NEW YORK (AP) — Garth Brooks entered Yankee Stadium like a school kid on the playground: He ran laps around the venue and yelled loudly as screaming fans cheered on the country king, who returned to New York on Friday after 19 years.
The feverish audience sported cowboy hats, waved American flags and brought homemade signs as Brooks ran through his hits with passion.
He also got serious: Early in the show, he addressed the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas.
He told the audience “we’ve got to love one another. That’s what it’s all about. That’s our only hope.”
Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, also performed at the show in the Bronx.