Garth Brooks Says There Will Be People ‘With Masks and Without Masks’ on Tour

Garth Brooks is ready to hit the road. After rescheduling numerous dates on his Stadium Tour, the seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year is planning on hitting the road in July, for shows in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, and more. While cases of COVID-19 are on the decline, Brooks is aware of the ongoing challenges, which is why he is putting a lot of faith in his loyal fans.

“You don’t want to start up just to shut down again,” Brooks told Good Morning Utah. “So you need a big city where you know people are going to respect each other, and they’re going to respect their views. There’s gonna be people there with masks and without masks, and we need to look at each one the same. We’re all there to love one another. We’re all there to sing, I’m hoping, because the more you sing, the less I have to work, and it’s the most fun gig on the planet. It’s crazy.”

Because Brooks is one of the first to return to life on the road amid the pandemic, he is documenting how they do it, hoping others will follow suit.

“We want people to show up in good fashion,” Brooks said. “We want people to show up that treat each other well. That’s Salt Lake City … We’re bringing a documentary crew, because this is going to be on everybody’s list of what you do right after a pandemic.”

Brooks’ fans don’t seem to be too concerned. He set a new record with Ticketmaster when his Salt Lake City show went on sale, selling 50,000 tickets for a stadium in only 30 minutes.

“YOU SHOWED UP!” Brooks posted on social media. “[Garth in Salt Lake] is Ticketmaster’s fastest stadium sell out in US history! 50,000 tickets in less than 30 minutes! Touring is BACK. Utah, Idaho, this is going to be the time I’VE been waiting for!”

Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, isn’t on the concert bill, but there’s a good chance that she will make an appearance, since the 59-year-old says his wife will be with him on the road.

“We don’t go anywhere without each other anymore,” Brooks said. “We said, ‘Why would we be married to be apart?’ So we do everything together. There’s probably not a handful of nights a year that we spend a part. So Lord willing, the queen will be with us.”

Find all of Brooks’ upcoming shows by visiting his website.