During a press conference on Wednesday morning (10/17) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the singer revealed his plans to visit approximately 30 stadiums across the U.S., with 10 to 12 stops a year. The first two stops of the tour will take place in St. Louis, Mo., and Glendale, Ariz., though no official details were released.
“I wanted to call it the ‘big ass stadium tour’, but they voted me down on that one,” joked the iconic singer. “This is the most time I’ve ever put into anything … All the logistics of it is a step up for me.”
While specifics weren’t given during the press conference, Brooks did say that the first five dates of the tour would be announced before Christmas (Sounds Like Nashville will update with the dates as they become available). The tour announcement comes just days before Brooks is slated to take the stage for the first-ever concert inside of Notre Dame Stadium, scheduled for Oct. 20. The concert, Brooks revealed, will be part of a television special airing on CBS on December 2 (8:00PM-10:00PM, ET/PT) .
“After the sellout, I thought it could not get any more exciting than this,” said Brooks in a press release. “Then, CBS calls and in an instant, the show becomes bigger. This changes everything.” “We have an amazing history with Garth….we’ve partnered with him at some extraordinary venues: from the enormity of an aircraft carrier, to the intimacy of his one-man show in Las Vegas,” added Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Music, Specials & Live Events. “Now, we are joining forces to bring viewers Garth at his best – a full blown stadium-sized event for television from renowned Notre Dame Stadium. Garth Brooks. Notre Dame. Two icons. One night. It will be a television event to remember.”
The unprecedented show is just one of the major milestones “The Thunder Rolls” singer has accomplished during his superstardom. Brooks is the first artist in history to receive seven Diamond Awards for seven albums selling more than 10 million copies each. More recently, the singer announced plans to release Part III of his five-part Anthology series, which encompasses his vastly accomplished career.