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Garth Brooks Announces Three Year Stadium Tour


It was bound to happen sooner or later. Since Garth Brooks has come out of retirement he has produced a huge multi-year arena tour, been named Entertainer of the Year and now takes it one step further with his stadium tour that was announced on Wednesday (10/17).

“I wanted to call it the ‘Big-Ass Stadium Tour,’ but they voted me down on that,” Brooks said at a news conference held at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “So we’re just gonna call it the stadium tour for right now.”

The tour announcement happened just days before Brooks becomes the first artist to perform a live concert at Notre Dame. That show will be filmed for broadcast on CBS-TV on December 2 at 8pm (ET).

Brooks’ stadium tour will begin in the spring at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo. and the second venue will be State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (Phoenix). Five shows total will go on sale before Christmas. Brooks couldn’t reveal the remaining three stops, but he did hint that he may be playing Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

The 30 concerts will be held at both college venues and pro sports team sites with 10 to 12 per year over the course of three years.

Photo credit: John Heller

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