After cancelling the remainder of his 2021 stadium tour, Garth Brooks announced plans to return to the stage this year via a dive bar tour.
The superstar explained the decision and touring moving forward during the pandemic on a recent episode of Inside Studio G on Facebook.
“It boils down to one thing: it was the right decision to make, even though it was not my favorite decision,” Brooks said. “This fall, dive bars. Because you can fully vaccinate dive bars. People have got to have their card to even get in. The only way to get in through dive bars [is] country radio, your local country station.”
The singer was asked by a fan during the show about not cancelling his performances in Kansas City, MO and Lincoln, NE.
“Maybe I should have. I don’t know,” he said. “I told them what we’re getting reports on is this ‘flash’ thing. The second wave is flashing and it’s dying out quickly in some of these other countries. We had a three-week window coming up and thought, ‘Let’s get to that three-week window and then we’ll make our decision.'”
Neither dates or further information have been shared about the upcoming dive bar tour, but fans previously won tickets via local country radio stations.