The stadiums are out, the dive bars are there!
Garth Brooks recently canceled five upcoming stadium tour dates, including Baltimore’s stop at M&T Bank Stadium on October 2, citing the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Brooks involved in a recent episode of his Facebook Live series Inside Studio G that he canceled the stadium shows because he cannot demand that everyone present be vaccinated, but that is not the case during the dive bar shows. Brooks explained that it comes down to hosting shows at local dive bars, where everyone present will need to be 100% vaccinated.
“This fall the dive bars,” said the iconic artist. “Because you can fully vaccinate the dive bars. People even have to have their card to enter. The only way to enter is through the dive bars [is] country radio, your local country station. Regarding his recent decision to end his commercially successful stadium tour, Brooks said, “It comes down to one thing: it was the right decision to make, even if it wasn’t my favorite decision.”
Brooks’ wife and compatriot Trisha Yearwood’s superstar battled Covid-19 earlier this year, fueling speculation as to why Brooks is as strict as he is when it comes to vaccinating his circle. “I am vaccinated, 100% vaccinated. Everyone on the fucking tour, vaccinated. Further, regarding the free will of his fans and others, he added, “I cannot get you vaccinated. Until it becomes law, it’s a choice. And people, when things are a choice, you have to understand and respect that we are all going to make our own choices. “
No additional dates have been announced or postponed.