It seems like forever since we’ve been able to slip on down to the ‘Oasis’ and throw back suds with our friends in low places. However, things are slowly changing. Before we get back to full-on live shows, Garth Brooks is bringing fans a new virtual event.
Garth Brooks is itching to get back on stage and bring fans some new music. During yesterday’s episode of Inside Studio G, he announced an upcoming event that is the next best thing. Friends in Zoom Places will be coming soon. However, the event isn’t a concert. It’s a long-form interview with Garth conducted by Storme Warren. According to Brooks, the original event lasted for somewhere between three and four hours. But, the final product has been edited down into a single hour.
Don’t worry, though, Garth Brooks isn’t going to just talk for an hour straight. The SiriusXM blog says that there will also be guest appearances and live performances. So, there’s a good chance that Garth will sing as well as chat about whatever comes to mind.
You can listen to Friends in Zoom Places on The Garth Channel (Channel 55) on SiriusXM. The special premieres on Monday, April 26 at 5 pm ET. You can catch a replay of the special at 8 pm that same day. It will also air a few more times throughout the week.
Garth Brooks Has Big Plans
Friends in Zoom Places is only the tip of the iceberg. Garth Brooks is planning some big things for the coming year. In fact, he has a handful of stadium dates planned for this year. He told Inside Studio G viewers that he is excited to get back on stage. However, he wants to make sure everyone is safe.
While talking about doing big live shows again, he repeated something that his wife, Trisha Yearwood said. She compared the pandemic to being on an airplane. Just because you’re ten minutes away from landing, he said, doesn’t mean that it’s safe to open the door. At the same time, we can see the end of the pandemic just over the horizon. However, we’re not out of the woods just yet. So, it’s still important to do all we can to protect ourselves as well as those around us.
About this, Garth Brooks said that fans should keep in mind that stadiums will have mask mandates. So, he says, if you’re thinking about coming to a stadium show but refuse to wear a mask, “Sell your ticket. Get a refund. Whatever. Come to [a show] later when there is no mask mandate.” He wants to entertain his fans. But, the safety of everyone involved is his number-one priority.