Garth Brooks Will Return to LSU for First Time in Over Two Decades

by Samantha Whidden
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On Wednesday (December 1st), country music icon Garth Brooks announced he will be making an appearance at LSU for the first time in two decades. 

While using the hashtag “GARTH in Baton Rouge,” Garth Brooks declared he will be performing at the LSU Tiger Stadium on April 30, 2022, at 7 p.m. “Tickets go ON SALE Friday, December 10th, 10 a.m. ct.”

The LSU performance news comes less than two weeks after Garth Brooks announced he was making his way across the pond to perform some shows in Ireland. He will be performing at Croke Park in Dublin and the shows will take place on September 9th and 10th, 2022. 

Brook’s was set to perform in Ireland in 2014. But had to cancel his five live shows in Dublin. This due to the Dublin City Council infamously stating that only three of the shows could happen. Years after the incident, Garth Brook stated he would love to play in Ireland sometime.

“I’ve been lucky to play in a lot of placed,” Brooks announced in a Facebook Live Q&A in 2016. “I don’t think I’ll get to play in all the places I want to play. Because the main ingredient is the sincerity of the people that want to hear it. That’s what it’s all about.”

Garth Brooks Talks Resuming Stadium Tour Safely During the Global Pandemic 

In June 2021, Garth Brooks spoke to Billboard about hitting the road for his stadium tour for the first time since the global pandemic began. “I think people naturally want to be together and sing songs together,” Brooks explained. “But with that said, the responsibility comes with them leaving safely once they get there.”

Brooks also shared that he and his crew want to remain responsible and careful with how they act around each other. “You do all you can do. You can open up as many lanes as possible. They’re going to be hiring more ticket staff.”

The country music icon further explained that he and his team talked about doing masks for everybody and the stadiums told them that it’s their job. “So they’ll have masks for everyone there that wants one. Our job is to get people in there and to make sure the message goes out, ‘Do not look strangely at someone who is wearing a mask — and if you are wearing a mask, don’t look strangely at someone who isn’t.’”

Brooks went on to add that he and the crew are taking their steps towards recovery at their own pace and they encouraged each other to all be family. “Let’s all have a good time, and let’s respect each individual’s way of how they’re handling this and coming out of it.”

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