The one off is part of a two night stand at the Ryman
Garth Brooks has sold out an intimate concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on November 18th, which is the new opening night of a two night stand at the Ryman Auditorium. The show was announced earlier this week after 22 thousand were left without tickets to the two Ryman shows which sold out last week but not to capacity. The Opry show was also not sold to capacity and left 13 thousand fans without tickets.
“We went to smaller venues for the rest of the year so we could stay with the vaccinated programs,” Brooks shares. “The thought that this many people would show up for a chance at tickets to the one man show humbles me.”
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (at least 14 days from final vaccination shot) along with photo ID or proof of negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event along with photo ID will be required for entry. Non-vaccinated ticket holders who enter with negative tests must also wear properly fitting face masks throughout the event.
Brooks teased that the mini residency could be a pre-curser to a larger dual residency that may happen in 2022 between Las Vegas and Nashville. However, no confirmation of any long-term residency has unveiled as of press time, but a Vegas blogger suggests Brooks will be a headliner at Caesars Palace next year.
Brooks canceled the remaining 2021 dates of his stadium tour due to a resurgence of rising COVID cases towards the end of summer, but vowed the end the trek next year. He teases that three to four dates would be going on sale by Christmas.
Plans to end the multi-year trek are underway for a possible long-awaited return to Dublin’s Croke Park in September 2022. Irish news outlets began circulating that unconfirmed news late this summer with Brooks neither confirming nor denying those rumors on Facebook Live.
Brooks recently resumed his Dive Bar Tour which is expected to continue throughout 2022. The country superstar shares that performing intimate shows with less fans in attendance makes it easier to screen for vaccination status than the thousands that flock to see sell out performances in stadiums.