Garth Brooks Says He’s Done Playing Arenas: “I’d Like to Go to Dive Bars…Let’s Line ’Em Up”
April 18, 2022
Garth Brooks is done with big arena tours.
The country superstar said ahead of his recent shows at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, that he would rather play indoor venues after his current tour wraps up.
“We’re down to three cities lift to announce on the Stadium Tour, this is the last year for it,” he said. “Anybody that bitches about anything in this business should be slapped, so I’m trying not to complain at all. Put a stadium out here comes the pandemic, here comes the weather, it’s all the things you never had to worry about, when you got to play indoor, right?”
“That’s the only reason. It just seems like, for the band and crew? he continued. “It’s too much… they’re not complaining whatsoever, but for me watching them do all this, I’d much rather have a roof over my head… it’s better for the band and crew, and it’s better for the people that come to see you.”
That doesn’t mean Garth is done touring, however.
“If there was going to be another tour, I’d like to go to dive bars, 75 of them… let’s line ’em up and let’s go. Those are the most fun you can have that’s somewhat legal,” he teased.