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