Garth Brooks Stadium Tour

Garth Brooks Adds Baton Rouge Date to 2022 Stadium Tour Slate


Garth Brooks announced another tour stop at an SEC football stadium on Wednesday morning (Dec. 1), and it's in a city he celebrates in song.

Brooks' Stadium Tour passes through Tiger Stadium in Baton Rogue, La., the home of LSU football, on Sat., April 30.

It'll be Brooks' first gig in Baton Rouge in 24 years and his first concert in Louisiana in almost five years.

Tickets go on sale on Fri., Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. CST at  ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks. Tickets are currently listed at $94.95 each.

The news follows the announcement of an April 23, 2022 date at the University of Arkansas' Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

The Fayetteville gig will be Brooks' first appearance in Arkansas in over seven years.  Per a press release, Brooks will perform the first independently-scheduled concert in the stadium's history.

Brooks announced on Aug. 18 that the five remaining Stadium Tour dates for 2021 plus the rained out Nashville date he'd hope to reschedule soon had been cancelled (for now, at least), due to the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country.

"I have asked the wonderful cities of Cincinnati and Charlotte to wait too long and I don't want to now do that same thing to the great folks in Boston and Baltimore," Brooks said (as reported by The Boot). "As far as Nashville, we are looking for a make up date from the July rain out and though this is not COVID related, to make them wait makes me sad, as well. So, it is with a heavy heart we announce the decision to cancel all 5 shows but with a hopeful heart, we will reschedule and start over when this wave seems to be behind us."

Brooks hopes to eventually rescheduled the impacted tour stops.

"I'm sincerely hoping we are back on tour before the year's end," he added (as reported by The Boot). "With that said, the most important thing to me is fulfilling my end of the Stadium Tour by making sure every show is doable before putting tickets on sale ... and making sure the environment these people are trading their time and money to put themselves into is not only the best experience ever, but also the safest one we can provide."

Ticketmaster will automatically issue refunds for ticket holders for all impacted shows.

Garth in Ireland

Brooks recently added two shows at Ireland's Croke Park to his ongoing stadium tour. The concerts, scheduled for Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, 2022, mark Brooks' return to Ireland after he had to cancel several dates there eight years ago during his World Tour.

The news follows Brooks' recent stint as choir director at Nashville's Mother Church for his show at the Ryman Auditorium as well as an intimate show at the Grand Ole Opry.

After both Just Garth, The Ryman and You dates sold out on Oct. 22, Brooks sought a solution for fans unable to score tickets. The answer came in the form of the Mother Church's sister venue.

"The Opry and the Ryman are a very close family, [so] they helped us out by giving us a new opening night," Brooks said in a press release. "I feel very lucky to play BOTH of these very iconic venues."

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test were required for entry for all three Nashville shows. In addition, the shows were not being sold to capacity to allow for social distancing.

The Stadium Tour

The country legend first announced his three-year Stadium Tour back in Oct. 2018.

"I wanted to call it the big-ass stadium tour, but they voted me down on that one," Brooks joked at a 2018 press conference. "It was going to be a college tour, but because of the cities -- how they worked out -- there are going to be some professional stadiums in there as well."

The opening date on the tour was on March 9, 2019 in St. Louis at The Dome at America's Center. Twelve more dates followed in 2019, highlighted by a two-night stand at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (May 3-4).

Things didn't go according to plan in 2020, with Brooks playing just one stadium stop-- a Feb. 22 date at Ford Field in Detroit--before the COVID-19 pandemic halted widespread touring.

The country superstar said that in planning the tour, it was important to make each show a unique experience.

"This one is going to be so special, so rare, so far apart," Brooks said. "Very individual. Very unique."

He added that his goal will be to "turn the arena into a honky tonk," making each show an incredible experience for everyone in attendance.

Brooks said he wants to encourage fans to treat the shows as a "game day" and show up to the concert wearing team colors.

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