by Sandra Gonzalez | CNN
Garth Brooks is putting his live music party on hold.
The country’s superstar on Wednesday said that he is canceling the next five legs of his tour, the last of which was due on October 9.
“In July, I honestly thought that the pandemic was following us. Now, seeing this new wave, I realize that we are still in battle and that I must play my part,” Brooks said in a statement.
Brooks resumed their tour in July and, according to a release, was set to perform in the cities of Cincinnati (September 18), Charlotte (September 25), Baltimore (October 2), and Foxboro (October 9). . Nashville (which was not rescheduled after being canceled due to bad weather).
Brooks wrote that he “hopes” that he can find new dates “and start when this wave seems to be behind us.” He said it could happen by the end of the year.
“With that said, the most important thing to me is that the stadium is meeting its end of the tour, by making sure every show is possible before tickets are on sale (that’s why we pulled Seattle on sale) and making sure Done that these people are the environment. Trading your time and money to put yourself in is not only the best experience ever, but also the safest we can provide,” he said.
About 350,000 tickets for the five shows affected will be refunded.
Brooks said, “The joy I see on everyone’s faces as live music returns is not only for the fans, but for our band, crew and the hard-working staff at these stadiums to maintain safety protocols.” Worthy of our continued hard work.” . “It has been a miracle and a blessing to see his dedication towards security for the people filling those seats. I’m really grateful.”