Seven hundred contest winners were in attendance
Garth Brooks rocked out the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City on Monday night (Oct 11th). Seven hundred contest winners were in attendance with more than 2.4 million entries through 93.3 JAKE-FM.
Just before taking the stage, Brooks went live on Inside Studio G.
Brooks began his Dive Bar Tour concert series in the summer of 2019 at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago. Other stops included Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA; Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX; The Barn in Sanford, FL; The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH; Prospectors in Mt. Laurel, NJ; and most recently, The Westerner in Salt Lake City.
The Dive Bar Tour was inspired by his single, “Dive Bar” with Blake Shelton, which is on Brooks’ most recent album, Fun. The Dive Bar Tour will continue on to dive bars in country music capitals around the country through 2022.
Despite canceling the remaining 2021 dates of his stadium tour due to a resurgence of rising COVID cases towards the end of summer. Brooks says the Dive Bar shows can continue due to easier enforcement of vaccination status for a few hundred fans instead of tens of thousands that flock to his sell out stadium shows.
Hours before the OKC Dive Bar show, Brooks was live from his home studio answering fan questions on Inside Studio G. Brooks confirmed The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour will likely return in February or March 2022 with the likelihood of multiple shows going on sale before Christmas.
Ireland news outlets have recently reported that Brooks could finally make his long-awaited return to Dublin’s Croke Park in September. That news is unconfirmed as of press time, but Brooks neither confirmed nor denied those rumors on the show last month.