Garth Brooks Will Be Ready to Resume Stadium Tour If the “Green Flag Does Drop in 2021”

Garth Brooks Will Be Ready to Resume Stadium Tour If the “Green Flag Does Drop in 2021”

Green flags in NASCAR signal the “end of a caution period,” allowing drivers to lay down the hammer.

If and when Garth Brooks gets the green flag to resume his pandemic-delayed Stadium Tour in 2021, the G-man says he’ll be ready.

Garth’s three sellout shows in Charlotte (May 2), Cincinnati (May 16) and Las Vegas (Aug. 22) are currently being rescheduled for 2021.

“We’ve got three sellouts that we know that we’ve got to go back and get,” said Garth during a virtual media scrum on July 29. “Four other stadiums we know we’ve got to go back and get. So if the green flag does drop in ’21, know that we’re twice as busy in ’21 than we planned to [be] just to make up the dates and keep the ones that we have.”

Garth’s Stadium Tour visited 10 cities in 2019: St. Louis, Glendale, Gainesville, Minneapolis (x2), Pittsburgh, Denver, Eugene, Boise (x2), Regina (x2) and Knoxville. Garth performed his only 2020 Stadium Tour show in Detroit on Feb. 22.

“This ‘not doing’ gets to you, man,” said Garth. “Do I want to play and do I want to see those faces? Yeah! I miss that dearly. But like everybody else, you do what you’re asked to do. That makes me sad, but at the same time, I respect that decision and hopefully do my job on this end so other people can be safe.”

photo by TCD

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell