Garth Brooks & Fanpage honoring COVID frontline heroes

Brooks is asking for COVID hero nominees for meet and greet access

Garth Brooks has teamed with Fanpage to honor COVID-19 frontline heroes when his stadium tour resumes this summer. The country superstar is asking for nominations for frontline workers who have been keeping us well, stocking our grocery stores, teaching our kids, and keeping our cities running smooth during the pandemic. One lucky winner and their nomination sponsor will each receive a pair of meet and greet passes to see Brooks backstage on the first stadium tour stop of 2021.

“I can’t believe I’m about to say this, the time to gather and hear live music is right around the corner,” Brooks says enthusiastically in a video. “So to celebrate, we’re gonna honor the frontline workers. And you know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about the first responders, health care workers, food service people, teachers, the list goes on and on. Those people that stepped up to the plate when we needed them to.”

Nominations can be submitted by downloading the Fanpage app, joining the Garth Brooks Fan Community, and unlocking the Hero Badge by posting a picture and story of your COVID Frontline Hero using the hashtags #FrontlineHero and #GarthBrooks. Be sure to share the post on Facebook or Twitter with the same hashtags, and earn stars by unlocking badges, playing trivia, posting and sharing your favorite pics and videos, and connecting with other fans. Every Star that’s earned in the Garth Brooks Fan Community between March 17th at midnight CST and April 18th at 11:59 PM CST you will earn an entry into a drawing which will be held on April 19th at 11 am CST. The winner will receive four tickets and four meet and greet passes with a date and time to be determined.

As of this writing, The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is expected to return July 10th for a sold out show in Las Vegas, marking the first live event at Allegiant Stadium. The event was rescheduled from August 2020 to February 27th, but postponed again for this July.

Brooks’ two other announced 2020 stadium dates have been postponed multiple times due to social distancing restrictions. The Cincinnati date — originally scheduled for Paul Brown Stadium for May 16th, but rescheduled for June 27th, and then for May 1st — will now happen on September 18th with Charlotte — originally scheduled for Bank of America Stadium on May 2nd, and then rescheduled for June 13th, then bumped again to October 10th and then to April 10th — will now happen on September 25th. All tickets for each original date will be honored for the respective new ones.

Brooks confirms that other stadium tour dates are going to be announced soon. He says that some stadiums are going to require masks and choose not to serve concessions for safety purposes.

“Now, I want you to think about this as not as inconvenience. I want you to really think about what I’m going to tell you,” Brooks shares during Monday’s (Mar 29th) Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G. “Stadiums live off of their concessions. So to say that they’re not willing to do that to protect you and me, that’s a freakin’ huge statement of love from them to us.”

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour was set to hit 10-12 cities per year for an initial three year run with most of the venues being college stadiums. Brooks has confirmed stadium tour dates are scheduled through summer of 2022, with several unannounced dates having been rescheduled due to the pandemic. Additional dates will roll out whenever possible.

Since The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour launch in March 2019, Brooks has broken stadium attendance records in St. Louis, MO at The Dome at America’s Center, Glendale, AZ at State Farm Stadium, Gainesville, FL at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, two sold out nights at Minneapolis, MN’s U.S. Bank Stadium, Denver, CO at Mile High Stadium, Eugene, OR at Autzen Stadium and two sold out nights at Boise, ID’s Albertsons Stadium shows, both of which sold out in under an hour. Brooks also broke records at Regina, SK’s Mosaic Stadium show on August 10th that sold out in under a hour, averaging just over 75,000 tickets in each city. Brooks added a second date in Regina, SK on August 9th due to demand. He hosted record-breaking numbers in Boise, ID with 86,000 in attendance for two back to back shows, with special guest Blake Shelton tagging along for the first night to perform their new single “Dive Bar” which was recorded and filmed.

In November 2019, Brooks set the concert ticket sales record at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Brooks broke the internet, literally, when the initial round of tickets went on sale in September, freezing Ticketmaster’s systems. Moving at over one thousand tickets a minute, the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour ticket on sale for Knoxville, TN came to a halt when the system could not open tickets fast enough to keep up with the demand. Over 80,000 tickets were sold after production hold seats were released and sold out in minutes.

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour averaged just over 83,000 tickets in each city and over 914,000 tickets sold to date.

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