By Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Our sister radio station, BUZ’N 102.9, made an announcement that brought some people to tears.

Well, happy tears.

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For the first time in 16 years, Garth Brooks will be playing a series of shows at Target Center.

He sold out nine straight shows back in 1998 and hasn’t been back since, taking a long break from touring.

He’s just started playing shows again, and in November he’ll play at least four in the Twin Cities.

Brooks made the announcement on the air on BUZ’N 102.9. He said this is part of the country where he gets one of his warmest receptions.

And if you’re thinking, it’s going to be impossible to get tickets, Brooks is making sure it’s not.

DJ Paul Koffy took the call from Brooks live around 7 a.m.

“People calling in just teary eyed, literally teary eyed saying, ‘Oh my gosh!  One, he’s coming back to town, and two, I’m actually going to be able to get a ticket and afford it,'” Koffy said.

After playing shows in Atlanta and Chicago, Brooks is playing two a night Nov. 14 and 15.

All tickets are $70 and have to be bought via phone or online through the AXS site.

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Koffy says the prices are an ode to the fans.

“Knowing that it’s a little ridiculous to be charging $185-$200 for a ticket when your primary audience is fathers, mothers, working class people,” Koffy said.

Koffy is among those fans

“It’s like having your best friend come back to the party,” Koffy said of Brooks return.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. online and on the phone.

The shows will be at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. both days. Tickets are $70.50, with tax and fees.

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And if you buy more than one ticket, say eight, you will have to show an ID and show up with seven other people.

They are cracking down on scalping. Brooks wants to make sure people don’t get ripped off.

Brooks is going to monitor sales next Friday and will be checking in with the crew at BUZ’N live on the air. And as the shows sell out, he will add more shows.

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His wife Trisha Yearwood will also be part of the shows.

Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield