Saturday, February 22nd show at Ford Field marks full-circle moment for Rice
Garth Brooks has announced that Chase Rice will open his Detroit stadium show on Saturday, February 22nd at Detroit Lions’ Ford Field. Rice dropped by Brooks’ Inside Studio G today (Mon, Feb 17th) to announce the news. The announcement brings full circle a story that began last summer.
When Rice stopped by the Entertainment Tonight broadcast from Downtown Nashville during CMA Fest, he was surprised with a special co-host – his lifelong idol, Garth Brooks.
While chatting about Rice’s goal of someday playing the stadium across the river, Brooks made quite the proposal: “Let’s do a deal, okay? Let’s say if we ever did play Nissan Stadium, you want to open that show?”
Turns out, Brooks was eager to make that deal a reality sooner than later and instead invited Rice to open his stadium show this weekend in Detroit, Michigan.
“Growing up, Garth was it for me,” explains Rice. “He was the first concert I ever saw as a kid growing up in North Carolina, and like I told him when he surprised me on set – he’s the reason I play country music today. To open a show for him, let alone in a massive stadium like Ford Field, is an absolute dream come true.”
Brooks set the record for the largest attendance at a one-night musical event with over 70,000 tickets sold in only 90 minutes for Ford Field. This will be Brooks’ first time ever playing at Ford Field and the only Michigan stop on three year long Stadium Tour.
The concert announcement continues an exciting start to 2020 for Rice, who surprise-released The Album Part I on January 24th. The No. 1 project features current Top 30 single “Lonely If You Are,” with an adorable new music video.
Rice recently wrapped his headlining The Pint of Anything Tour throughout Europe and will soon join Brantley Gilbert’s Fire’t Up Tour for select dates starting April 16th in Greenville, S.C. as well as select dates on Rascal Flatts’ Life Is A Highway Farewell Tour later this year.