Garth Brooks playing dive bars rather than stadiums because ‘dive bars are vaccinated’

FILE: Garth Brooks speaks to FOX 17 News about Nashville show (FOX 17 News)


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Country superstar Garth Brooks is giving more insight into why he’s setting off on a dive bar tour instead of playing in stadiums — and it comes down to vaccinations.

Brooks canceled the rest of his stadium tour, including a stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, back in August. He cited growing concern over the COVID-19 outbreak fueled by the delta variant.

The star later announced on his “Inside Studio G” Facebook Live series that he was planning a stop in Oklahoma City on a Dive Bar Tour for those who provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative virus test.

The dive bars are vaccinated, that’s how you get to do it,” Brooks said in a recent Facebook Live. “So, the great thing about this is, [the fans are] vaccinated or they have to show a 3-day negative in-advance test.

Additionally, Brooks said stadium tours are “officially out” for the remainder of the year.
Brooks has said he’s going to watch COVID-19 data to make the best decision possible for his concerts.

Brooks’ team said they refunded 350,000 tickets for the canceled stadium concerts.

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