Brooks makes double announcement
Garth Brooks has announced the final two stops on his Dive Bar Tour. Brooks will play Massachusetts and Pennsylvania the same day as the final two of seven stops on the trek. Country radio in both states will announce the date, cities and venues Tuesday (Nov 5th) by 4:15 pm ET. Brooks made the announcement on Inside Studio G, his weekly Facebook Live series.
Country radio will be the only way into these shows. One will be early and the other will be later in the day. All patrons must be 21+ to enter. Tour is sponsored by Seagram’s 7.
The first was at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago in July. The second was at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA, in August. The third was at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX in September. The fourth one was The Barn in Sanford, FL last month. The fifth stop was at The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH, also last month.
This summer, Brooks joined Seagram’s 7 to declare this the summer of Dive Bars. As part of the celebration, the pair pledged to help make our roads safer for everyone by never driving impaired and have committed to securing 700,000 pledges this summer from dive bar patrons across the country at jointhepact.com.
The Dive Bar Tour is inspired by Brooks’ latest single “Dive Bar” featuring Blake Shelton. The “rowdy” (Rolling Stone) and “anthemic” (Billboard) new song was the most added song at country radio upon its debut and is taken from Brooks’ forthcoming studio album Fun, and is his first musical collaboration with Shelton. Fun, which was set for release in 2019 has been pushed back to spring 2020 as his first ever vinyl collection, Legacy, which was released on November 1st. The video for “Dive Bar” was released last week, amassing more than 26k views in 72 hours.
Brooks is also in the midst of his record-breaking, “turbo-charged” (Variety) three year stadium tour. The final concert for this year will be at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN! It will be the tenth stop on the tour, which has been mass averaging just over 83,000 tickets in each city with more than 830,000 tickets sold to date.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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