Garth Brooks' concert at the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday (October 12th) was a bit of a bust if you ask fans. The superstar was the very first entertainer to perform at the $1.5 billion venue, however sound issues prevented fans from being able to hear Garth.
Attendees were asking for refunds in posts to social media. They shared video of the performance as proof, with one person writing, “We sprung a couple hundred bucks to see Garth Brooks at the heavily advertised, much anticipated, and (first ever), concert at this stadium. We sat in section 125, and we could not hear one word that Garth or Trisha (Yearwood) said or sang. It was extremely disappointing.”
The venue responded to the controversy stating, “Garth Brooks played the first concert tonight at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and it was a spectacular show that tens of thousands enjoyed. We have heard some fan concerns about sound quality in certain sections of the upper concourse and sound engineers are looking into that now. We do know that a breaker was tripped that powered speakers in the parts of the upper level for a small amount of time and was resolved.”
Fox News reports that the show was being filmed and recorded for a future live album release.