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Garth Brooks to perform in NYC for first time in 19 years

Garth Brooks, left, and Trisha Yearwood arrive at the 53rd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at the Omni Hotel on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP)
Garth Brooks, left, and Trisha Yearwood arrive at the 53rd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at the Omni Hotel on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

NEW YORK (AP) - Garth Brooks is set to perform in New York City for the first time in 19 years when he takes the stage at Yankee Stadium this summer.

The country star announced Wednesday that he will play at the venue in the Bronx on July 9. His last performance in NYC was in Central Park in 1997.

Tickets, at roughly $80 with fees, go on sale May 20. His wife, country singer Trisha Yearwood, will also perform.

Brooks returned to music in 2014 after a 13-year break with the album, "Man Against Machine." The 54-year-old is one of the best-selling acts in music history.

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