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Garth Brooks revealed that he opted to convert his stadium tour to a dive bar tour because of spectator vaccinations.

The country singer embarked on a stadium tour in 2019 but had to put it on hold in 2020 when the pandemic hit. He raised it again in July to put it on hold again, as precautions are being taken due to the rise in coronavirus cases across the country. Country. While there are tentative plans to restart it in 2022, Brooks is going ahead with live performances, just in significantly smaller venues.


speaking on Facebook series “Inside Studio G,” Brooks reminded his fans that “the stadiums are officially out for this year.” He further explained that he considered dive bars and small spaces to be fine because the vaccine requirements are easier to enforce.

“Dive bars are vaccinated!” Brooks Said (via yahoo entertainment) “That’s how you do it.”

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The outlet reports that people who attend Brooks’ upcoming show must be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days before the event. Alternatively, they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours from the show or proof of a negative antigen test within six hours.

The celebrity said that he believes venues can implement these policies much easier than large stadiums. However, he noted that he is watching the efforts of the NFL and college football to see how their enforcement goes.

“I know people are saying they’re doing this at NFL games,” Brooks explained. “Great for them. I can’t imagine how you pull them all together.”

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Brooks said he knew his decision was controversial. However, he feels he is doing what is in the best interest of both his fans and the general public as cases continue to rise in the US despite vaccination.

As of Tuesday morning, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 229,108,347 people in 192 countries and territories, resulting in at least 4,700,460 deaths. In the US, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, with more than 42,289,826 illnesses and at least 676,092 deaths.

“The thing that scares me is that I’ve never seen another wave coming,” he said. “I had no idea something like this was going to happen. Well, is there a third wave? So you just watch it.”

Brooks continued: “What you want to do is do what’s best for people. Man, I want to play music. I want to get out there and laugh. I see you in the public eye from the stage.” Telling me – from singing together again – brought so much hope and so much joy. It killed me to shut up again. But you want to do what’s best for the people who come and see you are enough.”