Leadership / 08.11.21
Garth Brooks Reassessing Stadium Tour Because of COVID Surge
Associated Press (08/03/21)
The surge in COVID-19 cases prompted country star Garth Brooks to announce that he is reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour, noting last week that he is still scheduled to play the next two shows in Kansas City and Lincoln, Nebraska, but will not put tickets on sale for the Seattle concert in September. The artist is slated to break for three weeks after the Aug. 14 show in Nebraska, and will take that time to consider what to do about the remainder of the dates this year. "It breaks my heart to see city after city go on sale and then have to ask those sweet people and the venues to reschedule," Brooks stated. "We have a three week window coming up where we, as a group, will assess the remainder of the stadium tour this year. It's humbling to see people put this much faith in you as an artist, and it kills me to think I am letting them down." Brooks restarted touring last month and typically performs in front of 60,000 to 70,000 people per venue. Many of his shows are known for selling out well in advance, and Brooks is scheduled to play Cincinnati, Charlotte, North Carolina, Baltimore, and Boston.
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