Country music star Garth Brooks will play a two-night stand at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans July 10 and July 11. Brooks is the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history. It will be his first appearance in Louisiana in 18 years.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5. Tickets will be available only through www.ticketmaster.com and ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or via phone through Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000. There will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets.

Tickets are $66.73 plus $2 facility fee plus $6.25 service charge, totaling $74.98.

Brooks singing-star wife, Trisha Yearwood, will open the shows.