gratitude to engineer, Matt Allen, studio manager, Charles Green, the gentleman who mastered it, Eric Conn, everyone who had a part in this and the incomparable Garth Brooks for allowing me to share this gift. ❤️

Posted by Robin Roberts on Monday, June 15, 2020

The concert drive-in theaters will adhere to CDC guidelines including maintaining at least six feet of space between vehicles, the use of personal protective equipment by staff, contactless payment and ticketing systems, and limiting capacity in restrooms. The sale of concessions will abide by individual state guidelines.