Garth Brooks Will Play L.A. Concert

Garth Brooks and a supporting band will appear in concert Nov. 14 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The event marks the first time he has appeared in Los Angeles in over five years and the first time he has played a full concert since Nov. 1, 1998, in Tampa.

The L.A. concert comes a day after the Nov. 13 release of Scarecrow, Brooks’ first new studio album in four years.

Tickets for the concert at the 18,000-seat Forum, former home of the Los Angeles Lakers, go on sale by phone and online only at 10 a.m. PT Tuesday (Nov. 6). Tickets are $18 each, with a $4 service charge per ticket and a $2.25 charge per order. There is a six-ticket limit. Tickets will not be sold at The Forum box office or at any TicketMaster outlets.

With a 6:30 p.m. PT start time, the concert falls into television prime time hours throughout all U.S. time zones. Brooks has hinted that specials on CBS are in the works, and a CBS promotional trailer airing over the past weekend ended with a quick shot of Brooks in concert. No official announcement about TV tie-ins has been made, however.

Phone numbers for ticket orders are as follows: Los Angeles, 213-480-3232; Orange County, 714-740-2000; San Diego, 619-220-8497; Santa Barbara, 805-583-8700; Bakersfield, 661-322-2525; Fresno, 559-485-8497.

Online, tickets will be available at

Brooks also is slated to perform Lime Creek Christmas with actor Anthony Zerbe Dec. 8 in Sheridan, Wyo., and Dec. 9 in Nashville.