GARTH BROOKS TAKES ON RECORD-BREAKING CROWD AT NEYLAND STADIUM FOR LAST THE GARTH BROOKS STADIUM TOUR STOP OF THE YEAR
CMA Entertainer Of The Year Slashes Records Hosting The Largest Attendance In Neyland Stadium And Tennessee History For A Single Concert Event.
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Last year, November 18, 2019 – Reigning CMA “Entertainer of The Year,” Garth Brooks brought the house down with his tenth THE GARTH BROOKS STADIUM TOUR stop with a record-breaking concert at Knoxville, TN's Neyland Stadium. Performing the first concert at Neyland Stadium in 16 years, Brooks connected with fans from all over. Breaking the Neyland Stadium and the state of Tennessee's attendance record for a single concert event, Brooks was welcomed on Saturday night (11/16) with roars of over 84,000 eager fans gearing up for an unforgettable performance.
Kicking off the night was an energetic opening set by Jon Pardi, followed by Brooks who took the stage with all of his fan-favorite hits in tow as well as newer tracks and covers. Knoxville News Sentinel declared the “crowd sang, screamed, cheered and danced throughout Brooks’ nearly two-hour set…his energy and experience as a performer electrified Neyland as he ran around the stage in a Tennessee orange shirt.” Brooks’ set also included his current Top 20 and rising, “rowdy” (Rolling Stone) single with Blake Shelton, “Dive Bar.” The official music video for the single was just released featuring Brooks and Shelton, accumulating 26 million views on Facebook in the first 72 hours following the premiere.
It was also recently announced that the next stadium show will land in the new year in Detroit, MI at Ford Field on Feb. 22, for Brooks’ only stadium tour stop to be held in Michigan. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Nov. 22 at 10AM EST. For tickets and more information, visit garthbrooks.com.
Since the tour launch, Brooks has broken stadium attendance records in St. Louis, MO at The Dome at America’s Center, Glendale, AZ at State Farm Stadium, Gainesville, FL at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, two sold-out nights at Minneapolis, MN’s U.S. Bank Stadium, Denver, CO at Mile High Stadium, Eugene, OR at Autzen Stadium and two sold-out nights at Boise, ID’s Albertsons Stadium shows on 7/19 and 7/20, both of which sold-out in under an hour, and the most recent show in Knoxville, TN at Neyland Stadium. This year, the tour averaged just over 83,000 tickets in each city and over 914,000 tickets sold to date.
Brooks is also set to simultaneously bring his intimate DIVE BAR TOUR to a close, announcing the sixth and seventh stops of the stint to be held on the same night, Dec. 2. The sixth stop will be at Prospectors in Mt. Laurel, NJ followed immediately by the seventh stop at Six String in Foxboro, MA. Times for the shows will be announced closer to the event and tickets can only be won through radio contesting.
About Garth Brooks: In March, Garth Brooks launched the monumental The Stadium Tour. In the first nine stadiums announced, Brooks set massive ticket sale records, with many shows selling out in minutes and breaking attendance records. Brooks will continue the colossal tour in Detroit, MI at Ford Field on Feb. 22, for the only Michigan stop on the tour.
Brooks has just made his catalog available on vinyl for the first time with his meticulously-curated vinyl package, LEGACY. During the first pre-sale, Brooks smashed records with 20,000 packages sold in under 18 hours, totaling 420,000 vinyl records. Forbes noted, “To put this in context, The Beatles were the number-one vinyl artist in 2018 with 321,000 sales over 12 months.” Earlier this year, Brooks received iHeartRadio’s inaugural Artist of the Decade Award at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles.
13-time “Entertainer Of The Year” Garth Brooks has been awarded the honor seven times by CMA Awards as well as six times by the ACM Awards, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive seven Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 148 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist including being inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Brooks also hosts his highly popular Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Brooks’ Facebook page at 7:00 PM EST. You can follow him at: https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks, https://twitter.com/garthbrooks, http://instagram.com/garthbrooks. For more information please visit www.garthbrooks.com.