CHICAGO (CBS) — The Allstate Arena in Rosemont was the setting for the restart of country singer Garth Brooks’ career Thursday night, as he performed the first of 11 shows in Chicago to kick off his world tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood.
WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports it was just a few notes into his hit “Friends In Low Places” before the crowd erupted. Brooks said he couldn’t have asked for a better start to his first tour since the 1990s.READ MORE: Woman Critical, 1 of 6 People Wounded In Lawndale Mass Shooting
Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, joined him on stage for several songs, and also did a set of her own.READ MORE: Young Woman, 18, Dies After Being Shot In West Elsdon
“Why do a joint tour with Trisha Yearwood? I’m madly in love, and … I can’t spend a day without her,” Brooks said. “That’s it; and the fact that she’s 10 times more talented than I am.”