Garth Brooks Scales Down Shows Due To COVID-19: ‘Stadiums Are Officially Out’


Garth Brooks has changed stadium live shows for dive bar gigs, for the remainder of 2021 at the least.

“Stadiums are officially out for this year,” the nation star stated within the newest episode of his “Inside Studio G” present on Monday.

“Because the dive bars are vaccinated, that’s how you get to do it,” Brooks defined of his resolution to scale down the exhibits. It’s simpler to make sure followers are totally inoculated from COVID-19 or examined damaging within the earlier 72 hours, he stated.

Brooks, who’s totally vaccinated, paused his stadium tour on the onset of the pandemic. He picked it up once more as restrictions eased however in August introduced he’d pulled 5 upcoming dates due to the surge in instances fueled by the extremely contagious delta variant. “I must do my part,” he stated on the time.

“The thing that scares me, that you got to look at is, I never saw the second wave coming, I didn’t know there would be such a thing. Well, there’s a third wave so you just watch this,” he stated Monday. “And what you want to do is what’s best for the people.”

“I want to play music. I want to get out there and laugh,” Brooks continued. “And I’m telling you the look in people’s eyes from stage, of getting together singing again, brought so much hope and so much joy, killed me to have to shut it down again. But you want to do what’s best for the people that are sweet enough to come and see you.”

“So we’re looking for dates,” he added. “That’s why dive bars instead of stadiums.”

Brooks’ stance is in stark distinction to that of British rocker Eric Clapton, who vowed to not carry out at venues requiring proof of vaccination ― however then appeared to take action anyway.

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