Garth Brooks had a lot of news to share during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on October 17th, not the least of which are his plans to head out on a three-year tour of stadiums for the first time in his career. The first two stops on the tour will be State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Concert dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced soon, but Garth told reporters that five cities will be on sale before Christmas.
For now, Garth tells us the tour has a very simple name. “I wanted to call it the ‘big ass stadium tour’ but they voted me down on that so we’re just gonna call it the Stadium Tour for right now. It was going to be a college tour but because of the cities, how they worked out, there’s gonna be some professional stadiums in them as well, so we’re just gonna keep it as the Stadium Tour, but this one is going to be so special, so rare and so far apart. We’ll do about 10 to 12 a year for probably three years, so they’re gonna be spread out, very individual, very unique. Notre Dame is kind of the blueprint on how this is gonna be. I will say this — if the whole tour’s gonna be like Notre Dame I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle it, cause this is the most time I’ve ever put into anything.”
The stadium tour will feature an all new stage and new band members.