NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Country music icon Garth Brooks announced he will be hitting the road for a North American stadium tour in 2019.
While key details, such as an itinerary have yet to be announced, Brooks teased the location of the first two tour stops — State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. As for timing, he did not include a date with the tease but noted that tickets for the first five shows would be on sale in time for Christmas.
According to a press statement, the stadium tour will feature an all-new stage and new band members.
Brooks just wrapped the three and a half year long, Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. In the final accounting, the tour hit played 79 cities, 390 concerts with over 100,000 tickets sold in over 20 cities.
In all, the tour sold over 6.3 million tickets over the course of its run, making it the biggest North American tour in history.
Brooks also announced that his upcoming concert from Notre Dame Stadium — the first concert ever held at the venue — will become a television special. The “Garth: Live from Notre Dame!” concert will air December 2nd at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS.
Brooks also shared a little insight into his longtime agent Rob Beckham’s abrupt departure from WME Nashville last week. Brooks told Billboard that he spoke to Beckham, who told Brooks that “he was happy. He’s fine.”
Brooks also told Billboard that he received a phone call from WME co-CEO Patrick Whitesell. According to Brooks, Whitesell said: “‘Look, man, until you find somebody you’re comfortable with, I’ll take care of your stuff,’ which I thought was very sweet. I love everybody there, but we’ll see what we’re going to do now.”
While he didn’t come out and say it, Brooks certainly intimated that he is no longer a client of Beckham’s, telling Billboard. “The things that Rob did for us I can never repay him for, so it’s a tough loss. But if he’s happy, that’s all that matters.”