Garth Brooks has announced his first concert dates in the Knoxville area in nearly two decades.

The country icon and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, will perform two concerts at Thompson Boling Arena on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30. Both performances are set to take place at 7:30PM.

The shows are the first Tennessee dates of Brooks' ongoing massive world tour, which marks his return to touring after a self-imposed break of more than a dozen years while he raised his daughters. Brooks is supporting his first new studio album in 13 years, Man Against Machine, which he released in November of 2014. He has released two singles from the project; “People Loving People,” which is the kind of feel-good message song Brooks has been known for over the years, and “Mom,” a powerful ballad. Brooks received a platinum disc for the album in January. He is featuring new music in his shows and has promised another new studio project for 2015, which he has said could possibly be a concept album.

Yearwood also has new music. She released a new studio project, PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit, in November. Her new single is an emotional song titled “I Remember You,” which is in memory of her late mother and features her sister on harmony vocals.

Tickets for the Knoxville shows will go on sale Friday, April 24 at 10AM ET, with an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets will be available exclusively at, or by calling 1-844-4GarthB (1-844-442-7842). There will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or outlets on April 24. All seats will cost a total of $74.98.

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