Garth Brooks wraps two record-breaking shows at Albertsons Stadium

Brooks was joined by Blake Shelton on Friday night for first live performance together of their duet “Dive Bar”

Garth Brooks landed in Boise, ID on Friday (July 19th) and Saturday night (July 20th), for two back-to-back colossal shows at Albertsons Stadium, hosting record-breaking attendances of 86,000 across both nights and special guest Blake Shelton joining Friday night’s show. Brooks and Shelton’s special performance of “Dive Bar” marked the first time the pair has sung the “rowdy” (Rolling Stone) and “anthemic” (Billboard) new track together live. Shelton also gave an acoustic rendition of his multi-week No. 1 song “God’s Country,” per Brooks’ requests in between double “Dive Bar” performances for audio and video purposes.

Idaho Statesman praised that the special evenings “evolved into something greater than a meticulously rehearsed stadium show…Singing with a voice that’s still rich and spot-on, Brooks uncorked hit after hit.” The shows also marked the first-ever concerts at Albertsons Stadium and the largest entertainment event in Idaho history.

Since the tour launch, 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. The next stop will be Regina, SK’s Mosaic Stadium show on August 10th that also sold out in under a hour, averaging just over 75,000 tickets in each city. Brooks recently added a second date in Regina, SK on August 9th due to demand.

Last week, Brooks kicked off his small Dive Bar Tour at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago. This was the first of seven concerts in support of his new single “Dive Bar” with Blake Shelton. The remaining six shows have yet to be announced, although are expected via his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G, which celebrated its third year during the Monday, July 22nd episode.

Brooks has joined Seagram’s 7 to declare this the summer of Dive Bars with the pair pledging to #JoinThePact to help make our roads safer for everyone by never driving impaired. Together, Brooks and Seagram’s 7 have committed to securing 700,000 pledges this summer from dive bar patrons across the country at jointhepact.com.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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