Brooks announces Dive Bar Tour
Monday, July 8, 2019
– Garth Brooks announced a new tour on Sunday, the Dive Bar Tour, which starts July 15 in Chicago.
That was the only date announced on the tour. Brooks will play Joe's on Weed Street, it was announced Monday with local radio stations distributing the tickets. There will be seven dates on the tour.
"We're announcing the Dive Bar tour," said Brooks, who posted the announcement on Facebook. He said he was making the announcement on National Dive Bar Day. Seagram's is picking the locations, although Brooks said he did not know where he is playing.
"Yes, we're going to go to dive bars," said Brooks. The name was inspired by the song, "Dive Bar," which Brooks recorded with Blake Shelton.
"It's going to be fun," said Brooks.
Brooks said he was bringing a band with him, but no background singers due to size. "I'm going to need a lot of background singers in the audience," he said.
Brooks has been doing stadium shows this year.
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