Since restarting his tour in July, Garth Brooks has played to over 300,000 fans in five cities. Now, citing “a new wave of the Covid-19 virus spreading across the nation,” Brooks has canceled dates in the stadium tour’s next five cities.
In a statement, the country superstar called it a “very difficult decision,” saying he would be issuing refunds on approximately 350,000 tickets.
No action is required by ticket holders to obtain a refund, said a statement on the artist’s web site. Ticketmaster will issue a refund to the original method of payment used at time of purchase.
“In July, I sincerely thought the pandemic was falling behind us. Now, watching this new wave, I realize we are still in the fight and I must do my part. I have asked the wonderful cities of Cincinnati and Charlotte to wait too long and I don’t want to now do that same thing to the great folks in Boston and Baltimore,” said Brooks in the statement. “As far as Nashville, we are looking for a make up date from the July rain out and though this is not Covid related, to make them wait makes me sad, as well. So, it is with a heavy heart we announce the decision to cancel all 5 shows but with a hopeful heart, we will reschedule and start over when this wave seems to be behind us.”
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