This article originally published 10/17/2018.
Garth Brooks has announced the first two dates of his massive 2019 stadium tour! The country superstar will kick things off at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO on March 9 before heading out to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ for the second date of the tour.
More dates and venues are set to drop soon, so check back here and keep up-to-date on all the news as it rolls in!
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Garth Brooks fans rejoice! The Country Music Hall of Famer has just announced his biggest tour ever!
During a press conference this morning (10/17), Brooks revealed he is gearing up to hit the road on an all new tour that will bring the country superstar to stadiums across the U.S. in 2019.
So far, Brooks has only shared two confirmed stops on the upcoming run, (St. Louis, MO and Phoenix, AZ), with additional dates to be announced later. He also revealed that tickets for shows in five cities will be on sale by Christmas, and a stop in Tennessee will most likely be on the itinerary. The full tour schedule is set to cover 30 cities across the US.
The “Friends in Low Places” crooner said he plans to play anywhere from 10-12 stadiums a year for the next three years, and most, but not all, will take place in college stadiums. He’s certainly got a few tricks up his sleeve, sharing ideas that range from a halftime show including the “G-Men” to encouraging fans to go all out and show their team spirit.
"I can't think of how to make music more fun other than [to] add sports to it," Brooks stated. "Our music was built for fun and the live stage."
He also promised each stadium a unique experience, issuing fans a challenge: "I'm going to challenge one person on this planet to come to all 30 shows."
It was not confirmed if wife and fellow country star Trisha Yearwood or anyone else will be joining him as an opening act, however the tour will feature an all new stage and new band members.
The 56-year-old songer/songwriter also announced a CBS special based off his sold-out Notre Dame Stadium concert (separate from the upcoming tour), where he will be the first singer to perform in the stadium. Garth: Live at Notre Dame! is set to air December 2 on CBS.
“After the sellout, I thought it could not get any more exciting than this,” Brooks said. “Then, CBS calls and in an instant, the show becomes bigger. This changes everything.”
It’s been an exciting year for Brooks, who wrapped up his three-year arena tour at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena back in December 2017. The tour featured multiple sold-out shows, serving as the singer’s comeback after more than a decade of retirement from the touring circuit. He sold over six million tickets throughout the tour’s run.
The country icon shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to new material, either. His new single “All Day Long” from his upcoming album Anthology Part III ‘Live’ is steadily climbing the country radio charts toward the Top 10. Anthology Part III ‘Live’ is due for release on November 20.
Be sure to check back here for all the updates on venues and cities as they roll in!
Who Is Garth Brooks?
A pivotal icon in the history of country music, Garth Brooks rose to fame by adding a personal twist to the beloved, tried-and-true genre. By incorporating elements of classic rock and roll, honky tonk, grandiose rock dramatics and sensitive emotion, Brooks introduced country music to a massive new audience in the 1990s. Taking the world of country music by storm, he became the first artist in the genre to achieve a multi-platinum status, shattering the barrier in 1991 with his second album No Fences. Ropin’ the Wind followed shortly after, breaking even more records by becoming the first country album to debut at the top of the pop charts. He has since released an additional 20 albums, continuously breaking records and reaching the top of the charts.
With a career that’s spanned nearly three decades, Brooks has destroyed the walls that once surrounded country music. His efforts have carved out a permanent place for country music on the pop charts, marking a shift in the traditionalism that had always been part of the genre’s hallmark. According the to RIAA, Brooks is the best-selling solo albums artist in the U.S. with 148 million albums sold, putting him ahead of Elvis Presley and second only to The Beatles in total album sales. He is the only artist in music history to have seven albums achieve diamond status in the U.S. Brooks is an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame. He has earned several prestigious awards including two Grammys and 17 AMAs.