Garth Brooks will hit the road again in 2019. The superstar announced plans for a multi-year stadium tour this morning (Oct. 17) during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The tour will visit 10-12 cities each year for the next three years, with most of those stops being at college stadiums. The tour’s initial two cities will be St. Louis, Missouri, and Glendale, Arizona. No official dates for either tour stop were announced, though Brooks said he will announce the first five stops on the stadium tour before Christmas.
“I wanted to call it the ‘big ass stadium tour,’ but they voted me down on that one,” Brooks said during the press conference. “This is the most time I’ve ever put into anything … All the logistics of it is a step up for me.”
Brooks is slated to play Notre Dame Stadium on Oct. 20, making Brooks the first artist to perform at the venue. Earlier today, it was announced that the show will be captured as part of a primetime television special, Garth: Live At Notre Dame!, set to air Sunday, Dec. 2 on the CBS Television Network.
He says the Notre Dame show inspired the upcoming tour.
“This was not a planned thing,” Brooks said. “We were supposed to take a whole year off [but] we saw it as a blueprint of what could be.”
Brooks’ previous multi-year tour, which ran from 2014-2017, ended in December 2017 with shows in Nashville. Brooks will release the next installment of his anthology, titled Anthology Part III Live, on Nov. 20.
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