Garth Brooks Postpones Ticket Sale for Buffalo Concert Out of Respect for Shooting Victims

by Jonathan Howard

With the tragedy the community is going through, Garth Brooks has postponed the sale of his Buffalo concert tickets. The move was done out of respect for the victims of the senseless shooting that took place. The country music legend made the announcement on Monday morning. The tickets were supposed to go on sale this Friday (May 20) for the July 23 show.

Pause for Buffalo

  • Garth Brooks will pause the on-sale date for tickets to his July 23 show in Buffalo at Highmark Stadium
  • The singer released a statement on the Buffalo shooting and the decision to pause ticket sales
  • While ticket sales will resume in the coming weeks, the show will not be postponed due to the delay
  • The shooting in Buffalo left 10 people dead and three more injured and is being investigated as a hate crime

The show is still going to go on as scheduled. However, the ticket release will be postponed with a “new date announced in coming weeks,” according to an official press release.

The Buffalo Bills’ official site has a statement since they are the host. Highmark Stadium will eventually be packed with Brooks fans from Buffalo and beyond. The statement explains a little about what’s going on and has a short statement from the singer himself.

“Out of respect, Garth Brooks has decided to postpone the Buffalo on sale that was scheduled for this Friday. The concert will still take place Saturday, July 23rd, 7:00 PM at Highmark Stadium.”

The statement continued with Brook’s words. “At some point, the healing in Buffalo will begin and the city will sing again. But for now, we pause out of respect for what the great community of Buffalo is going through and we stand beside all of those who are hurting and confused by such an unthinkable act.”

As usual, a classy and kind move from Garth Brooks. The singer has made accommodations in the past, up to canceling his tour at one point as the Delta variant of COVID raged across the country. He can sell tickets any day. Hell, he can sell out a stadium in 45 minutes.

Garth Brooks Sells Out Commonwealth Stadium in Under an Hour

On June 25th (this Outsider’s birthday!), Garth Brooks will be playing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Speaking of selling tickets and selling them fast, Brooks did just that. While Brooks plays shows all over the states each tour, his international performances can be rare. So, Canadian fans made sure to eat up those tickets.

Within 45 minutes, the concert was sold out. Commonwealth Stadium, big enough for 61,000 people, in under an hour. Now, I remember back when Kroger Field in Lexington, KY was Commonwealth Stadium, but this is different. I suspect this show is going to be loud, wild, and fun.