More than 50,000 fans packed Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday night for the red-hot Garth Brooks concert, his first visit since 2015.
Because of the heat — it was still in the mid-90s at 8 p.m. — there was no opening act. Brooks took the stage at about 9 p.m., shortly before the sun set, and barrelled through a two-hour set that brought the fans to their feet time and time again.
The concert sold out just 30 minutes after tickets went on sale — the fastest that’s ever happened with a Ticketmaster event.
And it might not be the last Utah sees of Brooks. During Saturday’s concert, he told fans he’d like to return to Rice-Eccles in 2022.