Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are looking forward to their run of shows this week in Saskatoon.
At a press conference ahead of opening night on Thursday, Brooks said he knows the Saskatchewan crowd is going to come ready to party. But still, he had a warning for fans:
“They’re going to show up with the right attitude, they’re still not going to be prepared. I’m going to kick their ass,” he said.
This week’s shows set a record for tickets sold in the province, with over 86,000 people set to attend. Yearwood said she and Brooks were thrilled with the response from fans.
“It’s pretty cool to get the call: ‘we’re going to put on another show,’ and then five minutes later ‘we’re going to put on another show,'” she said.
During the press conference, Brooks reflected on a career that’s seen him rise from playing nights while working a day job at an Oklahoma sporting goods store, to now seemingly selling out arenas at will.
“I don’t care if it’s 5 people out there, 500 — whatever the number is. The show is still all about those people walking out hopefully saying ‘that was the best show I’ve ever seen.’ That’s the goal,” he said.