Brooks performed at Prospector’s in Mt. Laurel, NJ
It was a boot stompin’ good time at Garth Brooks’ sixth Dive Bar concert at Prospector’s in Mt. Laurel, NJ on Monday night (Dec 2nd). The place was packed to capacity with 500 people who only received entry via country radio contests.
Brooks went live on Inside Studio G, his weekly Facebook live series, just before taking the stage.
He also went live on Facebook after the concert.
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 late October.
Brooks was originally scheduled to play a second show Monday night at Six String in Foxboro, MA, but that show had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather. More Dive Bar shows are expected throughout 2020.
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) stadium tour. The final concert this year was at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN! He broke the Neyland Stadium and the state of Tennessee’s attendance record for a single concert event. It was the tenth stop on the tour.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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