GARTH BROOKS WRAPS TWO RECORD-BREAKING SOLD-OUT SHOWS WITH 86,000 FANS ACROSS TWO NIGHTS AT BOISE’S ALBERTSONS STADIUM ON MONUMENTAL THE GARTH BROOKS STADIUM TOUR
Brooks Was Joined By Blake Shelton on Friday Night for The First Live Performance Together Of New Single “Dive Bar”
Nashville, TN – July 22, 2019 – Garth Brooks landed in Boise, ID on Friday (7/19) and Saturday night (7/20), for two back-to-back colossal shows at Albertsons Stadium, hosting record-breaking attendances of 86,000 across both nights and special guest Blake Shelton joining Friday night’s show. Brooks and Shelton’s special performance of “Dive Bar” marked the first time the pair has sung the “rowdy” (Rolling Stone) and “anthemic” (Billboard) new track together live. Shelton also gave an acoustic rendition of his multi-week No. One song “God’s Country.” Idaho Statesman praised that the special evenings “evolved into something greater than a meticulously rehearsed stadium show…Singing with a voice that’s still rich and spot-on, Brooks uncorked hit after hit.” The shows also marked the first-ever concerts at Albertsons Stadium and the largest entertainment event in Idaho history.
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. The next stop will be Regina, SK’s Mosaic Stadium show on 8/10 that also sold-out in under a hour, averaging just over 75,000 tickets in each city. Brooks recently added a second date in Regina, SK on 8/9 due to demand.
About Garth Brooks:
Garth Brooks just launched The Stadium Tour and has already set massive records in the first nine stadiums they announced. Garth has also now gone vinyl with a new package titled, LEGACY. During the first pre-sale, Garth smashed records with 20,000 packages sold in under 18 hours, that’s 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.” Additionally, Garth just received iHeartRadio’s inaugural Artist of the Decade Award at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles. In October of last year, Garth Brooks sold out the first ever concert at Notre Dame Football Stadium. The concert, “GARTH: LIVE AT NOTRE DAME!” was filmed for television and aired December 2nd on CBS. Nearly 14 million watched. On November 20th, 2018 Garth released The Anthology Part III, LIVE. It’s a detailed look at the electrifying concerts of Garth Brooks. Garth Brooks debuted new music, “Stronger Than Me,” at the CMA Awards. It was a surprise serenade to wife, Trisha Yearwood, that left everyone in tears. Garth Brooks has been awarded CMA Entertainer of the Year six times, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the No. 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. Garth has been 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. Last year, Garth finished the three and a half year long, Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. Forbes said of the tour, “Garth Brooks’ World Tour Solidifies His Status As The Best Arena Act Alive.” The tour smashed records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. The tour played 79 cities, 390 concerts with over 100,000 tickets sold in over 20 cities. The tour sold over 6.3 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest American tour in the world. Garth also has Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @garthbrooks. For more information please visit garthbrooks.com
Top Photo: Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton
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