Garth Brooks Reconsidering Stadium Tour: Here’s Why

by Chris Haney

In a recent statement, country music icon Garth Brooks revealed that he is reassessing his current stadium tour in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases.

As the delta variant continues to spread across the country, Brooks is reconsidering later dates on his tour. On Tuesday, the musician issued a statement on the matter and voiced his concern for his fans. As of now, he’s committed to his next two scheduled shows.

Next up, Brooks plays shows in Kansas City and Lincoln, Nebraska. However, he said that he won’t sell tickets for his September concert in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, the “Friends in Low Places” singer said he will review the ongoing virus situation over an upcoming three-week tour break.

“It breaks my heart to see city after city go on sale and then have to ask those sweet people and the venues to reschedule,” Garth Brooks said, according to an Associated Press report. “We have a three week window coming up where we, as a group, will assess the remainder of the stadium tour this year. It’s humbling to see people put this much faith in you as an artist, and it kills me to think I am letting them down.”

Brooks and his tour crew already had a scheduled break following their Nebraska show on August 14. His team will look at all options and assess the situation further. The country superstar also has planned stops in Cincinnati, Charlotte, Baltimore, and Boston as well.

In July, Garth Brooks and his band hit the road for his most recent tour. As one of the biggest touring musicians around, he often plays stadium shows in front of 60,000 plus fans. Tickets sell out almost immediately, so thousands of fans will be left disappointed if he’s forced to cancel any shows.

Garth Brooks Hints at Idea of Opening a Bar in Nashville

Garth Brooks seems to have plenty on his plate these days with his current tour. It sounds like he could use a cold beer as he decides on whether or not to continue playing live shows.

In fact, he might want to press fast forward on his idea of building a bar in Nashville so he can drown his sorrows if he cancels his tour. He recently opened up about the idea and referenced other country artists who have their own Nashville bars.

“When Brooks’ bar arrives, it will join establishments from country artists including Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, John Rich and Alan Jackson. Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa, the latest addition to the group, is the only bar fronted by a female country star,” PopCulture reported. “In addition to bars, there a number of museums on Lower Broadway that double as eating and drinking establishments. [They also] honor country music icons like Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Glen Campbell.”

The country singer doesn’t think his dream will become a reality for two or three more years. But he does have a sound vision for what he wants to do with the establishment.

“It can’t come soon enough for me,” he said. “I know exactly the way I’d want it to be because I live in the dive bars. Just take one thing out of every dive bar you’ve been in. Because for me, that’s what it’s all about.”