Garth Brooks reschedules Cincinnati stadium tour stop for third time

Cincinnati rescheduled for Sept 18th

Promoters for Garth Brooks’ Stadium Tour stop in Cincinnati, OH have postponed the date for the third time, due to COVID-19 restrictions. The trek — originally scheduled for Paul Brown Stadium for May 16th, but rescheduled for June 27th, and then for May 1st — will now happen on September 18, 2021, if social distancing restrictions are lifted.

During the on sale, 65,000 tickets were sold in less than one hour. It was the most people to ever show up for a ticket on sale. He then set the all time record for entertainment in Cincinnati, Ohio in 75 minutes with a sell out of 70,000 seats. This will be Brooks’ first time playing at Paul Brown Stadium and the only Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia date on The Stadium Tour.

Both of Brooks’ other originally scheduled 2020 concert dates have been postponed multiple times. Charlotte has been postponed four times, while the sold out Las Vegas show, set for last August as the first live event at Allegiant Stadium, is now set for July 10th after being rescheduled to February 27th. All tickets will be honored for the original dates.

“We’re gonna keep you updated. I’m gonna tell you this right now, live one hundred percent capacity stadium shows, I think are just around the corner,” Brooks shares during last week’s Inside Studio G. “I can’t tell you how excited I am. I can’t tell you how serious we all need to remain on this COVID thing. Even if we’re gathering today on the streets. If you’ve had the vaccine, if you haven’t, please please please take this thing serious. I’ve witnessed it. Respect it. If not, it’s gonna come back to bite us all of 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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